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Feb
20
comment What are kanjimaniacs?
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it is not about the Japanese language.
Feb
18
comment Difference between 「~かかわらず」 and 「~かまわず」
@l'électeur: Why don't you try reading my answer again.
Feb
15
comment what is the use of で in 日本料理は京都の料理でたいへん美味しい
Is this sentence correct? If I were to guess, it seems like it should be 京都の料理は日本料理でたいへん美味しい. Then it would have the meaning you wrote.
Feb
12
comment 生活になぶられた、男の子は自殺した。Passive tense in Descriptive Relative clauses, and word choice.
Is this a sentence you've seen somewhere, or one of your own?
Feb
8
comment How to say a sentence without repeating the word?
Is this 描く as えがく or just かく? Or does it matter? Please put enter furigana for those who don't know.
Feb
7
comment How to read: the “~” in “3~4 行”
Possible duplicate of Reading a number range
Feb
5
comment 大阪から東京までに泳ごうとしたけど、途中で道に迷います。Does this sound natural/correct?
In this case, I'd personally use 東京にかけて instead of まで.
Feb
2
comment “To the East/West/North/South are distinct [feature-rich] areas that fill the land”
Nice picture, but logically you cannot infer that 東西南北 maps directly to the order of the 森、平原、峡谷、湖 from the way it is written (which you have wrong anyway).
Jan
30
comment translation of 「あえて言えば、…」
Sounds good to me.
Jan
29
comment 大きじゃない vs 大きくない?
You can say 大きいじゃない.
Jan
27
comment Arimasu as a parting phrase
Are you sure it wasn't just ありがとうございます spoken very quickly?
Jan
24
comment Why do さ and ざ look the same except for the little strokes on the side?
@senshin: Comments are not for answers.
Jan
24
comment “The earlier we leave, the earlier we'll arive”-type construction
Look at the other topic posted in @Flaw's comment. But I'm confused about what you're asking. You say the ~ば~ほど pattern only applies to verbs, but then you list two more examples that also have verbs. Are you specifically looking for instances of using a pattern like this with nouns? Or just confused on it in general?
Jan
22
comment What's the difference between こそ and さえ in 「忙しくて昼ごはんを食べる時間___ない」
Is the second sentence an example in your book? Because it sounds wrong to me.
Jan
21
comment Explain ますよう + [noun]
You can use くださいます to end a statement, but not a request. So it's perfectly fine to say something like (上司が)書類をくださいます (the boss gives us the documents), but you wouldn't say どうぞお座りくださいます. It would just be どうぞお座りください, or if you were being super polite どうぞお座りくださいませ.
Jan
16
comment What does として mean in 「ペットとしてしいくするのはかんたんです。」?
In my mind, "raising"/"having"/"keeping" an animal are pretty interchangeable in English. Thoughts?
Jan
15
comment は/が and を with the Passive form
@l'électeur: Thanks, didn't catch that for some reason.
Jan
13
comment Do Japanese people use quotation marks for emphasis?
Haha, that's hilarious!
Jan
13
comment What's the difference between 補給, 補充, 補足, 補完?
I see plenty of example sentences in the dictionary for 補足 that have nothing to do with words...
Jan
8
comment Use of 方に In this sentence
Care to provide the rest of the context?