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Jul
8
answered What may be the difference between the usage of チャンス and 機会 ?
Jul
8
comment Why is this 理由 【りゆう】 given the furigana わけ?
@DMG: you have to remember two things: 1) Japanese language is not fixed by rules, 2) writers write whatever they want, however they want. In French, "San Antonio" wrote a hundredth books with a lot a non-existing words, fake expressions, deliberate mistakes… And yet, many agree he's hell of a great writer. Choice of kanji/readings is part of the style of the writer…
Jul
7
comment What is ~げに suffix actually?
rintaun: Well, unless you give us a formal definition of adjective, you're not going to have an answer :) Also, I'm pretty sure you cannot use げに with な adjectives like 静か. So, I'd say "i-adj" and "state-related verbal nouns" (since one says 自慢する without need for "を"). Try to build sentences, and see which ones make sense. If you have a counter example, please share, I couldn't think of one.
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.