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Sep
21
answered 幼いときに老けて、老いて子供に戻る。Can anyone explain the nuances of this sentence?
Sep
20
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Sep
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Sep
17
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Sep
17
comment Where does the verbal form しとく come from?
@Dave: Yeah, I think so.
Sep
15
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
15
comment Where does the verbal form しとく come from?
@Dave: I added a bit in my edit. Also I found a full paper on ~ておく. Basically it lists more functions of ~ておく and discusses its nuance in depth.
Sep
15
revised Where does the verbal form しとく come from?
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Sep
15
answered Where does the verbal form しとく come from?
Sep
15
comment “Seemingly cute” - かわいい + 〜そう
I'm a Japanese native and I occasionally make this mistake. Yeah it never means "seems cute"
Sep
15
comment When to use 頂戴します instead of いただきます?
Could be. Though the origin of 頂戴 is to hold the thing you received in front of you to express honor (actually, same for 頂く). Basically 頂戴 at least used to be ironic, too. I'm not sure whether there is a consensus on this nuance distinction (頂戴 stopped to be ironic, but いただく hasn't yet). Notably, regular dictionaries do not seem to make a clear distinction. At least I think you can't express that your intention is stonger by choosing 頂戴します rather than いただきます。
Sep
15
comment When to use 頂戴します instead of いただきます?
Hm, I guess this could get complicated because criminals can say お宝を頂戴する as well as お宝をいただく (perhaps this is an exception? I'm not sure). IMO 頂戴する is a bit archaic (as in ppl over 50 tend to use it more).
Sep
6
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
5
comment What's the difference between 成人 and 大人?
Not sure how copyright works in this case. At minimum you should probably post the source ;)
Sep
5
comment What's the difference between 成人 and 大人?
@Pacerier: Yep. You could say アメリカでは21歳から成人となります。
Sep
3
answered What's the difference between 成人 and 大人?
Sep
3
comment How to unambiguously express sentences with lots of relative propositions?
Also one cautionary tale.. Many patent translations are really, really bad so you need to be careful.
Sep
2
answered How to unambiguously express sentences with lots of relative propositions?
Sep
2
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Aug
30
answered what's the difference between 余地 and よゆう?