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Hello. I'm reading a manga that is quite possibly (ok, is) beyond my level, and learning loads. So I'm asking a lot of questions here about it (when I can't find the answer elsewhere). I'm surprised that, given the complexity, I haven't given up and gone for something simpler, and in fact I'm enjoying it.


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awarded  Popular Question
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awarded  Popular Question
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awarded  Nice Question
Jun
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awarded  Yearling
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awarded  Popular Question
Sep
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comment Why are wisdom teeth called 親知らず in Japanese?
This answer agrees with an episode of Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei I saw, but unfortunately nothing that could be considered expert evidence. Sounds like an urban legend?
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awarded  Yearling
Nov
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comment When a number is written in western numerals, how do you say them?
@Tsuyoshi Ito: I would have, but they look almost exactly the same (and would be totally indistinguishable when not close to each other, or when written by hand), so I didn't even consider the possibility that it mattered. Does it really make any difference?
Nov
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accepted When a number is written in western numerals, how do you say them?
Nov
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comment When a number is written in western numerals, how do you say them?
@Tsuyoshi Ito: Yeah. It's hard to tell when typing. I meant the kanji.
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asked When a number is written in western numerals, how do you say them?
Oct
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accepted のか - Particle “lamenting reflections on the preceding statement”. What?
Oct
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comment のか - Particle “lamenting reflections on the preceding statement”. What?
@IgnacioVazquez-Abrams: Well, it seems I misunderstood what you meant anyway. I assumed "gerund" was a fancy grammar term for whatever grammar concept "of" is. I never remember what the terms are.
Oct
12
comment のか - Particle “lamenting reflections on the preceding statement”. What?
So there's more than one の particle? The one more-or-less meaning "of" and this one (or is a formal noun not a particle? I've never been one to remember the names for grammar concepts)? That means I misunderstood why people preferred to think of it as the two separate pieces.
Oct
12
comment のか - Particle “lamenting reflections on the preceding statement”. What?
@IgnacioVazquez-Abrams: Yeah, I got the impression a lot of people like that way, but I can't decide for myself until I actually understand what this way means.
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asked のか - Particle “lamenting reflections on the preceding statement”. What?
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awarded  Analytical
Sep
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accepted What does どうだ mean?
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comment What does どうだ mean?
Well, no wonder I was totally lost. How did I even miss that? Thanks.
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comment Left (ひだり) and right (みぎ) as cardinal directions
There is no word "orientate". The word you're looking for is "orient". Yes, "orientation" is a word, but to leave ate on the end of the verb is a mistake.