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comment If 鳥肉 is chicken meat, what is duck meat?
@TheWanderingCoder Uh... I'm not quite sure if I understand you correctly, but I might be confused about the usage of "duck" (and "mallard") in English. 鴨 seems to correspond to mallard, and アヒル is a word for domesticated 鴨. In Japanese those two are different words (unlike "duck" as in wild/domesticated duck), but for meat it seems 鴨肉 can be used even if the meat comes from アヒル. Donald Duck is アヒル, by the way.
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comment If 鳥肉 is chicken meat, what is duck meat?
Note that 鴨 is for wild ducks, and 「アヒル」 is for domestic ducks. (It seems we don't usually distinguish アヒル from 鴨 regarding meat, though.)
May
25
comment How to say 'in 10 minutes' as in like 'the bus comes in 10 minutes'?
じゅっぷんにきます might sound like 'the bus comes at hh:10'. Let's say you are waiting for a bus at 09:55, then if you say "バスがじゅっぷんにきます", your friends probably think that the bus is coming at 10:10.
May
25
comment Use of question particles in plain speech
"手伝おう?" sounds unnatural to me (probably because I speak the Kansai dialect), shouldn't it be 「手伝う?」(Will you / Shall we help [them, etc?) or 「手伝おうか?」(Shall I help you?)
May
15
revised How much does it matter if I use the wrong 'if'?
add more information about the study
May
15
suggested approved edit on How much does it matter if I use the wrong 'if'?
May
13
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May
13
comment How did 逸 come to feature in pleasure/idleness words?
I'm not sure I'm understanding you correctly, but my dictionary states that 安佚 is the original form, and that in recent usage, 逸 is sometimes used instead. So it seems unlikely that 佚 is an ateji for 逸 (the other way round, probably). / As for the meaning, I can only say what I quoted is what it says, but additionaly "のがれる/世をのがれかくれる" is mentioned. (these use of 佚 itself is rare in Japanese, by the way). Interesting anyway.
May
13
answered How did 逸 come to feature in pleasure/idleness words?
May
13
comment How did 逸 come to feature in pleasure/idleness words?
はしる,うしなう,それる are kunyomi, right?
May
12
comment Modern names of the obsolete kana ゑ and ゐ
+1 for ワ行の「ゐ」: I (a native Japanese) have been using this.
May
11
comment Rosetta Stone's usage of kana for words instead of kanji
Thanks for the response, now I think it might be my personal preference --- I usually prefer to use/see kanji in these cases. I also disagree with the idea (again, this is merely my preference) of using hiragana just because the kanji isn't on the list, typically seen in media as you pointed out. I also believe most native speakers can read 梯子 without a problem, but anyway hiragana is safer for everybody :). Maybe not in real life, but we sometimes come across 梯子 in literature, right?
May
11
revised What does 「はだ」 mean?
make less confusing
May
11
comment What does 「はだ」 mean?
Hadn't been answered so I posted an answer, I made it a community wiki because mostly it was not my effort.
May
11
answered What does 「はだ」 mean?
May
11
answered How to say “I need more of X”? - usage of 「ひつよう」
May
11
comment Rosetta Stone's usage of kana for words instead of kanji
I won't go so far as to say 梯子 is not recommended. (I agree that はしご is more common). Note that katakana ハシゴ is also not uncommon.
May
11
comment Pronounciation of 三分 when it means three minutes
I believe さんふん is also acceptable for "three minites".
May
10
comment 燻る{いぶる}、燻る{くすぶる}、燻る{くゆる} - difference?
One thing for いぶる, I think "燻す(いぶす)" is often used, but いぶる is less common [citation needed].
May
8
comment What's it called when furigana push characters apart because they're so long?
Another reference : 日本語組版処理の要件 from w3c, which just states "ルビが親文字よりはみ出した場合".