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comment 'nihongo ga wakarimasen' vs 'nihongo wo hanashimasen' ga and wo usage?
I think this is not what you're asking about, but 「日本語を話しません」 is not a natural way to talk about your ability. It sounds like "I will not speak Japanese" or "I (habitually) do not speak Japanese (when given the opportunity)". 「日本語が話せません」 is how you'd talk about your ability to speak Japanese.
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comment proper usage of 出かける
@Pandacoder japanese.stackexchange.com/questions/5134/…
Jul
24
comment Can と be used to restate a noun?
@l'électeur Isn't this pretty different from 「のような」? I feel like it's applying the "drudging" sound of a long list of classes to "退屈な授業が続く". In other words, the actual sound seems important to me (c.f., "Math, English, Social Studies, Science---the tedious classes continued."). But maybe I'm misunderstanding what 「と」 this is.
Jul
21
comment Would someone like to explain this sentence for me, please?
Not really worth writing an answer just for this, but this is the syntax tree if it helps: [彼の日本語のレベルは][[[私と同じ]くらい]だ]
Jul
16
comment Is it okay to say 日本語を好き?
There are actually some grammatical contexts where all speakers accept 〇〇を好き(だ). Also, there are some speakers who accept it in all grammatical contexts.
Jul
16
comment Is it okay to say 日本語を好き?
Related: japanese.stackexchange.com/questions/13490/…
Jul
14
comment Are there any terms used to refer to people of the anime/manga fandom in a non-derogatory manner?
@seijitsu Other people seem to see value in this answer.
Jul
10
comment What is the direction of に in this sentence?
Yes, the に-marked argument can just be the normal indirect object of the verb, even when the verb is in its passive form.
Jul
10
comment Shashin onegaishimasu / しゃしん おねがいします - informally acceptable?
This sounds more like "It's okay to take a picture?!" to me...
Jun
30
comment How to say “to be out of it” in Japanese?
Great answer! Welcome!
Jun
30
comment When to use べき and when to use べし
Related: japanese.stackexchange.com/questions/18642/…
Jun
29
comment Doesn't Japan call North Korea “北朝鮮” ? why?
The source of the lame pun 「北朝鮮から来た挑戦」.
Jun
22
comment Why don't we use ~なくて instead of ~ないで?
What's your source on the etymology of ないで? As far as I know it's not known. I speculate about it in this answer: japanese.stackexchange.com/a/11475/3097
Jun
19
comment Difference between 入れる{いれる} and つける when expressing 'switch on'
This answer doesn't explain why 電気をつける is valid either.
Jun
19
comment 僕 in 敬語 - is it possible?
@Yuuwa Thanks for accepting, but I'd probably wait for input from a native speaker, since I'm probably not really qualified to answer this (non-native speaker who rarely ever uses or hears 敬語).
Jun
18
comment 副詞 before copula
@dainichi That does seem to work. Though this is also about the point where my intuition is feeling really shaky. I think とうていだ is possibly an example of one that doesn't work.
Jun
18
comment 副詞 before copula
@l'électeur Whoops, thanks!
Jun
17
comment Does there exist a poem that uses direction to change its meaning?
P.S., once you learn Japanese do go check out everything by アンジャッシュ. They are hilarious.
Jun
17
comment Does there exist a poem that uses direction to change its meaning?
@B1KMusic If you're just starting out, poems alone would be hard, but something like what you're asking for is almost certain to end up with some really tough Japanese... certainly not beginner material.
Jun
16
comment Using both と and を with the verb 言う?
I wonder if it's possible to stack とs. 本当に信じられないと、仕方なく「わたしの息子でございます」と言った。