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If I understand your question, you just don't know usage of ~~してみた . ~~してみた is very popular on internet recently, you could find ダンスしてみた, 歌ってみた. this form can be converted into した, so まとめてみた is simply まとめた, summarized. してみた makes past verb and also has nuance of tried to do, but personally I think the nuance is "tried, but less effort. actually i enjoyed." ...


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Question ①:"I have been trying for ages to understand the reason という is used so frequently." Question ②:"What does という add to the sentence and what connotations does it have in Japanese?" Question ③:If you were forced to name who it is doing the いう'ing, would it be the speaker, Japanese society or just some abstract entity? Question ④:What does ...


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Japanese-Japanese dictionaries give almost complehensive lists. “Aという” originally meant “someone says A”, but its original meaning has been lost in many cases, and it is used like a 助詞. “Aということだ。” means “I heard that A.” In this sentence meaning of “say” is remaining. In other cases “Aということ” is used as a noun clause. A shorter form “Aこと” is also used, but ...



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