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  1. jasio

    Bulgarian: what is the semantics behind perfective verbs in the present tense?

    I've been learning Bulgarian for a couple of months now, and I've just encountered a phenomenon which blew my mind: using the perfective verbs in the present tense. Let's take an example: Аз купувам колело. (impf) Аз купя колело. (pf) What does the structure with the perfective verb actually...
  2. F

    Hindi, Urdu: Jaanaa and Aanaa usage

    Hello! I was wondering if I could get some guidance on common usage for these verbs. I consistently use the wrong verb and get corrected by native speakers to use the other. There seems to be ideas about the nature of travel, participation, and location, but I can't quite figure out the...
  3. AmaryllisBunny

    ことができる vs える

    Is there a difference between these two, whether it is politeness, meaning, or other aspect? Dekiru construction vs Potential Mood E.g.: 行く事が出来る vs 行ける 為る事が出来る vs 為せる 来る事が出来る vs 来れる There are some things for example, 「ピアノができる」 which is a shortened version. 日本語を話せます。 。。。 日本語の/を話す事が出来ます。
  4. Wilma_Sweden

    Morphology: driving as a noun

    I need to analyse the noun driving license from a morphological point of view. The problem that arises is how driving is converted from the verb: to drive into a noun: driving? 1) It could be argued that the noun was formed directly from the present participle of the verb; i.e. driving, with...
  5. P

    あらゆる, いわゆる

    I have found that there is special verb form ended with yuru. But gramar sites or books, does not explain it. why? are these only in these two words? What does this verb form mean? 「未然形+ゆる」という動詞形があると見つかれました。 だが、文法教科書や日本語文法サイトには説明しません。 どうしてああですか? この二語しかありませんか? この動詞形はなんと言う意味でしょうか?
  6. C

    I will keep you up to date with my hyphenation problem

    I'm really not sure about "up to date" and whether or not it should be hyphenated -- it's not being used as an adjective here, and "I will keep you up-to-date" just doesn't look right at all. Hard to find a specific reference on it, though. Help?
  7. Le Bélier


    מישהו יכול לומר לי מה השם הפועל הזה (עם נקודות)? אני חושב שהוא לִיצוֹא, אבל אני לא בטוח. תודה מראש.
  8. chics

    pliez-la/la plier infinitivo/ imperativo ?

    Hola. Tengo una preguntilla de gramática cuya respuesta no encuentro, grr... Se trata de dar instrucciones para un manual, por ejemplo. ¿Es mejor usar el infinitivo o el imperativo? y cuando tengo un pronombre ¿lo pongo antes o después del verbo? Me he hecho un lio. :( Pongo un ejemplo...
  9. Le Bélier

    גרם ל

    הי. האם השמוש הזה של פעל גרם נכון? יריה גרם לאדם מת, מה שהנסיון שלי לתרגם "Shooting causes man's death." (היה כותרת בעתון.) תודה.
  10. M

    Word stress in the past tense

    שלומ Could you please help me with the stress of these words? I've been looking for answer but nowhere is it shown where the stress is. היא הבינה אנחנו הבנו אתם הבנתם אתן הבנתן הם/הן הבינו Is there any rule to this at all? It seems that the -tem and -ten ending are always stressed, aren't they?