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Oct
31
comment Horizontal writing in the middle of vertical writing
Yes, it's 24. That means Fumie Kato is 24 years old.
Oct
31
comment Was the の particle sometimes written in katakana?
@Tim: that's what the search box is for.
Oct
30
comment Was the の particle sometimes written in katakana?
Voting to close as duplicate of Why did の disappear from 山手, but in 御茶ノ水 it's in katakana?
Oct
30
comment Is 感じる {かんじる} transitive or intransitive? Which particle to use?
Apparently が is also a contender according to this paper.
Oct
30
comment Is 感じる {かんじる} transitive or intransitive? Which particle to use?
I would say に is used to say how you feel, and を is used to say what you feel. But this is just my hypothesis.
Oct
30
comment Using により to specify method
により is just the 連用形 of による. And remember that using 連用形 as a connector is slightly more formal than using the て-form, so semantically により is equivalent to によって (as @cypher mentions in their answer). That's why it's not 電話より通報する.
Oct
30
comment Using により to specify method
I always yell as loud as I can until the police show up.
Oct
30
comment Using により to specify method
+1 for referencing どんな時どう使う日本語表現文型500.
Oct
30
comment When do you use は/に for どようびは/に?
Excellent explanation!
Oct
30
comment Difference between ともあれ and とかく
I'm confused. Why did you include ともすれば and なお? Are you wanting to know how those relate too, or just ともあれ and とかく?
Oct
29
comment も particle after an adverb
Do you have more context for this? It will make it easier to answer.
Oct
28
comment How do you express “try”?
Hmm, that's exactly but I wanted to post as an answer, but I doubted myself. Glad to see I was on the right track.
Oct
25
comment How to say “To familiarise onself with”
Your example sentence sounds a little rough to me. I'd say 内容を調べておきたい instead of 知りたい, and 見せていただいたらありがたいです. But maybe that's just me.
Oct
25
comment Do people use the ending ~まい?
I've heard people use it in real life.
Oct
25
comment Using で instead of に with いる
@dainichi: Yes, in the case of asking the question クモを見ると良いことがあると言う人はいますか?, then the response would be 日本にはいますよ。, but that is a different context than the original sentence.
Oct
25
comment Using で instead of に with いる
I don't know what NP or PP is. Nor do I know what you mean by "marked", but that sentence came straight out of the Progressive dictionary (except that I accidentally typed 京都 instead of 東京).
Oct
23
comment ご~いただけます vs. ご~になれます
This got downvoted? Haha, I'm not even mad about it, so much as I am stupefied by the failure in logic of whoever did it. The summary I provide is from a dictionary article on this exact topic. How is that, in any way, considered "not useful" (the text on the downvote button)?
Oct
23
comment Is there a reliable translation of the kangxi radicals?
As far as studying more "complex" kanji, I personally wouldn't worry about learning the meanings of the radicals except for the ones that are themselves a "full" kanji (土, 木, 日, 米, etc.) Knowing that 癶 is translated as "foot steps" doesn't help me decipher the meaning of 発. Whereas knowing the meanings of 氵 and 土 do help me decipher what 池 and 地 mean. My $0.02.
Oct
21
comment 生け花をします does it mean to practice flower arranging?
@yadokari: just a suggestion, but for someone studying from Minna no Nihongo (beginner book), you might want to avoid the casual 今、何してんの? because it may be confusing for that level.
Oct
19
comment Translating: “一人でも多くの方にコメントしていただけたら嬉しいので ”
@phoenixheart6: The particle for もらう・いただく (to receive) is に because に points to the source of the thing you are receiving. You can also use から, but I hear/see that a lot less frequently. Using は or が shows who is doing the receiving. 私はXさんに本をもらう → I will get/receive a book from Xさん.