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Jan
24
comment “The earlier we leave, the earlier we'll arive”-type construction
Look at the other topic posted in @Flaw's comment. But I'm confused about what you're asking. You say the ~ば~ほど pattern only applies to verbs, but then you list two more examples that also have verbs. Are you specifically looking for instances of using a pattern like this with nouns? Or just confused on it in general?
Jan
22
comment What's the difference between こそ and さえ in 「忙しくて昼ごはんを食べる時間___ない」
Is the second sentence an example in your book? Because it sounds wrong to me.
Jan
21
comment Explain ますよう + [noun]
You can use くださいます to end a statement, but not a request. So it's perfectly fine to say something like (上司が)書類をくださいます (the boss gives us the documents), but you wouldn't say どうぞお座りくださいます. It would just be どうぞお座りください, or if you were being super polite どうぞお座りくださいませ.
Jan
16
comment What does として mean in 「ペットとしてしいくするのはかんたんです。」?
In my mind, "raising"/"having"/"keeping" an animal are pretty interchangeable in English. Thoughts?
Jan
15
comment は/が and を with the Passive form
@l'électeur: Thanks, didn't catch that for some reason.
Jan
13
comment Do Japanese people use quotation marks for emphasis?
Haha, that's hilarious!
Jan
13
comment What's the difference between 補給, 補充, 補足, 補完?
I see plenty of example sentences in the dictionary for 補足 that have nothing to do with words...
Jan
8
comment Use of 方に In this sentence
Care to provide the rest of the context?
Jan
8
comment What is difference between 金、料、代、and 費?
I feel like this has been asked before, but I can't find it.
Jan
4
comment Why are there two readings of 留める
Wait, how is this related to Pac-Man?
Dec
30
comment How would you say something is like something else?
@senshin: That's really weird. Also, I wouldn't put it past the Japanese to create such things.
Dec
29
comment How would you say something is like something else?
What kind of weird apple/banana mutations are you eating?
Dec
19
comment 朝ご飯は vs. 朝ご飯に - difference between these two sentences?
I'm sure Google took the "for" and translated it to に.
Dec
9
comment Are there ways to write Japanese fast (like shortening the words)?
So many of them are shortening the words (like smb.) What is "smb"?
Dec
2
comment What's the kanji for “appointed location”
What exactly to you mean by "appointed"? The kanji 当 usually means "this" or "that". For example, 試験当日 means the day of the test.
Dec
2
comment “Irregular” 命令形 of some verbs
If you included the comparison between やむ・とまる and やめる・とめる because you thought I was confused by them, I was not. I meant that I originally thought やめ! was the 命令形 of the 他動詞 やむ, just as 止まれ is the 命令形 of the 他動詞 止まる -- I didn't think やめ was the noun.
Dec
2
comment “Irregular” 命令形 of some verbs
ご回答、ありがとうございました。 Thank you for including やめ, but is it really an irregular case of やめろ, or is it just the normal 命令形 of やむ? I always thought it was the latter, like "Be stopped!" -- similar to how streets and traffic signs say 止まれ instead of 止めろ. Very interesting about the difference between 気をつけ and 気をつけろ.
Dec
1
comment What is the difference between 語{かた}る and 話{はな}す?
On this site, many users write for "OK", × for "NG", for "sometimes correct", and for "questionable". See this post on meta for details. It would probably be more helpful to edit your table to use these symbols -- I'd do it myself, but I'm not sure exactly what your :( is supposed to mean.
Nov
25
comment Most correct “noun suffix” for “living in X” or “resident of X”?
@alexhatesmil: Why are you even on this site then? Just use Japanese however you want, and it will be correct.
Nov
24
comment Most correct “noun suffix” for “living in X” or “resident of X”?
Also, I feel like you didn't really read my question very well. I did not even use the word "common" at all. I acknowledged Xに住んでいる and Xです, but was looking specifically for something NOT those. Also, why are you assuming there will be a question? I didn't mention using this to answer a question at all.