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Jul
30
comment What is the difference between 向かい and 向こう?
why the negative score?
Jul
30
comment Pluralization in Japanese: usage of -たち and -ら
No kanji, but use of ら: see for example www-kb.is.s.u-tokyo.ac.jp/~koba/papers/JVM-IFlow-full.ps.gz page 15, first paragraph.
Jul
27
comment Pluralization in Japanese: usage of -たち and -ら
@ZhenLin: For my last claim, I have several years of experience doing academic research in Japan. But suddenly, you make me doubt… I've often read "ら", and I'm pretty sure the kanji was used as well.
Jul
27
answered Pluralization in Japanese: usage of -たち and -ら
Jul
27
answered What is the difference between 向かい and 向こう?
Jul
26
comment Why can some words be written with or without okurigana? How do the uses differ?
@Gradius: could have been written by several different persons, who didn't even realise it's inconsistent…
Jul
25
asked Grammatically correct, yet improper?
Jul
24
answered います and あります usage
Jul
23
comment Why can some words be written with or without okurigana? How do the uses differ?
@ZhenLin: I have not been taught vocab with two spellings, and there's no harm in consistently assuming one is correct. I'll remove "only", and your comment will smooth my sharp answer anyway.
Jul
23
answered Why can some words be written with or without okurigana? How do the uses differ?
Jul
19
answered dekireba/dekitara
Jul
18
answered What is the difference between 「余計に」and 「余分に」?
Jul
13
answered How do I “understand” kaomoji? (Japanese smilies)
Jul
13
comment What makes に基づいて instead of に応じて the correct choice for this question?
@istrasci: I believe the point in your example is that there is changes in the policy drive changes in the planning. You've got both origin (based on policy) and parallelism (evolution of policy causes evolution of planning). You don't have that in motoduku, where the referential is static, and thus doesn't change (afaiu).
Jul
13
answered Why are the katakana important to learn?
Jul
13
comment What makes に基づいて instead of に応じて the correct choice for this question?
@istrasci: A common usage of に沿って is "川に沿って歩く": to walk along the river. There really is the "parallel" meaning in 沿う. English's "according" is cover too many interpretations. It makes sense in your sentence, but it is another meaning than 沿う that is retrospectively meant.
Jul
13
comment What makes に基づいて instead of に応じて the correct choice for this question?
@Chris: I just felt that "according to" was more natural in English, and as Cypher said, it is not the same one as "According to Jim, …" which is "ジムさんによると" or something like that.
Jul
13
answered How to resolve two indirect objects? (Prohibition of two に in a sentence?)
Jul
12
answered What makes に基づいて instead of に応じて the correct choice for this question?
Jul
12
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