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Feb
21
revised What does 日本語で送っても読めますか? mean?
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Feb
20
comment What does 日本語で送っても読めますか? mean?
@user1205935: Yes, "Sending a letter in Japanese" is correct English, but the in Japanese refers to the state of the letter, not the action of how you sent it. However, the you are talking about describes the means of how you do the action. You say 航空便で送る or 船便で送る; 日本語で送る doesn't make sense. If you want to describe the letter being in Japanese, Maho should have said 日本語で書いて送っても読めますか?
Feb
20
comment What does 日本語で送っても読めますか? mean?
@user1205935: How do you send something "in" Japanese? Japanese is not a method of conveyance. Like if I go to send a package, my choices might include "3 day ground", or "next day air", but I'm certain "Japanese" will not be on there. You send mail that is written in Japanese.
Feb
20
revised What does 日本語で送っても読めますか? mean?
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Feb
20
answered What does 日本語で送っても読めますか? mean?
Feb
20
comment How would I respectfully disagree with a peer?
My university published this a few weeks ago: wellness.nmsu.edu/eap/resources/Howtosay.pdf Same concepts could be applied to Japanese.
Feb
20
comment How to express “with (x) as well” and “even with (x)”
Not confident enough to make this an answer, but wouldn't (で)さえ or (で)すら work as well (formality and context aside)?
Feb
20
comment How to use 〜かのよう{に・な・だ}
I never noticed this before, but +1 (more) for the correct English usage of "had drunk".
Feb
20
revised Help with question word だれ
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Feb
19
revised What does ものでして mean?
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Feb
18
answered Help with question word だれ
Feb
18
comment Pitch accent of まんまと
Maybe, but your confusion boils down to not understanding those conventions. Is that not correct? If your core question is really about the pitch of まんまと, I think you should edit the question to be something like, "I'm trying to figure out the pitch for a word, but I don't understand how a certain dictionary is indicating it. Can someone tell me the most commonly accepted pitch?", and also remove the part of your question that says, and how can I understand this 13 notation?. Fine line, but I stand by my close (can't remove a vote to close anyway).
Feb
18
comment Pitch accent of まんまと
I feel like this is not directly related to the Japanese language; you're asking for explanation on conventions used by a Japanese dictionary. So I'm voting to close.
Feb
17
reviewed Approve what is the difference between ごとに and おきに?
Feb
17
revised What does として mean here?
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Feb
15
comment What's the difference between まだ and いまだ(に)?
@JesseGood: What part of 「今だに」と書くのは誤り indicates "current practice"? To me, that says it's incorrect to write it that way at all times. If it really stemmed from 今+だに, I don't think it would say that it's incorrect to write that way; it would probably say something like "generally you should write it as Hiragana".
Feb
15
comment What does として mean here?
I think the "on the assumption" definition works as well, if not better here. "Under the assumption that he hit his father with a blunt object, the police arrested..."
Feb
15
revised What does として mean here?
Using HTML in place of non-working markup with kana.
Feb
15
revised Differences between 事実 and 真実
Clearing up the possible confusion that these examples were themselves facts, not usages of the word in question.
Feb
15
comment What's the difference between まだ and いまだ(に)?
What are your sources for the part about it being a compound of 今 + だに. 大辞泉 seems to directly contradict this (specifically, "「今だに」と書くのは誤り。").