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comment さまよう vs ぶらつく vs うろつく for the sense of “to wander”?
@ssb Thanks. Though I am a bit curious why 出歩く is included here. While it might be going out walking, I didn't think it implied there was no specific destination or direction, which I would read into wander or roam.
Mar
31
comment Are both spellings for ふけ (fuke) “dandruff” ateji? If not what's actually going on?
Its not me. Anyway you might check this ふけ. Also Wikipedia.
Nov
25
comment What is the meaning of りゃ in this phrase?
@TokyoNagoya I see the difference. But how do I know the meaning of なんて, as "What/How" as used in a question as above, or "What" used like 「なんて厄介なんだ!」 "What a headache!" (example from space ALC), where the meaning is more like "such" and not asking a question. (Maybe this should be a new question...)
Oct
10
comment 浴びる-Transitivity
Please share some example Japanese phrases where you think the verb usage is incorrect?
Oct
10
comment わからない vs わかね, My Boss My Hero
Could you write the whole phrase as an example?
Oct
10
comment 浴びる vs 浴びりゃ-Hikawa Kiyoshi
Also lyrics here a bit easier to search or browse - evesta.jp/lyric/artists/a1528/lyrics/l42102.html Your question may be related to: japanese.stackexchange.com/q/12524/3169
Oct
8
comment Which is the proper way to say “I don't X”?
I found a couple of articles that talk about stressing the contrastive marker は. I've heard it this way but I can't say if that's the same as raised pitch, as I am not a native speaker. jlptbootcamp.com/2012/02/japanese-particles-the-contrastive-wa phon.ucl.ac.uk/home/reiko/Proceedings-WAFL5.pdf
Oct
7
comment What does おやすみちゃー mean?
Could you share with us a link to this twitter post?
Aug
27
comment What's the difference between 何【なん】 and 幾【いく】 when referring to amounts?
And how about 幾何 【いくばく】?
Jul
30
comment Is there a background to the phrase 「熊出来てる」?
@syockit It was based on what I heard, くま. I should have checked further to get the correct meaning.
Jul
28
comment Is there a background to the phrase 「熊出来てる」?
@snailboat I see. I was thinking there was some hidden meaning. But it was only my bad translation...
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
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
comment When we should use kanji?
I didn't realize this reason for using katakana.
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.