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comment こんにちは and こんばんは only once a day per person?
@saidy Absolutely not a native Japanese speaker. In fact, seems like pretty much a beginner to me.
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comment あなたはすき vs あなたをすき
@user4092 I think an answer where you give examples of each would be awesome.
2d
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.
May
1
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... :-(
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
24
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
15
comment What is the difference between spellings しまう、仕舞う、終う、了う?
@seafood258 No problem!
Apr
15
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
15
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
31
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
31
comment Exact meaning of も (maybe emphatic?) in a sentence
Possibly related: japanese.stackexchange.com/questions/14219/…
Mar
18
comment 名詞の修飾と「~か」・「~かどうか」についての質問
@vincentlin いいえ、"I don't know if he will come or not."という意味だと思います。「彼」は構造的には主節にありますが、意味的には、「来る」の動作主になると思います。
Feb
24
comment Why is the negative form of [べき] べからず?
Also vaguely related: japanese.stackexchange.com/questions/11135/…
Feb
22
comment Help with the translation?
@usukidoll This いった is actually 言った in terms of meaning. But, これといった is an expression anyways and is probably best understood as a single unit.
Feb
21
comment Help with the translation?
tangorin.com/general/koretoitta tangorin.com/general/wakejanai
Feb
21
comment Help with the translation?
This site does not do translations, so your question will probably get voted closed. However, if you try to translate it yourself and explain where you're having trouble, then it should be fine.
Feb
21
comment Is レリゴる likely to be understood, and what does it mean?
Since レリゴー is the name of the song (Let it Go), I would assume レリゴる would mean to sing it. Have no idea though.