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Aug
7
revised “Possession” of time: 時間 or 時?
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Aug
7
answered “Possession” of time: 時間 or 時?
Aug
7
comment How to say “I have class now”
I agree that the sentence sounds a little "stiff". Something like 今、授業なんだ。もう行くわ! is more casual.
Aug
7
comment What's the difference between 治す{なおす} and 治る{なおる}?
@DaleyPaley: The key (if not clear from the answer) is that 治す takes a subject marked with , meaning healing/fixing that thing, while 治る uses and means the thing itself is fixed/healed.
Aug
5
comment Does Japanese have short versions of weekdays?
I've never heard きんどにち for the weekends; just どにち. I don't know if Japanese people really consider Friday evening part of the weekend like Americans do, especially since many of them have work/school part time on Sat.
Aug
4
comment Difference between ために and ように
My grammar book says for ~ように: 「~」には話す人の意志を表さない動詞(意志を含まない同志や可能の意味を表す動詞など)が来る. So I think that's the key (which @ssb also mentions).
Aug
4
comment あれが for “that must be it”?
@Ataraxia: With my example, they're omitting the 一番偉いもの((なん)だ) since it doesn't need to be repeated. In general, it depends on what's being discussed.
Aug
4
comment How and when to use せや and its variants in Kansai-ben?
@snailboat: Like the movie Inception - a 略 of a 略.
Aug
4
answered あれが for “that must be it”?
Jul
31
revised How to express a verb acting upon another verb?
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Jul
31
answered How to express a verb acting upon another verb?
Jul
31
comment Difference between ために and ように
@Billy: Comments are not for answers
Jul
31
comment Proper use of ため to thank someone for doing x?
@DariusJahandarie: Touché
Jul
30
comment Proper use of ため to thank someone for doing x?
Reasons 1 and 2 are essentially the same since the 〜て form and 連用形 are pretty interchangeable as connecting clauses. 3 and 4 are basically the same just with(out) the を, and seem to be a form with the verb implied/omitted as described here. So it's really just like one reason.
Jul
30
revised Proper use of ため to thank someone for doing x?
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Jul
30
revised What does '今よ' mean?
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Jul
29
comment When is 行く pronounced as いく, and when is it ゆく?
Something interesting I've seen. ゆく and いく are considered a distinct separate readings of 行く, and not just some kind of dialectical pronunciation or euphonic change (音便). When I lived in Japan, I was watching one of those "variety" shows. They were talking about the kanji(s) with the most readings (the most being I believe). Anyway, the contestants had to collectively produce all the readings for each one. When doing , they left out ゆく and were surprised to learn that いく and ゆく were in fact different.
Jul
29
revised The という in things like 〜ということ・〜というの・〜という感じ・〜というわけ etc
Cleaning up the title a bit
Jul
26
answered 心は出血している - what exactly the Japanese idiom for it?
Jul
25
answered Why does 「大雨」mean 「大量に降る雨」?