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May
29
comment Are there any common grammatical errors made by native Japanese speakers?
@JesseGood: I thought it was just an implied (それ)なので, where それ is the entire previous sentence/paragraph that is being used as the reasoning, while being intentionally omitted.
May
29
comment Are there any common grammatical errors made by native Japanese speakers?
Why is なので at the beginning of a sentence incorrect?
May
29
comment How is リィ pronounced?
Wow, talk about not being awake in the morning! I just updated my answer to more factual information about myself.
May
27
comment 桜桜ーいざや and ゆかん meanings
Topic on いざ: japanese.stackexchange.com/q/5024/78
May
27
comment What are the general principles of using verbs to modify nouns (e.g. 焦げるトースト/焦げたトースト)?
For additional meaning about a past-tense relative clause, see discussions here: japanese.stackexchange.com/q/3361/78
May
27
comment Slang metaphorical animal names used to describe people
Thanks! Don't know why I didn't think of 馬鹿.
May
20
comment Habitual aspect
@summea: What?? @ Darius: I would translate the first as "I will (in the future) go to the movies every day."
May
20
comment Terms for Royalty
詳しい! I have some questions though. For 女王 you say "Queen (female King)" and 王妃 you say "Queen (King's wife)". 1) Does 王妃 imply that the king is still alive? 2) Can we infer anything about a king from 女王? Does 女王 imply that her husband the king died? Or maybe that there never was a husband/king at all? Or is it ambiguous?
May
18
comment What's the meaning of しない as in …するしない?
Clearly it's not limited to nouns. I can only say that sometimes textbooks do things like that, that make you scratch your head.
May
17
comment What's the difference between 心, 念, and 意?
I don't agree with your definition of 悪意. Every place I've looked it up says "ill will" and "malice". I would say this is more of a passive aggression; an intent/desire for someone/thing else to be hurt, rather than for you to do something bad.
May
15
comment What's the most appropriate negative potential form for this situation?
[[ Sometimes simplicity is better, in Japanese. ]] -- Yes you're right, but see my comment to @anonymousen below.
May
15
comment What's the most appropriate negative potential form for this situation?
My question is not about how to get my point across. I'm asking specifically about those negative potential forms.
May
14
comment 上手(じょうず)vs。上手い(うまい)
Tangentially related: japanese.stackexchange.com/a/3092/78
May
13
comment への対へ/に-Difference between への and へ/に
Does the への対へ/に of the title correspond to "への vs へ/に", or does it have something to do with the に対する you wrote about? Confusing...
May
8
comment Can ご存じです function as a transitive verb?
Thanks, I was trying to find an eloquent way to answer this topic, but couldn't form anything coherent. This is what I was going for.
Apr
30
comment Does all kana in the う line rhyme?
Possibly related: japanese.stackexchange.com/q/5175/78
Apr
29
comment How to playfully scold someone?
What about 私のこと好きじゃなくなってきたの?
Apr
27
comment What's the pronunciation of 1点差?
ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/…
Apr
27
comment Should I use On reading or Kun reading for numbers?
@ZhenLin: したがって、6は無理かな?笑
Apr
26
comment Pronunciation of じょ and よ
@Tim: I've also heard Chinese struggle a lot with , often pronouncing it as ちゅ.