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  1. graysesame

    過去を表さない「た」

    Around 32:26 of the video (放送大学, 第08回 文法②—日本語統語論の仕組み—), there are several examples of た that doesn't express "past tense," but only two of them are explained. I wonder if I understand the rest correctly. ・昨日、山田さんの奥さんにお会いしました。とても素敵な人でした。(同意を求める?)...
  2. R

    Present tense verbs used in (seemingly) past tense

    Hi, I had a question regarding present tense when it comes to verbs in sentences like these: 「なんでそれ言っちゃうの!?」 (said after someone says something ridiculous/inappropriate) 「なんてことしてくれんのよ!」 (in response to another's action they deemed ridiculous, uncalled-for) I understand that the present tense...
  3. K

    (それこそ)頼んだね

    Hi! I was sitting in a car with a japanese friend and he told me he couldn't drink that day because he was driving (I didn't understand everything he said though). My response to him was: (jokingly) "well, then I'll drink your share as well", upon which he replied something like "(それこそ)頼んだね"...
  4. lammn

    多かれ少なかれ

    Hi All, What is the meaning of ~かれ when it comes after the stem of an i-adjective? Examples are: Can this ~かれbe applied to other i-adjectives as well? Thanks for any help!
  5. cheshire

    特殊な「た」の用法 Special usage of ta

    これらの「た」はすべて「現在」の用法です。この「た」の使い方は、日本語学習者にとって理解が難しくはないのでしょうか?もし自然に理解できるのなら、どういった風に理解しましたか?多言語に類例があるからでしょうか?もし類例があれば紹介してください。 All た used above are used for present situation. Didn't you find the usage difficult to grasp? If it was natural for you, how was it reasonable to you? Are there any other...
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