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Jan
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Feb
20
comment What is the difference between 大事 (daiji) and 大切 (taisetsu)?
Daiji is virtually identical to taisetsu except for the formality.
Feb
19
comment What is the difference between 大事 (daiji) and 大切 (taisetsu)?
You are welcome. An interesting story about this: I once knew a bilingual who learned Japanese up to the age of 12, and she said that she could not use many of the formal words.
Feb
19
comment What is the difference between 大事 (daiji) and 大切 (taisetsu)?
A very fundamental fact of the Japanese language is that there are many duplicate words, one of which is more formal than the other one.
Feb
19
comment What is the difference between 大事 (daiji) and 大切 (taisetsu)?
@user1205935 no there is nothing else I want to add to my answer.
Feb
19
answered What is the difference between 大事 (daiji) and 大切 (taisetsu)?
Feb
19
answered What does ものでして mean?
Feb
19
answered What's the difference between 真似る and 真似する?
Feb
18
comment Help with question word だれ
I don't think that it becomes ungrammatical.
Feb
18
answered Help with question word だれ
Feb
18
answered 忙しさもひと休みといったところだ。
Feb
18
accepted How is the name “河内” pronounced, コーチ or コウチ?
Feb
17
comment How is the name “河内” pronounced, コーチ or コウチ?
@Tsuyoshi Ito: I am interested in the following instance in particular: ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E6%B2%B3%E5%86%85%E6%A1%83%E5%AD%90
Feb
17
asked How is the name “河内” pronounced, コーチ or コウチ?
Feb
15
comment Are there any issues with sexism in the Japanese language?
It's obvious that a lot of vocabulary in Japanese is "sexist". For example ご主人 means "husband" but it also means "master". So the woman has to refer to her "master". Maybe if you google for it you can find more and more things.
Feb
15
answered What does this use of kanji in ruby text mean?
Feb
15
comment Why does 赤 have a negative connotation?
The dirt meaning of "aka" is written as 垢 not 赤.
Feb
15
comment Are there any issues with sexism in the Japanese language?
It's a very wide-ranging question.
Feb
14
comment What is the proper pronunciation for 十分/10分? じっぷん or じゅっぷん?
"Technically, じっぷん seems to be the correct choice" - what? It's a human language not a computer program. The word "technically" is ridiculous.
Feb
14
comment What is the proper pronunciation for 十分/10分? じっぷん or じゅっぷん?
Kanji 十分 is two different words anyway, so the question is not very clear. If you mean ten minutes, you should write 10分.