Tag: set-phrases

43 Is it proper to thank waitstaff, cashiers, etc. for their service? 2011-06-03T03:10:19.730

32 When is it appropriate to use お疲れ様 (otsukaresama)? 2011-06-15T02:23:37.610

32 Must do : ~なければならない vs ~なくてはいけない 2011-08-07T05:43:49.747

28 How would one convey "get over it" in Japanese? 2011-07-15T06:50:57.247

27 What to say after someone sneezes 2011-06-03T03:19:42.550

23 Getting your haircut in Japan 2012-01-09T13:32:39.710

22 What to say after someone dies 2011-06-03T22:27:06.053

20 What does よろしくおねがいします mean when departing? 2011-05-31T22:04:17.530

20 Difference between 気をつけて, お大事に and お元気で 2012-07-03T12:04:07.430

19 How do you ask for "the bill" at a restaurant? 2011-07-04T16:56:49.570

19 The significance of 前 {まえ} in Japanese language and culture 2011-07-26T07:06:24.977

16 What is the difference between 出来る限り and 出来るだけ? 2011-06-08T18:08:48.633

15 Why "社会の窓" (shakai no mado)? 2011-06-13T04:25:06.147

15 Usage of 「ごめんください」 2011-07-20T13:16:30.773

15 Expressing the "after [verb]-ing", using 後で, -てから, 後に, 後から? 2012-11-14T18:29:06.370

15 The という in things like 〜ということ・〜というの・〜という感じ・〜というわけ etc 2013-07-29T07:40:21.087

15 "Strike while the iron is hot" - Japanese equivalent 2016-02-09T09:27:47.357

14 What is that thing yelled in Japanese when starting something? 2011-07-16T01:18:28.807

14 Why does 「目がない」mean "something you like"? 2012-08-15T16:21:54.857

14 How should one respond to "お大事に"? 2014-03-24T00:46:14.020

13 At work, when is it not ok to finish an email with どうぞよろしくお願いします? 2011-05-31T21:52:16.297

13 Contraction of particle の to ん before nouns in colloquial Japanese 2011-08-04T02:58:04.840

12 What is the difference between 「はじめてのX」 {hajimete no X} and 「はじめのX」 {hajime no X}? 2011-06-02T02:52:31.293

12 Is there a polite saying like "May I?" 2011-08-03T00:33:22.787

12 What exactly is 「だらし」? 2011-08-13T16:43:53.693

12 The role of と particle in 「二度としない」 2011-09-07T17:37:16.330

12 Rare/Obsolete verb forms 2012-05-14T02:58:25.953

12 What's the difference between 心, 念, and 意? 2013-05-16T22:18:33.863

12 Is 「うそおっしゃい」 to be taken literally here? 2014-08-15T14:38:06.853

12 Why does なんてね mean "Just kidding"? 2017-02-22T08:22:47.807

11 Can のほうが be omitted when answering a question? 2012-11-08T03:08:18.710

11 Why "お食事の際は、..." instead of "ご飯を食べる際は、..."? 2015-09-19T21:03:53.483

11 Saying お疲れ様でした to teacher at the end of a lesson? 2019-02-17T14:42:59.127

10 Why is it お[腹]{なか}が[空]{す}いた but [腹]{はら}[減]{へ}った? 2011-06-29T14:59:36.303

10 What's the difference between 電光石火【でんこうせっか】 and 疾風迅雷【しっぷうじんらい】 2012-01-10T20:16:53.783

10 Why is やりたい放題 used as opposed to やり放題? 2015-12-16T15:09:37.277

10 What does 次行ってみよう mean? 2016-11-29T05:26:36.960

9 Significance of the kanji 茶 in the set phrase 滅茶滅茶{めちゃめちゃ} / 目茶目茶{めちゃめちゃ} 2011-06-06T07:19:23.063

9 「かしこまる」と言う自動詞について / About the verb "kashikomaru" 2011-08-11T14:41:17.203

9 Regarding は数あれど (or possibly just あれど ) 2011-08-17T17:13:00.867

9 Dismissing an expectation 2012-02-10T00:54:59.713

9 Thank you for X: ~をありがとうございます 2012-05-13T21:42:06.717

9 Does バラの寝床 come directly from the English expression "bed of roses"? 2012-06-06T12:34:23.927

9 The expressions 後へ引く and 後を引く 2012-08-04T00:41:22.723

9 "Opposite" of `和製英語` 2012-09-07T20:01:30.047

9 Understanding the particle や in the phrase "今や" 2012-11-21T02:06:10.497

9 How should I bid farewell to a superior? 2012-12-26T02:55:33.787

9 Is there a set response to 『いらっしゃい!』? 2013-09-21T19:55:45.500

9 Is there a special way of asking hypothetical questions? 2014-07-09T02:38:03.067

