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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.
Apr
23
comment How do you use 〜と知る?
@TsuyoshiIto: then does my original made-up example sound natural at all to you? ミユキちゃんが結婚したと知ってる?
Apr
20
comment How do you use 〜と知る?
@sawa: I can find one. I've seen it in my Japanese Bible, but I can't recall where at the moment. And indeed I hear 〜と知る used often on Facebook by my friends (whether it's grammatical or not).
Apr
19
comment What's the difference between 一応 and とりあえず?
一往【いちおう】 looks way cooler.
Apr
10
comment Different ways to say “at least” / 「少なくとも」
Yeah, the asterisks, etc. markdown don't work for Japanese text. You have to use html tags.
Apr
3
comment しゅうと/シュート - The great equalizer
@sawa: True, it can mean "shoot" in basketball, soccer, etc. I guess the confusion was due to the fact that the word "shoot" is not a regular baseball term, so the movie made it sound like しゅうと was word of Japanese origin.
Apr
3
comment しゅうと/シュート - The great equalizer
Fantastic, thank you!
Mar
27
comment What are the valid potential forms of special “suru” verbs?
+1 Great question!
Mar
25
comment Are the two kanjis 箇所 and 個所 interchange?
possible duplicate of What are the origins of ヶ?
Mar
21
comment How to say two actions are the cause of a third?
You could also say 〜たり〜たりするために, but this would imply there were other reasons you stayed home as well, but did not want to list exhaustively.
Mar
21
comment How to “shoo away” a sales clerk?
What about 消【き】え失【う】せろ! (Also just kidding)
Mar
20
comment Why is English “ka” and “ca” sometimes rendered as キャ (kya) instead of カ (ka)?
What's very odd is that "character" is キャラクター, but "care" (which is pronounced almost, if not exactly the same as the "char") is ケア.
Mar
19
comment History of 十干(じっかん)and modern uses
Very interesting answer. But for part #3, I'm missing how that is 60 pairs and not 120 pairs (10x12?).