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罵り言葉. Words that potentially offend Japanese speakers in any situation. Including epithets, slurs, profanity, expletives, or obscene words.
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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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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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女言葉. Words, phrases, or techniques that may be used predominantly by girls and women, or carry connotations of femininity.
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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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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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The difference between the は (topic) and が (subject) particles.
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四字熟語. Four-character idiomatic compounds.
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筆順. The sequence and direction of individual strokes of kanji.
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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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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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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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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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助詞「って」. The Japanese particle tte.
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助詞「へ」. Indicates motion towards (English "to").
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歴史的仮名遣. Kana no longer in common use.
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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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スポーツ. Language used in the context of sports. Sports-related phrases in everyday speech.
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母音. The Japanese language has five vowels: a i u e o.
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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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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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Names given to the perception of various visible wavelengths of photons, either reflected or transmitted
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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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negate a predicate, having the same function as ない. This auxiliary is still commonly found in fixed patterns (e.g. ~ざるを得ない or ~ずに) or its 連体形 can merely be used i…
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聞き取り. For questions involving the deciphering of spoken language.
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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…