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


Dec
23
reviewed Excellent What does おくれ mean in this context?
Dec
23
reviewed Satisfactory How do the two が in もう止まらない あなたがあなたのことが恋しい work?
Dec
23
reviewed Satisfactory Dropping から when modifying a noun
Dec
23
reviewed Satisfactory Figurative use of 空ける?
Dec
23
reviewed Satisfactory What does 忘れたい人 mean?
Dec
23
reviewed Excellent The use of でも and ででも in this sentence
Dec
23
reviewed Needs Improvement What is the connection between volitional よう form and であろう
Dec
23
reviewed Satisfactory 詰まらないとは詰まるから作りました?
Dec
23
reviewed Satisfactory かわいい meaning care for
Dec
22
reviewed Leave Open Is “besides, I think you already know” a correct translation of “なにせもう覚えったようなもんだから”?
Dec
22
reviewed Leave Open Difference between が and は
Dec
22
comment Are haiku typically “padded” when read aloud?
wwwwちょこれーと東京名古屋かたつむり。最高のアンサーだわ、これw
Dec
21
comment Is 〜ている really this subtle?
Maybe it is slightly clearer with a state-change verb: ジョンは結婚している。 almost certainly implies that John is currently married ("resultative"), while ジョンは去年結婚している。 does not necessarily imply that, it just means that John has the experience of getting married last year ("experience"). Both seem to be perfective.
Dec
21
comment Is 〜ている really this subtle?
Upon reflection, I guess the difference between the two perfective meanings is not terribly clear, aside from that the first one can be replaced with 〜たことがる, while the second one cannot. It seems very subtle and I would appreciate any clarification.
Dec
21
comment Is 〜ている really this subtle?
It is my own word choice, though I may have seen it somewhere before. I basically mean the same function as 〜たことがある
Dec
21
revised Is 〜ている really this subtle?
added 265 characters in body; edited title
Dec
21
asked Is 〜ている really this subtle?
Dec
20
comment How do you use “koto”?
There are other meanings of koto -- I only talked about the one you were asking about in this answer.
Dec
20
answered How do you use “koto”?
Dec
20
comment How do you use “koto”?
I presume your book says that koto is used to convert verbs into nouns, right?