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Oct
29
comment Etymology of 土産 {みやげ}
There are indeed some Japanese expressions that come from Chinese proverbs and it's true that it helps to know some Chinese etymology to understand some obscure Japanese terms. BUT 土産 or 見上 are not in this category. MI in Taiwanese probably means what you say, but 見 in Taiwanese is pronounced kiàn or kì and it has the same meaning in Japanese, Mandarin or others. (I don't know where you got the MI you're talking about.) I give you the benefit of the doubt and suggest you change your strategy. Knowledge of history and Chinese would be useful here as well IF you use good arguments.
Oct
25
revised What is the harshness of についてとやかく言う?
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Oct
25
answered What is the harshness of についてとやかく言う?
Oct
25
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25
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25
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Oct
19
answered Can 野郎{やろう} really have that many meanings?