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Mar
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comment Is there a way to say “crisis averted” in Japanese that retains its sarcastic meaning?
Thank you! I think the top two were exactly what I was after.
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accepted Is there a way to say “crisis averted” in Japanese that retains its sarcastic meaning?
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asked Is there a way to say “crisis averted” in Japanese that retains its sarcastic meaning?
Mar
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comment Confusion about 一千億 and 一千兆
@Earthliŋ I created the app firstly to help myself, and I'm around a B2 level. I still have trouble with the numbers in between the groupings of 万, 億 and 兆. Quick, what's 2 billion in Japanese? What's 75 million? It's not as easy as memorizing the numbers you listed. So I disagree that it's only of value to complete beginners. I got a message from a professional English-Japanese translator the other day saying he'd been waiting forever to get something like this, because he still has trouble with numbers. That said, I'm still considering the counter idea.
Mar
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comment Confusion about 一千億 and 一千兆
Excellent. Thanks very much — that's the kind of contextual explanation I was hoping for. It seems safer to go with いっせん my case, since it risks sounding merely unnatural as opposed to incorrect. I think I'll add an explanation of this usage you mentioned on the app. Thanks for going into detail!
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Mar
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comment Confusion about 一千億 and 一千兆
Thanks for the advice & feedback. I'll consider adding アクセント and would be interested to see any data you'd like to share on that. I'm not sure how to go about counters though, since there are so many and it might make the app bloated. Maybe you have some ideas for that? And yes, it's on GitHub: github.com/sebpearce/kazu
Mar
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comment Confusion about 一千億 and 一千兆
I searched before posting and found that thread, but it didn't have the answer of which numbers usually take いっせん.
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answered What's the meaning of よーちぇん時 and おらん?
Apr
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comment “unfinished” sentences ending in particles like を, に and が
Yeah, I just realised that it tends to be signs/slogans that do it. Good point. I guess my Japanese still needs work though because sometimes it's not obvious at all to me :/
Apr
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comment “unfinished” sentences ending in particles like を, に and が
Aha! Thanks for such a detailed answer. The examples you gave of を and と are what I was getting at (and ように too, which I guess I didn't notice also fits this pattern!). The part about the 夢に日付を book is right on the money though – it could be 入れる as you say; is the idea that leaving out the verb makes it more "dynamic" or something? Leaving a bit of mystery, perhaps...? :)
Apr
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comment “unfinished” sentences ending in particles like を, に and が
Yep, have a look at the title of this anime: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Binb%C5%8D-gami_ga!
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Apr
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comment “unfinished” sentences ending in particles like を, に and が
Thanks but this is が with the meaning of "but" – I'm talking about when the sentence seems abruptly cut off. Still trying to find a good example!!
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revised “unfinished” sentences ending in particles like を, に and が
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