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コピーライティング. Language used in advertising, marketing, and promotion of goods, services, or ideas.
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比喩. 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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促音化. 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 Jap…
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接頭辞. A type of affix prepended to the beginning of a word to change its meaning.
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詩歌. Japanese poetry, including haiku and tanka
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従属節. Clauses subordinate in form and unaffected by main clause phenomena such as topicalization.
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読解. Help with reading passages in Japanese and understanding their meaning.
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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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指示語. Questions regarding those words or particles that function similarly to the set of English adjectives and pronouns including "that", "these", "this", and "those".
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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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助詞「って」. The Japanese particle tte.
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役割語. Special language patterns and vocabulary used by fictional characters, often marking this character as fitting a stereotyped 'role' such as "the old man" or "the samurai". This includes キャラ語尾, w…
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連濁. A phonological phenomenon in Japanese by which the first consonant of the second component of a compound word often becomes voiced (k→g, s→z, t→d and h→b).
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筆順. The sequence and direction of individual strokes of kanji.
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四字熟語. Four-character idiomatic compounds.
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母音. The Japanese language has five vowels: a i u e o.
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The difference between the は (topic) and が (subject) particles.
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スポーツ. Language used in the context of sports. Sports-related phrases in everyday speech.
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助詞「へ」. Indicates motion towards (English "to").
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やりもらい(授受表現). 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 dicti…
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How to distinguish between the particles に vs. で
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旧字体・新字体. Kyūjitai refers to the form of kanji that were in use prior to 1946, especially of those kanji that were later simplified. Shinjitai refers specifically to the simplified forms of certain cha…
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分裂文. Sentences "clefted" into two parts. In Japanese, these commonly take the the form 〜のは〜だ or 〜のが〜だ, putting focus on the precopular constituent.
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品詞. The primary lexical categories such as nouns, verbs, and particles. In linguistics, often referred to as 'lexical class' or 'word class'.
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助詞「な」. Used with adjectives that behave grammatically like nouns, or with verbs to indicate "do" (after verb stem) or "don't" (after dictionary form).
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歴史的仮名遣. Kana no longer in common use.
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Names given to the perception of various visible wavelengths of photons, either reflected or transmitted
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同音異義語. A pair of distinct words identical both in pronunciation and in writing, but with different meanings.
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長音. Vowels held for twice as long as short vowels. Unlike in English, long vowels in Japanese are not diphthongs. Long vowels in hiragana are generally written an extra kana such as あいうえお; in katak…
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音楽. Language usage in the context of music. For questions about song lyrics, please use the tag "song-lyric".
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美化語. Making words polite (美化 lit. "beautification") by adding the prefix 御 (お・ご) to a word.
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