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Jul
27
revised 心は出血している - what exactly the Japanese idiom for it?
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Jul
27
asked Is there a background to the phrase 「熊出来てる」?
Jul
27
awarded  Teacher
Jul
27
answered 心は出血している - what exactly the Japanese idiom for it?
Jul
13
accepted What is the meaning and grammatical construction of 人って?
Jul
10
asked What is the meaning and grammatical construction of 人って?
Jul
4
comment What is 坊 in 朝寝坊する?
寂しん坊 - maybe referred to lonely guys (or monks) originally?
Apr
8
comment しゅみについて meaning
Do a google search for "japanese noun modifier" and you will find a number of resources. This point is pretty basic, but maybe you did not get that far yet. Also asking about 私はミステリーだアニメが好きです。 should be a separate question since its not related to the question you asked at first.
Apr
7
comment Is there some way that a Japanese (sur)name must be written for it to make sense?
Please check this previous question Can Japanese names be anything? which may be helpful.
Apr
7
accepted What is the background of the phrase 背中で教える, and where does the meaning “to teach with one's back” come from?
Apr
7
comment Etymology of 赤字/黒字
@snailplane Oh well, it sounded good. Good thing I phrased it as a question. Anyway, check (barrypopik.com/index.php/new_york_city/entry/…) under "Google Books - Campbell’s Actual Accounting" which is a reference from 1911. My idea is that Japanese usage was borrowed/transferred from English due to western influence in the early 20th century.
Apr
7
comment Etymology of 赤字/黒字
Maybe due to the massive losses from the US 1929 stock market crash, and the storied "stockbrokers jumping out of windows"?
Apr
6
asked What is the background of the phrase 背中で教える, and where does the meaning “to teach with one's back” come from?
Apr
6
comment When we should use kanji?
I didn't realize this reason for using katakana.
Apr
4
awarded  Commentator
Apr
4
comment Can Japanese names be anything?
Could you share some examples, or your specific concern? Otherwise this question is far too vague.
Apr
1
comment How to say: (one) month through (another) month
But isn't かける more about the passage/period of time as opposed to the specific start/end points?
Apr
1
comment How to say: (one) month through (another) month
In the US we would say "June through November" and that meaning includes all of November. If you say "from June until/to November", I think its closer to the Japanese から、まで form, although its not specific as to what day of the month.
Mar
29
revised Is there a Japanese saying like その頑張りは、すべてむだというかそういう気持ちになる , related to the working conditions of doctors in a hospital?
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Mar
29
accepted Is there a Japanese saying like その頑張りは、すべてむだというかそういう気持ちになる , related to the working conditions of doctors in a hospital?