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Aug
9
comment What does “自己修養” mean, in western terms?
Is this an actual 四字熟語, or are you "inventing" it based on what you need it to mean?
Aug
9
comment What is the difference between “に” and “には”?
After re-reading this answer after all this time, the differences are explained very well!
Aug
9
answered what does the とは mean in this phrase?
Aug
7
revised “Possession” of time: 時間 or 時?
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Aug
7
answered “Possession” of time: 時間 or 時?
Aug
7
comment How to say “I have class now”
I agree that the sentence sounds a little "stiff". Something like 今、授業なんだ。もう行くわ! is more casual.
Aug
7
comment What's the difference between 治す{なおす} and 治る{なおる}?
@DaleyPaley: The key (if not clear from the answer) is that 治す takes a subject marked with , meaning healing/fixing that thing, while 治る uses and means the thing itself is fixed/healed.
Aug
5
comment Does Japanese have short versions of weekdays?
I've never heard きんどにち for the weekends; just どにち. I don't know if Japanese people really consider Friday evening part of the weekend like Americans do, especially since many of them have work/school part time on Sat.
Aug
4
comment Difference between ために and ように
My grammar book says for ~ように: 「~」には話す人の意志を表さない動詞(意志を含まない同志や可能の意味を表す動詞など)が来る. So I think that's the key (which @ssb also mentions).
Aug
4
comment あれが for “that must be it”?
@Ataraxia: With my example, they're omitting the 一番偉いもの((なん)だ) since it doesn't need to be repeated. In general, it depends on what's being discussed.
Aug
4
comment How and when to use せや and its variants in Kansai-ben?
@snailboat: Like the movie Inception - a 略 of a 略.
Aug
4
answered あれが for “that must be it”?
Jul
31
revised How to express a verb acting upon another verb?
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Jul
31
answered How to express a verb acting upon another verb?
Jul
31
comment Difference between ために and ように
@Billy: Comments are not for answers
Jul
31
comment Proper use of ため to thank someone for doing x?
@DariusJahandarie: Touché
Jul
30
comment Proper use of ため to thank someone for doing x?
Reasons 1 and 2 are essentially the same since the 〜て form and 連用形 are pretty interchangeable as connecting clauses. 3 and 4 are basically the same just with(out) the を, and seem to be a form with the verb implied/omitted as described here. So it's really just like one reason.
Jul
30
revised Proper use of ため to thank someone for doing x?
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Jul
30
revised What does '今よ' mean?
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