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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".
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?