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Jul
7
revised What is ~げに suffix actually?
Nouns part.
Jul
7
comment What is ~げに suffix actually?
@sawa: that's why I had emphasized "you should've seen me". To convey the idea that this joy was visible. (I like my example to be extreme)
Jul
7
comment What is ~げに suffix actually?
@lukman: let me edit a bit then.
Jul
7
answered What is ~げに suffix actually?
Jul
7
comment Fun with particles - making a sentence that uses as many as 'em
are けど, けれど, けれども three distinct particles?
Jul
7
comment Differences among -たら、なら、-んだったら、-えば, etc
@repecmps: if you say "パリへ行くと見える", you say "each time you go to Paris, you see it", and that's a very strong nuance not in たら/ば.
Jul
7
comment Differences among -たら、なら、-んだったら、-えば, etc
Yes. I always think it is important to emphasize the past tense in "行ったら" (which contains 行った). A行ったらB really implies that B happens only once A has been done/reached. 行けば is more a potential/general thing. Also, you could think of a campaign in a shop/bar, that says "学生であれば無料です" (Free for students). "学生だったら無料です" would be weird (to me), so it's not just a politeness issue I guess.
Jul
7
revised Do 以上 and 以下 include the number preceding them?
Remove okurigana.
Jul
7
comment Do 以上 and 以下 include the number preceding them?
@Tuyosi: my bad. Let me fix it.
Jul
6
comment Fun with particles - making a sentence that uses as many as 'em
If it doesn't reopen, does it mean I win by default? :)
Jul
6
comment Do 以上 and 以下 include the number preceding them?
Are you sure we have the same wikipedia? It seems to confirm my answer… detail.chiebukuro.yahoo.co.jp/qa/question_detail/q1011168685 confirms it too.
Jul
6
answered Do 以上 and 以下 include the number preceding them?
Jul
6
comment Fun with particles - making a sentence that uses as many as 'em
@Lukman: changing the rules after you lost is cheating! :) And that could even be a perfectly valid sentence that may be found in a grammar book or a wikipedia page at the "particles" page!
Jul
6
answered Fun with particles - making a sentence that uses as many as 'em
Jul
6
comment Fun with particles - making a sentence that uses as many as 'em
Hum, how about a 100 pages long sentence? I suggest you divide the number of particules by the number of morae, so that you can somehow normalize results.
Jul
5
comment Significance of ところ in set phrases ところで and ところが
Purely unverified and just made up hypothesis: で is a location of action, so the overall meaning becomes "at this place" (so, you stay around the same topic) and "が" is a "but" and the overall meaning become "there is this place/thing but..." and you introduce some other facts.
Jul
5
comment When asking for holidays, should I be more polite than usual?
Isn't the extra level of politeness required when asking anything out of the ordinary? I'd say yes… And maybe even more when this is written down.
Jul
5
revised Computer: 計算機 or 計算器?
well, the edit!
Jul
5
comment How do you ask for “the bill” at a restaurant?
I never heard "お勘定". I always use お会計 here…
Jul
5
comment Computer: 計算機 or 計算器?
@Lukman: not as frequently. Just compare the frequencies on google, or try to buy a 計算機 on kakaku.com to be convinced…