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accepted Is a computer displaying “インストールしています” correct? Weird?
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comment Is a computer displaying “インストールしています” correct? Weird?
What irks me about "〜しています" is that is sounds too "personal", like "I'm installing Office". In English it's just "Installing Office", which seems a little more neutral. I find "インストール中" better since it has the same more neutral feeling. Or is that just me and I'm misinterpreting the nuance of 〜います here? :)
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comment Is a computer displaying “インストールしています” correct? Weird?
Oh yes, Microsoft traditionally does a terrible job of translating their software. "Gedownloaded" in German, "シャットダウン" in Japanese… I resolved to use computers exclusively in English partly because of them. So is that the answer already? It's a bad translation? :)
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asked Is a computer displaying “インストールしています” correct? Weird?
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reviewed Approve Are there any common Japanese words which were borrowed from Ainu or other indigenous languages?
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comment How to say “What's it to you?” in Japanese?
If you deliver it aggressively enough (which apparently is your intend), I don't think there'll usually be a comeback. なぜそんなの知りてぇのか、オマエ!関係ねぇんだろう。 ;o)
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answered How to say “What's it to you?” in Japanese?
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comment ambiguity with すっと
It's not supposed to be ambiguous, it's a word that has no clear translation, but that you usually understand in context. 気持ちだよ、気持ち! :-)
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answered ambiguity with すっと
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answered Using Japanese honorifics with non-kana names
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comment Why is 五右衛門 read “goemon”?
Was the original pronunciation goue or gōe? I guess actually goue, same as iue? That's indeed something of a tongue twister... :) Makes sense.