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May
16
comment How important is gendered language in reality?
To be fair to the OP, sometimes very simplified statements are made about gendered language, when the reality is more complicated and involves interactions with location/dialect, situation, social class, age, etc. japanese.stackexchange.com/questions/97 and many of the answers are also relevant (just added the gender tag to it)
May
16
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May
16
revised What differences should I look out for between male vs female speech?
added gender tag as relevant to recently added question
May
12
comment Why is 〜に受かる used to mean “to pass”?
Also interesting: nhg.pro.tok2.com/qa/joshi-7.htm (Q. 67)
May
10
comment Why is 〜に受かる used to mean “to pass”?
There's also「~に合格する」
May
8
answered Why should we use 世界で and not 世界に for 日本で一番高い山は富士山です
May
6
comment Which romanization system should I use in my word game?
I'd imagine balancing the letters to be a big issue. That and how you deal with cases such as にょ (nyo) vs んよ (n'yo). There are various kana-based word puzzle games already in existence, but no Japanese version of scrabble.
May
6
comment Which romanization system should I use in my word game?
+1 for allowing more than one system.
May
5
answered Why don't radicals have the same definition for all kanji?
Apr
28
comment Relative clause in japanese
Are you talking about ambiguous cases like 彼女が好きな彼?
Apr
25
comment What does the 「っち」 in @「見守りっち」 translate into?
Quite possible - I didn't realise the っち there came from a portmanteau (and wouldn't have guessed ウオッチ!). I thought it was just a cutesy suffix.
Apr
25
answered What does the 「っち」 in @「見守りっち」 translate into?
Apr
22
answered What is なく・ない and why is it used?
Apr
22
comment Usage of kanji for words usually written in kana
Often I think it's the overall effect of how you write rather than a single word or two. The answers to this question may also help: japanese.stackexchange.com/questions/3733 I don't think there's anything as simple as a list, as it will depend somewhat on the situation - for formal writing there will be style guides/help books which will probably touch on the most common 'misuses', for informal situations there is a lot more flexibility. "If a loan word has a katakana form, use the katakana" is probably a good rule of thumb.
Apr
22
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Apr
21
answered Usage of kanji for words usually written in kana
Apr
11
comment Japanese word for Operation, in the sense of a project or task - slang
You can use 大作戦{だいさくせん} as well - as in 京都大作戦 (a music festival) or プロポーズ大作戦 (name of a drama). Further on the slangy side, nicodic lists "パンツ大作戦" (not as dirty as it sounds!)
Apr
8
comment Is there a way to differentiate て and って when transcribing speech?
おう vs お is just something you get used to with practice (おお vs おう, now...)
Apr
7
answered Why aren't マンション mansions? Or are they?
Apr
4
answered へうげもの - Hyouge Mono?