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There is actually a difference between the two. 「鼻{はな}の頭{あたま}」 can only refer to the "physical" tip of one's nose -- nothing more. It has a highly limited meaning. 「鼻先{はなさき}」 can refer exactly to what 「鼻の頭」 does and something extra. It can also refer to the (empty) space right in front of one's nose, eyes, face and even one's body. Thus, you can have ...


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In "regular" Modern grammar, it would not be considered correct to say: 「毎日{まいにち}、同{おな}じ物{もの}を食{た}べるは、おもしろくない。」 You need to place the nominalizer 「の」 between 「食べる」 and 「は」. In Classical Japanese, however, it was more than correct to place a subject marker 「は」 or 「が」 directly after a verb in its dictionary form. Even today, you will occasionally ...


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「そう」, in this context, means "yes", not "so". (For fairness, one could argue that "yes" and "so" are related as they are both used for affirmation.) It is the introspective kind of "yes" that one uses to affirm and/or remember an event involving oneself. This 「そう」 is quite often used in song lyrics, light poetry, romantic letters, etc. 「君{きみ}と二人{ふたり}」 ...


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I think this site will help you. アルクInc. is a very famous company and its main business domain is about the language. 上手です」と「得意です」の意味の違いは? 他人のことを言うときには「得意」、「上手」ともに用いることが可能ですが、自分の技量について述べるときは「得意」は使えても「上手」は使いづらい印象があります。 ...


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My understanding is that 上手 is used when describing other people, so you would never compliment yourself with it. This would be why the first example sentence you have there has ね at the end of it because the speaker is saying that the listener is a good cook. 得意 would be the preferred word to use when describing your own abilities.


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In that context I would use "家{か}系{けい}" or "系{けい}統{とう}" meaning "lineage" and "descent" respectively. And I wonder if the following helps : 「出生率を制限する力が実現する」とは、心身ともに健全で、倫理的に高い基準を持ち、社会的責任を明確に理解した人々が多くの子孫を生み出し、基準値‌​が低い人々は、‌​その家族の(構成員)数を減らし、身体が虚弱で精神障害を抱えている系統は、競争から脱落する、という意味である Of course the above is one of many possibilities.


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I understand that 信用 implies trustworthiness based on the past, whereas 信頼 implies confidence or reliance on some person/thing for the future.



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