9 Japanese term for weight gained in a loving relationship? 2017-08-28T03:27:22.280

8 Where's the missing い in ありがた迷惑【ありがた めいわく】? 2011-07-22T07:45:35.413

8 Usage and nuance of あまりに vs あまりにも 2011-09-15T05:27:45.793

8 When is it appropriate to use ごくろうさま? 2012-03-23T03:00:53.397

8 How often is だが used in everyday conversation? 2012-03-25T18:06:03.377

8 Is it OK to keep saying ありがとう 2012-04-27T04:15:04.217

8 Is それが人生{じんせい} , 仕様{しよう}が無{な}い, or something else the most natural equivalent to "that's life", "c'est la vie", etc? 2014-03-17T07:04:37.477

8 "Hey Bro!" how to call out friends 2015-12-22T22:57:51.953

8 What is the difference between 見てない and 見たことがない? 2017-08-31T16:07:54.470

7 translation for "It serves as a good reminder for me"? 2011-06-08T17:10:20.347

7 Significance of ところ in set phrases ところで and ところが 2011-07-05T10:03:17.620

7 What's the meaning of すます in 耳をすませば? 2011-07-31T02:03:03.063

7 How to parse the proverb [艱難]{かんなん}[汝]{なんじ}を[玉]{たま}にす? 2011-08-04T12:40:38.543

7 Why is there 丼 {どんぶり} in 丼勘定 {どんぶりかんじょう}? 2011-08-25T03:16:24.583

7 "Grammatically-correct" particle-less phrases/sayings 2012-04-19T19:44:05.947

7 What is the difference between お元気に、お元気で、気をつけて? 2012-05-15T13:17:03.307

7 Function of に in 怒るに怒れない 2012-12-12T21:36:53.060

7 What does "声が出る" mean? 2014-10-24T23:44:44.347

7 Is "俎板の上の鯉" related to the Vietnamese phrase "như cá nằm trên thớt"? 2015-05-16T08:11:54.023

7 How do you write "translation mine" in Japanese for academic writing? 2015-07-13T16:36:28.397

7 "なし" used for both animate and inanimate things? 2015-09-22T14:52:18.267

7 Is it ok to say 問題ない instead of 問題じゃない? Why? 2016-01-06T13:28:33.057

7 To test appliance before buying 2016-03-09T05:59:14.553

7 Can お[邪魔]{じゃま}します be used in cases of long-term stay? 2016-03-19T09:44:33.400

7 "fancy meeting you here" 2016-08-04T06:38:25.260

7 What is the Japanese equivalent of "to pick up a girl" or "to hit on girls"? 2016-10-21T21:24:07.070

7 Why does Siri say 座布団1枚お願いします when I told him he is an interesting person? 2016-10-26T20:16:49.603

7 "But it is true that..." in japanese 2016-11-27T01:23:52.173

7 What kind of grammar is it in 調査に調査を重ねて? 2016-12-13T15:48:54.790

7 A formal/informal way to say I don't want anything 2017-05-11T11:05:52.147

6 Help for this expression: 猿は人間に毛が[三筋]{みすじ}足らぬ 2011-07-02T08:50:04.303

6 Does もあれば have set phrases? 2011-07-06T22:19:01.843

6 Anti-causal/Non-causal relationship 2011-07-25T10:51:33.323

6 ご無沙汰いたしました — OK for electronic communications? 2011-08-19T11:12:32.177

6 What is な-particle doing in `ってなわけで`? 2011-10-02T04:50:18.073

6 How to express "more than something"? 2012-01-15T22:54:07.963

6 Questions on the Japanese equivalent of "window of opportunity" 2012-04-12T19:32:20.607

6 What does 勝つべくして勝った mean? 2012-05-16T23:05:16.433

6 What does the phrase らしいと言えばらしい mean? 2012-06-18T06:16:24.773

6 Can I say 行ってきます if I don't plan to come back? 2012-07-31T18:59:35.413

6 How to say "Little did I/he/she/they know"? 2012-09-02T02:06:11.657

6 How to describe the inside of one's mind? 2012-09-14T04:07:01.973

6 What is an equivalent phrase to the colloquial "I know, right!?" 2013-06-11T13:01:48.100

6 Is there a Japanese equivalent of knock-knock jokes? 2014-03-07T17:12:55.040

6 What does 形から入る mean? 2015-02-22T10:41:20.313

6 Meaning and usage of 運のツキ 2015-12-13T18:40:25.567

6 Regarding どういたしまして usage 2016-03-08T08:22:53.217

6 How does the までに work in ご参考までに 2016-06-20T01:31:03.887

6 Can 全部 be used like 「全部の月は忙しいですか?」 2016-12-03T15:01:55.500

6 Is there any phrase similar to "may he rest in peace"? 2016-12-26T04:11:00.850