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Jan
11
comment How to define 羨ましい?
"I'm jealous of you/I'm so jealous" is not a frequently heard english expression. うらやましい is a frequent japanese expression.
Jan
11
revised How to define 羨ましい?
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Jan
11
comment How to define 羨ましい?
why would you want to avoid saying うらやましい? I ask because I don't see it having much of a negative nuance.
Jan
11
comment How to define 羨ましい?
"I'm jealous of you" is sometimes said in a playful, joking manner. However, it does not carry the same nuance of うらやましい, nor is it anywhere as frequent an exclamation.
Jan
11
asked How to define 羨ましい?
Jan
11
accepted How to use the inflection “やがる”?
Jan
11
comment How to use the inflection “やがる”?
can i use やがる by itself?
Jan
11
comment What's bugging the Japanese language?
from a lesson I got a while ago, but can't link to.... 虫が 好すかない this 虫, that deals with emotions, refers back to a pre-modern concept of "bugs" in the stomach. (maybe one can think of them as bacteria or maybe like the english equivalent of butterflies). So, if the bugs in your stomach don't like something/someone , you don't either.
Jan
10
comment How to use the inflection “やがる”?
Yes but then is うらやましい negative? In a christian worldview, perhaps, but when thinking in Japanese, I don't have negative connotations with うらやましい. just something to think about...
Jan
10
comment How to use the inflection “やがる”?
Thank you. Do you have an opinion on the meaning it lends?
Jan
10
comment How to use the inflection “やがる”?
Do you think it is always negative? In the last example I gave, I think it can be interpreted as (positive) benign envy. my friend explained the last example thusly: このとき、自分には作ることができないという、うらやましい気持ちを含んだ表現になります。
Jan
10
asked How to use the inflection “やがる”?
Jan
7
comment [潔]{いさぎよ}い meaning
i saw gracious as a definition. I think gracious (in defeat) would would work for a one word-ish definition. eow.alc.co.jp潔い/UTF-8/?ref=sa
Jan
5
comment When should I use「かも」 versus 「アヒル」?
lol i wonder which culture started the whole duckface thing...
Jan
5
comment Can でありますように be followed by a verb?
thank you. so なりますように祈りたします would be incorrect?
Jan
4
comment How are で and ばかりused in this expression?
i am an amateur at japanese, and google searching terms is a poor indicator, but "でありますように願うばかりです " gets a lot of examples on line. does the end of the sentence strike you as a foreigner's japanese? google.com/search?q=%22でありますように願うばかりです+%22&hl=en&client=safari&rls=en‌​&prmd=ivns&filter=0&gs_sm=s&gs_upl=0l0l0l30134l0l0l0l0l0l0l0l0ll0l0&oq=%22でありますよう‌​に願うばかりです+%22&aq=f&aqi=&aql=
Jan
4
comment Can でありますように be followed by a verb?
that is what i would presume. however, please tell me if you have an opinion on the points brought up in the comments to one of the answers to this question japanese.stackexchange.com/questions/4155/how-does-this-ように-work
Jan
4
asked Can でありますように be followed by a verb?
Jan
4
comment How does this ように work?
@sawa- the sentence phrased this way would be grammatical= I wish that it may be sunny tomorrow. This of course would sound archaic, though I assume that this type of japanese sounds archaic as well. there seems to be a lot of でありますように願う examples on japanese sites... are they all incorrect?
Jan
3
revised How are で and ばかりused in this expression?
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