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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.
Jan
11
answered What does ぉ character mean in のぉ?
Jan
11
comment Should I say 失礼{しつれい}します before hanging up the phone if the other person called me?
@Dono: Some people? Like everyone I know does. Haha!
Jan
7
comment Is “anyone” 人はいます or 誰でも?
誰でも is more like "whoever". Same with the other 〜でもs: いつでも → "whenever"; どこでも → "wherever"; etc.
Jan
7
comment Usage of noun-modifying である
Tangential question: the application of the description ピアニストである seems ambiguous. That is, it seems like it may be applied to either or 私の姉. Of course the context makes it clear, but in another situation, would there be a better way to specifically indicate the sister? Maybe 私のピアニストである姉? Although that sounds funny/wrong to me.
Jan
6
comment What does exactly does さま mean in dictionary definitions?
@TsuyoshiIto: Oh, it sounded like you meant that if you knew where it came from, then you could understand why the poster was confused, etc.
Jan
5
answered What does exactly does さま mean in dictionary definitions?
Jan
5
comment What does exactly does さま mean in dictionary definitions?
@TsuyoshiIto: Does knowing the source really help with answering the question?
Jan
3
answered What's wrong with using 内に in this sentence?
Jan
3
revised Passive-transitive-verb vs. Intransitive-verb (他動詞の受け身 vs. 自動詞)
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