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Apr
26
comment What does もう mean in this sentence?
@ジョン - I was disputing rintaun's comment about -ても as opposed to もう in Genki 1. In either case, I'd have to verify when I get home.
Apr
26
comment What does もう mean in this sentence?
As noted below, my understanding of もう was lacking.
Apr
26
comment What does もう mean in this sentence?
@rintaun: I don't think so. I remember from the chapter when they introduce the -te iru form. I'm pretty sure that もう was in that chapter also.
Apr
26
comment What does もう mean in this sentence?
I think I need to refer back to Genki 1. Maybe I'm remembering wrong...
Apr
26
comment What does もう mean in this sentence?
Oh. I thought it just mean "even" or "still". Such as: He still hasn't found his keys.
Apr
26
comment What's the proper way to use 先 versus 前に or 以前?
@oldergod I thought 先 = さき. Am I wrong?
Apr
26
asked What does もう mean in this sentence?
Apr
25
comment Does -ou / -you / -mashou conjugation have a negative form?
~まい seems to be very popular in anime. I hear it quite often. Is it still literary in modern Japanese or are Japanese using it more often now? I can't imagine them saying ~ないだろう instead of ~まい. Especially with their penchant of shortening phrases and sentences.
Apr
25
comment Cohortative ましょう with and without the auxiliary construction ~てみる
"してましょう ... that can't be correct. Right?
Apr
14
comment What does the “~ておく” mean in “任せておく”?
@sawa: Though not quite the same, the command version (afaik) would be: 任せとけ. Or another example (and also my favorite example): 止めとけ. Is there such thing as a 任せとく?
Apr
10
comment Difference between ほとんど~ない, めったに~ない and まれ
@Jesse: You said: "まれ technically is already a negative expression so you can't use it with a negative as in the first example because it would become a double negative." But isn't "amari" a negative expression and it's used with negative verb conjugations?
Mar
26
revised How often is だが used in everyday conversation?
Flaw noted the normal use
Mar
26
comment How often is だが used in everyday conversation?
@Flaw: I'll edit my question to reflect that.
Mar
25
comment How often is だが used in everyday conversation?
Yes, the だが is just plain form of ですが. Both, I've seen translated as "but".
Mar
25
asked How often is だが used in everyday conversation?
Mar
25
comment How can I say “looking through the window of death”?
I agree with Flaw. You should edit your question with examples in English and the attempted Japanese.
Mar
25
comment What is the meaning of ~たまえ?
So just to make sure I understood, たまえ = ください, right?
Mar
23
comment When is it appropriate to use ごくろうさま?
@summea: See above :)
Mar
23
comment When is it appropriate to use ごくろうさま?
@Chocolate: Feel free to. However, please make it an answer not a comment :)
Mar
23
comment When do you use するには as opposed to するため(には) to mean “in order to”?
Your second sentence sounds... a bit awkward. I would wonder if it could be reworded as: "In order to launch a missile, press the red button."