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Aug
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comment Why can we use の after へ and から?
先生のプレゼント means "present from teacher", 先生へプレゼント means "present to teacher ... (something something)", 先生へのプレゼント means "the present for teacher". の puts the emphasis on the present, not on the action of giving a present.
Jun
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comment trying to learn reading Japanese
+1 I can read business level Japanese fairly well, but I struggle to read a hiragana-only book to my 2 year old.
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comment Add English nuances to Japanese “いいえ”
"頭可笑しいか、お前⁈" - you'd likely just use very different expressions instead of modifying "No".
Feb
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comment Nuance and current-ness of “ぼくとお茶しませんか”
I still hear it a lot in the sense of "let's take a break" - ちょっとお茶しましょうか。 Would you count this as outdated as well?
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Jul
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comment ニッポン? Why Kana?
Pretty much the same thing, yes. I wouldn't go as far as saying "breaking a rule" though. Simply, in English and the current tech culture, lowercase logos seem cool and modern. In Japanese, katakana simply feel stronger and more energetic. If you know the feeling of writing those letters by hand, katakana can be written very quickly and energetically, while the fine balance of kanji requires more restraint and grace. It's simply those more or less unconscious connections everyone makes that make them feel differently when reading it.
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answered ニッポン? Why Kana?
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accepted Why is 五右衛門 read “goemon”?
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