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comment How do I turn this into “will” form?
I think this counts as 'translating' just fine; I'd say what you're referring to here is 'literal translating' or 'direct translating', or something like that. At least according to my understanding, anything that carries an equivalent -meaning- is a translation, regardless of how faithfully it represents the -structure-.
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answered How were hiragana/katakana influenced by syllabary writing systems?
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reviewed Close Using SRS Flashcards, should I test my onyomi or kunyomi?
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reviewed Leave Open Furigana or just Kanji
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reviewed Close What form of adress is 「ボクちゃん」?
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comment What is the correct syntax for large numbers in kanji?
That's how it works, though - you can have 三十億 just as much as you can have 三十万, and it iterates upwards. You do have one mistake here, but that's just having ()万億, which isn't possible - each time you iterate, you replace the 万 slot with the next highest level.
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comment What is the correct syntax for large numbers in kanji?
In what way does it feel 'too Western'?
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comment How to properly pronounce コップ?
If you -really- want to learn how to pronounce Japanese, the Wikipedia page on Japanese phonology is the best: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_phonology. You shouldn't need to look up words individually, as spellings can be accurately converted to pronunciations in all but three cases.
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answered What is this use of と辛い
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comment Why is the kanji for luck the same as to carry?
Could this be one of those cases where the Chinese never bothered to make two separate characters for homophonous words, like with 足? Or is this too late of a coinage?
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reviewed Close Does Kagekifu mean anything?
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reviewed Close How would you say “this song is played” and “in some places/cities” in natural Japanese?
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reviewed Close What does 'hikarian' mean?
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comment The の in のに and なのに
I would analyse the に as the 連用形 of なり rather than the allative/locative, but maybe I'm wrong?
Jul
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answered Does 友達 have the plural marker たち “built-in”?
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reviewed Close How do you say “Red Coast” in Japanese?
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reviewed Leave Open 「~てはいただけません」- Why the は?
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comment 「~てはいただけません」- Why the は?
@dainichi I think you're quite right about the vagueness of 'emphasise'. I think Thomas Gross is right to put it in terms of topic/focus, where ゆるして is the topic because the speaker is kind of assuming the listeners know she'll be asking for forgiveness, and いただけません is the focus because she's trying to draw attention to how humbly she's asking.
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comment 「~てはいただけません」- Why the は?
Are you sure it's emphasising the -preceding- verb? It sounds to me like it's emphasising the -following- verb (いただく) by -de--emphasising the preceding verb. Am I wrong to think about it this way?
Jul
28
comment What does うぃーす mean?
@snailboat Woah, I never knew about that one! I thought you had to go into the conversion options to get ゐ and ゑ.