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Oct
30
comment negative verb confusion
Don't know why, but I have seen other people confused by some of by some of the Tae Kim translations, so it's not just our OP.
Oct
29
reviewed Close しょう vs. しょ which is more often found in common words?
Oct
29
reviewed Close What should I look for in a dictionary to help me study?
Oct
29
comment What does 忘れたい人 mean?
Since GT uses statistical machine translation, the "why" is presumably to do with how phrases containing 忘れたい女 and 忘れたい人 are translated in the input corpus - any quirks of GT are much more to do with their algorithm and what gets put into it than they are to do with the actual Japanese language.
Oct
25
answered negative verb confusion
Oct
24
reviewed Approve What is the etymological connection between sake (alcohol) and sha-ke (salmon)?
Oct
11
comment History and Meaning of Soran Bushi
Also, just to reiterate, these songs are similar to military cadences, sea shanties and the like - they aren't written formally in the first place so it's not a case that there was a single "original" and then 伊藤多喜雄 rewrote it.
Oct
11
comment History and Meaning of Soran Bushi
Someone called 伊藤多喜雄 performed that (particular) modern version. You might call it a song inspired by the folk version, or a modern remake. 千切れる here is likely not literal (think "work until your arms fall off").
Oct
10
comment History and Meaning of Soran Bushi
Google image search 長袢天 ;)
Oct
10
answered History and Meaning of Soran Bushi
Sep
30
revised What's the difference between でしょうか and ですか at the end of a question?
added 4 characters in body
Sep
30
answered What's the difference between でしょうか and ですか at the end of a question?
Sep
28
awarded  Benefactor
Sep
27
accepted Choice of tense with そばから
Sep
26
awarded  Nice Question
Sep
25
reviewed Satisfactory What is the yomikata of 値 in 破格値?
Sep
25
reviewed Excellent Choice of さしあげる in お電話さしあげる
Sep
25
reviewed Satisfactory The で particle before です
Sep
25
reviewed Excellent Difference between ために and ように
Sep
25
reviewed Satisfactory Is わくわく waku waku a feminine expression?