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Oct
31
revised How do 自他 triplets of related verbs work?
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Oct
29
comment What's the grammar behind お忘れなきよう?
How does なき compare with ございません in terms of politeness? Often heard on trains/subway: お忘れ物がございませんよう、ご注意ください.
Oct
25
comment Can 〜てなんかいない contract to 〜てなんかない?
泣いてなんかない sounds like something a guy would say if he was accused of crying for being too feminine/emotional/etc.
Oct
25
comment negative verb confusion
Well that doesn't make it "wrong", just "out of use". Splitting hairs I guess... Although I now see that you said, "In modern English", which I guess I missed before.
Oct
25
comment negative verb confusion
I see nothing wrong with She takes not the money, other than it makes you sound like you're from Victorian-era England.
Oct
24
revised correctness of い adjective + です
Adding link to related gramar form
Oct
21
comment Using the causative form (使役形) to create humble language (謙譲語)?
Refer to this post (and further, the linked post within it) for more info. In my knowledge, the only difference is perspective and possibly giving respect where due, but otherwise they are interchangeable. I'm really curious about the reasoning she gave you.
Oct
21
comment Using the causative form (使役形) to create humble language (謙譲語)?
この町に住ませて頂きたいんです is more like "I want to be allowed to live in this town". But your phrase using いただきました sounds fine to me. Did they say why it was incorrect?
Oct
21
revised Can someone explain the use of こと in these types of sentences?
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Oct
21
comment Can someone explain the use of こと in these types of sentences?
[verb]のは難しいです: Not to be confused with 連用形+にくい.
Oct
21
comment Oceans — Thick or Big?
Thanks. I knew there was something simple to it.
Oct
21
accepted Oceans — Thick or Big?
Oct
21
asked Oceans — Thick or Big?
Oct
19
comment what are kanji that can be flipped, but not rotated?
@kinyo: FYI, flipping vertically is not the same rotating 180°. Those two actions will only produce the same result if the character is symmetric about the vertical axis. Rotating the letter N by 180° will give the same letter, but flipping it vertically will give и .
Oct
19
comment what are kanji that can be flipped, but not rotated?
@snailboat: You mean when it looks like without the lower horizontal stroke, and strokes barely cross at the bottom right corner?
Oct
17
comment What's the difference between 下りる and 降りる
Related: What's the difference between 上がる and 上る?. Now throw in the difference between おりる and くだる.
Oct
17
comment Meaning of trailing の in a question
I know that's not your own comment, but I would say questions in casual speech are often asked with , but not usually. I guess it might depend on the region, though.
Oct
16
comment Japanese language “compression ratio”
This is an interesting question, but it feels very speculative at best, and thus off-topic in my mind.
Oct
16
reviewed Approve Where to find a list of all syllables
Oct
16
answered What's the difference between 「〜を通{とお}して」 and 「〜を通{つう}じて」?