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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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no longer in common use.
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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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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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used with phrases to indicate questions, or with nouns to indicate a list of alternatives.
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Japanese poetry, including haiku and tanka
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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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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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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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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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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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美化語 - making words polite (美化 - literally: beautification) by adding the prefix お/ご(御)to a word.
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Artistic writing usually done with a brush and ink.
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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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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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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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A subset of kanji approved of by the Ministry of Education
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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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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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Names given to the perception of various visible wavelengths of photons, either reflected or transmitted
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A word suffix or inflection to indicate smallness or endearment.