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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?
Apr
2
accepted ~ろ・~ろも・思うて・~たった in 越後 dialect (新潟弁?)
Mar
31
asked ~ろ・~ろも・思うて・~たった in 越後 dialect (新潟弁?)
Mar
25
answered なにかと思ったら meaning
Mar
24
comment Counter for bowls of ramen?
I take it 玉 would mostly be used in the sense of 替え玉{かえだま}?
Mar
20
accepted Readings of 漏斗:じょうご vs ろうと
Mar
19
asked Readings of 漏斗:じょうご vs ろうと
Mar
12
answered Slip of the mouth instead of a slip of the tongue?
Mar
12
comment What is the origin of the phrase 一石二鳥?
Another example, although not a 四字熟語 - 豚に真珠 (pearls before swine) from the English, compared to 猫に小判
Mar
11
comment Why are い-adjectives often used as nouns?
The problem is that they haven't actually counted "77 million" or however many pages. You can get perhaps better results by searching only a given site. site:oshiete.goo.ne.jp (one of the big question-answer sites) gives a lot more hits for 黒い猫・赤い花・青い空 than for the equivalent noun forms. Either people using that one website write completely differently than the rest of the internet, or those very big numbers google shows you just aren't real. This doesn't mean using the noun forms in those cases is always wrong - for example "黒と白の猫" is natural for "black and white cat".