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Jun
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comment (美化語)なさい - sound
Are you sure you mean 美化語? 美化語 are lexicialized polite nouns like お名前、ご両親、お茶. I think your question can be more accurately stated by asking the difference between (連用形)+なさい and (お/ご)+(連用形)+なさい, if I understand correctly.
Jun
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revised (美化語)なさい - sound
Fix spelling; formatting.
May
29
comment Why does ようになる become ようになりました (past tense)?
The 瞬間動詞/継続動詞 claims are a bit suspect I think, but I don't think this answer is egregiously wrong at least.
May
29
revised Why does ようになる become ようになりました (past tense)?
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May
29
revised Why does ようになる become ようになりました (past tense)?
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May
29
answered Why does ようになる become ようになりました (past tense)?
May
29
awarded  Revival
May
29
comment What do I actually call familiar or friendly language?
Mostly based on my non-native intuition, so take with a grain of salt. I figured you deserved an answer though.
May
29
answered What do I actually call familiar or friendly language?
May
27
answered grammar of a sentence explaining a 四字熟語{よじじゅくご}
May
27
comment What does the word 「ぶったてる」mean?
What sort of surprises me about this usage compared to usual usages (like those listed as examples in the dictionary entry) is that 建てる doesn't feel like something that is normally done "in fury" (which is my best attempt at trying to articulate the similarity of the verbs I feel like I usually see ぶっ used with).
May
27
comment 「万が一の場合」vs「念のために」?
@natlang No, more like, 念のため you should take an extra pencil vs 万が一の場合, ask your neighbor for a spare pencil. The key difference is that with 念のため you are specifying what to do before the bad thing happens, and with 万が一の場合 you are specifying what to do when the bad thing happens.
May
27
comment Situational use of politeness
Great question. It's the sort of thing you eventually build intuition for (or so I think), but it can be hard to do that without lots of exposure to different real-world situations.
May
27
comment How to say 'in 10 minutes' as in like 'the bus comes in 10 minutes'?
@paulb ちなみに、user5185さんはネイティブかネイティブレベルなので、こんなことを間違えるとは思えないです。
May
26
comment What is the difference between できました and しました?
I have no idea, but I think your answers have all been great; thank you for them! Keep it up.
May
24
awarded  Nice Question
May
21
comment childish manner of speaking
Though it definitely has a playful nuance. In fact this sentence is actually somewhat well-known exactly because of how playful it is compared to the character who says it: 「GBA版では、台詞の横に角を生やした黒い兜姿が表示されるため 幼い口調とのギャップが非常に大きい。」
May
21
comment How do you say “chunky” or “congealed” in Japanese?
eow.alc.co.jp/search?q=chunky
May
21
revised In front of “ほうがいい,” is it always past tense?
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May
21
answered In front of “ほうがいい,” is it always past tense?