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Feb
26
comment Usage of なんて in this sentence
I thought the qeustions was: What is the usage of なんて in this sentence? Which Chocolate had no problem answering. Why is it so difficult for you two?
Feb
25
comment Usage of なんて in this sentence
Ok... so how is なんて being used in the sentence? What is its meaning?
Feb
24
comment Correct word for “indeed”
If まさか is acceptable, then wouldn't ばかな be as well?
Feb
23
comment Correct word for “indeed”
I thought 確かに was closer in meaning to: certainly or definitely.
Feb
23
comment How do you express “did” + verb in Japanese?
@yadokari, isn't that the same as dainichi's 4th example, but just in the polite form?
Feb
21
comment What is the difference between あるまい and ありません?
@Chocolate: What does おこう mean in your example sentence?
Feb
21
asked What is the difference between あるまい and ありません?
Feb
20
accepted Why does the g tends to sound more like a m or n?
Feb
20
revised How do you express “did” + verb in Japanese?
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Feb
19
asked How do you express “did” + verb in Japanese?
Feb
18
comment Why does the g tends to sound more like a m or n?
I'm going to be very frank here. I think it's because you're not yet able to distinguish intervocalic [ŋ] from [n] and [m]. I'll be frank as well. I completely agree with you. Incidentally, listening to the passage you link to, I hear [ŋ] in the first, [ɡ] in the second ocurrence of しごと. Good, I'm glad you heard that. At least I know, I'm not going crazy. I'm guessing she purposely pronounced that way the second time. I wonder if other non-natives have as much of a hard time with the difference in pronounciation like I do.
Feb
18
revised Why does the g tends to sound more like a m or n?
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Feb
18
asked Why does the g tends to sound more like a m or n?
Feb
16
accepted What is the equivalent use of need and need + Verb?
Feb
16
comment In actual Japanese society, how often are second-person pronouns used?
@silvermaple: I heard that きみ is really only used in anime, movies, shows, or books. Also that it is not normally used in day to day conversation. Is this true?
Feb
16
comment In actual Japanese society, how often are second-person pronouns used?
But when you are talking with some outsider, then you have to say 山田, and saying 山田さん would be impolite to the outsider (and the expression 山田 does not become impolite to 山田). I am completely boggled as to why you would call your boss by only his family name to an outsider and have it still be considered as polite...
Feb
13
asked What is the equivalent use of need and need + Verb?
Feb
13
comment Is it natural to call elderly men ojiisan?
I had no idea. In America, you don't really hear people use it nowadays, but it's not awkward or odd. Well you learn something new everyday.
Feb
13
comment Is it natural to call elderly men ojiisan?
My owly thought is that it doesn't directly answer the OP's question. Although it does address sawa's request. Note, I did not downvote oldergod's answer.
Feb
12
comment Confusion between causatives and intransitive-transitive
In your first example, how would you know which meaning the sentence had? Is the only way to determine that purely from context?