• Which pronouns should I use in this sentence?

    Ok, let's say I have this sentence: "Alex walked straight into Bob's chest, which probably hurt Alex more than it did Bob." And I want to replace some of those names with pronouns. Both people are guys. Is it better to say: "Alex walked straight into Bob's chest, which probably hurt him more than it did Bob." ... show more
    Ok, let's say I have this sentence: "Alex walked straight into Bob's chest, which probably hurt Alex more than it did Bob." And I want to replace some of those names with pronouns. Both people are guys. Is it better to say: "Alex walked straight into Bob's chest, which probably hurt him more than it did Bob." OR "Alex walked straight into Bob's chest, which probably hurt Alex more than it did him." Thank you for any help.
    2 answers · Words & Wordplay · 3 years ago
  • Should all documents in a long job application be printed on "nice" paper?

    Hello, I am applying for several entry level and/or student internship type jobs. The packet I will send off will include about 3 or 4 forms in addition to resume, cover letter, and references. My question is, do all of these things need to be printed off on nice paper? I was thinking it might be weird if only the resume/cover letter are on heavier... show more
    Hello, I am applying for several entry level and/or student internship type jobs. The packet I will send off will include about 3 or 4 forms in addition to resume, cover letter, and references. My question is, do all of these things need to be printed off on nice paper? I was thinking it might be weird if only the resume/cover letter are on heavier paper, but I also don't want to look pretentious. One of the documents is literally a 1/3 page automated response that I have paid my taxes. Thanks for your help!
    1 answer · Other - Careers & Employment · 4 years ago
  • What are some cliche/retro workout songs? (or "training montage" movie songs)?

    Like 70s-90s songs that your high school gym teacher would play over and over again. Or a workout song that's so cliche you have to roll your eyes when you hear it.
    Like 70s-90s songs that your high school gym teacher would play over and over again. Or a workout song that's so cliche you have to roll your eyes when you hear it.
    2 answers · Other - Music · 4 years ago
  • How can I store peat? (not moss, actual peat)?

    I have a lump of peat (H10 on the von Post scale) that I would like to store for several months. It's just for showing off, I don't need it for anything. How can I store it? Is a normal kitchen fridge ok or should I freeze it? Would freezing it damage it somehow? Thanks!
    I have a lump of peat (H10 on the von Post scale) that I would like to store for several months. It's just for showing off, I don't need it for anything. How can I store it? Is a normal kitchen fridge ok or should I freeze it? Would freezing it damage it somehow? Thanks!
    1 answer · Biology · 4 years ago
  • What is a fun language learning game?

    I'm a bilingual college student and soon my dorm is going to organize a foreign language game night. The idea is that people will come together, have some fun, and learn a few basic, basic words/phrases in several foreign languages. The "teachers" will be international students like me. Do you know any good games for intro foreign... show more
    I'm a bilingual college student and soon my dorm is going to organize a foreign language game night. The idea is that people will come together, have some fun, and learn a few basic, basic words/phrases in several foreign languages. The "teachers" will be international students like me. Do you know any good games for intro foreign languages? It can be childish, it's a dorm program event that's meant to be relaxing and entertaining. Ideally I'm looking for something that's more fun than educational, and maybe geared to 12-15 olds or so. I'd appreciate any suggestions. Thanks!
    1 answer · Teaching · 5 years ago
  • Which version of this sentence is better? (word order)?

    Which one sounds better? I don't imagine I'd want to spend my final moments... (doing X) I imagine I wouldn't want to spend my final moments... (doing X) I just can't figure out which one sounds less strange... If you think the whole thing needs to be re-worded, a suggestion would be welcome. The meaning is supposed to be... show more
    Which one sounds better? I don't imagine I'd want to spend my final moments... (doing X) I imagine I wouldn't want to spend my final moments... (doing X) I just can't figure out which one sounds less strange... If you think the whole thing needs to be re-worded, a suggestion would be welcome. The meaning is supposed to be "I don't see myself [doing X] in my final moments before death" but I'd like to put X at the end of the sentence. Thanks!
    6 answers · Words & Wordplay · 6 years ago
  • Difference between 値段 and in 価格 Japanese?

    What is the difference in meaning or usage of these two words? Thank you for any help.
    What is the difference in meaning or usage of these two words? Thank you for any help.
    2 answers · Languages · 7 years ago
  • Japanese negatives question?

