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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
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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?
Jun
23
answered 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?
Jun
22
answered sometimes だけ gets mildly confusing..
Jun
22
comment Is 日語 a good two-kanji stand-in for 日本語 (“Japanese language”)?
As far as correctness is concerned, you'll have to ask native speakers. As far as taste and feelings are concerned, I do not like "日語" very much. Even though some other countries use similar characters, do they use the word "国語" too? If not, then it implies it's written in Japanese and that it describes the Japanese language. Still, I think that the "邦" variations are nice, and, well, it's also about learning!
Jun
22
answered Is 日語 a good two-kanji stand-in for 日本語 (“Japanese language”)?
Jun
22
answered Origin/etymology of こころ~ words
Jun
22
answered Is Japanese particularly good for punning/spoonerisms? If so, why?
Jun
22
answered ~まくる as a suffix, what does it mean and how is it used?
Jun
22
comment can we use ねー as a question?
Pacerier: I use skk in scim. And I used "xe" to input "ぇ".
Jun
21
answered What is the usage of 〜げ and how does it differ from 〜そう or 〜っぽい?
Jun
21
comment “Statistically speaking … ”
I find the "言えば" a little bit too much in casual conversation. In a similar fashion, you can also say "確率的に" without fear.
Jun
21
answered Appropriate ただいま-like greeting for a neighbor?
Jun
21
comment can we use ねー as a question?
A related note, not worth a full answer: turning ない into ねぇ is also dialectical: in the Tôhoku area, the sound "あい" is often rendered "えぇ". For example, "行かないか?" would become "行がねぇが?". However, I wouldn't suggest you try that unless you already have a strong Tôhoku intonation…
Jun
20
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