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Feb
4
answered Which personal pronouns and sentence ending particles would an old man use?
Feb
4
answered Parsing a specific sentence from a book
Feb
4
awarded  Custodian
Feb
4
reviewed Excellent Difference in nuance between 証明 and 証拠?
Feb
4
revised How are し, ち, and じ pronounced differently than in English?
Making correct English grammar.
Feb
3
comment Did the Japanese have a word for surrender before WWII?
@user18597: I'm being very serious. It's not that difficult to describe something with other words. That's basically what a dictionary is.
Feb
2
comment Did the Japanese have a word for surrender before WWII?
@user18597: You don't have the ability to describe things without using the word itself? I think you're gonna have a difficult time with languages if you can't. "Surrender" = "to give (oneself) up into the power of another especially as a prisoner". You don't think they could have explained that to each other?
Feb
1
comment Did the Japanese have a word for surrender before WWII?
I don't think it's that far-fetched. The samurai code was "kill yourself honourably in defeat instead of surrendering and becoming a slave, etc.".
Feb
1
comment Is Japanese understandable without pitch?
I was taught that Japanese doesn't have pitch. Just pronounce each "letter" the same as you say them. Maybe this was just to keep it easy for beginners, but I've always stuck to it, and have been told by many Japanese people that my accent and pronunciation is superb. My point is, I wouldn't worry about it too much. My $0.02.
Jan
31
revised What suffix do you add to a verb to make it perfective or imperfective?
added 3 characters in body
Jan
30
comment Truncated adjective まっすぐ
@ssb: Does 'ssb' stand for "Super Smash Bros."? Cause that's all I can think about when I reading your name.
Jan
30
comment Truncated adjective まっすぐ
The 甘い匂いのする could also be written as 甘い匂いがする. Check this topic for info on when can be replaced with .
Jan
29
answered 火を噴く vs 火を吐く​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Jan
29
comment Limitations of に for emphasis?
@DariusJahandarie: The in 私にはケーキが見えた makes sense because it means "The cake was visible to me". There is no "to" used when eating the cake.
Jan
29
revised Where does です come from?
added 60 characters in body
Jan
29
comment ~うございます - keigo い-adjectives
@TsuyoshiIto: As I'm re-reading this now, how would you conjugate 大きい? 大きゅうございます?
Jan
29
revised ~うございます - keigo い-adjectives
deleted 6 characters in body
Jan
29
awarded  Nice Question
Jan
28
answered Is punning with homophonic kanji common?
Jan
28
awarded  Pundit