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Jan
25
revised When writing vertically, where do small kana go?
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Jan
25
answered When writing vertically, where do small kana go?
Jan
25
comment What is the name of the wooden hook support on the walls of traditional Japanese rooms?
Note for those that have furigana turned off on the site, that here 長押 is read なげし. However, in this age of technology, it has also come to be read as ながおし, meaning "long press" or "hold", esp. of buttons, touchscreens, etc. Though this reading may also have the accompanying okurigana as 長押し.
Jan
24
comment What is the difference between 上{あ}げる and 挙{あ}げる?
See THIS POST for a good explanation on homophonic kanji distinction.
Jan
23
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Usage of ~まんねん (関西弁)
Jan
22
comment Passive form - The exact difference between を and が
@DanielSafari: If you mean 犬は猫にケーキを食べられた, yes, that's acceptable and correct too.
Jan
22
revised Passive form - The exact difference between を and が
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Jan
22
answered Passive form - The exact difference between を and が
Jan
22
comment 方 - also read ほう when referring to a person?
@JesseGood: I disagree that ほう is more commonly used that かた. かた is not at all uncommon, and it's seen/heard/used all over the place.
Jan
15
comment Interpretation of て+もらえる
He says "They won't know it's you". Does he mean without the mask they won't know, or with the mask they won't know? Either way, using 〜てもらえない still seems like a strange translation to me.
Jan
15
awarded  Organizer
Jan
15
revised Fast Food Conversation - Any Practical Guides?
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Jan
15
answered Interpretation of て+もらえる
Jan
15
comment Fast Food Conversation - Any Practical Guides?
Welcome to JLU! I think this question may be too open-ended and runs the risk the being closed. You might refine it by asking something more specific, like how to say "dine-in" vs. "carry-out", etc. On a side note, I'm not sure that a cashier would ask you how you want to pay, unless credit cards are becoming way more prevalent than they used to be.
Jan
15
answered A は/が difference
Jan
14
comment What's the difference between 触る and 触れる?
The only part I'm not sure I agree with is 触れる being used only for "light" touching. Because I've seen signs in museums, stores, etc. like 手を触れないように or 手を触れないでください, and that (to me) indicates something more forceful.
Jan
14
asked What's the difference between 触る and 触れる?
Jan
14
asked What's the difference between くる and やってくる?
Jan
14
comment Is it acceptable in Japanese to write kanji characters in the Chinese style?
Is the stroke order for that hard to remember? I can't even think of how you'd do it wrong. Putting the horizontal line as stroke 4 instead of 2?
Jan
14
comment Is it acceptable in Japanese to write kanji characters in the Chinese style?
@ixsccd: Where did you hear ふつとり for ? I've only ever heard it called ふるとり.