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Oct
2
comment Why does the か come before です in this question?
You don't have to drop the を because of the か.
Oct
2
comment What's the difference between 平行 and 並行?
It's built into Mac OSX. But I think that might be the result of the non-computer-sciency-savvy layperson's confusion between "concurrent" and "parallel".
Oct
1
comment What's the difference between 平行 and 並行?
プログレッシブ says: "並行処理|〔コンピュータ〕parallel processing"
Sep
28
comment When is 「だ/である」required between a noun and the quotation particle と?
@phoenixheart6: Example? If it's not someone's direct words, can you even call it a "quote"?
Sep
28
comment When is 「だ/である」required between a noun and the quotation particle と?
There's no need to differentiate between (1) and (2). But what are you asking exactly? And what is an "indirect quote"? Directly quoting someone who directly quotes someone else?
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