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Jul
23
comment な, の, である and ために
I would say #2 can only be 学生であるために. Saying it as 学生のために sound wrong to my ear, but this is just my intuition.
Jul
22
comment How should I select what first-person pronoun to use?
@Choko: チョコさんを責めてんじゃなかった。誤解、済みませんでした。 orz
Jul
22
comment How should I select what first-person pronoun to use?
Why did this get so many downvotes?
Jul
20
comment How would you say “if you don't mind my asking”?
@Sjiveru: But the Japanese mindset is to humble yourself, even if you know it's not rude at all.
Jul
18
comment Using the stem form of a verb like the て form, as in 燃えゆく or 飲みほして
What are "HANABI" and "Ambiguous"? Are they even relevant to the question?
Jul
17
comment Difference between 見る and 観る?
@snailboat: To me, 診る has a distinct enough definition to not be confused with the others. That's why I didn't include it.
Jul
17
comment Difference between 見る and 観る?
I feel like that has been asked before, but I can't find a duplicate. Anyway, while you're at it, why don't you add in 看る、視る、and 覧る?
Jul
17
comment 私は猫が好き and 猫は私が好き
Nothing trivial about this! Good question that many beginners face. Welcome to the community and good luck in your studies!
Jul
17
comment Is verb ending ない shortened to ん?
@EiríkrÚtlendi: FYI, よみ can also be written as 陰府.
Jul
16
comment Kanji stroke type (not stroke order)
Why is that? I feel like any answer is going to be too opinion-based.
Jul
14
comment Pronounciation of the hiragana け and か
I personally cannot tell any difference between /e/ and /ɛ/, nor can I conceive that any "normal" ear could either, so I'm leaving both of them in my answer.
Jul
14
comment Pronounciation of the hiragana け and か
@snailboat: I don't see an entry for either a or e in that list. Where are you getting those?
Jul
14
comment ニッポン? Why Kana?
Related: Why "dame" is written as katakana (ダメ) in manga?
Jul
10
comment Why is Typhoon Neoguri sometimes referred to as “ノグリー”?
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Jul
10
comment How does one give directions in Japanese (e.g. to a cab driver)?
@ssb: Sorry, I missed that comment of hers.
Jul
10
comment Difference between こんにち and きょう
@YangMuye: Comments are not for Answers.
Jul
10
comment How does one give directions in Japanese (e.g. to a cab driver)?
@ssb: Why would you make the question about how to describe where your house is? I think there are people who take a cab to destinations other than their house.
Jul
9
comment Is there a special way of asking hypothetical questions?
I'm in too much of hurry right now, but check on the patterns ~としたら・~とすれば・~とすると or ~ものなら. In your case, 行くとしたら or 行くものなら.
Jul
9
comment 年休 vs. 有休/有給 as paid time off work
To me 有給 makes more sense because it's the opposite of 無給. It's more of omitting the 休暇 (because it's implied by the context) instead of taking the first of each word ( 暇).
Jul
7
comment Meaning of て form + えん
Is there a reason I got two downvotes on this answer?