    Could someone please translate this sentence? 最期の最期までお前を泣かそうとは思えない I speak enough Japanese to know that it's about making someone cry until their last moment (Yes, I know it's a silly and impractical phrase...) but I'm confused by the negative ending. From the context, I think it would make more sense that it should not be... show more
    Could someone please translate this sentence? 最期の最期までお前を泣かそうとは思えない I speak enough Japanese to know that it's about making someone cry until their last moment (Yes, I know it's a silly and impractical phrase...) but I'm confused by the negative ending. From the context, I think it would make more sense that it should not be negative... but then I obviously don't speak Japanese fluently, so if someone could please explain the meaning here to me, I would be very grateful. Here's the context, left in the original slang. Go ahead and make fun of me for reading silly things... …その姿をみったぐねぇとは思わねぇ。 それでも、果てを見せて 最期の最期までおめ...
    1 answer · Languages · 7 years ago
  • Japanese help please?

    Hello, Could someone please tell me what this phrase means: 判っててやってる I first tried googling it to see if I could figure out anything from context... needless to say, it didn't work. If someone could please explain this phrase to me, I would be very grateful. (I do speak some Japanese, so if google translate was what I wanted, I would... show more
    Hello, Could someone please tell me what this phrase means: 判っててやってる I first tried googling it to see if I could figure out anything from context... needless to say, it didn't work. If someone could please explain this phrase to me, I would be very grateful. (I do speak some Japanese, so if google translate was what I wanted, I would have done it myself, thank you.)
    3 answers · Languages · 7 years ago
  • Is there a term for "the double suicide of lovers?"?

    As in when two people decide to kill themselves together for romantic reasons, e.g. their social circumstances won't allow them to be together. I know this sounds terribly cheesy, but I'd like to know if there's a word for this or a more concise way to say it. Thank you.
    As in when two people decide to kill themselves together for romantic reasons, e.g. their social circumstances won't allow them to be together. I know this sounds terribly cheesy, but I'd like to know if there's a word for this or a more concise way to say it. Thank you.
    2 answers · Words & Wordplay · 7 years ago
  • Is it possible to delete failed Windows Vista updates?

    Sorry, I know a form of this question has already been asked countless times, but I still haven't found a good answer. Somehow my computer missed all the SP1 and SP2 updates for Windows Vista, so now I'm trying to install them to hopefully clear up some problems I've been having. I do download updates regularly, so how this... show more
    Sorry, I know a form of this question has already been asked countless times, but I still haven't found a good answer. Somehow my computer missed all the SP1 and SP2 updates for Windows Vista, so now I'm trying to install them to hopefully clear up some problems I've been having. I do download updates regularly, so how this happened... But by now I've downloaded SP1 twice, but it failed each time at the installation part. I'm working on fixing that error, but in the meantime, I was wondering if I could do something about the two failed updates. I don't care about clearing it from the update history log, I don't know why I'd want to do that. My question is - are the failed updates (which downloaded completely, just couldn't finish installing) taking up space on my computer? If so, can I get rid of them? If not... I'd appreciate your answer. Thank you.
    2 answers · Software · 7 years ago
  • Looking for Icelandic lyrics to a Disney song...?

    I'm looking for the Icelandic lyrics to "I'm still here" from Disney's Treasure Planet. (i.e. this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=teGNfTmvy... Might anyone know where I can find them? Thanks!
    I'm looking for the Icelandic lyrics to "I'm still here" from Disney's Treasure Planet. (i.e. this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=teGNfTmvy... Might anyone know where I can find them? Thanks!
    5 answers · Lyrics · 7 years ago
  • Should you tip a computer technician who comes to your home?

    I'm getting some parts on my computer replaced, and the company said someone would just show up at my house to do it. It's still under warranty, so I'm not actually paying anything. Is it polite or expected to tip in this case? How much? (I'm a broke college student) Or is this a "skilled" position for which a tip would... show more
    I'm getting some parts on my computer replaced, and the company said someone would just show up at my house to do it. It's still under warranty, so I'm not actually paying anything. Is it polite or expected to tip in this case? How much? (I'm a broke college student) Or is this a "skilled" position for which a tip would be insulting?
    2 answers · Etiquette · 8 years ago
  • Specific word for "to vary in pitch like a rotating tornado siren"?

    Sorry, I hope that make sense. I'm looking for a verb for what sound does when it is rising and falling in pitch like a rotating siren, or an adjective that would describe such a sound. Thank you.
    Sorry, I hope that make sense. I'm looking for a verb for what sound does when it is rising and falling in pitch like a rotating siren, or an adjective that would describe such a sound. Thank you.
    5 answers · Words & Wordplay · 8 years ago
  • Where do you buy your doujinshi (that ships internationally)?

