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Apr
27
comment Why are katakana preferred over hiragana or kanji sometimes?
Related question: japanese.stackexchange.com/questions/758/…
Apr
27
answered Why are katakana preferred over hiragana or kanji sometimes?
Apr
27
reviewed Approve Role of の in そんなの
Apr
26
comment Who decides what katakana will be used to form English loan words?
@LucasTizma Don't worry, I made the same mistake, only with the word "virus" japanese.stackexchange.com/questions/2147/…
Apr
26
answered Who decides what katakana will be used to form English loan words?
Apr
26
revised Different transcriptions for words with related origin
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Apr
26
comment Who decides what katakana will be used to form English loan words?
Also upvoting because of hostility against the OP.
Apr
26
comment What differences, if any, are there between 婦 and 女?
I don't know what used to happen in Japan, but in western countries, women left work, or were even forced out of some jobs, when they got married: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/… pbs.org/fmc/book/2work8.htm
Apr
25
asked What differences, if any, are there between 婦 and 女?
Apr
22
comment Why is water polite but ice not?
@Amadan I've just heard that money is considered "dirty" by Japanese: amblerangel.wordpress.com/2010/12/13/… . If this is the case, then maybe the お in お金 is used because something is dirty, not because something is an essential. This may mean my comment on December 31 may be incorrect.
Apr
18
comment How to “shoo away” a sales clerk?
@Chocolate Eigo o onegaishimasu?
Apr
17
comment Why are there two versions of the kanji for 冷?
"I have seen even more variations!" - sarcasm or mockery is uncalled for.
Apr
13
accepted Can I refer to the March 11 earthquake without mentioning the word earthquake?
Apr
13
accepted Are the names of some food items written in katakana?
Apr
13
comment How do I spell “So! So! So! So! So!”?
@Hyperworm FWIW, I was wondering how to write it in a tweet. If anyone has any English-language links on そうそうそう, they're welcome. I accepted fairly promptly because I was worried someone might say it's too basic or too google-worthy.
Apr
12
accepted How do I spell “So! So! So! So! So!”?
Apr
12
asked How do I spell “So! So! So! So! So!”?
Apr
9
comment Can I refer to the March 11 earthquake without mentioning the word earthquake?
Is my reasoning in the third paragraph flawed?
Apr
9
comment Can I refer to the March 11 earthquake without mentioning the word earthquake?
@Hyperworm I was googling for "rice symbol". Sorry.
Apr
9
comment Can the qualifiers “very” and “too” be expressed unambiguously in Japanese?
@TsuyoshiIto Adjective can be an adjective or a noun!