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


Sep
16
comment Difference between (遊び)方 and (遊ぶ)方法
Basically, "way" is a superset of "method".
Sep
15
comment Difference between 切る and 切れる?
切る and 切れる are a transitive/intransitive pair. 書く and 書ける are not.
Sep
14
comment What is going on with 書けている? What is Potential Form+ている?
I suspect that this may be related to 出来た used in the sense of "completed".
Sep
11
comment use of word suffixes with 事
@Shizuka Considering that you have enough rep points to access our Chat Site, you may want to ask there instead. Chat would be more suited to this type of question.
Sep
8
comment What does “齓” mean?
@user1205935 I let the IME pick the kanji output. Maybe it's not broken/chipped tooth but "tooth that is lacking/insufficient" implying that the adult teeth is the better version?
Sep
8
comment おっす! An abbreviation for … what exactly?
Could it be おっす instead?
Sep
8
comment <動詞の辞書形> + がよい ― How is this allowed?
What is the significance of the usage of 連体形 as a noun without の/こと appended in modern usage? How is it different from 連体形+の/こと in terms of meaning/connotations?
Sep
8
comment “Arigatō” and “gozaimasu” combined into a single word?
@user1205935 does the shortened version follow the "melody"(for lack of a better word) of ありがとうございます?
Sep
7
comment <動詞の辞書形> + がよい ― How is this allowed?
But what does it mean?
Aug
31
comment Are numbers part of romaji? (i.e. 1, 2, 3 vs 一二三)
I suppose I, II, ... XIV etc. would be romaji?
Aug
7
comment Interpreting a specific Japanese sentence
Related: Varying word order for stylistic effect
Aug
6
comment In general/Generally: 概【がい】して, 一般【いっぱん】に, 全体【ぜんたい】に, 総【そう】じて, なべて, 一体{いったい}に, etc
How about 通常? That seems to fit your sentences.
Aug
5
comment Use of を and に with 頼る (to depend on)
Farmers depend on sheep farming for income. Farmers depend their income on sheep farming.
Aug
5
comment Use of を and に with 頼る (to depend on)
I think this is because there are two ways to use "depend on" even in English. (1). X depends on Y. (2) B depends X on Y. (1) corresponds to your first sentence and (2) your second.
Aug
5
comment Why do children call themselves by their name?
I suspect that this is related to the concept of Identity Formation
Aug
4
comment Is one transcription of “Andrew” more standard than another?
Related: Less-approximate and more-approximate forms of loan words
Aug
4
comment What do the parts of じゃんけんぽん mean?
@sawa. That's pretty funny considering the context of じゃんけんぽん. "It's a primitive clash, venting years of frustrations, bravely we hope against all hope, there is so much at stake" And so we shall settle it with a game of じゃんけん.
Jul
31
comment Is 名詞 or な形容詞 + ながら a general case?
Now it begs the question of why "it has to be".
Jul
30
comment What does 見ぬ/minu mean in this sentence?
possible duplicate of About negative form {-ず} and {-ぬ}
Jul
29
comment Help with the particle も
Can the scope(I'm not sure if scope is the correct word) of も be extended beyond a "。"(終止符)? Is it correct for me to have said that かわいい写真立て is added on top of カード (which is in a previous separate sentence) ? Or does it have to be contained within the sentence like in your answer?