I do understand that they can be interchangeable, but can you provide me some example to understand the difference?


まま- helpful link


っぱなし- helpful link


basically まま is used when we keep something "as it is" and っぱなし is used to when we keep something in "use"

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.