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A collective term for syntax (the way sentences are put together) and morphology (forms of words, including the way new words are put together). Often used to describe function words such as particle…
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The differences between two or more words or phrases and how to select the best one for a given situation.
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not a translation service, questions about translation are welcome provided that they have some academic merit. For example, questions about translating uncommon words, phrases …
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Any question that does not deal specifically with grammar or pronunciation. Includes questions about prefixes, suffixes, compound words, loanwords, dialectal differences, pragmatic usage, etc. In othe…
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How to use certain words, phrases, particles, endings, constructions, and their variants.
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The meaning of words or phrases within certain contexts, especially when it does not seem to match the standard definition.
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漢字: Chinese characters as used in Japanese writing as opposed to the two kana syllabaries and romaji Latin letters.
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Subtle differences between two seemingly interchangeable expressions.
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The short syntactic words or affixes in Japanese that are used to modify words or entire sentences.
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That class of words which describe events and states and can be inflected or conjugated to indicate relative time, as well as many other nuances.
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The study of the origin of words and the historical development of their meanings.
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How words and characters in Japanese sound when spoken aloud.
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The inflections of verbs. How the endings of verbs change to reflect grammatical factors such as tense and aspect.
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The reading of a kanji character or a word written in kanji characters refers to how it is “read” in terms of kana characters.
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Phrases with fixed words used as a single unit, many of which are idioms.
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A set phrase used commonly in the Japanese language
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From social politeness ("please", "thank you", etc) to the technical Japanese grammatical concepts of honorifics and respectful and humble forms known as "keigo".
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The origins and changes over time of the features and characteristics of Japanese in its spoken and written forms.
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Rules governing construction of phrases and sentences in a language.
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The precise meanings of Japanese words or phrases.
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Words, expressions, etc considered very informal, usually used mostly by in-groups, such as young people, and easily affected by trends and fashions.
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Two or more words which share a meaning in at least one of the senses of each.
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a non-finite form primarily used to connect to a following predicate or subsidiary verb, with some secondary uses derived by ellipsis (e.g. of くれ or ください). In man…
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The particle "に" (ni) represents motion towards something (English "to") and location (English "at" and "in"). Dative, locative and temporal case particle.
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That form of the Japanese kana syllabary which is not cursive and is most commonly used for (but not restricted to) writing words borrowed from other languages.
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Single words or set phrases that must be learned in order to communicate.
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Words brought into Japanese from languages other than Chinese.
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Where the linguistic aspects of Japanese culture and the cultural aspects of the Japanese language overlap.
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a standardized way of writing a language.
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short for the Japanese Language Proficiency Test and is a standardized test used to measure skill in the Japanese language.
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The various spoken and written forms of words and characters covering digits, numbers, numerals, including derived forms such as ordinals.
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Japanese doesn't technically have adjectives, but special types of nouns and verbs called na-adjectives and i-adjectives respectively have the same function.
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Improving your proficiency in the Japanese language.
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Words, forms and expressions used only in non-formal spoken language.
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a suffix attached to a number to use the number to count things, people, or events.
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かな: Covers both Japanese syllabaries, hiragana (ひらがな) and katakana (かたかな).