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条件表現. Also known as if-then constructions. In Japanese conditionals are expressed with one of と, ~(れ)ば, ~たら, なら(ば).
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意向形. The verb form ending with 〜(よ)う. Also called 意志形.
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略語. Shortened forms of words or phrases.
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形態学. The study of forms of words, including both inflection and word formation.
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引用. Questions about Japanese quotations, or about the grammar of quotation.
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部首. Components of kanji, which may serve as a semantic or phonetic factor in the meaning or pronunciation of the character. Along with stroke count, radicals provide a way to index and give an orderin…
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ダジャレ. A form of wordplay which suggests two or more meanings, by exploiting multiple meanings of words, or of similar-sounding words, for an intended humorous or rhetorical effect. Although puns are u…
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数学. The Japanese language as used in mathematical writing.
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古語. Old words or phrases no longer in general spoken or written use.
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曖昧. A situation where multiple interpretations are possible as a result of scarcity of information. Ambiguity can exist at the grammatical and lexical level.
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当て字. Kanji assigned to words based on their sound rather than their meaning.
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助詞「から」. Corresponds roughly to "from" (indicating a starting point), "after" (following 〜て, indicating chronological order), or "because" (expressing a reason or cause).
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複数. Words or grammatical constructs that express multiplicity.
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省略. Ellipsis means the omission of part of grammatical construct.
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送り仮名. Kana written after a kanji to complete the full reading of the word.
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Words that potentially offend Japanese speakers in any situation. Including epithets, slurs, profanity, expletives, or obscene words.
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usage of kana, は vs. わ, 書く vs. かく etc.
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助動詞. Inflecting function words or endings such as 〜ます and 〜ない. Many inflect like verbs (such as 〜(ら)れる), but many others do not (such as 〜たい), so here we will call these simply "auxiliaries" and not …
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使役. Japanese has a causative morpheme -(s)ase-, which turns verbs into causative verbs. Japanese also has a number of lexical causative verbs, as well.
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相. A verbal category mainly indicating the speaker's view of the temporal structure of the situation the clause describes, such as whether it is habitual or complete.
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Questions about any aspect of Japanese where there is a common rule which has a few exceptions, such as the irregular verbs.
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感動詞. A word or phrase, or exclamation, with no particular grammatical relation to a sentence.
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和製英語. Japanese words composed entirely of English components, but which have no meaning (or an entirely different meaning) in English.
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助詞「か」. Used with phrases to indicate questions, or with nouns to indicate a list of alternatives.
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動物. Japanese vocabulary for animals.
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Words, phrases, or techniques that may be used predominantly by girls and women, or carry connotations of femininity.
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二人称代名詞. Second-person pronouns like あなた, きみ, and おまえ (cf. English "you").
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筆順. The sequence and direction of individual strokes of kanji.
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記号. Typographic symbols in Japanese writing such as ×, ﹅, ・, ※, etc., that are neither kana, kanji, nor punctuation.
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詩. Japanese poetry, including haiku and tanka
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A type of deixis. Perspective in Japanese manifests as the giving and receiving verbs involving the transference of physical objects, favours, advice, assistance, promises, etc. The diction of Perspec…
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四字熟語. Four-character idiomatic compounds.
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How to distinguish between the particles に vs. で