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


Nov
2
comment Origin of あしからず
How productive is this からず conjugation? Theoretically all adjectives can do this right?
Oct
18
comment Positioning of quantities (using counters)
Possibly related: Can placements of adverbs be altered freely?
Oct
17
comment Can けれども be analysed further?
@ZhenLin Would you like make your first comment into an answer? Since it directly addresses the question.
Oct
16
comment Translating: “一人でも多くの方にコメントしていただけたら嬉しいので ”
人-person. 方-personage? But not very common to express it in this way I suppose.
Oct
15
comment Japanese small-talk
Suddenly break the silence by saying how quiet it is =D. "静かですね"
Oct
15
comment Japanese small-talk
Considering that you meet the reputation requirement, do join us in our main chat, or in our other room. (You can practise small-talk-skills (albeit non-verbal))
Oct
11
comment What is the difference between むかしっから and むかしから?
Possibly related? : とっても versus とても
Oct
5
comment Difference between sentence final ものだ and ことだ
In the song 夏夕空, one part of the lyrics match this question exactly. 人として守るもの、人として学ぶこと。Does it mean "as a person, we are obliged to protect; as a person, learn" ? (I'm trying to grasp the nuance of this kind of もの and こと usage)
Oct
5
comment How does the use of いかんによっては in this question determine one answer over another?
Now the question of "why does the presence of は do this, and how does this link back to what we know of は?" is begging to be asked.
Oct
3
comment Difference between だけで and でだけ?
@Teno. Ah, thanks for the correction. Is it いれます or はいれます then?
Oct
3
comment What does 血のしょんべん mean?
Genitive Case: It is the grammatical case that marks a noun as modifying another noun. A genitive construction involves two nouns - the head (modified) noun and the modifier noun. The modifier noun modifies the head noun by expressing some property of it; including, but not necessarily, possession.
Oct
1
comment Meaning of る in 問われたる
possible duplicate of What exactly is a "taru adjective"
Oct
1
comment How to say “It's not a lie if you believe in it” in Japanese
@Oleg. Considering that you have enough reputation to access the chat site, do join us in chat. Our chat function handles this kind of requests better.
Oct
1
comment Why do we use 楽しめそう and 楽しみ rather than 楽しい・楽しそう in these sentences?
@Tim. I'm not sure about (1). I don't think that there is any prohibition against 楽しそう. I.e. I think both are fine.
Sep
26
comment Can けれども be analysed further?
I did not know there were two separate keredomo. I am only aware of the conjunction けれども that is used to connect a disjunctive/concessive clause and that it may be shortened to けれど、けども、けど
Sep
25
comment Can けれども be analysed further?
@Dono. "Though that keredomo is a different word than the -keredomo that I was describing". There are two different keredomo ?
Sep
23
comment what does “mata ha” stand for in this sentence?
@cypher Thank you for verifying. I shall correct it. I included "even if" in parenthesis because I thought that it was a more literal one-to-one mapping. I thought the "even if" mechanism of も leads to the "permission" sense of the phrase.
Sep
23
comment what does “mata ha” stand for in this sentence?
@phoenixheart6 yes.
Sep
22
comment what does “mata ha” stand for in this sentence?
What did I parse wrong?
Sep
16
comment Difference between (遊び)方 and (遊ぶ)方法
Basically, "way" is a superset of "method".