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12:15 AM
Yeay, hats!
But aww, they don't show in chat.
 
12:25 AM
Wow, some of these hats are hard to win.
At least on JLSE.
 
Anonymous
12:40 AM
Apparently there's a hat for moderators, but I like Old Hat better
 
1:21 AM
I got to cheat and use my Old Hat from another site on here, apparently.
 
Anonymous
Me, too!
 
Anonymous
3:29 AM
I don't know what rule you mean about only は or も coming between で+ある
 
I mean, unless you're using ある entirely differently than its copula usage, only は and も can show up there (normally), AFAIK.
Err, well, any 係助詞 is what I actually mean, if that's what you're asking about
Like, normally you would read そして全くその通りで私はあったのだ。 as "And that's exactly how it was, and I was there." or something like that. Normally the copula doesn't get spliced by something by a non-particle
 
3:59 AM
you just blew my mind with that sentence
 
one time i was reading and i found a sentence that blew my mind, it was something like それを知ったのは本を読んでだった
i literally had to stop reading and walk around
 
 
1 hour later…
5:08 AM
いっぱいコメントが消えてる・・
:1265819 Oh.. but I think it's a weird name
I just knew that 他人丼 is only in Kansai
So probably TokyoNagoya doesn't know what's in 他人丼
親子丼=parent and child's bowl?
他人丼=strange people's bowl
?
きつねうどん=fox wheat noodles
たぬきうどん=raccoon wheat noodles
なんちゃって!
 
 
2 hours later…
7:38 AM
@ちょこれーと 豚肉と玉子だったかな??東京の蕎麦屋でたまに他人丼を出してるところがあるんだけど、注文したことがないんですよ。
 
 
1 hour later…
8:47 AM
@gibbon I failed to tag you...
@TokyoNagoya 正解です~多分
私も食べたことないです←っておい
 
9:34 AM
What's a better word than "beautiful" to describe this video about the devastation caused by 3/11? I chose "tasteful" and "moving", but any suggestions? youtube.com/watch?v=L75hoO-v9hc&feature=youtu.be
 
 
5 hours later…
2:19 PM
Maybe "touching" or "heartfelt"?
Oh wow. Indeed that was truly heartbreaking... the most pitiful part is that I don't even remember seeing that on the news in my country. That video was so emotional.
 
What country would that be?
 
Australia
It probably would have been broadcast, but no doubt it wasn't a feature story.
そういえば、質問があります・・・
多分易しい質問だけど、私はまだ下手でしょう。大丈夫かな〜
「PlaceにThingがありますか?」と「ThingがPlaceにありますか?」、どちらはいいですか?例えば:「ロンドンに山がありますか?」と「山がロンドンに‌​ありますか?」。ありがとう(・ω・)ノ
 
 
4 hours later…
6:59 PM
@Grace I think that'd be a fine question to ask on the site, but my feeling is that it depends on what you're trying to ask: "Is there a Thing at Place?" vs "Is Thing at Place?"
E.g., "Are there students at school?" (a weird question) vs "Are the students at school?" (as opposed to on the field trip, or whatever)
Wow, just reread those two sentences and that's not very clear. I wonder if there's a better way to explain it.
"Are there mountains in London?" "Is the mountain in London?"
Not sure of a way to explain it aside from examples.
 
 
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Anonymous
9:02 PM
@Grace Yeah, I think you could ask that on Japanese Language.SE :-)
 
9:30 PM
Ok, at first sight I can't tell anyone apart with this hat being used so much.
 
Anonymous
Haha!
 
Anonymous
I'll use a different one. I didn't know hats were going to show up in chat
 
Anonymous
10:29 PM
Word of the day: なぞる
 
10:44 PM
Thank you everyone! I'll ask it.
@snailboat Trace? Is it usually written in kana alone?
 
Anonymous
@Grace Yes, I think it's usually written in kana alone.
 
Anonymous
Actually, only one of the dictionaries I looked it up in had kanji listed for it.
 
Anonymous
And that was EDICT, which lists it as "usually kana".
 
Interesting. Having no kanji is a double-edged sword, I find. Sometimes a good thing, other times overly ambiguous.
 
Anonymous
Well, you have to be able to understand words without kanji, because no one ever uses kanji when they speak :-)
 
Anonymous
10:56 PM
But I often have a harder time remembering kana-only words for some reason.
 
Anonymous
I guess the kanji helps me remember them!
 
Exactly. That's why context is very important XD
 

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