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Oct
4
answered What does おやすみちゃー mean?
Oct
4
comment What conjugation is 助けて, when used as an interjection?
I think that's poor input in 大辞林 to call 「てよ」 and 「てね」 their own forms. It's just the て form, often with よ・ね added for emphasis. I would not want the OP (who notes his experience with Japanese as very little) to think these are separate forms that have other common usages. It should say something like 「よ」、「ね」をつけて意を軽くすることもある.
Oct
3
comment Why isn't a large amount of money a good enough reason to kill someone?
@DaveMG: You had edited the question to have the correct readings, so my first line didn't make sense any more. But that's why I crossed it out instead of deleting it, so that it might still be somewhat helpful to anyone who sees it. If you think it to be more helpful than I do, you can un-cross it out if you want.
Oct
2
comment Problems parsing this sentence (ような before comma)
そんな is a contraction of そのような, so I think it's just repetitively summing up the whole clause (人と...笑いかけるような) before it.
Oct
1
revised Why isn't a large amount of money a good enough reason to kill someone?
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Oct
1
comment What is the meaning of さん in ごくろうさん?
@snailboat: It would seem plausible except that you use さま directly to someone way more than indirectly about someone (if ever). Anyway, this discussion should probably move to chat, or be made into a new topic.
Sep
29
comment What is the meaning of さん in ごくろうさん?
It's just a way to "personalize" a trait or characteristic. Like "Mr. hard worker". Of course the person's name isn't "hard worker". Or if you say something like 寿司屋さん, you mean "Mr. Sushi Restaurant" (the owner(s) of the place), not that you think the person's name is actually "Sushi Restaurant". Like I said, look at the other topics on this site for a better meaning of ご苦労様.
Sep
29
answered What is the meaning of さん in ごくろうさん?
Sep
27
comment relationship between 'b' and 'm' sounds
can be pronounced with an 'm'. One of my Japanese teacher's name is 門馬【もん・ま】(もん・ま).
Sep
27
comment What geographical scope does アジア have?
@user3985: You convinced me.
Sep
27
comment Questions about 背負う
Oh, like "show" vs. "shoh"/"shō"?
Sep
27
comment Questions about 背負う
Haha! I guess you can add him if you want. Do you know of somewhere online that has audio pronunciations of these so I can hear how they're different?
Sep
27
comment What geographical scope does アジア have?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about geography.
Sep
27
accepted Questions about 背負う
Sep
27
comment Questions about 背負う
The tricky thing is that しょう here is not a homonym of しょう as in 賞, 章, and 小. That's a bold claim and I'm not quite sure I understand how they could be pronounced differently. Do you have a source that can verify this?
Sep
24
comment does the structure「(verb stem)がする」 exist?
I think this is coincidentally where the verb stem is the same as the noun, and it's the pattern is really noun + がする.
Sep
23
revised Similar example sentences give different meanings
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Sep
23
comment How do you pronounce “☓☓” as a placeholder?
Agreed, comments are not for answers.
Sep
23
comment How do you pronounce “☓☓” as a placeholder?
I've also heard/used なんとかなんとか.
Sep
23
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