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Feb
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comment Is there a word for “studied” or I have to use 勉強はした?
@snailboat Granted.
Feb
1
comment Is there a word for “studied” or I have to use 勉強はした?
@Nothingatall: What of 恥づ?
Feb
1
comment Is there a word for “studied” or I have to use 勉強はした?
@JamesScottTayler: Verbs can end in any う段, I think, except ゆ. Consider 死ぬ, 運ぶ. Verbs ending in ふ or ぷ escape me at the moment, but I don't see why there wouldn't be any.
Jan
27
comment Causative-Potential or Causative-Passive
The notion of what word should be the object of a verb and what should be the subject differs between languages, and between verbs.
Jan
26
answered How to read 「!」 as a clock chime?
Jan
26
comment Causative-Potential or Causative-Passive
を is always used for the direct object of a sentence; so if you feel that を is used instead of が; you should always consider the possibility that you don't know how a particular verb works.
Jan
26
revised What are the differences between なさる and される?
added 154 characters in body
Jan
26
answered What are the differences between なさる and される?
Jan
26
awarded  Yearling
Jan
25
revised Where to check if a word is used with kanji or not?
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Jan
25
answered Where to check if a word is used with kanji or not?
Jan
25
answered How can we determine the subject of 「彼{かれ}が来{こ}ないことを知{し}りませんでした。」?
Jan
25
comment How can we determine the subject of 「彼{かれ}が来{こ}ないことを知{し}りませんでした。」?
@ChrisCirefice: Not to mention は for を, or constructions like には. It's tricky, to be sure.
Nov
13
comment Which readings were changed in the 2010 Jouyou kanji reform?
Getting a 404 on that.
Nov
13
comment How to read single stand-alone language-name kanji?
Why is 日米 ニチベイ and not ニッペイ?
Nov
12
comment How many possible phonological forms could be represented by a randomly chosen single character?
Good stuff. For such a serious people, the Japanese certainly have a lot of fun with names, when they can be bothered. (田中村, anyone? Or is that "田中村: Everyone."?)
Nov
6
comment How many possible phonological forms could be represented by a randomly chosen single character?
月見里 might be a pun. It's a village from which you can see the moon, because there's no mountains (山無し). A similar construct is 小鳥遊 (たかなし、鷹無し), little birds play because there are no hawks.
Jul
15
comment how can I say “what about…?” in Japanese?
What about Zoidberg?
Jul
3
comment What makes 『青年』 and 『少年』 different?
@sova I think the use of 青 is meant to evoke spring, as in 青春, not lack of ripeness. (Well, not directly, anyway. Of course spring itself evokes lack of ripeness.)
Jun
19
comment Does Japanese use litotes?
I'm not sure the length of the Wikipedia article is a super useful metric; Japanese is fairly compact as a language to begin with, and the English article is kind of all over the place.