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Jul
23
comment How to know what Okurigana signify?
To me りんご looks strange in kanji unless it's part of a product name or something. Also, "many" people studying Japanese are probably unfamiliar with it, so I'd probably stick to writing it in kana as @Chocolate did in her comment.
Jul
19
comment Is it standard practice, or acceptable, to connect strokes in certain characters of hiragana?
+1: Good question! I write in one stroke, myself.
Jul
13
comment What makes に基づいて instead of に応じて the correct choice for this question?
I'm considering making this into its own question. Maybe later when I have time.
Jul
13
comment What makes に基づいて instead of に応じて the correct choice for this question?
@Axioplase: I don't know how often you mean by "common", but my grammar book has に沿って, に基づいて, に即して and に従って in the same section. So に沿って definitely has this metaphoric (?) meaning that is not at all uncommon. Example sentence from my book: 本校では創立者の教育方針に沿って年間の学習計画を立てています。
Jul
12
comment What makes に基づいて instead of に応じて the correct choice for this question?
@sawa: So is that not correct? Because translating that to English would make sense. "The tax was calculated in accordance with/according to this diagram."
Jul
12
comment What makes に基づいて instead of に応じて the correct choice for this question?
@sawa: What about に沿って?
Jul
12
comment What makes に基づいて instead of に応じて the correct choice for this question?
I would think によって would work too if it were one of the choices.
Jul
11
comment What is the origin and usage of the word いい?
Another kanji is 佳い.
Jul
10
comment How to say 24 divided by 8 equals 3
Haha, math fail! :D
Jul
9
comment How to say “Slice of life anime”?
@RobZ: I don't think there's anything arguable about Seinfeld! :D
Jul
9
comment How to say “Slice of life anime”?
What does this even mean in English?
Jul
4
comment What is the best expression used by an employee to appreciate his/her employer?
@sawa - "ha" is often used in romaji so that beginners will quickly learn to use for the 'wa' particle.
Jul
3
comment How and when to use せや and its variants in Kansai-ben?
I often say せんな as a 略 for せやな. Ryakuception?
Jun
20
comment ないで vs なくて: combining phrases with negative verbs
Which instance of 〜ないで? Are you meaning both/either of them?
Jun
19
comment How does the katakana lengthening mark (長音符) sort?
+1 - Great question!
Jun
14
comment What does ending a statement with 「っ」signify when coupled with 「・・・」?
Possible duplicate of japanese.stackexchange.com/q/1457/78
Jun
8
comment What exactly is 我, and how is it used?
「我は拳を極めし者」ー 悪魔/豪鬼 from the Street Fighter series. streetfighter.wikia.com/wiki/Akuma
Jun
7
comment Terms for 'viewpoint': 視点 vs 観点
Just to add one more, there is also 着眼点【ちゃくがんてん】.
Jun
7
comment Can Hiragana or Katakana stand alone?
@Chocolate: すもももももももものうち!
Jun
1
comment Unifying concept for noun-adjectives of the pattern Xかな
Good question! I've always wondered about those 〜らか・やか words.