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Japanese language self-learner. Fluent in English and to a lesser extent Chinese.


Nov
9
revised What does 「つっぱしり」mean in this context?
Distinguished 連体形 and 終止形
Nov
8
accepted Usage of 忘れる, 忘れた, 忘れている, 忘れていた
Nov
8
comment What does 「つっぱしり」mean in this context?
@sawa after some cursory searching on the internet I found that some sources distinguish them, while some equate them or say that 連体形 replaces 終止形 in modern Japanese. I guess that because I learned of 連体形 before 終止形 and also 終止形 being "classical Japanese", I was more inclined to use 連体形 instead.
Nov
8
revised What does 「つっぱしり」mean in this context?
fixed typo
Nov
8
answered What does 「つっぱしり」mean in this context?
Nov
6
accepted “Should” in Japanese
Nov
6
accepted How to resolve two indirect objects? (Prohibition of two に in a sentence?)
Nov
6
comment Usage of 忘れる, 忘れた, 忘れている, 忘れていた
It would be good if your answer included explanations of why those forms are appropriate in their respective examples.
Nov
5
comment Usage of 忘れる, 忘れた, 忘れている, 忘れていた
Actually there was just a single sentence. So I guess it's not very reliable then.
Nov
5
asked Usage of 忘れる, 忘れた, 忘れている, 忘れていた
Nov
5
answered Meaning of -化 in context
Nov
4
comment “Should” in Japanese
@TsuyoshiIto Could you kindly elaborate?
Nov
2
comment “Should” in Japanese
@sawa Actually I'm having a hard time differentiating them now that you mention it. I'd say in 3., someone owns the "obligation" or "duty". But in 4. there isn't.
Nov
2
asked “Should” in Japanese
Nov
2
comment When the agent takes を in the causative form
@TsuyoshiIto looks like i got the order wrong then. It should be ~raresaseru instead of ~saserareru? But the "rareru" in ~saserareru is interpreted as "passive" instead of "potential" right? Because I'm not familiar with a ~raresaseru construction.
Nov
2
comment The meaning, usage and cultural significance of the word [苦]{く}[笑]{しょう}
I think it means to force a smile because otherwise you'd be in an awkward social situation if you did not smile. That is to say to put on a smile to appear within social norms.
Nov
1
comment When the agent takes を in the causative form
@NathanEllenfield I'm not aware of the use of を with intransitive verbs. Is 分かる an exception case or can it be induced onto other intransitive verbs as well? Also thanks for pointing it out, I'll read up on it.
Nov
1
revised When the agent takes を in the causative form
added 34 characters in body
Nov
1
revised When the agent takes を in the causative form
added 297 characters in body
Nov
1
revised When the agent takes を in the causative form
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