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Jun
10
comment Difference between the words for “living/residing” [住む/棲む/泊まる/暮らす]
For what it's worth, two common 熟語 that correspond are [在住]{ざい・じゅう} (to 住む) and [滞在]{たい・ざい} (to 泊まる).
Jun
10
revised Difference between the words for “living/residing” [住む/棲む/泊まる/暮らす]
Adding furigana for a maybe-not-so-obvious 連濁.
Jun
9
comment What does「英」really mean?
Yeah, 英語 is a "lovely" and "outstanding" language.</sarcasm>
Jun
6
revised Meanings and translation of 「いいように」
Adding furigana for some likely difficult kanji.
Jun
4
comment Two を in a single sentence - how to understand it?
Good answer! Wouldn't have known how to word it, myself.
Jun
4
comment Why does 「でならない」 not mean “does not become”?
Another, complementary explanation of ならない that might help: japanese.stackexchange.com/q/11788/78
May
31
awarded  Yearling
May
30
comment What is 引っ越しハガキ?
@Chocolate: In America, I think it is uncommon these days to know, or even care if someone is moving. People don't often mail things to each other like in Japan (maybe Christmas cards, but that's about it), so you don't really need to keep someone's address. If you need it, just look it up or ask them. For example, my mother recently moved, but I have no idea what her address is. I know how to drive to her house, but the actual address I would have to look up. I don't know most of my friends' addresses either.
May
29
comment What is the difference between 護る and 守る?
I think this is the best answer.
May
29
comment What is 引っ越しハガキ?
I wish I could +2 this: 1 for the example picture, and 1 for [都島区]{みやこ・じま・く} in 大阪 because I used to live like 5 minutes from that address.
May
29
comment Why is the き in 充電器 器 not 機?
Scolded by a Japanese person?
May
28
answered Is there a way to express “I'm lost” (in a metaphorical sense)
May
27
answered 五年ぶり、ぶり返す、。。。What does ぶり mean?
May
27
comment 出身はどこ vs. どこの出身
FWIW, どこ出身(ですか)? is very casual and frequently used.
May
27
comment What is シ●ブ, and why is it censored?
Apparently, it's really bad if kids get to see a slang term for drug spelt out on a subway ad, but totally fine if they get their fill of half-naked, boob-cupping, barely-legal models on the same ad. This. And not just for Japan.
May
25
awarded  Enlightened
May
25
awarded  Nice Answer
May
23
comment Are all 3 sentences the same?
Not quite sure what you're asking. Can you elaborate?
May
22
comment What's the relationship between 'e' and 'wa' in some words?
@Kaji: Thanks, but you missed snailboat's comment above by about 4 months.
May
21
comment chart for interrogative words
どの is not limited to 2 choices (どの季節が一番好きですか?). You were probably thinking of どっち. 何故 is also (and I think more modernly) read as なぜ.