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Native language German, learning English and Japanese. I'm interested in interesting things irrelevant to the relevant.


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revised Meaning and usage of ~としたことが
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comment read an old Japanese stamp - signature
@Eric Just noticed the migration rejected notice explicitly states: "Votes, comments, and answers are locked due to the question being closed here, but it may be eligible for editing and reopening on the site where it originated."
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comment read an old Japanese stamp - signature
At any rate, reddit.com/r/translator is probably a better place to ask this question.
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comment read an old Japanese stamp - signature
At least I can't edit the old question, perhaps because the migration has been rejected. Hmm, I'm not sure how I would feel if I'm told a better resolution is required, then I provide it, then it gets closed anyways.
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comment read an old Japanese stamp - signature
We chose not to close this question, as it's not a usual, bulk translation request.
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revised Politeness / political correctness and gender polarity of “plural” suffix -等(ら) for 彼 and 彼女 etc
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revised Politeness / political correctness and gender polarity of “plural” suffix -等(ら) for 彼 and 彼女 etc
title, formatting; added 1 character in body; edited title
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comment Why is “学生” made “plural” in this newspaper article?
Yes, and even the singular/plural distinction in English doesn't provide a lot of information: Ask somebody "how many students?" and you might get 3, 6, 15,... as an answer from different people. What so special about 1 vs. 2+ that it gets a special grammatical treatment?
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comment What does 花つ月 mean?
You might know this, but it could be worth mentioning that つ is an old particle similar to の, linking 花 and 月.
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comment Difference between verb ~ている + (瞬間・とき)
As you've accepted the answer, I've gone ahead and removed the side question. Please feel free to ask it as a new question. You can view the edit history here if you want to copy&paste the side question.
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revised Difference between verb ~ている + (瞬間・とき)
please ask the side question separately
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comment Difference between verb ~ている + (瞬間・とき)
Sorry I need to ask again, but verb+うえ is a bit different in meaning compated to しゅんかん and とき. If you don't know the difference between うえ and the other two, that's fine and then it's not a side question ;)
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awarded  Strunk & White
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comment Difference between verb ~ている + (瞬間・とき)
I edited the question and turned the part about +うえ into a side-question for now. Is this supposed to be a side question? Or are you uncertain when to use うえ vs. とき or しゅんかん? If it is not a side question, feel free to edit the question or leave a comment. If it is a side question, I think it would be better to ask this as a separate question.
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revised Difference between verb ~ている + (瞬間・とき)
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revised How do は and もの work in this sentence?
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28
comment Te form + はいる question
Likely duplicate of Is this は or はいる: ~わかってはいるものの and possibly Meaning of ~つもりではいる in that sentence
Mar
27
comment Heard that “master of something” is pronounced as 'shokaneen'—could you help me find the right term?
+1 because answering unanswered questions is good and healthy for this site. And now that I think about it, the u in shokunin is sometimes devoiced/barely audible; and in English the a in shokaneen could sound like a schwa (as in probability). So I think the intended sound of shokaneen might actually be quite close to 職人 (as it sounds to an English speaker).
Mar
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comment How do とは and に/された work in 「N700系とはどこが違う?N700Aに搭載された性能」
Perhaps the dictionary entry helps to explain the particle(s):と-は:《格助詞「と」+係助詞「は」》「と」の働きを強めた表現。「予想—違う結果が出た」 Ie, と mainly carries the meaning and は isn't doing much. And と might be easier to understand uf you consider its usage in 〜と比べて, 〜と同じ (?)
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revised How do とは and に/された work in 「N700系とはどこが違う?N700Aに搭載された性能」
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