使い分け. The differences between two or more words or phrases and how to select the best one for a given situation.

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With 規則 and 規定, where do you draw the line?

I've been trying to nail down the difference between 規定 and 規則. Three different dictionaries I checked define these both as some combination of "rule", "regulation", or "provision." After checking a ...
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これ・それ・あれ when referring to products in a store

I am generally familiar with the usage of こそあど words, however I wanted to verify which would be best to use in a store when asking you want to purchase something. I assume if you are pointing at a ...
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What is the most appropriate word for “cry”?

Background: Yes, I have tried typing "cry" into Google Translate. Although, there are so many options, yet no example sentences for each word. In my case, I have been writing a compare & contrast ...
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In what context does it sound natural to say / write “多忙”?

Would a native ever say "私は多忙{たぼう}です。" in a conversation? In what context? Is it more of a word used in writing? Isn't it a reasonable approximation of "私は中々忙しいです" (which is very conversational)?