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Feb
14
answered Is キモい a feminine expression?
Feb
13
comment What is the equivalent use of need and need + Verb?
@sawa: Thank you, I don't know why I couldn't think of 協力 when I was writing that example. Monday morning, I guess.
Feb
13
answered What is the equivalent use of need and need + Verb?
Feb
10
comment Is it natural to call elderly men ojiisan?
@sawa: "authoritative", not "authoritic". The latter is not a real word.
Feb
9
comment The various ways of saying “all”
I also remembered 何もかも and ことごとく. They also mean "all" in some way or another. Maybe @Chocolate or fefe could update their answer to include these.
Feb
9
comment Is it natural to call elderly men ojiisan?
+1 for "chronologically gifted". That made me laugh! :D
Feb
9
comment What is とは、のが、のは、には、 へは and では?
The topic title is What is とは, ..., so I gave an answer to what とは is. How is that unrelated? Just because I didn't answer every question in the post doesn't mean my answer is unrelated. Same with @Ignacio's answer above. Check this post on meta. "So... in conclusion, don't hesitate to answer just because it might not be the perfect, complete, and final answer. Lots of answers are good. Even partial answers which address only one aspect of the issue are good."
Feb
8
comment Evil twins and other tropes
The Wikipedia definition seems to indicate that the original German word started out with the nuance of evil.
Feb
8
comment What is とは、のが、のは、には、 へは and では?
What is wrong with this that it was downvoted?
Feb
8
answered Evil twins and other tropes
Feb
7
comment Counter for chopsticks
@dainichi: Perhaps, but then wouldn't you just get a new pair instead of one more?
Feb
7
answered Prefixing `一` to numbers
Feb
7
revised Passive vs. active form of verb (past) What is the difference?
added 1 characters in body
Feb
7
comment Passive vs. active form of verb (past) What is the difference?
@sawa: ジョーン could be the female name "Joan". I don't know if user1087 meant "John" or not.
Feb
7
answered What is とは、のが、のは、には、 へは and では?
Feb
7
revised What is とは、のが、のは、には、 へは and では?
English typos
Feb
7
revised Passive vs. active form of verb (past) What is the difference?
Changed to what was said was meant in the comments.
Feb
7
comment 〜(ら)れる - Ambiguity between passive and Keigo
I would suspect that the 報い in 敵に報い is a verb, because if it were supposed to be a noun, it seems like 敵にも島々にも報いを返される would be more "compact". Getting a little off topic. But maybe there is validity to this "one honourific verb per sentence" rule. Should that be posed as another topic on JSE?
Feb
7
comment 〜(ら)れる - Ambiguity between passive and Keigo
I intentionally left off the first part, but if it is the honorific, why is the first clause not 主は答えられ? (BTW, where did you find the whole verse in Japanese? Just curious.)
Feb
7
revised 〜(ら)れる - Ambiguity between passive and Keigo
added 4 characters in body