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Oct
28
awarded  Enlightened
Oct
28
awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
27
revised JLPT N1 question: Why isn't a large amount of money a good enough reason to kill someone?
Incorrect reading of the kanji
Oct
27
revised How to express: I am going to Japan to study?
added 2 characters in body
Oct
27
comment How to express: I am going to Japan to study?
Yes, should be 留学するつもり. I copied it from the original post which is a typo but I didn't notice. I don't think you can use つもり with a know AFAIK.
Oct
25
comment how can I say “what about…?” in Japanese?
よし、休もうか? sounds too rigid to me. 休憩【きゅうけい】しようか? sounds more natural.
Oct
25
answered how can I say “what about…?” in Japanese?
Oct
25
comment Heaven in Japanese
There is also 桃源郷【とうげんきょう】 which means kind of a "Shangri-La", but I don't know if this implies afterlife or just an earthly utopia.
Oct
24
asked Does 被【かぶ】る have any relation to “cover”?
Oct
24
answered How to express: I am going to Japan to study?
Oct
22
comment How is たら used as a particle?
@sawa - 彼がどうたらこうたら言っている; typo
Oct
21
awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
20
comment “にすぎない” vs “だけ” and “にかぎらない” vs “だけじゃない”
Your analysis of ~にすぎない isn't really complete. You're doing a literal analysis, but ~にすぎない has another, slightly more figurative meaning. Like 彼の発言は冗談【じょうだん】にすぎないよ!そんなに怒らないで。 ("His comment was nothing more than a joke. Don't get so upset.")` In this sense, it's perfectly fine to substitute it with だけ (彼の発言は冗談だけだよ!), and in fact, my textbook defines this usage of ~にすぎない as ただ〜だけだ.
Oct
18
revised らしい / っぽい / みたい question: Why 黒{くろ}っぽい車{くるま} and not 黒{くろ}みたいな車{くるま}?
Fixing broken bolding
Oct
18
answered Are there many words that have the same pronunciation ambiguity as Nihon/Nippon?
Oct
16
comment The difference between 超{こ}える, 越{こ}える and 過{す}ぎる
通り過ぎる is not an exception. It is a verb by itself, not one meaning "go through exceedingly". It's corresponding 熟語【じゅくご】 verb is 通過【つうか】する. You often hear 通過【つうか】する announced at train stations when the upcoming train is not going to stop.
Oct
16
comment How to use ~に同意する to agree or disagree with a person?
I think a common one is 同感【どうかん】. It seems to be a little "softer" and more familiar than 同意【どうい】.
Oct
14
comment The difference between 超{こ}える, 越{こ}える and 過{す}ぎる
BTW, "pass a peak of a mountain" is a textbook example for 越【こ】える: 峠【とうげ】を越【こ】える
Oct
14
comment The difference between 超{こ}える, 越{こ}える and 過{す}ぎる
You might want to add 越【こ】える to that list.
Oct
13
comment Board / Card game expressions
駒 generically means "piece". Actually each chess piece probably has its own name like in English, but I don't know what they are.  将棋【しょうぎ】, being similar to chess, also had different names for each piece. ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E5%B0%86%E6%A3%8B