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Apr
26
comment What does ~んじゃなかった do in this sentence?
@Flaw Both こと and の are nominalizers, so it's not exactly fair to call it a "transformation." See japanese.stackexchange.com/q/1395/384 -- note that there is some disagreement on ことだ⇔のだ in the comments of the accepted answer
Apr
26
answered What does ~んじゃなかった do in this sentence?
Apr
24
accepted What is the best word to use to mean “to take long-term a break (i.e. from school)”?
Apr
24
comment What is the best word to use to mean “to take long-term a break (i.e. from school)”?
@sawa Thanks for the thoughts. 休学【きゅうがく】 seems fine for my situation, given that I am most definitely planning to continue my education. =)
Apr
24
comment “Grammatically-correct” particle-less phrases/sayings
I can't agree with the statement that "everything that is considered obvious can be omitted," and I think that some of the information in this response is misleading.
Apr
24
comment “看護師” vs. “看護士”
It could be that whoever wrote the definition for 看護士【かんごし】 was not entirely sure of the definition, and they were saying that it is definitely "nurse" (but maybe it's "male nurse").
Apr
24
asked What is the best word to use to mean “to take long-term a break (i.e. from school)”?
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Oct
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answered How do I express sentences like: He is dying?
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Aug
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comment Is じゃないです equally correct as じゃありません?
Interesting. I asked some Japanese friends and teachers about this a while back, and they gave me exactly the opposite answer.
Aug
4
comment Meaning of しやしま as sentence ender
@Axioplase I can't think of what it would be a typo of...
Jul
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Jul
28
comment What does こと refer to in だけのことはある
I'm not sure how helpful of an explanation "they're grammar points" is... I'm sure there is an explanation for this expression aside from tautology.
Jul
26
comment is 随分 of a higher degree than なかなか (with positive verb) ?
I'm just nitpicking now, but the modern colloquial usage of ぜんぜん in positive environments may be worth noting as well (e.g. ぜんぜん大丈夫 as "just fine").
Jul
26
comment is 随分 of a higher degree than なかなか (with positive verb) ?
I feel like なかなか has more affinity with negative expressions, and ずいぶん with positive. I haven't really investigated this relationship though, just speaking from intuition.
Jul
24
comment What does 二周目 mean?
@istrasci This answer officially dedicated to istrasci, my personal error checker. Thanks! Also, =_= I probably need to read more closely before I post from now on.
Jul
24
revised What does 二周目 mean?
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