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J'accepte les réponses rédigées en français, anglais et japonais.
I accept answers in English, Japanese and French.
日本語、フランス語や英語での答えを認めます。

  • I write in British English, so, if you correct my messages, please stick to it (e.g., colour/color, kerb/curb, flat/apartment, marmite/vegemite).
  • J'écris principalement en français de France (avec une orthographe non-simplifiée de préférence), mais il m'arrive d'y mélanger du français du Québec.
  • 主に標準語で書くんだけど、なかなか流暢に使える東北弁でも書くことがある。んだげんともほどんど通ずねぇがら、使わねごとにすっぺちゃ!

Jun
29
awarded  Editor
Jun
29
revised What are the meanings of ~とも [tomo] and ~かしら [kashira]?
A question is better with a verb…
Jun
29
suggested suggested edit on What are the meanings of ~とも [tomo] and ~かしら [kashira]?
Jun
29
answered When is a person referred to with 様 in the mass media and what does it signify?
Jun
29
comment What is the usage of 先 vs. 元?
Some examples that get you confused would help us help you…
Jun
29
comment Are there cases when two or more particles will occur next to each other without intervening lexical words?
So, you can have three or four particles together! Samples from the net: "どんな人でもの英語・英訳 - 英和辞典・和英辞典 Weblio辞書" (で+も+の) "誰にでもはできないバーチャルオフィスで都市銀行に法人口座開設 · 会社設立. さて会社を作ったからには法人の銀行口座を作らないといけません。"(に+で+も+は)
Jun
29
comment To not have: 持っていません or ありません?
I think it's the same in any language. Take English for example: what would you answer to "Are you good at maths?" (a) "No I am not." (b) "No I don't."? No need to think in order to reply!
Jun
29
comment What is the meaning and usage of ネタ?
ネタ can also be a magic trick.
Jun
24
answered 低い鼻 vs 短い鼻 and 高い鼻 vs 長い鼻 ?
Jun
24
comment How can I say “some X ” in Japanese?
若干 can contextually mean "quite (a lot)". 多少 is literally "more or less", that is, well, "some" or "a few", yes.
Jun
24
comment How can I say “some X ” in Japanese?
@Pacerier: I don't know a grammar rule for it, but I would definitely agree. To say "there are hundreds of cats", I'd naturally say "猫が何百匹がいる"。Even just saying "人が何人もいる" would sound to me clearly more than just "there are some/a few people".
Jun
24
answered Can I help you?
Jun
24
comment Why the “H” is pronounced Sh in some cases.
In Tôhoku, し may even be pronounced "SU" :)
Jun
24
comment Reading 男 or 女 as ひと
I support this explanation. Very common to say something, but to use different kanjis for extra information. It is, I however believe, mostly restricted to spoken parts. It would happen less frequently in other parts of a text (such as the narrative description, where the author does not have to "fake" a speech by a character, and can use whatever precise words he wants.)
Jun
24
comment What does the little っ (tsu) signify when at the end of a word?
Could you transcribe here the real examples? (or link to pictures, as there may be more material embedded in the font or pictures of the ads.)
Jun
24
answered How can I say “some X ” in Japanese?
Jun
23
awarded  Commentator
Jun
23
comment What is the most natural way to refer to someone when you don't know their name and don't have a close relationship with them?
I would swear you can. Also, 奥さん would work pretty well too.
Jun
23
answered Etymology of 右に出る
Jun
23
answered Difference between にかんして and について?