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Jan
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answered 響: what is N5116?
Nov
20
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Nov
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Nov
16
reviewed Leave Open What does the name Chacha (チャチャ) mean?
Nov
16
reviewed Leave Open Trying to think of borrowed English words that parse “ti” as ティ or as チ。
Oct
3
comment The meaning of the 戟 kanji in the context of 食戟
It's also somewhat similar to 撃 in compounds such as 剣戟【けんげき】==刀剣による戦い.
Sep
17
comment If 'little girl' is 「少女」, then why is 'little boy' 「少年」?
The list in this question might be of interest as well.
Sep
17
comment If 'little girl' is 「少女」, then why is 'little boy' 「少年」?
@DariusJahandarie Not one source, but the bigger Japanese monolingual dictionaries often give some etymology for the words they list (but take with a grain of salt, sometimes they include speculation). Sometimes I come across a word and wonder where they come from, and I look it up. There's also an online dictionary for this, gogen-allguide.
Sep
16
comment If 'little girl' is 「少女」, then why is 'little boy' 「少年」?
There are more pairs of words with a similar relationship: 姫(ひ-め, 日-女) and 彦(ひ-こ, 日-子) [=女子・男子の美称]; and the pair 乙女(おと-め) and 男(おと-こ, おと-子) [=年の若い女性・男性]; and the pair 娘(むす-め, 生す-女) and 息子(むす-こ, 生す-子). Interestingly, 子 is sometimes used to refer to (young) girls these days...
Sep
2
reviewed Approve を vs で in these sentences
Aug
20
comment Was クリスマスケーキ used metaphorically about women?
zokugo-dict.com/08ku/christmas-cake.htm
Aug
20
comment How does まで work in ~なまでの/~なまでに?
Other words behaving similarily: 好奇心旺盛なだけの女子校生に求められる // 自分は異常なくらいの汗かきで // 憐れなばかりの境遇に悲観しっぱなしの君へ贈る言葉 // 無謀なほどの独創性で世界を魅了する
Aug
17
answered Can その(其の)X be used without X previously being referenced?
Jul
30
reviewed Reopen Usage of ~を好き outside of embedded clauses
Jul
27
reviewed Close Can you explain this a little better?
Jul
6
comment 「探してくる」には「見つける」という意味は含まれますか?
新明解国語辞典:来る:②(補動・カ変型)(一)その動作をすませて戻る。「買ってくる」
Jul
4
revised What does ヶ mean here?
some furigana
Jul
4
comment What does ヶ mean here?
I suppose not, but this sentence wouldn't happen to be from アオイシロ ? Just reminds me so much of it.
Jul
4
reviewed Close なでしこ (the football team)
Jul
4
reviewed Leave Open アニメと漫画で日本語を勉強することについて (On learning Japanese from anime/manga)