Takahiro Waki
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The "cultural" meaning of 人間 (ningen)?
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I learned in high school. 人間(jinkan) is 人の間, means 人間社会、世間. This word changed to expression of human itself from Edo period. 人間

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「〜といいます」 vs 「〜というものです」 when introducing oneself
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No difference. Both of them are polite or formal.

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Why is "ゼロ" more popular than "れい"?
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Zero means nothing, but 零 means a quite bit. So 0.5,零細企業 so on. It is said Japanese didn't have a word which means nothing. Well also most Japanese don't know this fact, though.

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What is the に particle in 他に doing
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他にいいもの is better than 他のいいもの. Other expressions are 他にも, 他のもの. 他に is an adverb, the meaning of 他に are besides, without. So に add at 他.

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How do you differentiate "nande" (why) and "nande" (how, by what means)?
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Ordinarily we use なぜ = why 何で = how to distinguish. In your question case, we can not distinguish which the sentence means.

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past / future -- "抜けたら" -- 「国境の長いトンネルを抜けると雪国であった」
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The expression of 日本へ行く前に has all possiblities of past, present and future. future:日本へ行く前におみやげを買った。これから日本へ行きます。 present:日本へ行く前におみやげを買った。いま飛行機に乗っています。 past:日本へ行く前におみやげを買った。だからこれをあなた(日本の友達)にあげます。

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What does 春闘集約 mean?
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春闘 is the salary's discussion of blue-collar worker. "春闘が集約しつつある" is correct sentence.

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The meaning of the particles in "Yume no naka futari de ita yo ne"
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I see translation failed. "yume no naka futari de ita yone" is "Both you and me were in same dream, weren't we". This is included part of yone.

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さえ vs でさえ | この整理は正しいですか。(English available)
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O: 君でさえ止められない人間を見たことがない。I've never seen someone whom even you couldn't stop O: 犯人でさえ人情がありますよ。世の悪党でさえ輝くことができる。 こんなかんじですか。

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Does the ゛ have any use?
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゛ changes like this: h → b, k → g, s → z、t → d. ゜ changes only h → p.

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The correct way of using toki
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サラとサラのお父さん'は'いっしょにテクサスを逃げる時、彼女らはゾン'ビ'のようだったのでサラのお父さんの前でサラは撃たれた。How to use toki is not wrong.

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A relative clause in a relative clause (Nested relative clauses)
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First sentence is some imcomprehensive. 地球以外の所に生物が存在する可能性に気づかない~. Your sentence is simply →宇宙に生物がいないと言ってる人の間違いを発見できない。Is this right? By the way,because some virus live in various environment,it is ...

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How do I read 上 in ご注文の際は予めそちらをご了承の上お願い致します? What does it mean?
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うえ=on.In english,after~ condition~ understanding~ on~(this is best similiar word to 上).ご了承の下(もと)is same meaning.

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Use of non-polite form between Japanese companies
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For example 三菱 is big company group (really 帝国重工 is 三菱重工). In japan there is a phenomenon called 下請け叩き. The famous big companies often control small companies. Many companies dislike big companies. I ...

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Saying you'll do/have done something for a certain amount of time?
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Although all sentences I can translate. 上の4つ for are ~間. Only the last sentence is 一時間で.

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Difference between あまり , あまりに and あまりにも
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あまり is different from others, that means "some" or "not much". The examples are あまりひどくない。 That is not bad well. あまりにひどい。 That is very bad. あまりにもひどい。 That is unimaginable terrible. That is ...

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How would どこ吹く風 be used in a sentence?
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It means  私の忠告{ちゅうこく}を聞いても彼はどこ吹く風という感じだ。 similar phrase 私が話してもまるで馬の耳に念仏{ねんぶつ}だ。 私が話しているのに彼はしかとしているのだろうか。

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How to write long sound to emphasize words?
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全然知らない。I don't know at all. しーらない、知らないもんね is like female or child. It means "so I am concerned about that."

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じゅわっと for biting into a mandarin
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「じゅわっと」 is the image of hamburg, juicy's so on, but 「しゅわっと」 is the image of a soda water.

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How useful is furigana for most adults and teenagers?
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Some difficult kanji is unreadable for some adult in Japan. For example taro aso or shinzo abe couldn't read 踏襲 未曽有 云々(toshu,mizou,unnnun). Japanese standard reader may dislike furigana. On the other ...

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How do Japanese make language sound old (e. g. in historical dramas)?
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左様な頼み事に拙者如きが答ゑぬのも忝い。然れど野暮用の為之にて御免仕る。 そのような頼み事に私のようなものが答えないことは申し訳ない。しかし用事があるため、ここで失礼します。

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Help to understand what words fit in the sentence
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But if you can't touch actual thing by your hands, we must save that. This is quite strange, you know. ×But if ○Even if にしても have negative nuance. example

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Why is there a ツ in 四ツ谷?
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It is a difficult question for Japanese. Probably JR named their stations. In the Edo period, there were no ツ or ノ. But if there were no ツ or ノ, they would be read like 御茶水→おちゃみず, 四谷→よんたに or したに. So I ...

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げっそり自由 meaning?
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げっそり自由 is strange.こっそり自由(家族に対して) is natural. こっそり's meaning is hiding for something.げっそり is used like "げっそり痩せた".

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~と多い here meaning?
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It was many cases that only quantity of clothes equal to three ~. In simple ,服の量が多かった。

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What does そこまでのもの mean here?
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ノーシン's secret talk 「あまりに衝撃的なので、まだ各国の王にもお話ししておりません」 キャサリン 「What big secret it is」 ノーシン talks about "something surprising" from now.

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Why do people use the word "くそ"?
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くそ is curse word, we don't learn it's forbidden word in childhood. So we don't have such education, if you watch japanese tv, you can hear the exact words without sound effects.

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What is the difference between しないで and しなくて?
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しなくて because I do not しないで without I do

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Meaning of 夕陽の中を
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I think 「夕日に向かって」 is natural. グラウンド(校庭)

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Is チェリーボーイ wasei-eigo?
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The meaning of cherry boy is inexperienced soldier.Inexperienced soldier→male virgin.I think japanese military or other country's military used this words. And actually,experienced soldier were rated ...

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