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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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used with phrases to indicate questions, or with nouns to indicate a list of alternatives.
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Questions about the particle "へ" (e), which acts as a postposition covering senses including motion towards (English "to").
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no longer in common use.
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identical both in pronunciation and in writing, but have different meanings.
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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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About the stroke order of Japanese characters, that is, rules about which strokes are drawn in which sequence and in which direction.
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For questions about using second-person pronouns like あなた, きみ, and おまえ (cf. English "you").
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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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Called 助動詞【じょどうし】 in Japanese grammar, these are 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 w…
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kanji that were in use prior to 1946, especially those that were later simplified. Shinjitai refers specifically to the simplified forms of certain characters as part of lang…
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an old system of writing that uses kanji purely for their phonetic values, and takes its name from its use in the Manyoshu (c. 750 CE).
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美化語 - making words polite (美化 - literally: beautification) by adding the prefix お/ご(御)to a word.
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Gemination happens when a spoken consonant is pronounced for an audibly longer period of time than a short consonant. Gemination is distinct from stress and may appear independently of it. In Japanese…
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The primary lexical categories such as nouns, adjectives, adverbs, and prepositions.
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used with adjectives that behave grammatically like nouns, or with verbs to indicate "do" or "don't"
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used in comparisons as a reference point ("compared to", "more than"). It can be also used to mean "from" (equivalent to から).
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Artistic writing usually done with a brush and ink.
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Names given to the perception of various visible wavelengths of photons, either reflected or transmitted
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Questions concerning the rising and falling pitch in spoken Japanese, which can vary between otherwise homophonous words, but the patterns of which also vary greatly between the different regions of J…
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Questions regarding the changes imposed on the Japanese language and/or writing system at various points in its history by the country's rulers, the most prominent being the one shortly after the conc…
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A subset of kanji approved of by the Ministry of Education
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A word suffix or inflection to indicate smallness or endearment.
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