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comment How to say “to be out of it” in Japanese?
I'm not actually sure if that's the same "be out of it" that I answered. "I've been feeling a little out of it lately" sounds like you're feeling slightly depressed (at least to me as a native speaker of AmE), but I answered for "spacing out" meaning of "out of it" ...
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comment Is アルコール from Portuguese?
It would also probably help to define "real etymology". The furthest back we can trace the world that I know of is Arabic, which is true for all of the Western languages.
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comment Doesn't Japan call North Korea “北朝鮮” ? why?
The last paragraph might misunderstand something. The NKs view their government as a semi-continuation of the Japanese empire (see here nknews.org/2015/02/…)
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answered How to say “to be out of it” in Japanese?
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comment Would it make sense to say お好きに僕に連絡かけてください?
I think we need much more clarity on the purpose of the お好きに. My guess is that the correct construction is 語遠慮せずに but I could be completely off as to what @sqrtbottle wants to do with the first part.
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comment Calling someone older brother/sister and the implications on relationships
@Wise I don't think is like being told "I'm so glad to have you as a friend" by someone who you like, but I cannot speak to the inner psychology of others.
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comment Calling someone older brother/sister and the implications on relationships
@l'électeur Thanks! I learn so much by trying to answer. (better now?)
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answered Calling someone older brother/sister and the implications on relationships
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comment How to ask whether a dish is pescetarian-friendly?
A second point to consider here is that not all pescetarians eat shellfish and this answer may gave them shellfish instead of meat.
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revised How to ask whether a dish is pescetarian-friendly?
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comment Very confused with this sentence
The OP asked two specific questions that you don't have anything written specifically about in your answer...
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revised Does this sound like a native speaker?
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comment Does this sound like a native speaker?
@Sqrtbottle it does. That's what "community wiki" is for.
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comment Does this sound like a native speaker?
Are you also including the usage of kanji in your definition of "sound like a native speaker?" If so, it's quite bizarre to write 有れば but then write はなす and おねがい.
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answered How do Japanese speakers transition from polite to plain form amongst friends?
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comment Does there exist a poem that uses direction to change its meaning?
Orthographically, I think this is going to be much more common in Chinese than Japanese.