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Sep
25
comment How did 面白 end up meaning “Interesting”?
Just a hypothesis, so I'm not putting it as an answer. Maybe something interesting turns your face white. Although a white face in America (western countries?) usually indicates fright or horror, maybe Japan has a different association with that colour.
Sep
25
revised 心配でたまらず - what is the verb and its form?
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Sep
25
answered 心配でたまらず - what is the verb and its form?
Sep
24
comment Etymology of ひざまずく
@snailplane: Good observation on the pattern of these verbs!
Sep
24
comment “Opposite” of `和製英語`
@phoenixheart6: Oh, 和製英語 drive me just as much (many?) nuts. One of my most hated is サービス.
Sep
21
awarded  Custodian
Sep
21
comment Explain Noun + へ particle?
@TsuyoshiIto: What about just 移る by itself?
Sep
21
revised Explain Noun + へ particle?
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Sep
20
comment この道をまっすぐ行ってください。 Why を and not で?
Related (and possible duplicate): japanese.stackexchange.com/q/3243/78
Sep
19
comment How to use に with “masu-stem (連用形 stem) + に + Verb” structure
Seems to just be cases of this one, no?
Sep
18
revised Explain Noun + へ particle?
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Sep
18
answered Explain Noun + へ particle?
Sep
18
revised Equivalence of Traversal Verb + て and で of Means/Instrumentality
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Sep
18
answered Equivalence of Traversal Verb + て and で of Means/Instrumentality
Sep
18
revised A polite way to say “ this person”
Changing title to reflect the intent of the post
Sep
18
comment A polite way to say “ this person”
@Tim: Please put that as a separate answer (or I will).
Sep
16
comment Difference between (遊び)方 and (遊ぶ)方法
Like in the most "by-the-book", formal manner. Not really sure what I'm trying to say... :/
Sep
16
comment Difference between 一段 imperatives ~よ・~ろ
Care to edit to explain this in plain English for those of us who aren't linguists? (honest petition, not being sarcastic). I have no idea what "upper monograde: -i1" and "upper bigrade: -i2" are.
Sep
15
comment Difference between (遊び)方 and (遊ぶ)方法
方法 sounds more "rough" and procedural to me.
Sep
15
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