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Sep
26
comment 神様がある vs. 神様がいる
@Teno: I think Japanese would instantly recognize me as a foreigner by my face.
Sep
25
comment How did 面白 end up meaning “Interesting”?
Just a hypothesis, so I'm not putting it as an answer. Maybe something interesting turns your face white. Although a white face in America (western countries?) usually indicates fright or horror, maybe Japan has a different association with that colour.
Sep
24
comment Etymology of ひざまずく
@snailplane: Good observation on the pattern of these verbs!
Sep
24
comment “Opposite” of `和製英語`
@phoenixheart6: Oh, 和製英語 drive me just as much (many?) nuts. One of my most hated is サービス.
Sep
21
comment Explain Noun + へ particle?
@TsuyoshiIto: What about just 移る by itself?
Sep
20
comment この道をまっすぐ行ってください。 Why を and not で?
Related (and possible duplicate): japanese.stackexchange.com/q/3243/78
Sep
19
comment How to use に with “masu-stem (連用形 stem) + に + Verb” structure
Seems to just be cases of this one, no?
Sep
18
comment A polite way to say “ this person”
@Tim: Please put that as a separate answer (or I will).
Sep
16
comment Difference between (遊び)方 and (遊ぶ)方法
Like in the most "by-the-book", formal manner. Not really sure what I'm trying to say... :/
Sep
16
comment Difference between 一段 imperatives ~よ・~ろ
Care to edit to explain this in plain English for those of us who aren't linguists? (honest petition, not being sarcastic). I have no idea what "upper monograde: -i1" and "upper bigrade: -i2" are.
Sep
15
comment Difference between (遊び)方 and (遊ぶ)方法
方法 sounds more "rough" and procedural to me.
Sep
14
comment How should I intepret より in this sentence
@TsuyoshiIto: Yes, I hear it now after saying it several times.
Sep
14
comment How should I intepret より in this sentence
@TsuyoshiIto: But the comparison is being made "now" (少ない) and not yesterday (少なかった). Isn't that correct?
Sep
14
comment Counters In Japanese
@phoenixheart6: I agree and that's why I didn't vote to close it, but others may not agree.
Sep
12
comment Any rules for a suffix on english words?
Related: japanese.stackexchange.com/q/2147/78
Sep
12
comment Why is it なさそう and not なそう
@Axioplase: Touche. I lived in Osaka for 2 years and I never anyone use あらへん.
Sep
12
comment Why is it なさそう and not なそう
@Dono: isn't 憂い ウレイ?
Sep
12
comment Why is it なさそう and not なそう
Related: japanese.stackexchange.com/q/1701/78
Sep
10
comment Counters In Japanese
Welcome to JLU. Perhaps you did, but please try searching for similar topics (or Googling some information) before you post. Here is a very similar post for counters. You might want to edit your question to something more specific, otherwise it may get closed as a duplicate.
Sep
6
comment <動詞の辞書形> + がよい ― How is this allowed?
possible duplicate of What is the nuance when は directly follows a verb in plain form?