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Nov
16
comment What does され do in this sentence?
@Kyou You're very welcome =)
Nov
16
revised What does され do in this sentence?
Modified the answer in a way to address the question more directly.
Nov
16
comment What does され do in this sentence?
I actually considered a shorter answer, but felt that it was not useful. If I were just to answer what "され" does (as requested in the question), the answer would be "It is the 連用形 of the passive construction of the verb する for which auxiliaries such as そう, ます etc. may be appended to"
Nov
16
answered What does され do in this sentence?
Nov
16
comment Earnest and serious: when should each be used?
This may not be directly relevant but I think it's good to appreciate/consider what 真面目[zhēnmiànmù] means in Chinese. It's means the "true colours(or features)" of a person/thing (More literally translated as the "true face" of a person/thing).
Nov
16
revised What do you say when giving something to somebody?
Made question more specific
Nov
15
comment what does もういわない mean?
@TsuyoshiIto is it possible that perhaps Google Translate tried to interpret it as a negative question? I.e. "Won't you say it again?"(suggestive/requesting) which somehow became "Say again"(imperative)
Nov
14
comment Use of に and を with 触れる
@sawa when I look up 触れる in the dictionary, it's labelled as "vi" which stands for "verb, intransitive".
Nov
14
asked Use of に and を with 触れる
Nov
13
comment What do you say when giving something to somebody?
@TsuyoshiIto I included both "single-word" and "phrase" requests because I didn't want to limit the answer to either of them.
Nov
13
asked What do you say when giving something to somebody?
Nov
13
comment Is the 強い with a ロ instead of ム on top a valid kanji in Japanese?
That's the Chinese way of writing it. (Or at least how I was taught to)
Nov
12
comment What's the difference between 「この辺{へん}」 and 「この辺{あた}り」
@TsuyoshiIto Perhaps you should make your comment an answer as well considering the many "great comment" votes your comment received.
Nov
12
accepted Who is doing the thinking?
Nov
11
comment 「雨が降っているぜ」の「ぜ」の意味について
@TsuyoshiIto Does "役割語" mean something along the lines of "typical sentence ending pattern supposedly frequently used by a certain demographic and stereotyped as such so that when it's used in media it's supposed to make you think that the person speaking as such is belonging to that demographic"? I ask because I'm not too good at reading Japanese yet and not entirely sure what it means. So it'd be good if someone could countercheck my understanding.
Nov
11
comment Who is doing the thinking?
For 彼女は行かないと思っている, can't it also mean "I think(and am in a continued state of thinking that) she will not go"? How do I unambiguously state that she is the one doing the thinking and not anyone else?
Nov
11
revised Who is doing the thinking?
added 25 characters in body
Nov
11
comment Who is doing the thinking?
@Axioplase perhaps "subject" was the wrong word to use. What I meant was that "the person who is doing the thinking" has changed.
Nov
11
asked Who is doing the thinking?
Nov
10
comment Does には in this sentence imply vagueness of the source?
に doesn't just appear because of a passive construction. As long as there is a relational/indirect object に is used to mark it. It should be a dative case marker.