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Mar
23
comment Can「箱の中を手で探った」be shortened to 「箱を探った」?
@変幻出没 「箱を探た」
Mar
10
comment Subject tracing
@oals >"Editing a closed post is discouraged and you should have made a new post instead." Is that right? I was under the impression one should edit on-hold questions to make them acceptable if possible.
Mar
10
comment What is the meaning of the following build 「信じられない事に~~はありませんか」?
sure its not ではありません?
Mar
8
comment A lost haiku from the Heian period about the death of a child
↑↑↑↑↑↑↑ this appears to be the relevant section from @broccoliforest's link. How long I spent looking for things about butterflies and it was dragon-flies lol.
Mar
8
comment A lost haiku from the Heian period about the death of a child
And when the Lady Kaga no Chiyo lost her husband she wrote, merely: All things that seem Are but One dreamer's dream I sleep 1 wake How wide The bed with none beside." Then, having lost also her child, she added two lines: Today, how far may he have wandered, The brave hunter of dragon-flies!
Mar
6
comment What is the etymology behind したっけ
@user11589 not related to what OP is asking about
Feb
27
comment Does 私の名前はXYZです sound natural?
@oals So is that how you'd introduce yourself to people in real life? 「私の名前は中野です」? Not usually...
Feb
8
comment Difference between “現住所” and “連絡先” on Japanese resume?
detail.chiebukuro.yahoo.co.jp/qa/question_detail/q136943328
Feb
4
comment What particle should I use with “motomeru”?
I edited the question to better reflect what I think you are trying to ask. 'Conjugation' is about changing verbs (motomeru, motomenai, motomete, etc). It's quite a big change from the original though so say if you don't like it and I'll reverse it.
Jan
27
comment How to talk about style
@PaulCunningham 流行 is a fashion as in a craze or fad (like your dictionary link says). Something that's "in" fashion. It's not limited to clothes. 世間に広く行われ、用いられること。服装・言葉・思想など、ある様式や風俗が一時的にもてはやされ、世間に広まること。dictionary.goo.ne.jp/jn/231934/meaning/m1u/%E6%B5%81%E8%A1%8C
Jan
26
comment How to say IS / ISIS / ISIL / Daesh?
gohoo.org/15021303 you might find this interesting which shows what ive noticed myself too about media (NHK especially) changing how they call the group. not really about daily convo though. イスラム[国]{こく} is what i normally hear in convo but that might change in near future if more media shifts to different names
Jan
9
comment Mixture of romaji and hiragana in NHK “Meet and Speak”
I've seen this show on NHK World a few times and @user3169 is right. They only use hiragana for the hiragana the viewer is meant to have learned from the show at that time - your 'alternate explanation' ^^
Jan
3
comment What does(棒) as net slang mean?
It means 棒読み like Espen said. dic.nicovideo.jp/a/%E6%A3%92%E8%AA%AD%E3%81%BF ← info on where 棒読み came from (why it's "pole") if you care. And more info on how it's used.
Dec
28
comment Which is better? 私は買いましょうか? or 私が買いましょうか?
@istrasci Thanks, I tried to arrange it a bit more clearly. I'm trying to make it clear which sense of "Shall I buy it?" it is that "私が買いましょうか?" would be a valid phrasing for.
Dec
27
comment What does this keychain say?
@jogloran Ah that makes sense. If they don't respond to 職場恋愛小説執筆中 asking if it's really Japanese soon, I guess we should close this as off-topic?
Dec
26
comment How to say “Don't stroke his ego”?
「あんまり褒めると調子に乗るからやめとけ」とかでどうかな?ちょっと違う?
Dec
23
comment Respectful terms for parents
Just to make the question clear, are we talking about terms for somebody else's parents when you're talking to that somebody? Or about your own parents when talking to somebody else? Or addressing your own parents when you are talking to your own parents? Or...? XD
Dec
22
comment Question word ellipsis
@user3856370 seems impossible to me :/ I agree with Matti's interpretation.
Dec
13
comment How to find alternative writings of a kanji in electronic form?
Although the Japanese version is still 13 strokes btw. The last vertical and horizontal are done with one stroke (kakijun.jp/page/13111200.html , kanji.quus.net/kakijyun/1364.htm)
Dec
13
comment How to find alternative writings of a kanji in electronic form?
Ah thanks! That makes sense along with Shen Kuo's answer. I have my browser in Japanese so I couldn't see any difference xD