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I find Kanji endlessly amusing. Learning them will never get boring, I think.


Dec
7
comment Usage and meaning of 召す【めす】 in different contexts
@DariusJahandarie Wonderful, thank you.
Dec
7
comment Usage and meaning of 召す【めす】 in different contexts
Addendum: Can you say "I ride a bicycle to work" = "会社に自転車を召して通います"? I doubt it. Or "I am wearing sweater" = "セータを召しています"?
Dec
6
comment How to say “to mutilate” in Japanese
naruto, I don't want to use the word corresponding to "cropping" because I want to know how to say "mutilate" in Japanese, if there is such a word. It's a broadly applicable word and it would be helpful to me also in different situations. Like e.g. if I took this knife here and cut off your index finger people would say "Naruto was mutilated by Rudy the Reindeer", but in Japanese. (for the record, using Google translate this would be ナルトはルディトナカイによってバラバラた)
Dec
5
comment How to say “to mutilate” in Japanese
@user4092 I see. So there probably is no translation of the word... Thank you for your comments.
Dec
5
comment How to say “to mutilate” in Japanese
@b-wilson I see, thank you for the tip. It's a good idea.
Dec
5
comment How to say “to mutilate” in Japanese
@user4092 Does it mean I can report these people to the police and they will get sentenced?
Dec
5
comment How to say “to mutilate” in Japanese
What verb would you use to say "These children were mutilated by a nearby explosion"?
Dec
5
comment How to say “to mutilate” in Japanese
@user4092 Well, it appears that this act is not enforced. I just talked to a woman 2 weeks ago who told me how she "had to" (lol?) declaw her cat because he was using the sofa to scratch his claws.
Dec
5
comment How to say “to mutilate” in Japanese
@b-wilson I'm not too familiar with Twitter. What do you mean by "guaging"?
Dec
5
comment How to say “to mutilate” in Japanese
Here's a different example, in a different context, maybe it helps: in countries of war people who have been crippled by a nearby explosion are also referred to as mutilated. So in English, "to mutilate" may not happen on purpose but it has a negative connotation.
Dec
5
comment How to say “to mutilate” in Japanese
"mutilate" is a verb you use to describe an act of harm like for example if a person cuts off your finger they "mutilate" you and afterwards you are "mutilated". And in Europe, "cropping" (for whatever reason) is considered "mutilation". Hence I would like to know the corresponding word in Japanese.
Dec
4
comment How to say “to mutilate” in Japanese
Yes thank you, your answer is helpful. I'm wondering though if "sliced off" is as close as possible to "mutilated". "Mutilated" implies that it is an unnecessary and evil action whereas sliced off is neutral. I will wait some time before I accept your answer just to see if there will be other suggestions. (It might well be that そがれる means mutilated and the dictionary is missing one of the possible meanings/translations. I just looked on jisho.org and it also translates it as "to clip off")
Nov
26
comment 〜ず versus 〜ないで (and maybe also in the case of adjectives, 〜なくて)
@DariusJahandarie Yes, thank you, this is helpful to me.
Nov
25
comment 〜ず versus 〜ないで (and maybe also in the case of adjectives, 〜なくて)
@snailboat I consider the verb version and the adjective version of the て-binding of sentences the same. Like "Xをしないで、Y" (without doing X, Y) and "楽しくて、面白かった" (it was enjoyable and entertaining). They are both "and" in English. But maybe I don't really understand it right. In any case: I will change the title!
Nov
19
comment How to order pizza or dinner on the phone
Thank you for your help!
Nov
19
comment How to order pizza or dinner on the phone
Thank you for your help. I'm not so nervous, I just want to try to speak mistake free Japanese (if possible). ^^
Nov
19
comment How to order pizza or dinner on the phone
Yes, thank you, sounds good. Does it matter whether I say "以上で、よろしくお願いします”or"以上です、よろしくお願いします"? And one more: would a Japanese person in this situation ever say "注文(を)したいのですが。。。"?
Nov
19
comment How to order pizza or dinner on the phone
And then after I finish listing the food items in my order, what would I say? 以上ですand then よろしくお願いしますor just 失礼しますat the end of the phone call before I hang up?
Nov
18
comment How to order pizza or dinner on the phone
Maybe a "phonecalls" tag would also be appropriate? I don't know.
Nov
18
comment How to order pizza or dinner on the phone
I checked and there was no "conversation" tag so I'm not sure what tags are suitable. Please feel free to edit.