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Native English speaker, beginner in Japanese. Interested in Japanese grammar & etymology.


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answered Is using 笑 to mean “lol” feminine or gender-neutral?
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answered How would you write “Turtle-senpai”
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reviewed Excellent Confusion with the の particle
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reviewed Satisfactory Does 友達 have the plural marker たち “built-in”?
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reviewed Satisfactory Adnominalisation (Relative clause - noun - copula structure): What does it mean? How can we translate it?
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reviewed Satisfactory [因果]{いん・が}: A bass-ackwards contraction?
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reviewed Satisfactory difference between 歩く and 散歩します
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reviewed Satisfactory I do not understand the meaning of として in the sentence
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reviewed Excellent Causative form + te form + another verb construction
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reviewed Satisfactory What does [可愛が]りたい mean and how to use it?
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reviewed Excellent What is the correct syntax for large numbers in kanji?
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reviewed Satisfactory What is this 10^40 thing?
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comment 「を」 object marker in this 受身形{うけみけい} sentence
@yu_ominae Thanks! You pointed out something I completely missed which is absolutely obvious in retrospect. I appended my answer with it.
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revised 「を」 object marker in this 受身形{うけみけい} sentence
added 717 characters in body
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answered 「を」 object marker in this 受身形{うけみけい} sentence
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awarded  Nice Answer
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comment Trouble understanding grammar in 「名を、柊という。」
Thanks. I guess the reason for that is because the implicit underlying sentence is (彼は)名を柊という。, and if it was something like (私は)名を柊という。 then the 名 would obviously be referring to 私's 名. You'd need to say 彼の名を柊という explicitly for the implicit topic I originally gave.
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revised Trouble understanding grammar in 「名を、柊という。」
Fix subject (thanks user4092).
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revised Trouble understanding grammar in 「名を、柊という。」
Fix romaji, typos. (Thanks snailplane.)
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comment Trouble understanding grammar in 「名を、柊という。」
I did my best. Since the answer is so long and boring I tried to spice up the examples.