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Nov
15
comment Meaning of last “te” of saki ni itte te (先に行ってて)
@Tokyo Nagoya, would you be kind enough to explain the grammatical principles behind this construction in more depth, please?
Nov
8
comment Questions on the phrase 調子に乗る
vaguely related: http://japanese.stackexchange.com/questions/6587/where-does-the-phrase-「ノリが悪い」-‌​come-from-and-what-is-the-meaning/6589#6589
Oct
30
comment Figurative use of 空ける?
OK thanks. So I guess I can think of it as "I emptied the place of myself for....so and so time"? or "I cleared the place of myself for....so and so time"? Maybe either one works in a figurative sense.
Oct
18
comment What is the etymology of お陰で/おかげで and how does the expression relate to the kanji?
@PhoenixFox, thanks I ascertained as much as well but thanks for your input you are indefatigable and a credit to the translation community on a whole. <3 no thanks rlly
Oct
8
comment What is the literal meaning of どういたしまして?
Sorry all, I can't remember the site that is great for etymology. Also, would there be a better english word to use than "literal" here?
Sep
30
comment What is the meaning of さん in ごくろうさん?
Ok, I understand what you mean. However, to a native speaker, the sense of borderline infantilization that I mistakenly drew from these expressions would probably be considered incorrect (as I suppose), so I am happy to learn the exact nuance. Thanks again.
Sep
30
comment What is the meaning of さん in ごくろうさん?
thank you very much. I think this point is important, however, because as I started to learn Japanese, I always had the feeling of these kind of usages of san or sama being kind of childish (as in, "Thanks mr. hard work!) so it is nice to learn the true meaning (I hope).
Sep
29
comment What is the meaning of さん in ごくろうさん?
On my previous question about gochisousama the answer and comments by tim and earthling state that ご苦労様's 様 means "state".
Sep
29
comment What is the meaning of さん in ごくろうさん?
@snailboat, my conception of the word was previously the same as yours, until I was told (convincingly) other wise on this site. Maybe I misunderstood but idk now.
Sep
29
comment What is the meaning of さん in ごくろうさん?
You are probably right but I don't understand your answer. I imagine that san after a name means something like Mr or Ms but this may be wrong. Is a literal translation of the phrase in question, "Honorable Mr/Ms hardship"?
Sep
29
comment What is the meaning of さん in ごくろうさん?
"As far as meaning, さん is a contraction of さま, but I don't believe さん・さま being applied to someone's name was ever derived from / used for the meaning of "state"." Is anyone named "苦労"?
Sep
29
comment What is the meaning of さん in ごくろうさん?
This answer is where I got the idea that sama means state: japanese.stackexchange.com/questions/9622/etymology-of-ごちそうさまでした/9623#962‌​3
Sep
29
comment Is there a set response to 『いらっしゃい!』?
@ThisSuitIsBlackNot --Bingo! thanks. I knew I had heard that before but was almost asleep so it didn't register in my mind. Thanks!
Sep
17
comment Interpretation of 思われる (spontaneous or passive?)
What source is your "spontaneous" meaning from?
Aug
26
comment what is the logic for assigning Kanji characters to certain radicals?
@snailboat, yes I love controversial websites...Kanjinetworks is actually under tmz.com on my bookmarks bar.
Aug
26
comment what is the logic for assigning Kanji characters to certain radicals?
As per 畐 (Type 1 Phonetic) as described in 副 (abundance) + 宀 roof/building → building stocked with abundant possessions → wealthy; become wealthy; abundant. in case yr interested = kanjinetworks.com/eng/kanji-dictionary/…
Aug
21
comment How do you read simple arithmetic equations in Japanese?
I think である and なり should be listed as well, but I am not 100% on their usage--just rephrasing a previous sawa answer.
Aug
21
comment How do you read simple arithmetic equations in Japanese?
Please correct me if it is never said this way.
Aug
9
comment Difference between 検索する and 探す
did u try tangorin? 検索 is more like "looking up" than search. tangorin.com/general検索
Aug
7
comment “Possession” of time: 時間 or 時?
someone might formulate an answer, but in the meantime you can look up sample sentences on alc.co.jp or jisho.org and see the different usages for yourself.