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Aug
23
comment How 「えい」 should be pronounced in the words like 英語, 先生, etc?
I don't see what [sei] or [see] has anything to do with 敬語.
Aug
22
revised Translation doubts (が, き…)
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Aug
22
answered Translation doubts (が, き…)
Aug
21
answered The difference between 初めて, 最初に and 最初
Aug
19
comment How do I say “He already went to do X for me”, implying he is still in the process of X, not finished?
+1 Best answer. 買いに行っている sounds most natural to me.
Aug
17
comment Please help to understand the verb suffix 掛ける
Related: What is the difference in terms of grammar between ~かける and ~っぱなし?.
Aug
17
comment クラウド上で - pronunciation?
Also related: JLPT N1 question: Why isn't a large amount of money a good enough reason to kill someone? and What does it mean to be “over a law”?.
Aug
14
comment What does the word ゆける signify?
Since it's speaking of dying, wouldn't it more likely be 逝ける?
Aug
10
answered Which word to use for “butterfly”?
Aug
10
comment List of suppletive honorific and humble forms
FYI, the in 存知 is technically incorrect, though widely accepted. 存じ is correct.
Aug
8
comment What is the difference between 防止 and 予防?
Yeah, seems better IMO.
Aug
8
comment What is the difference between 防止 and 予防?
Your explanation is good, but to me, your examples seem contradictory to your explanation.
Aug
8
comment What is the difference between 防止 and 予防?
So do you mean 防止 means "we know that the thing will happen so we have to stop it", and 予防 means "we don't know if it will happen or not (起こるとしたら...), but let's take some action to make sure it doesn't"?
Aug
7
revised do people actually respect the nuances of 探す vs 捜す?
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Aug
3
comment When is it appropriate to choose にわたって or を通じて in regard to time?
I was taught that 〜にわたって absolutely needed something in the clause to indicate the entirety of the space/time spanned. Like 台風により町のほぼ **全域** にわたって被害が出た. Is this wrong?
Aug
2
answered What is the difference between 日曜日【にちようび】and 日曜【にちよう】?
Jul
31
answered Difference between こぼれる and あふれる
Jul
30
comment The meaning of and difference between ~を中心に and ~をめぐって
をめぐって does not literally mean "arguing".
Jul
27
comment Relation between kanji readings and meanings
Isn't the kanji that has the most readings? Either that or .
Jul
26
comment Are the grammatical forms きっかけに and 契機に interchangeable?
Haha, that too. :D Aside from it being kind of a "trick" question, I think comparing the two forms is still a good idea.