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Feb
21
comment What is the difference between あるまい and ありません?
Yes, that is correct.
Feb
21
comment “Rather than”-construction
@TsuyoshiIto: I feel like you should have made your response an answer.
Feb
20
comment ですよ in Kansai-ben
+1 for やで. I never heard any of those other four either.
Feb
20
comment How do you express “did” + verb in Japanese?
@DaveMG: Your quotation of Tsuyoshi is way out of context. Re-read the whole comment in question. But for Tsuyoshi and sawa, the question was immediately clear to me, so it lead me to believe you didn't quite understand the difference between them. I meant no offense in any way.
Feb
20
comment How do you express “did” + verb in Japanese?
P.S. - look for the options link at the bottom left link of the page to figure out how to format furigana.
Feb
20
answered How do you express “did” + verb in Japanese?
Feb
18
comment things that look like long vowels but aren't
スペイン is pronounced with both vowels.
Feb
18
comment What is the most common way to pronounce 運?
I pronounce it as うん.
Feb
17
accepted 〜(ら)れる - Ambiguity between passive and Keigo
Feb
16
comment What is the equivalent use of need and need + Verb?
@dainichi: I think Dave has a point. The problem is that in English, "need" can either have an objective or subjective meaning. Whereas the examples I listed are mostly objective in nature, 〜はず and 〜べき are more subjective. So I think they could work fine depending on the context.
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