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answered Why are words sometimes broken into syllables when said?
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comment How to ask whether a dish is pescetarian-friendly?
@dinogeist, would you advise 魚介類 for "fish is okay but I don't eat other seafood [魚介類]"? I thought that 魚介類 implies both, rather than the seafood other than fish proper (such as shellfish, cephalopods, echinoderms, etc.)
Jun
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comment How to ask whether a dish is pescetarian-friendly?
@dinogeist, Great, helpful feedback! I must have been thinking of 海鮮物, so I changed it, and yes, I forgot the small っ, but どれ sounds more polite. Thanks so much! If there is a more standard word for seafood than 海鮮物, please let me know. (I usually eat 海鮮丼...)
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comment How to ask whether a dish is pescetarian-friendly?
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comment How to ask whether a dish is pescetarian-friendly?
苦手 could be interpreted as "I'm not too good with meat" (i.e. "I'm weak when it comes to meat," or "I don't like meat all that much"), which does not clearly convey that the customer does not eat/cannot eat meat and needs the server to make sure that there is no meat in the dish.
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comment How to ask whether a dish is pescetarian-friendly?
@Zhen Lin, thanks, I never think to romanize it as "wa", but for tourist-level Japanese, that makes better sense. I've changed it. =)
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answered How to ask whether a dish is pescetarian-friendly?
Jun
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comment どうしますか versus 何をしますか
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accepted How to address a formal email response to a 学会本部事務局 when you don't know if the person is a 教授 or not?
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answered Is でござる used in Modern Society?
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comment Is でござる used in Modern Society?
@ssb, as Kenneth Hanson explains here, でございます (de gozaimasu) is the copula (a word meaning “to be”) in honorific speech (the less-formal forms of it being だ [da] and です [desu]), whereas でござる (de gozaru) is the honorific form of である (de aru).
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answered どうしますか versus 何をしますか
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