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May
5
comment Can there be such a thing as のんでましょう?
i searched 飲んでましょう in quotes and after i went through the pages i don't think there were more than 300 examples of this word being used.
May
5
comment Can there be such a thing as のんでましょう?
google hits are extremely deceiving
May
2
accepted What is the たて in 取れる+たて?
May
1
comment Is there a difference between んがため and ために?
I would like to propose this alternate translation, though I don't completely grasp the Japanese : My Grandfather takes great care to mind his diet in order to live until 100yrs of age. (in the original Japanese, is the meaning that he has already reached 100years of age? or is he trying to each 100 years of age?)
May
1
comment Why does お[馬鹿]{ばか}さん contain honorific お?
In english if you want to be cute it's perfectly natural to say "Hey mr. stupid~" or something to that effect. Same thing, though the japanese example has more nuances.
Apr
30
accepted What would be a proper definition and adequate natural translation for the term 替え歌王?
Apr
30
comment What would be a proper definition and adequate natural translation for the term 替え歌王?
Is "king of parody" a show, genre or what ? do u think it's a historic term?
Apr
30
asked What would be a proper definition and adequate natural translation for the term 替え歌王?
Apr
30
comment Can we have two thematic は particles in a sentence?
does anyone want to put money down on this one?
Apr
28
comment What's the reading of -中 as a suffix?
@dotnetN00b for instance 会議中 = in a meeting eow.alc.co.jp/search?q=会議中&ref=sa
Apr
28
comment What is the たて in 取れる+たて?
thank you, i was looking for this kind of explanation. If you are so inclined, do you have any more thoughts on the metaphoric use of 立つ? (perhaps in other compounds like 役に立つ?)Currently i am relating it to the english use of stand thusly:"the decision stands".(though i concede i shouldn't try to correlate the two closely)
Apr
28
answered What is the たて in 取れる+たて?
Apr
27
comment learning order for kana?
youtube.com/…. you can find a lot to look through.
Apr
27
answered learning order for kana?
Apr
27
comment Understanding 〜たら良いか〜
@rintaun: agreed but it would probably be safer to say: 何と(what)言ったら(if I say)良いか([would be] good?)わかりません(I don't know)
Apr
27
comment Understanding 〜たら良いか〜
I had wrote "to say" by itself, but I did not mean it to represent an equivalent of the infinitive form "to say" which would correspond to 言う in japanese. I meant it like a question one asks oneself: "What to say? what to say? I don't know..." So another literal translation would be "What should I say/ good?/ I don't know"
Apr
27
revised Understanding 〜たら良いか〜
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Apr
27
revised What is the たて in 取れる+たて?
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Apr
27
comment What is the たて in 取れる+たて?
how is 取れたて different than 取れたばかり?
Apr
27
comment What is the たて in 取れる+たて?
how do you translate the term 連用形?