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Oct
6
comment What is it about ~まして?
Why was this downvoted? Seems fine to me.
Oct
6
comment What does 少々疲れます mean in this case?
It is sufficient. It is definitely the actions of the OP, the only ambiguity is if it was the last thing they said or multiple previous things they've said.
Oct
6
comment What does 少々疲れます mean in this case?
No, that's not what the first sentence means. It means something like "Would you happen to be playing a game of 'find the mistake'?" (excuse poor translation of 間違い探し).
Oct
6
comment 私 Origin / Etymology?
@woojoo666 Perhaps you could split out the first half of your question into a new question now that you have this answer for the second half here?
Oct
6
comment What does 少々疲れます mean in this case?
No idea without seeing the rest of the conversation, but probably the last reply.
Oct
6
revised What does 少々疲れます mean in this case?
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Oct
6
comment What does 少々疲れます mean in this case?
Literally. That parenthetical was misleading, wasn't it. Will fix.
Oct
6
answered What does 少々疲れます mean in this case?
Oct
3
comment "社長に議長に田中氏を任命された” is ambiguous?
@Will It seems a little rude to say it's not worthy of any upvotes... (it's like saying "this is so bad I'd downvote it multiple times if I could", no?). I'd rather have native speakers feel comfortable responding on the site without feeling they need to write a detailed explanation each time.
Oct
2
answered Differences between the various readings of 描く and 画く
Oct
2
revised Differences between the various readings of 描く and 画く
Fixed formatting
Oct
1
answered How do you say “How am I supposed to X”?
Oct
1
comment Etymology of 姪 and 甥
@broccoliforest also mentioned 彦{ひこ} and 姫{ひめ} in chat. (Also, welcome back, yeay!)
Oct
1
comment "社長に議長に田中氏を任命された” is ambiguous?
Using によって is another way to clarify passive sentences that have both a "by ~" and an indirect object.
Oct
1
comment How do you say “How am I supposed to X”?
Is there a particular reason you're looking for another expression (i.e., do you have a specific situation in mind?) or just curiosity?
Sep
28
comment Difference between ば and たら in this example
If it were issue of tone, why is 間違えば教えてください wrong but 間違っていれば教えてください fine? I think it's a grammatical restriction, not a problem of incorrect nuance.
Sep
28
comment What does the word 「なりそこなった」 mean?
But either way, I don't think we should be closing questions just because the answer is obvious to someone who knows Japanese...
Sep
28
comment What does the word 「なりそこなった」 mean?
I think the inconsistent response is partially due to whether someone initiates the close vote or not -- if someone does, it ends up in the review queues which makes it far more likely to get closed than if no one touched it in the first place.
Sep
28
comment Difference between ば and たら in this example
Seems to me that 〇〇ば△△ください only works when 〇〇 is stative: いる、ある、できる、わかる、i-adjectives. From the etymological perspective, the other conditional connectives have something which seems to alleviate the need for stativeness of the condition: ならば has the copula なり and たら has the perfective た.
Sep
28
comment What does the word 「なりそこなった」 mean?
How is this a translation request? Asking about a piece of a sentence which can't be understood by a dictionary lookup feels well within the scope of this website.