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May
30
comment Question on an apparent solipsistic usage of the “quotative って”
Thanks. I used solipsistic as he was referring to himself, though that is stretching the meaning of the word.
May
30
comment How do you count ghosts in Japanese?
Yes this example is far less than ideal but 人 can be used as a counter for ghosts.
May
30
comment How do you count ghosts in Japanese?
the link above says that 一人、二人 is used, the same as 生者...
May
30
comment How do you count ghosts in Japanese?
i see this as well: crd.ndl.go.jp/reference/modules/d3ndlcrdentry/…
May
27
comment What is this person saying?
Ok. well in either case it seems a bit too hard to directly translate the exact nuance into English. (minus the full context of the quote)
May
27
comment How do you be sarcastic in Japanese?
this question is incredibly broad in scope.
May
27
comment What is this person saying?
Hi Kohsuke. Could you tell me what nuance the が at the end provides? I couldn't translate it as well as I would have liked to. thanks.
May
27
comment What is this person saying?
Rather than just asking a translation, you get better responses when you ask specific questions about what you don't understand. Beyond this, if you show you have at least tried to understand on your own, you will get even better responses.
May
27
comment What is this person saying?
where do you get them meaning of "started" from?
May
26
comment 桜桜ーいざや and ゆかん meanings
Please provide quoted examples and a less convoluted question. thanks
May
24
comment Slang metaphorical animal names used to describe people
@Chocolate, please do not hesitate to write in Japanese.
May
24
comment Slang metaphorical animal names used to describe people
@oldergod, the point is that many students of Japanese appreciate the chance to study from Chocolate's comments.
May
16
comment Encountered な with ten-ten
So writing え゛っ(with the extra ゛) as opposed to えっ denotes added surprise without denoting an actual change in sound? (by the way what are those dots called in Japanese and in English?)
May
16
comment How important is gendered language in reality?
"Just how important is gendered language in Japanese?" -Very.
May
14
comment 上手(じょうず)vs。上手い(うまい)
look up the definitions on tangorin.com then look up sample sentences on alc.co.jp. they are two different words.
May
9
comment How do I interpret the Japanese construction of verb+noun?
@Chocolate, ショボいってなんですか? You can also say, "A man whose wife died on him."
May
9
comment How do I interpret the Japanese construction of verb+noun?
妻に死なれた夫...a husband whose wife up and died on him (?)
Apr
29
comment Explain づき in the given sentence
@Chocolate、説明してくれてありがとうございます〜
Apr
27
comment Explain づき in the given sentence
is the よう in the ようにして here meaning "state"? As in, "Please watch this, 'in the state' of not being too close." ?
Apr
6
comment Polite way of asking if someone's received an email
sorry for asking an english question but is "someone's received" a contraction of "someone has received"? Would it not be more correct to say, "Polite way of asking if someone received an email"/"Polite way of asking if someone has received an email?" Can you contract "has" in this instance? thanks and sorry for any uptight vibes.