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Dec
31
comment Usage and relation of に to 他
"Because 他 is a の (as opposed to な)adjective then the conjugation to change to an adverb should be "他く" not "他に"." ← this statement is false.
Dec
13
comment ~にしては vs. ~としては
Your answer contradicts with pg 502 of DBJG. In the notes they write that Xにしては presupposes "is X". And Xとしては says may or may not be X.
Dec
13
comment “It's sweet, for sake”
Related: ~にしては vs. ~としては
Nov
24
comment What does “mononoke” mean?
Maybe OP meant to ask about positive/negative connotations?
Nov
23
comment 「を大好き」と「が大好き」の違いは何ですか?
possible duplicate of を vs が with use against 好き?
Nov
4
comment How to say after (verb) (ex. after eating, after running) in Japanese?
If I may recommend a reading, Chapter 12 of Kuno's The Structure of the Japanese Language deals with "after" clauses pretty well.
Oct
24
comment “I would stop missing you the moment we meet again”
@dainichi I offer this and this to explain that particular use of would. It's used to express tentativeness. I guess it works as a kind of a hedge.
Oct
13
comment Where to find a list of all syllables
Visit our resource page on meta.
Oct
12
comment What is the current usage of Siddham (梵字)?
Why is it on-topic?
Oct
10
comment どこでも vs. どこにでも vs. どこも
I think Derek Schaab's answer offers some help.
Oct
10
comment Native speakers (basically) don't study radicals. So, how could they be useful for learning kanji?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about a learning method, and the involvement of Japanese language is incidental.
Oct
10
comment a few words have an honorific 「お」or「ご」 as a necessary prefix, right?
possible duplicate of does anyone know of any o-words or go-words which are absolutely neutral?
Oct
5
comment Is the i in kakikonde silent?
Answers to your secondary questions : 1) What's the difference in usage between 氏名 (しめい) and 名前 (なまえ)?. And 2) What does -komu (ー込む) at the end of a word mean?
Sep
17
comment Meaning of ようにできる
Here's some example sentences for reference: eow.alc.co.jp/…
Sep
4
comment Is it true that all Japanese words end in a vowel when transliterated to English?
Seems like this asks about how English would deal with the assimilation of Japanese origin words into the English vocabulary. It doesn't seem to be under the scope of Japanese language.
Aug
26
comment What's the difference between 広める 広げる and 広まる 広がる?
@istrasci Apart from some example sentences from alc, I don't. This is just my impression, I thought of posting my intuition here to check if it was correct by observing up/down votes.
Jul
23
comment How is 「ように」 different to just 「よう」?
Perhaps it would help to understand ように as made up of よう, and the particle に. And the choice of what comes after よう depends on the rest of the sentence and what you wish to convey.
Jul
21
comment What form is this?
I do not know. Can you provide the rest of the sentence for context?
Jul
21
comment What form is this?
I suspect that it is related to japanese.stackexchange.com/a/6783/542
Jul
16
comment Difference between 防ぐ and 予防する
I think there is more to it than just verb versus noun. To me 予防 has a sense of anticipation. While 防ぐ is just defending.