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Jul
11
answered i-adjectives used as na-adjectives: is there a difference? (e.g. 大きい versus 大きな)
Jul
11
answered ユーザ or ユーザー, which is more in use or is there no difference?
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11
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11
awarded  Cleanup
Jul
11
revised What is the difference in nuance between 間違う and 間違える?
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11
revised Does the particle “を” (wo) have a special use when at the end of a sentence?
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revised Phoenix: 不死鳥【ふしちょう】, 鳳凰【ほうおう】, 鳳/鵬【おおとり】, フェニックス… How many lives does this bird have!?
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comment Which is the “official” kanji for さい, 歳 or 才?
@Pacerier: There exist a class of simplified characters that can be used instead of others, called "略字". It's quite common in handwriting. For example, I almost always write "機" as "木キ" (as a single character). 才 happens not to be the simplified version of 歳.
Jul
11
comment difference between ~の折に and ~の時に
Are we stuck with "の" in "の折に"? Or can I say: "飲み屋に行った折に、店員をナンパした"? (the question is about grammar, not word choice)
Jul
11
comment difference between ~の折に and ~の時に
And what are S1 and S2?
Jul
11
answered What's the difference between がんばれ and 頑張って 【がんばって】?
Jul
10
answered Why are we allowed to use を particle with na-adjectives?
Jul
10
answered Which is the “official” kanji for さい, 歳 or 才?
Jul
10
comment difference between ~の折に and ~の時に
Don't avoid it, it may be asked during the JLPT :) Though it may be a little too formal/rare for casual use around a drink, I think it's a great way to vary one's language, though. I'll adopt it :)
Jul
10
comment difference between ~の折に and ~の時に
Well, I never encountered 折に, that's why I was asking :) But besides probable formal use, another difference may be that 折 doesn't seem to have that nuance that it was the beginning of something, which きっかけ has.
Jul
10
revised correctness of い adjective + です
quick typo fix.
Jul
10
comment Redistributable Anthology of Haiku or Tanka in Electronic Form
If I understand chrestomathy correctly, then as @sawa mentioned, you may not be looking for the best source for learning/teaching/analysing Japanese. As far as kanjis are concern, there may be kanjis that aren't used anymore if they are too old… But if your request gives results, then I'd be glad to look at it too.
Jul
10
comment correctness of い adjective + です
@sawa: no, "ちゃ" does not embed a "だ". We commonly say "んだちゃ" to say "そうですね". But the Tohoku dialects have a very loose grammar, so I think that deciding whether or not to put だ after い-adjectives is a matter of person, usage and situation.
Jul
10
comment correctness of い adjective + です
@sawa: I have no idea what "standard Tohoku-ben" may be, but as far as I know, in Miyagi, to say "うまいです" you would say "うんめ(っ)ちゃ" but not "うんめだちゃ". However, now that I think about it, "うんめだべな!" sounds pretty normal, yes :)