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Jan
3
comment The -jai sentence ending particle
Have never heard じゃい in Kansai. Although in all my time, I only heard おおきに by an お婆ちゃん exactly once.
Dec
30
comment What is the difference between same prefix verb + different かえる verbs
Related: 換える, 替える, 代える, 変える and their intransitive equivalents.
Dec
28
comment Question about されては堪らない
~てたまらない means "extremely" and has nothing do with wanting, unless the ~て is ほしくて, or ~たくて. For example, 眠くてたまらない → extremely tired, 暑くてたまらない → very hot, or 車を買いたくてたまらない → really want to buy a car.
Dec
28
comment What's the difference between 浮かぶ and 浮く?
You should add 浮かべる too.
Dec
25
comment What is the negative form of 勝ちそう?
Related: Confusion about "Seemingly Not 〜".
Dec
24
comment What is the 目 in 境目 and 分かれ目?
Related: japanese.stackexchange.com/q/2037/78
Dec
22
comment What is the meaning of よ in the phrase 雨よ雪に変わってくれ
Related: japanese.stackexchange.com/a/12401/78
Dec
19
comment Why is “Yamata no Orochi” written in katakana?
Related: japanese.stackexchange.com/q/1930/78
Dec
19
comment Multiple usages of 学習{がくしゅう}
練習 means "practice". "Review" is 復習.
Dec
16
comment Translation of 泳ぎたがっている
Related: Aren't がる and たがる the same thing?
Dec
16
comment なかなか Translation
Sadly I don't have one. There are tons listed in our meta resources topic.
Dec
16
comment How are こと and こんな being used in this sentence?
Why was this downvoted?
Dec
13
comment 換える, 替える, 代える, 変える and their intransitive equivalents
Haha. All I can say is that this is likely part of the overlap, because it seems that way to me too. The only difference I can see is that for an oil change, there's a second party involved (the mechanic), but for changing the ink cartridge in your pen, there isn't. But I think that's a stretch. But then 換気扇 also doesn't fit the mold. So I don't know.
Dec
12
comment Using に with adjectives
So why can't you rephrase the second one to be その映画は子供に怖い?
Dec
11
comment What is this kanji? It's too small for me to understand right now
The kanji is a lie...
Dec
10
comment Japanese Buts: でも, しかし, ただ, ただし, ところが, が, けど, けれど, けれども
@KafkaFuura: So what are you asking me?
Dec
9
comment Japanese Buts: でも, しかし, ただ, ただし, ところが, が, けど, けれど, けれども
Well, I was thinking of それにしても and (それ)にもかかわらず. Add them or not; it's up to you. Just trying to give more ideas to increase your "arsenal".
Dec
8
comment Japanese Buts: でも, しかし, ただ, ただし, ところが, が, けど, けれど, けれども
If you can add to the list, please do so. Are you considering although as well as but (like ~のに, etc.) since they have similar meanings?
Dec
7
comment formality issues regarding the 「調子はどうだい?」 greeting
「調子はどうだい」 sounds like an 親父 greeting to me.
Dec
6
comment Expressing scientific notation and units in speech
Can you rewrite the second one the way the OP posted it? It's fine if you know kg・m^2・s^-2 is a Joule, but I'd like to see how it's pronounced with the actual wording they used.