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Feb
6
comment What is the difference between 「食う」 and 「食べる」?
食らう is more like "wolf/chow down"; has a more rough or "violent" feeling to it. Because wolves.
Feb
5
comment Verbs in application drop down lists
Are you sure "attack" is a verb here? You could use the noun for "attack", 攻撃. Maybe it would help if you gave more context for the list and/or the software itself.
Feb
5
revised Parsing a specific sentence from a book
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Feb
5
comment Parsing a specific sentence from a book
@dainichi: Oops, good catch.
Feb
4
revised Parsing a specific sentence from a book
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Feb
4
comment Which personal pronouns and sentence ending particles would an old man use?
お主 = おしゅ, おぬし, or おあるじ?
Feb
4
comment Which personal pronouns and sentence ending particles would an old man use?
Hmm, interesting.
Feb
4
answered Which personal pronouns and sentence ending particles would an old man use?
Feb
4
answered Parsing a specific sentence from a book
Feb
4
awarded  Custodian
Feb
4
reviewed Excellent Difference in nuance between 証明 and 証拠?
Feb
4
revised How are し, ち, and じ pronounced differently than in English?
Making correct English grammar.
Feb
3
comment Did the Japanese have a word for surrender before WWII?
@user18597: I'm being very serious. It's not that difficult to describe something with other words. That's basically what a dictionary is.
Feb
2
comment Did the Japanese have a word for surrender before WWII?
@user18597: You don't have the ability to describe things without using the word itself? I think you're gonna have a difficult time with languages if you can't. "Surrender" = "to give (oneself) up into the power of another especially as a prisoner". You don't think they could have explained that to each other?
Feb
1
comment Did the Japanese have a word for surrender before WWII?
I don't think it's that far-fetched. The samurai code was "kill yourself honourably in defeat instead of surrendering and becoming a slave, etc.".
Feb
1
comment Is Japanese understandable without pitch?
I was taught that Japanese doesn't have pitch. Just pronounce each "letter" the same as you say them. Maybe this was just to keep it easy for beginners, but I've always stuck to it, and have been told by many Japanese people that my accent and pronunciation is superb. My point is, I wouldn't worry about it too much. My $0.02.
Jan
31
revised What suffix do you add to a verb to make it perfective or imperfective?
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Jan
30
comment Truncated adjective まっすぐ
@ssb: Does 'ssb' stand for "Super Smash Bros."? Cause that's all I can think about when I reading your name.
Jan
30
comment Truncated adjective まっすぐ
The 甘い匂いのする could also be written as 甘い匂いがする. Check this topic for info on when can be replaced with .
Jan
29
answered 火を噴く vs 火を吐く​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​