    (I'm not looking Ebay here) Do you know of a Japanese online doujinshi store that ships internationally? If you've used it, would you recommend it? I've only tried Mandarake so far, and was quite satisfied. But different circles use different bookstores, so I'd like to look at some other places. Unfortunately, it seems that so... show more
    (I'm not looking Ebay here) Do you know of a Japanese online doujinshi store that ships internationally? If you've used it, would you recommend it? I've only tried Mandarake so far, and was quite satisfied. But different circles use different bookstores, so I'd like to look at some other places. Unfortunately, it seems that so many stores only have domestic shipping. I speak a reasonable amount of Japanese, so non-English-language sites are ok, as long as they actually ship overseas (to North America). Thanks!
    4 answers · Comics & Animation · 8 years ago
  • Help with Japanese translation?

    I will be honest, I am translating a doujinshi and need help with some lines. I know people like me ask questions like this all the time, which must get pretty annoying for all the native speakers out there. I'm sorry, I swear I love the Japanese language simply for the language's sake! But... here I find myself asking this lame... show more
    I will be honest, I am translating a doujinshi and need help with some lines. I know people like me ask questions like this all the time, which must get pretty annoying for all the native speakers out there. I'm sorry, I swear I love the Japanese language simply for the language's sake! But... here I find myself asking this lame question. 本当にすみません 1. 独りで寂しかったべ ようさん可愛がってやんべぇよ これからはずっと一緒だっぺ I understand the first and third line, they're there for context. But could someone please tell me what the second line says? 2. 男がややなんて産めるわけない I know what this means, it's pretty obvious, but I would like to know the exact meaning of "yaya"? 3. And this question is just hopeless. Here's the context: a character hears the far-way voice of someone he's looking for. All he hears is: ...れ ...こんれ...  What is that? Is that even a word? If it's just a part of a word, what would you guess is actually being said? Just give me anything, please. Sorry again for asking such silly questions, but I would like to know. Thank you very much for any help.
    2 answers · Languages · 8 years ago
  • Japanese translation help please?

    Could someone please explain these sentences to me? I do not need google translator, thanks, I know what these words mean, I just don't know Japanese well enough to understand how they're combined in the sentence. What is this about Denmark and ten bowls of rice? デンマーク単品でもご飯10杯軽く行けます。 What does this phrase mean? I've seen it... show more
    Could someone please explain these sentences to me? I do not need google translator, thanks, I know what these words mean, I just don't know Japanese well enough to understand how they're combined in the sentence. What is this about Denmark and ten bowls of rice? デンマーク単品でもご飯10杯軽く行けます。 What does this phrase mean? I've seen it several times... 俺のどこ I'm aware this sentence is kind of strange, but could someone please translate it for me? I especially don't understand what is said in the transition from friendship to nose-blockage.. Xと俺と親友でマブダチでそらハグもすっげど決してそういう関係じゃ鼻づまりにはナザ... Thanks for any help!
    2 answers · Languages · 8 years ago
  • Help with deciphering kanji please?

    Could someone please tell me what these kanji are? I don't know Japanese well enough to know instantly and because of the handwriting I am having a really hard time looking them up in a dictionary. If you could just tell me what is written there squished in the middle I would be really grateful. (After を and before 生) Link to the text:... show more
    Could someone please tell me what these kanji are? I don't know Japanese well enough to know instantly and because of the handwriting I am having a really hard time looking them up in a dictionary. If you could just tell me what is written there squished in the middle I would be really grateful. (After を and before 生) Link to the text: http://tinyurl.com/ylkz3rw
    1 answer · Languages · 8 years ago
  • English speakers please help?

    I'm translating something from Japanese, and I've run into something I have no idea how to put into English. I know how to translate it literally, it's just that it sure doesn't sound "English" at all. Original: 不様な泣き面 and 醜態 Literally this means "unsightly crying face" and "shameful sight/disgraceful... show more
    I'm translating something from Japanese, and I've run into something I have no idea how to put into English. I know how to translate it literally, it's just that it sure doesn't sound "English" at all. Original: 不様な泣き面 and 醜態 Literally this means "unsightly crying face" and "shameful sight/disgraceful behavior" In context, one person is crying, and a second person basically says "It's ok, you can show me your unsightly crying face and this shameful sight (of you crying)" and then proceeds to comfort him, etc. How could you say these two things more naturally in English?
    4 answers · Languages · 8 years ago
  • What does this Japanese sentence mean?

    What does this mean? What is the verb in this sentence? なも、こん先にねぐなっても Also... sorry for putting two questions in one, but there's a sentence that comes right after the one above. I think this means "because I'll make sure of it myself" but because I don't know what the first sentence means, I'm not sure about... show more
    What does this mean? What is the verb in this sentence? なも、こん先にねぐなっても Also... sorry for putting two questions in one, but there's a sentence that comes right after the one above. I think this means "because I'll make sure of it myself" but because I don't know what the first sentence means, I'm not sure about this. 俺が見届けっから。 Thanks you for any help.
    1 answer · Languages · 8 years ago