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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
18
comment Help with question word だれ
I don't think that it becomes ungrammatical.
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
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
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.
Feb
13
comment What is the correct romanization of イー?
@Dono - yes, there is no solution on that page. I want to find if there is a solution other than on that page.
Feb
13
comment What is the correct romanization of イー?
yes, like ろうそく is romanized as rōsoku, but this is a different case, because しいたけ is romanized as shiitake.
Feb
13
comment What is the correct romanization of イー?
@snailplane The page I linked to does not say anything about イー, I don't think.
Feb
13
comment What is the correct romanization of イー?
The "loanword" section of the Wikipedia article you point me to is completely unreferenced, so it could just be a speculation on the part of whoever wrote it.
Feb
11
comment What does 母を恋はずや mean?
Thanks I am accepting this answer.
Feb
11
comment Colour connotations in Japanese language?
@KohsukeKawaguchi - this is well-known. I don't have academic sources but see e.g. gogen-allguide.com/a/aka.html
Feb
11
comment Colour connotations in Japanese language?
あか meanings are from あかるい. I think it's the same origin, and then got bent to mean "red".
Feb
11
comment Is まで inclusive or exclusive when marking a range of dates?
@snailplane: feel free to edit.
Feb
11
comment Is まで inclusive or exclusive when marking a range of dates?
With respect, the context was clear enough.