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Apr
10
comment Talking about what other people think
@DarkAkira: I think this only applies when you're speculating about other peoples thoughts as opposed to actually knowing them. In this case, it seems that the absolutely knows that 澪 was thinking this.
Apr
9
comment Why is 口が軽い the opposite of 口が堅い?
@sawa: Do you know a reason why 緩い isn't involved in these comparisons? That seems like a viable opposite of 堅い.
Apr
9
comment Is there a way to differentiate て and って when transcribing speech?
You want a really long sound? The volitional form of 装う (dress; adorn) is よそおおう, and the volitional form of 覆う (cover) is おおおう.
Apr
8
comment Question regarding えば〜ほど
"れば~ほど" does not work with nouns - Not true according to one of my grammar books. I'll have to find the example later since I don't have it with me, but it's something along the lines of ビジネスマンのほど〜 → "The better you are at being a business man ..." / "The more of a (good) business man you are ..."
Apr
8
comment Difference between progressive verb forms and i-adjectives
悲しい人 doesn't sound strange at all to me. But it sounds more like a group of people; "a sad people". More like 悲しい人(々).
Apr
8
comment Difference between progressive verb forms and i-adjectives
Read this answer for a discussion of 太い vs 太っている since they don't quite mean the same thing.
Apr
7
comment Why aren't マンション mansions? Or are they?
Why did this get downvoted? Sounds like a perfectly reasonable question to me. I'll upvote to counter.
Apr
6
comment Polite way of asking if someone's received an email
I just made them different to mix up the tone a little. I'd say they should probably match, but not really sure. Maybe make the first one and the last one け(れ)ど(も).
Apr
6
comment Polite way of asking if someone's received an email
^ but I'm not sure why...
Apr
6
comment Polite way of asking if someone's received an email
がございます sounds wrong to me here.
Apr
5
comment What is the よっか in はじめよっか?
Yes, it's はじめようか.
Apr
5
comment Can Japanese names be anything?
He should have gone with 亜熊 or something.
Apr
4
comment Can Japanese names be anything?
Possibly related: japanese.stackexchange.com/q/5313/78
Apr
4
comment “unfinished” sentences ending in particles like を, に and が
Do you have an example sentence that ends in that is not the "but" one?
Apr
1
comment How to say: (one) month through (another) month
〜から〜にかけて is less explicit, not more. Its start/end points are approximations, not exact.
Mar
28
comment How do you read 遅ランチ?
Another possibility could be おくれランチ, although I happen to agree with @user1205935's answer below.
Mar
27
comment Meaning and translation お納めになられる
I agree that it seems like 二重敬語 (which is grammatically incorrect).
Mar
26
comment What does 外国人のように imply in this sentence?
[[ Are foreigners known for a particular gesture in which we raise both our arms...? ]] - A double deuce maybe?
Mar
25
comment How long would it take on average to learn Japanese
I would ask this on the meta board or in the chat. This type of question will probably be closed. Check the FAQ for a list of appropriate question types.
Mar
25
comment Why is なんて the correct answer for this question?
Although it can be used for belittling/derogatory, it doesn't have to be. The definition you posted also says this. "To lighten or diminish the impact of the subject in question." See my answer at the above link also.