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  • However, if you ever make up your SO's nickname, I'm sure you can use it as often (if not more) in Japanese as in English!
  • However, if you ever make up a nickname for your SO, I'm sure you can use it as often in Japanese as in English, if not more often!
  • if not more - the syntax is important here X is as much as Y ◯ X is more than Y ◯ X is as much (if not more) as Y × X is as much as (if not more than) Y ◯ The "branches" should each be able to make a correct sentence on their own. This can make sentences a little awkward if they're long, so the above correction is another method
if not more

grammar

Dec 14, 2015 20:36 Public Pet Names in Japanese
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  • Whenever we meet a newly married couple, we'd ask them, "what do you call each other?" and you can answer and wait for the following "that's adorable."
  • Whenever we meet a newly-married couple, we ask them, "what do you call each other?" and you can answer and wait for the following "that's adorable."
  • If this happened, I would do X When this happens, I do X an alternative "...and wait for the 'that's adorable!' that inevitably follows"
Harry Spaz
  • It's okay to criticize other people's outfit, but you don't have the right to ban them.
  • It's okay to criticize other people's outfits, but you don't have the right to ban them.
  • But I'd probably use "clothing" rather than "outfit"—"outfit" to me sounds like a *set* of clothes, rather than individual items.
difference between "outfit" and "clothing"

vocabulary

Oct 14, 2015 13:15 Public Niqab ban?
Harry Spaz
  • She is actually proudly expressing her identity as a conservative Muslim woman to join this citizenship ceremony.
  • She is actually proudly expressing her identity as a conservative Muslim woman to join this citizenship ceremony.
  • "when taking part in", maybe? I'm not sure exactly what you're trying to say, but "join" doesn't fit.
take part in the ceremony

expression

Oct 14, 2015 13:14 Public Niqab ban?
Harry Spaz
  • Someone saying the foreign culture felt kinda "offensive" is not enough.
  • Someone saying the a foreign culture practice felt kinda "offensive" is not enough.
  • A "culture" is a set of all the pratices etc that make up that culture. the individual things are not called "cultures". I'm not sure the best word here, but I thought the "practice of wearing a niqub" fit.
definition of a culture

vocabulary

Oct 14, 2015 13:14 Public Niqab ban?
カルビン
  • I'm as nervous as I can ever be.
  • I'm as nervous as can be.
  • More natural.
Either the original entry has been deleted or you don't have access to it.
Phro
Either the original entry has been deleted or you don't have access to it.
baffle, squabble, deceptive
student113
  • Today is the 40th anniversary of China-Japan trade relationship!
  • Today is the 40th anniversary of China-Japan trade relationship!
  • Or if you want to sound all hoity-toity, "Sino-Japanese"
hoity-toity
student113
Oh, I see my dear kouhai has finally reached *her* two year anniversary (though you registered only two months after I did, so I guess 同期 is more correct, lol). No, seriously, congratulations on your milestone, and don't be such a str...
milestone

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