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Oct
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comment Why does the か come before です in this question?
@istrasci: actually, I think I remember being corrected and told to remove the を in similar sentences…
Oct
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answered Why does the か come before です in this question?
Oct
2
comment What is “masu-stem + ざま”?
Next time, give the whole sentence… Imagine someone asking "here's part of a sentence: '…I known…' What is it?". It'd be much more easier for the rest of us to read "here's a sentence: 'Had I known that he was hungry, I'd have cooked some cookies for him'" don't you think?
Oct
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answered How to distinguish between the meanings of “quickly”, “soon” and “early” for 早く
Oct
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comment What's the difference between いつだって and いつでも?
Would you say: "いつだってうちに来てください"?
Oct
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comment How do I write an foreign name that ends with consonant?
Even though Eric may not be "エリク" (but it my very well, since after all, it's the name holder's choice), I don't understand the downvote… +1 for compensation, since it's after all a valid answer.
Sep
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answered How is 鎗 different from 槍 and 鑓?
Sep
27
comment How do I say “course duration” in Japanese?
Then my second traduction is most likely to be the best one.
Sep
27
answered How do I say “course duration” in Japanese?
Sep
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comment question about kanji sports names 蹴球, 籠球, 庭球, and 野球
I'm still to read/hear フットボール instead of サッカー.
Sep
25
comment What is -からです, and when is it used?
@TsuyoshiIto: I can't help thinking it's not really a ending. To me, it's like saying "Because it is beautiful, you should see it (とても美しいですから、見るといいですよ)", but in a more oral fashion, where the justification comes after by pure effect of style. It's not "invalid" per say, it's just saying "B. Aですから" instead of 'normal' "Aですから、B".
Sep
24
comment what does “mata ha” stand for in this sentence?
And what does it normally means? You might indeed be wrong about what it means…
Sep
24
answered What is -からです, and when is it used?
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Sep
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comment What nuance brings “ですな”?
@user1205935: well, if one can say だ, one can say です, no?
Sep
14
comment What nuance brings “ですな”?
over 40?? I hear/say things like "上手だな" almost every day, by males way under 40…
Sep
14
comment [plain form]-んじゃない
Well, "んです" is "の+です", and there is no reason for forbidding conjugation, but usage gives it different meanings depending on how it's conjugated. I however have trouble trying to understand what "行くのではありませんでした" could mean, or to find a proper context for it…
Sep
14
comment たら as an emotional suffix
It's often used when exasperated: "じゃ、お前は上手だと言ってるから、自分でやってみ[たら]!" :P
Sep
14
answered [plain form]-んじゃない
Sep
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answered How to answer someone else's phone?