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アニメ. Language used in Japanese animation.
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ふりがな. Small kana written above horizontal kanji or beside vertical kanji to indicate pronunciation. Also called ruby.
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一人称代名詞. The many Japanese words that correspond to English "I" and "me" but differ in nuances such as formality, respect, intimacy, etc.
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使用域. A variety of a language used for a particular purpose or in a particular social setting.
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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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男女の言葉遣い. For questions about gender-specific speech or how to address or refer to people depending on their gender. Note that Japanese doesn't have grammatical gender.
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言語学. The study of languages.
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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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引用. Questions about Japanese quotations, or about the grammar of quotation.
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形態学. The study of forms of words, including both inflection and word formation.
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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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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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省略. Ellipsis means the omission of part of grammatical construct.
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略語. Shortened forms of words or phrases.
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数学. The Japanese language as used in mathematical writing.
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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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送り仮名. Kana written after a kanji to complete the full reading of the word.
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related to choosing the right Kanji
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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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当て字. Kanji assigned to words based on their sound rather than their meaning.
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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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宗教. Language related to religions.
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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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Words that potentially offend Japanese speakers in any situation. Including epithets, slurs, profanity, expletives, or obscene words.
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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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複数. Words or grammatical constructs that express multiplicity.
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詩. Japanese poetry, including haiku and tanka
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Questions about the usage of 文語 for the use in academic writing in Japanese.
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動物. Japanese vocabulary for animals.
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usage of kana, は vs. わ, 書く vs. かく etc.
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モダリティ. The linguistic expression of the speaker’s psychological attitude towards the verbalized state of affairs or towards the utterance and the communication itself at the time of speech.
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An analogy that describes a subject by asserting that it is, on some point of comparison, the same as another otherwise unrelated object
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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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relatively flexible. According to some theories, there is usually an "unmarked" word order, and other orders are achieved by "scrambling" the constituents into different positi…
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