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日本語学習. Improving your proficiency in the Japanese language.
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方言. Language and vocabulary differences between specific regions of Japan.
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A group of words that can be manipulated as a single entity by syntactic processes. In the grammatical hierarchy words form phrases, phrases form clauses, and clauses form sentences.
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疑問文. Concerning the asking of questions in the Japanese language as opposed to making plain statements. Includes the various words and particles used in questions.
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助数詞. Suffices attached to a number to use the number to count things, people, or events.
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ひらがな. The cursive form of the syllabary used mostly for (but not restricted to) the grammatical features of written Japanese including verb endings and particles, and for native words written without …
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かな. Covers both Japanese syllabaries, hiragana (ひらがな) and katakana (カタカナ).
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Questions concerned with the fact that many kanji (漢字) may share a reading or pronunciation.
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Affixes, particles and conjugations applied to words to mark respect.
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接尾辞. Endings which can be appended to the end of a word and change its meaning or function in some way.
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Which sequences of kanji and/or kana form accepted ways to write a given word, particle, or other speech sound.
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話し言葉. Words that exist in speech but not in writing. Also refers to things like contractions, omissions, or other verbal mechanisms characteristic of speech.
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助詞「が」. Nominative case particle, indicating the subject of a verb.
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人名. Names in Japanese, including how to use them and how to write them.
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助詞「を」. Case particle indicating the direct object of a verb or the course of a motion verb.
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Topics related to finding a phrase that fits a given context or meaning.
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副詞. Words modifying or qualifying verbs.
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否定. Questions regarding the various words, particles, inflections, and constructions employed to negate a word or sentence from its positive form.
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助詞「と」. Used as a conjunction ("and") or preposition ("with") when attached to nouns, or "if" when attached to verbs.
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助詞「で」. A sentential particle that can indicate the location of an event, or a means, material, cause or necessity.
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歌詞. Lyrics of Japanese songs.
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食べ物. Words and phrases for food and drinks or related to their preparation, consumption, tradition, and other aspects.
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Questions about books, websites, and other resources about the Japanese language.
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時制. Questions relating to that property of verbs which allows them to refer to events in the past, present, or future.
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文語. The classical literary form of the language based on Early Middle Japanese.
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専門用語. Specialized words and phrases which cover specific concepts, fields, or phenomena.
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Grammar or words that express temporal information. Whereas tense is always relative to the moment of utterance, time is more absolutely located on an imaginary timeline.
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The use of Japanese in the workplace.
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形容詞. A class of words that behaves mostly like verbs (but uses different grammatical endings) and is used to describe properties of nouns.
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敬語. Honorific speech in Japanese.
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受動態. Verb forms with the affix -(r)are-. Besides the passive meaning, this morpheme also has spontaneous, honorific, and potential meanings.
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音韻論. The system of abstract sounds (phonemes) used to encode the language, as opposed to the actual technical details of how to produce these sounds.
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縮約. The omission of sounds or letters from words. Contractions can be characteristic of dialects or modes of speech. A frequently observed contraction may become a new word in a language.
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接続詞・接続助詞. Parts of speech that connect two words, sentences, phrases, or clauses together.
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形式名詞. A closed subclass of short nouns with general meaning and no specific content. Usually following an appositive clause or a relative clause. The formal noun の is not to be confused with the parti…
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コピュラ. Special words or particles (such as です and だ) which allow a noun to be the predicate of a sentence, somewhat equivalent to English "am", "be", "is", "was", "were".