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Nov
22
comment How to construct potential form for adjectives
@KarlKnechtel I used 赤い to represent い-adjectives in general. Perhaps if something like かわいい was used instead. Then "able to be cute" and "possibly cute" would be very different.
Nov
21
comment Does そう imply vagueness in this JLPT question?
one cannot ~がする a 予報 but you can a 予感 much like you can have においがする
Nov
21
comment What's the difference between 「いけない」 and 「いかない」?
Alternatively they can be from the same verb. 行く +(short potential form) to get 行ける and then +negative to get いけない. This would mean "Cannot go". Compare with 行かない which means "will/does not go".
Nov
21
comment What's the difference between 「いけない」 and 「いかない」?
They should be from different verbs. 行ける > いけない and 行く > いかない. But I'm not familiar with 行ける at all so I can't say for sure what the difference is.
Nov
20
accepted Use of に and を with 触れる
Nov
20
accepted What do you say when giving something to somebody?
Nov
20
accepted How to construct potential form for adjectives
Nov
20
comment How to construct potential form for adjectives
Perhaps when you get the inspiration to furnish your answer then. I'll look forward to that. Until then your current answer will have to do.
Nov
20
comment How to construct potential form for adjectives
I chose 赤い because it was the first adjective to appear in my mind. So I used to to represent all い-adjectives (Pars pro toto). If you find it better to use other adjectives to explain then it would be good. I'm not expecting answers to be restricted to 赤い. If you could provide some examples of common usage of each case it would be great. Thanks =D
Nov
20
comment What do you say when giving something to somebody?
@AndrewGrimm Fair enough. Noted.
Nov
20
comment What do you say when giving something to somebody?
@AndrewGrimm Tsuyoshi was asking regarding my choice of including the tag, and not about the tag itself. And your nitpickery of tense in know/knew is irrelevant and may be considered accusatory. Pls reconsider your words.
Nov
20
comment How to construct potential form for adjectives
@cypher That only conveys possibility. What about ability?
Nov
19
revised How to construct potential form for adjectives
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Nov
19
asked How to construct potential form for adjectives
Nov
19
answered Emphasis instead of negation in 「そんなバカなことはありません」
Nov
19
comment Emphasis instead of negation in 「そんなバカなことはありません」
"there aren't those kinds of foolish things" means that those things set a new precedent for foolishness. That is to say that it was unprecedented, or exaggerated to appear unprecedented. So one way to understand it would be to take it as "extremely foolish"
Nov
17
comment I can't stand 立つ【た・つ】: Do all its meanings derive from “stand”?
I can't think of a "unifying concept that captures all of 立" and I don't think it's an easy thing to do. Perhaps it would be better to just learn the "outliers" as idiomatic usages.
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"