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I think your are right. The -なる form is attributive form of nari-adjective in Classical Japanese. We have many idioms and quotes in Classical Japanese like 健全なる精神は健全なる肉体に宿る # -なる: attributive form of nari-adjective 好きこそものの上手なれ # -なれ: imperative form of nari-adjective Poems (especially Haiku and Tanka) are sometimes written in CJ. And CJ is used ...


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The short answer is 'no' because all questions end in 「か」 in any "official" or "formal" writing. You just know when you see a question. I never even learned how to use a question mark in elementary school. I was surprised to learn that it was regularly used in English when I started learning English in junior high school. In non-official and non-formal ...


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Nope, it's optional. The final particle か indicates that the sentence is a question, so that can be seen as the question mark of Japanese. In fact, adding a question mark when there's already a か can seem redundant. That said, you'll find it used a lot anyway, just because sometimes people want to use it. But it is definitely a casual thing, so you'll only ...


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It means "cute (and fluffy)". Imagine a hamster stuffing its face with food.


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earthliŋ's response has a link to a Japanese page that explains the meaning but for those who can't read Japanese I figured I'd answer in English. It basically means cute in a soft and cuddly way.



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