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Apr
25
comment Kamon with Camellia Sinensis flower
Reference: morisige.com/html/hina/tabi/japanese/kamon18.html harimaya.com/o_kamon1/yurai/a_yurai/pack2/tya.html
Apr
23
comment Help with a Japanese joke: the link between メダカ and 小学生
@kantido めだかの学校 is written in 1950, and it seems the lyricist didn't intend to pun.
Apr
23
comment Help with a Japanese joke: the link between メダカ and 小学生
That is related to a children's song called めだかの学校.
Apr
15
reviewed Approve Why is the kanji of idiot written with the kanji for “horse” and “deer” together?
Apr
10
comment Etymology of names of playing cards?
@HughVunVor Almost all Japanese people refer to them as エース、に、さん、よん、ご、ろく、なな、はち、きゅう、じゅう、ジャック、クイーン、キング.
Apr
6
comment Etymology of names of playing cards?
en.wiktionary.org/wiki/trey en.wiktionary.org/wiki/cinque
Apr
6
comment Etymology of names of playing cards?
The New And Complete Dictionary Of The English Language 1775 books.google.co.jp/… Sice: The six at dice.
Apr
6
revised Etymology of names of playing cards?
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Apr
6
comment Etymology of names of playing cards?
collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english/cater-cornered C16 cater, from dialect cater (adv) diagonally, from obsolete cater (n) four-spot of dice, from Old French quatre four, from Latin quattuor
Apr
6
answered Etymology of names of playing cards?
Mar
30
comment What does 斜めに流すこと mean?
Here is another 受け流し video.
Mar
30
comment What does 斜めに流すこと mean?
That 流す is 受け流す, which means to parry (youtu.be/W9b8q7-M_dQ?t=180). She deflect his slash diagonally.
Mar
25
comment Translation of 権現様: literally or not?
This 権現様 is probably Tokugawa Ieyasu, aka 東照大権現 (とうしょうだいごんげん).
Mar
10
comment Subject tracing
This is お手玉, and the subject of the first clause is the speaker (or the hero) of that story.
Feb
23
comment The potential form 思う and 思える are two different things?
That is related to 自発 . "「それが自然であり、他の人でもそうするだろう」という感じを含めて自発表現が用いられる".
Feb
23
comment Need help with understanding a sentence
悲しくなるような食べ方 is "ways of eating that make me (or us) sad", like taking only one bite and throwing it away, playing with foods like toys, and so on.
Feb
22
answered What does the grammar “noun が noun、verb” mean?
Feb
12
comment What is a good antonym for 多難 (many difficulties)?
I would say [幸先]{さいさき}がいいスタート, [幸先]{さいさき}のいいスタート or [幸先良]{さいさきよ}いスタート.
Feb
4
comment What is the meaning of 「でしたか」 in the sentence「あなたの職場はテプラでしたかネームランドでしたか?」?
That's not namebrand, but Nameland, another label printer.
Jan
29
comment What dialect is this?
HiruneDiverさんが書かれているように、わらすは童【わらし】ですね。座敷わらしのわらし。