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Oct
16
comment In customer settings, is it ok to ask for keigo to be repeated in more “normal” Japanese?
You also frequently hear タメ語でいいですか etc. when somebody wants to go タメ語 from 敬語
Oct
16
comment In customer settings, is it ok to ask for keigo to be repeated in more “normal” Japanese?
@sawa: タメ means "equal" which is why you say "タメだね" when you find out ppl have same age as you. It's not reserved for juniors talking to seniors in non 敬語. It just means speech used by タメs.
Oct
16
answered In customer settings, is it ok to ask for keigo to be repeated in more “normal” Japanese?
Oct
13
answered The difference between 皮膚【ひふ】 and 皮【かわ】
Sep
28
answered How do I ask about two different possible options?
Sep
23
comment How different is 冷やかす from 冷やす? And 散らかす from 散らす?
@Lukman: Yep, 聞かす has the same nuance. E.g. 音楽を聞かす (have he/she listen to music). Not sure about your 2nd question.
Sep
22
comment Looking for Japanese common speech phrases list
@Matt: Then again though, if he really means "common" in the strict sense (as in statistically frequently used), it could be the way to go. Or would a manually compiled list do (i.e. "common" as in perceived to be common by the authors)? I think that's an important point to clarify.
Sep
22
answered How different is 冷やかす from 冷やす? And 散らかす from 散らす?
Sep
21
comment Looking for Japanese common speech phrases list
Some corpus seem to have structured (parsed) data. If you analyze that and extract the frequent phrases, would that do?
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
19
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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
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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。