Every-so-often Grammar/Phrase/Word

There is a multi-legged creature crawling on your shoulder. -- Spock, "A Taste of Armageddon", stardate 3193.9
毎に (goto ni)
2004-03-21
毎に (goto ni)
Basic meaning: every
Comments: something takes place regularly in succession after a certain temporal or spatial interval
~だけで[は]なく~[も] (~ dake de [wa] naku ~ [mo])
2004-03-21
~だけで[は]なく~[も] (~ dake de [wa] naku ~ [mo])
Basic meaning: not only ~, but also ~
Comments: not only X, but also Y, where X and Y can be either nouns, verbs, or adjectives
-ば よかった (-ba yokatta)
2004-03-21
-ば よかった (-ba yokatta)
Basic meaning: wish I/someone had done ~
Comments: A phrase which expresses the subject's (usually the speaker's) regret
ばかり (bakari)
2004-03-21
ばかり (bakari)
Basic meanings: only ~; just ~; be ready to do ~; have just done/just did ~; about/approximately ~
Comments: a particle which indicates that something is the only thing/state that exists, or the only action someone will take, takes, took, or is taking
~ようにする (~ you ni suru)
2004-03-15
~ようにする (~ you ni suru)
Basic meanings: see to it that ~, make sure that ~; make a point of ~; bring it about that ~; do ~ in such a way that ~
Comments: Someone causes some circumstantial or behavioral change to take place
~ようになる (~ you ni naru)
2004-03-15
~ようになる (~ you ni naru)
Basic meanings: reach the point where ~; come to ~; come to be that ~; have finally become
Comments: Some change takes place gradually
ように言う (you ni iu)
2004-03-15
ように言う (you ni iu)
Basic meanings: say/tell ~; say ~ in such a way that
Comments: Tell someone in such a way that he will do something
よう に (you ni)2
2004-03-15
よう に (you ni)2
Basic meaning: so [that]
Comments: Do something in such a way that ~
よう に (you ni)1
2004-03-14
よう に (you ni)1
Basic meanings: as; like
Comments: an adverbial form of よう だ