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Sep
28
awarded  Notable Question
Sep
27
comment Can だ be used as a particle in a phrase?
Your sentence is missing a verb. And a topic (hint).
Sep
19
comment Why is だ used for な adjectives?
「な」=「にある」, 「だ」=「である」.
Sep
17
comment 「たくさん」 is technically, but not practically, a na-nominal (形容動詞) , right?
I always heard it was an adverb...
Aug
29
comment When and where did 丁寧語 emerge?
I heard that 丁寧語 was derived/adopted from 江戸弁.
Aug
22
comment What's the equivalent to densha, futsuu, tokkyuu, and kyuukou in the West?
It seems a bit of a false comparison to try to align a single transit system (or single set of systems) against the rest of the world's...
Aug
22
comment Use of は with 自分 in a subordinate clause
I've felt it easier to think of 「自分」 as being equivalent to English's "one", the indefinite third-person pronoun.
Aug
16
comment であります compared to でいます
Remember that there are two 「ある」s: existence (「在る」) and possession (「有る」). They sound the same, but are distinct.
Jul
2
comment Difference between に and で。
Compare it to "to" vs. "by".
Jun
11
comment Kanji and meaning behind Shikifuton?
Did you mean 「[敷布団]{しきぶとん}」?
Jun
4
comment What are these suggestions in hiragana typing?
What did EDICT have to say about them?
May
31
awarded  Yearling
May
30
answered What's the substitute word for missing/unimportant part of sentence?
Jan
7
answered Usage of noun-modifying である
Dec
25
comment What is the function of と in とある?
In short, it's the adverb particle.
Dec
23
answered AはB emphasizing B, rather than A
Dec
7
awarded  Popular Question
Nov
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awarded  Popular Question
Oct
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comment What are some words with kanji/readings/meanings that don't match?
You should clarify that you're not actually looking for gikun or ateji.
Oct
25
answered Does Japanese have morphemes that span two kanji?