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by Astral Abraxas
Sat 09.25.2010 9:10 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions and Problems
Topic: がんばれなさい / がんばりなさい -nasai with imperative form.
Replies: 12
Views: 5397

Re: がんばれなさい / がんばりなさい -nasai with imperative form.

I hear がんばれ all the time. I'm pretty sure putting なさい after the imperative form is wrong too. I'm not a 100% sure though. なさい after verb-stem is fine though.
by Astral Abraxas
Sat 09.25.2010 9:00 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions and Problems
Topic: Question about かえってくる
Replies: 13
Views: 6936

Re: Question about かえってくる

So you're telling me you're going to return and come? That's illogical. Returning is a form of coming... It only makes sense in the sense which I'm talking about. Maybe I'm just not being clear.
by Astral Abraxas
Sat 09.25.2010 7:59 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions and Problems
Topic: Question about かえってくる
Replies: 13
Views: 6936

Re: Question about かえってくる

来る works depending on the context The context here is that the guy is sitting there waiting for someone come back home. So 帰る is more natural. The reason it's in the form 帰ってくる is because you're going to do it until that comes to be the case. That make sense? You might want to compare and learn the ...
by Astral Abraxas
Mon 04.26.2010 7:56 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions and Problems
Topic: わりに/くせに/ても/のに
Replies: 13
Views: 6991

Re: わりに/くせに/ても/のに

Maybe comparing these two sentences will help you understand:

勝たなくては意味が無い= not to win has no meaning.
勝っても意味が無いよ= even if you win there is no meaning.

lit: to win too has no meaning.

this example is to show where the form comes from. if you know that then maybe you'll know how to use it.
by Astral Abraxas
Sat 04.24.2010 3:50 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions and Problems
Topic: 'Haven't been'
Replies: 12
Views: 5315

Re: 'Haven't been'

I would have just said something like: 12年前から日本に行っていない。 haven't been to japan since 12 years ago.
by Astral Abraxas
Sun 02.21.2010 8:06 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions and Problems
Topic: 手が込んでいる
Replies: 3
Views: 2527

手が込んでいる

Can someone explain to me HOW this expression means "subtle" or "elaborate"? 込む is another one of those bs words that I never really fully understood. Or is this just going to be another one of those "you'll have to memorize and get over the fact you'll never really understand because Japanese rarel...
by Astral Abraxas
Fri 01.01.2010 1:40 am
Forum: 日本語の練習 (Practice Japanese)
Topic: クリスマス
Replies: 3
Views: 3771

Re: クリスマス

1) 雪(ゆき)が降(ふ)って、冷(ひ)え込(こ)んできました。
2) この季節(きせつ)には試験(しけん)がありすぎると思(おも)います。

Might be closer to what he wanted to say for those two?

I agree with your comment on 聖誕祭 as well. I think most people would just say クリスマス.
by Astral Abraxas
Sun 11.15.2009 5:47 pm
Forum: Translation Questions or Discussion
Topic: ? about passage concerning electrical schematic
Replies: 15
Views: 6916

Re: ? about passage concerning electrical schematic

ドアが閉まっている is perfectly fine; the auxiliary いる is not restricted to living things. Yes, and ある can be connected to animate things too. (something you'll notice in older writing especially) 1) This is incredibly off-topic. 2) I don't care enough to try to explain it. 3) I probably can't explain it ev...
by Astral Abraxas
Sun 11.15.2009 2:44 pm
Forum: Translation Questions or Discussion
Topic: ? about passage concerning electrical schematic
Replies: 15
Views: 6916

Re: ? about passage concerning electrical schematic

As you may recall, the -ている form can also show a state of being, which is what is being used in this case. So, these schematics are in the state of being "extra powerful" because they have these extra power lines. Actually -ている always shows the state of being. いる is for living-beings and shows the ...
by Astral Abraxas
Sun 11.15.2009 11:49 am
Forum: 日本語の練習 (Practice Japanese)
Topic: 逆ポーランド記法
Replies: 9
Views: 6199

Re: 逆ポーランド記法

強いて言えば、「みんなは分かるといいなあwww」は "I bet you can't lol" と言っているように聞こえます。 It wasn't suppose to imply that you lack the ability to read my leet Japanese lol. It was suppose to imply that my Japanese is so bad and because of that I hope everyone can read it. It was simply an utterance to myself. I see where yo...
by Astral Abraxas
Sun 11.15.2009 1:13 am
Forum: 日本語の練習 (Practice Japanese)
Topic: 逆ポーランド記法
Replies: 9
Views: 6199

Re: 逆ポーランド記法

私はとても眠いのに、日本語で書きましょう!(みんなは分かるといいなあwww) ... それから「計算機」はコンピュータ科学や応用数学、計算機工学の分野では一般で言う「電卓」とはかなり違った意味を持ちます。こだわるようなところでは ないとは思いますが、こういった分野の学生さんであれば、違いを知っておくことは大事かもしれません。 専門的に言えば、「電卓」は「electronic calculator」で、「計算機」は「computer/calculator」ですね。 Magamoさんが同意するなら、「計算機」と言う語を使いたいと私は思います。  ちなみに私なら、個人的意見ですが、「教える」という語...
by Astral Abraxas
Thu 11.12.2009 9:18 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions and Problems
Topic: Ordering Food
Replies: 4
Views: 2038

Re: Ordering Food

"I'll go with the cheeseburger." Haha, that's exactly what に is like. I'm glad to know there is a textbook out there that teaches it properly. にする doesn't mean "to decide/to choose on" in its true essence. It's really telling the direction in which you do something and in many contexts that gives t...
by Astral Abraxas
Tue 11.10.2009 11:24 am
Forum: Grammar Questions and Problems
Topic: 〜とは/〜とういう/っていう
Replies: 7
Views: 5714

Re: 〜とは/〜とういう/っていう

Cillranchello, here is a reference for って at the end of a sentence.

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by Astral Abraxas
Tue 11.10.2009 10:55 am
Forum: Grammar Questions and Problems
Topic: Commands or Directions
Replies: 11
Views: 3743

Re: Commands or Directions

You can find the structure similar to Hyperworm's used in 130-131 of Genki 1 textbook. I thought I saw it somewhere in here so I had to look it up D:
by Astral Abraxas
Mon 11.09.2009 4:52 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions and Problems
Topic: To (probably) discuss a lot of basics
Replies: 73
Views: 18287

Re: To (probably) discuss a lot of basics

This may seem a blunt question, but... what kind of response is that? If that's a valid argument, I could just respond in kind with "no it doesn't" and suddenly we're in a Monty Python sketch. :P Let's analyze this logically, or try to, at least: 1. We have the sentence 私はりんごは好きです, which sets up th...