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Oct
8
asked What does かの日 mean?
Oct
7
comment Native speakers (basically) don't study radicals. So, how could they be useful for learning kanji?
What do you mean, "what comes next?" I don't really understand what you're asking.
Oct
7
comment What does 何もいません mean?
Retract what I said about replacing all the time. See @snailboat's (deleted) answer below. There are times when you can say something like だれもが to mean "everyone", and similarly for other question words. I forgot about this kind of scenario.
Oct
7
comment What does 何もいません mean?
Yes, that's correct. I think technically どこもいきませんでした is correct, but adding the really emphasizes the "to" of going somewhere -- "I did not go (to) somewhere". Also, as replaces the は/が in positive statements, it also replaces it in the negative, so it is not added on as がも (as you said).
Oct
7
revised What does 何もいません mean?
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Oct
7
answered What does 何もいません mean?
Oct
6
comment Problems parsing this sentence (ような before comma)
@snailboat: It's one of those things that I was taught somewhere along the line. I found a few references here and here, but they don't show any etymological derivation, just association. I've never heard そんな, but definitely そんな, although both of those seem ungrammatical to me (as you mentioned).
Oct
5
comment How do you say “which one of you”?
This. Translating "which one of you" exactly is unnecessary. "Of you" implies that you're talking directly to the group of "suspects". So all you really need is "who took my sandwich" (誰がサンドイッチ盗んだ【ぬすんだ】んだ!) and it's pretty much implied you're only talking to the suspects.
Oct
4
comment What does おやすみちゃー mean?
Hmm, I have no idea then. Could be an inside slang that person uses. Like I sometimes say おじゃすみ〜ん for おやすみ.
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"?