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Feb
7
comment 〜(ら)れる - Ambiguity between passive and Keigo
I intentionally left off the first part, but if it is the honorific, why is the first clause not 主は答えられ? (BTW, where did you find the whole verse in Japanese? Just curious.)
Feb
7
comment 〜(ら)れる - Ambiguity between passive and Keigo
@dainichi - Different translation of the Bible (TEV - Today's English Version). olivetree.com/cgi-bin/EnglishBible.htm I have this Japanese/English Bible (amazon.co.jp/…). Although, you're right, the English version doesn't always correspond exactly to the Japanese that's there.
Feb
6
comment 〜(ら)れる - Ambiguity between passive and Keigo
Yeah, I was kind of thinking that too (about being "bothered"), but wasn't sure. "That would implite so express for a God." Sorry, I don't understand what you mean to say here.
Feb
5
comment 揺れる with に or で
Yes, you're absolutely right. I should have mentioned tat in my comment. So to clarify: the で in my above comment is a different one than the one in the original post (place of action, as opposed to cause of an action), and my example is one where に/で are interchangeable, although it's a bit different than the situation in the original post.
Feb
4
comment 揺れる with に or で
ビルの前(に/で)車を止める。
Jan
31
comment How can I differentiate between “risk” and “danger” in Japanese?
To add to @rio's comment, looking up 危険性 on the dictionary in OSX goes straight to the Wikipedia entry for リスク.
Jan
31
comment How can I differentiate between feet and legs?
+1 for ビッグフット.
Jan
30
comment Expressing neighborhood in Japanese
What about 付近【ふきん】?
Jan
29
comment Internet speak - orz
@Chocolate: 親指 →  ,\\\ ← other 指. other指は斜めだから、wavingです。
Jan
27
comment How can I differentiate between feet and legs?
@sawa: Which I now see was originally edited from フート. Sorry.
Jan
27
comment How can I differentiate between feet and legs?
@sawa: OP said フィート, not フート. Although I've never heard anyone use フィート in reference to bodily apendages; only for the 12" measurement of length.
Jan
27
comment How to express: I am going to Japan to study?
@dainichi: [[ ...when studying abroad in a country where the native language is not the same as yours, one is most likely studying abroad in this county specifically to study the language. ]]
Jan
27
comment How does a noun phrase translate into a verb?
What the heck???
Jan
26
comment が and に interchangeability and difference in meaning
@Flaw: no, I'm almost certain it can because I specifically remember "This man had 2 daughters" being in an English newsletter I was translating into Japanese. I used , but after my Japanese friend looked it over, she corrected it to . Unless she made a mistake, or it's one of those things where everyone says it incorrectly but it's socially accepted anyway.
Jan
25
comment Where does the ド in ド素人 comes from?
@Chocolate: +1 for 関西人!
Jan
25
comment Where does the ド in ド素人 comes from?
@Flaw: Just click the help link right under the "Add Comment" button when you're typing a comment.
Jan
25
comment なんか after て- form of a verb
@Flaw: How does adding the complicate things?
Jan
25
comment Where does the ド in ド素人 comes from?
Duplicate?
Jan
23
comment How do I convey “As you all know”?
Exactly. Conference != familiar
Jan
22
comment How do I convey “As you all know”?
Why was this downvoted?