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May
24
comment Referring to the English language
This corpus data agrees with my experience on the ground here. I can't recall seeing アメリカ語 or イギリス語 or 英国語 or 米国語, but I definitely see and hear the others. I think ~国語 would take a pretty weird context to come up as in focusing on it being the national language of England or the US respectively (which is accurate only if we mean the term in a sort of sociological sense for the US).
May
21
comment How would you say, “My calculus class can't be this stressful”?
I'll give one hint. 計算 is calculus as in calculation -- not as in the AP class material which should be 微積分
May
21
comment Difference between 頼む and 聞く
But isn't skipping the と somewhat casual or is it acceptable as some sort of absorption under the か? Would it be okay for me to do that in business e-mails?
May
21
comment Difference between 頼む and 聞く
I think you're missing a particle on that first sentence or else you should change it to 聞いた if you're going for informal.
May
21
comment Difference between 頼む and 聞く
Could you add what you imagine they both mean or what contexts you think they are interchangeable in? Those two verbs are generally speaking not interchangeable.
May
20
comment What does 許しを乞い mean?
That is 鯉. This is a conjugation of 乞う (also 請う).
May
16
comment The 普通形 of a verb in Japanese - future and habitual interpretations
Though not directly your question, it's weird that you're pairing みます with みている rather than みています. (either both ます or neither removes an element of difference).
May
16
awarded  Strunk & White
May
16
revised The 普通形 of a verb in Japanese - future and habitual interpretations
added 25 characters in body
May
13
comment What is the difference between 良い and いい?
Does japanese.stackexchange.com/questions/454/… help with your question or is that something different?
May
10
comment Is “して” dropped in this phrase “ご利用{りよう}ください”?
Out of curiosity, is お勉強ください also possible with the same meaning of "give me some thing to study!"?
May
10
comment Is “して” dropped in this phrase “ご利用{りよう}ください”?
See user.keio.ac.jp/~matsuoka/keigo.htm web-nihongo.com/wn/j_manner/12.html
May
10
comment Is “して” dropped in this phrase “ご利用{りよう}ください”?
At first, I was going to write an answer about how ご[する動詞]ください is the 尊敬語 command form (and thus why して is dropped), but then I realized your question may be more nuanced than that (though seemingly asked backwards based on the last sentence). The question that's interesting to me is why お勉強ください might be unnatural.
May
7
comment Can you use V-ます before から?
become both mean ... ? I'm not quite sure what comes after that for your answer.
May
5
comment あなたはすき vs あなたをすき
I think you might want to separate three things here: は vs が, は vs. を, and the way 好き works (which tends to take Personが好き more than を好き and way more than a contextless は好き). Which do you want to focus on in your question?
May
5
comment あなたはすき vs あなたをすき
Please see: japanese.stackexchange.com/questions/3473/…
Apr
30
comment Meaning of this sentence
yes, pretty much.
Apr
30
answered Meaning of this sentence
Apr
27
revised Is the 数 necessary?
added 2 characters in body
Apr
24
comment Why does this haiku have a 5-6-5 pattern?
potentially relevant 知恵袋: detail.chiebukuro.yahoo.co.jp/qa/question_detail/q1264576902