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May
18
comment Ancient practise of sneaking into women's bedrooms…?
@DaveMG: I'm not saying I think it's off-topic. I'm just saying that objectively, asking about historical practices could be seen as off-topic.
May
17
comment What are the rules determining the use of the dash in katakana?
@Amadan: The difference in pronunciation between e-i and ē is so small it's almost negligible. Besides, けいたい, is pronounced ke-i-tai, not kē-tai, and the OP's point was that it was using the dash (長音符) instead of an .
May
17
comment Ancient practise of sneaking into women's bedrooms…?
This question is walking a fine line between on- and off-topic. I would reword it to focus on the etymology of , etc., rather than asking about historical practices. Otherwise, it may be closed (as it currently has 1 vote).
May
17
comment What are the rules determining the use of the dash in katakana?
But "Spain" is a foreign word and is written as スペイン, not スペーン.
May
17
comment Different versions of より?
[[ Are these translations correct? ]] - They sound right to me.
May
14
comment 擦れ違う usage and etymology?
If you have a Nintendo 3DS, the "Street Pass" mode is called すれ違い通信. ref: English and Japanese
May
14
comment Difference between 十分 and 十二分
Note that "enough"/"sufficient" can also be written as 充分 (which is also read じゅうぶん). I always use this one to avoid confusion.
May
14
comment How to say “quarter to” or “quarter past” some hour?
Are you trying to say 2:45 and 3:15, or specifically the word "quarter"?
May
14
comment Stative verbs: ~ている vs ~てある vs ~(ら)れる
@TsuyoshiIto: You should put that last comment as an answer (and maybe expand on it a little).
May
13
comment Thank you for X: ~をありがとうございます
@Chocolate: Isn't ありがとうございます just a "keigo" adjective as we talked about here? japanese.stackexchange.com/q/765/78
May
9
comment What does 遅れに遅れて mean?
Probably, unless 遅れに遅れて has some idiomatic meaning or something else applicable that the other post doesn't address.
May
9
comment What does 遅れに遅れて mean?
Ref: japanese.stackexchange.com/q/1856/78
May
7
comment How did the verb 掛ける come to have many meanings?
+1 - Great question! I always think about this for かける/かかる and つく/つける.
May
5
comment Can there be such a thing as のんでましょう?
@TsuyoshiIto: I think they meant "legal" as "grammatical", not related to law.
May
3
comment In which situations is が used with 曲がる?
To supplement this, reference this post too: japanese.stackexchange.com/q/3243/78
May
3
comment In which situations is が used with 曲がる?
No, it is a motion as @jkerian explains in his/her answer.
Apr
27
comment Why “dame” is written as katakana (ダメ) in manga?
Oh, speech bubble. Got it! :D
Apr
27
comment Why “dame” is written as katakana (ダメ) in manga?
How do you speak in katakana?
Apr
25
comment Who decides what katakana will be used to form English loan words?
Why is katakana your favourite part of Japanese? Just curious...
Apr
23
comment How do you use 〜と知る?
@TsuyoshiIto: Hmm, I see. Thank you for your input.