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Oct
30
answered What does で mean when asked as a question?
Oct
13
answered Are people named after prefectures, or are prefectures named after people?
Oct
12
answered What's the difference between 働くvs 勤める
Oct
10
comment Under what circumstances does Japanese read from right to left?
I guess it doesn't have to be the case, then, that it's still considered one-row tategaki; but it may have been extended (and modified) from one-row tategaki. I find it interesting that the only L-to-R in that image is directly above a Roman-letter transcription/translation of the Japanese text, though.
Oct
10
comment Replacing になっている with だ
You could end it with である, but it changes the meaning - just as changing 'Rice has become an important source of carbohydrates in many diets' to 'Rice is an important source of carbohydrates in many diets' in English changes the meaning. The translation provided is not wholly literal.
Oct
10
answered Under what circumstances does Japanese read from right to left?
Oct
7
comment What does this sentence mean? These katakana are confusing me
I'm not sure your problem is the katakana - if you replace コレ and アレ with hiragana, and チクん with チクるん, does it make sense to you? (Also, are you familiar with ねぇ as a replacement for ない?)
Oct
7
comment The implied meaning of 気(き)
It's definitely not 'do you care about your work', it really means 'do you go out of your way for people at work a lot'. As a question, it actually sounds to my ears entirely neutral - it's mostly just asking for a factual response, and is pretty much devoid of emotional content.
Oct
5
answered The implied meaning of 気(き)
Sep
27
answered relationship between 'b' and 'm' sounds
Sep
27
comment are there nouns that can function as another part of speech?
I guess it is long, but when you make it a verb it gets short. As for nouns with okurigana, I'm -sure- there are some that aren't nominalised verbs, but I can't think of any at the moment.
Sep
26
answered are there nouns that can function as another part of speech?
Sep
20
comment となし in 「往{ゆ}け八紘を宇{いえ}となし」
It is most definitely 行こう.
Sep
16
revised Are there any rules for choosing between おお and おう?
added 2 characters in body
Sep
16
answered Are there any rules for choosing between おお and おう?
Sep
12
comment How is 空気を読む translated into English?
There is totally an English equivalent though - 'read the atmosphere'.
Sep
8
answered Confusion between nouns and adverbs in あと一部
Sep
5
comment It seems that 渡る is categorized as 自動詞 (intransitive verb), yet it is frequently used with を. Why?
Couldn't you analyse verbs like this as transitives whose grammatical object is the path being taken? (Obviously it wouldn't be semantically the patient, but grammatical objects don't have to be patients)
Sep
5
comment Is there any relationship between the verb 死{し}ぬ and the 音読み 死{し}?
There's also a theory of 死に去ぬ>死ぬ.
Sep
4
comment question about 午前n時
Indeed, はちじ is also one word, albeit a predictible and divisible one. It's fairly unusual to find words made of a single kanji's on-yomi.