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Apr
14
comment Is 暖かった standard Japanese?
@snailplane: Thanks, you had me second-guessing myself on how to conjugate adjectives for like 5 minutes.
Apr
13
comment Question regarding えば〜ほど
From my book: 優れた営業マンほど客の声に耳を傾け、外の人の批判にも謙虚になれるものだ。
Apr
11
revised Particles: に vs. で
Editing to match my more current, "standard" formatting.
Apr
10
comment Talking about what other people think
@DarkAkira: I think this only applies when you're speculating about other peoples thoughts as opposed to actually knowing them. In this case, it seems that the absolutely knows that 澪 was thinking this.
Apr
10
revised Talking about what other people think
Putting this in the "quotation" markdown instead of the "code" markdown to eliminate a horizontal scroll bar. Also fixing bolding.
Apr
9
comment Why is 口が軽い the opposite of 口が堅い?
@sawa: Do you know a reason why 緩い isn't involved in these comparisons? That seems like a viable opposite of 堅い.
Apr
9
comment Is there a way to differentiate て and って when transcribing speech?
You want a really long sound? The volitional form of 装う (dress; adorn) is よそおおう, and the volitional form of 覆う (cover) is おおおう.
Apr
8
revised しゅみについて meaning
deleted 2 characters in body; edited title
Apr
8
answered Is there a way to differentiate て and って when transcribing speech?
Apr
8
comment Question regarding えば〜ほど
"れば~ほど" does not work with nouns - Not true according to one of my grammar books. I'll have to find the example later since I don't have it with me, but it's something along the lines of ビジネスマンのほど〜 → "The better you are at being a business man ..." / "The more of a (good) business man you are ..."
Apr
8
comment Difference between progressive verb forms and i-adjectives
悲しい人 doesn't sound strange at all to me. But it sounds more like a group of people; "a sad people". More like 悲しい人(々).
Apr
8
comment Difference between progressive verb forms and i-adjectives
Read this answer for a discussion of 太い vs 太っている since they don't quite mean the same thing.
Apr
7
comment Why aren't マンション mansions? Or are they?
Why did this get downvoted? Sounds like a perfectly reasonable question to me. I'll upvote to counter.
Apr
6
comment Polite way of asking if someone's received an email
I just made them different to mix up the tone a little. I'd say they should probably match, but not really sure. Maybe make the first one and the last one け(れ)ど(も).
Apr
6
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Apr
6
comment Polite way of asking if someone's received an email
^ but I'm not sure why...
Apr
6
answered Polite way of asking if someone's received an email
Apr
6
comment Polite way of asking if someone's received an email
がございます sounds wrong to me here.
Apr
6
reviewed Approve Can Japanese names be anything?
Apr
5
comment What is the よっか in はじめよっか?
Yes, it's はじめようか.