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comment What does 「ときている」 mean?
@l'électeur I think it's nice to mention the closest meaning in the dictionary for the same reason it's nice to have etymology (i.e., as a way to organize things in your head). At least it's useful to me as a learner.
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comment Grammatical name of the form used before -て, -たり, -た, -たら?
Fair point, but I don't really have a better explanation... :-(
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revised Grammatical name of the form used before -て, -たり, -た, -たら?
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answered Grammatical name of the form used before -て, -たり, -た, -たら?
Apr
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answered How would you structure a sentence to say “someday I will go to Japan”?
Apr
28
comment Use of は particle when talking about doing things on a certain day
Would you say that having は is more natural in the case of negative predicates? e.g.,「明日は学校に行かない。」. (There is also 「明日学校には行かない。」, but I think that sounds contrastive to me... maybe 「明日は学校には行かない。」 is the best. Confused :-)
Apr
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reviewed Approve Use of は particle when talking about doing things on a certain day
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revised Use of は particle when talking about doing things on a certain day
Add a Japanese translation
Apr
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comment Is 「意味の分からなさ」 strange?
I'm pretty sure that that is right actually, since verbs in their potential forms work with -なさ (or so it seems to me, anyways), confirming that the necessary condition is stativeness.
Apr
24
comment What is 〜んだ and how is it used?
FWIW, 〜のだ is a bit hard to explain in totality due to all the different ways it can be used/interpreted. The 大辞林 entry is probably a reasonable place to start, though: kotobank.jp/word/%E3%81%AE%E3%81%A0-596938
Apr
23
comment Auxiliary verb ん
The relevant auxiliary: hello-school.net/haroajapa009010.htm
Apr
22
comment “Something came up” in Japanese
(I'm aware I'm nitpicking, but...) wouldn't 「てしまいまして」 be more appropriate for most business situations?
Apr
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answered Why 'okane o haraimasu'?
Apr
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comment What is the difference between spellings しまう、仕舞う、終う、了う?
@seafood258 No problem!
Apr
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comment What is the difference between spellings しまう、仕舞う、終う、了う?
@seafood258 Take a look at the alc results for "をしまう".
Apr
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comment What is the difference between spellings しまう、仕舞う、終う、了う?
「しまう」 is used commonly as a regular verb, and even in those cases it's almost never written using kanji (although using kanji is more acceptable here than when it's being used as a 補助動詞). 「戻す」 has a different meaning ("to put back" as opposed to "to put away").
Mar
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comment でありません(でない)VS ではありません(ではない)VSでもありません(でもない)
Related: japanese.stackexchange.com/questions/19662/…
Mar
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comment Exact meaning of も (maybe emphatic?) in a sentence
Possibly related: japanese.stackexchange.com/questions/14219/…
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revised Exact meaning of も (maybe emphatic?) in a sentence
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