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I have found that many words are only used in hiragana and because of this i can't seem to find a good way to learn them as i am studying words that use kanji due to the site i am using. Like-ごめんなさい, そうか, etc. are these type of words given a type of name?

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    I think you have a typo -- rather than ごめんあさい, I think you mean ごめんなさい? – Eiríkr Útlendi Jul 16 at 16:35
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    I think you also wrote "romaji" where you meant to write either "kana" or "hiragana" (though it isn't actually true that 御免{ごめん} is always written in kana). – Nanigashi Jul 16 at 18:06
  • It’s not exactly an answer, but if you use the search term “かな書き” in the 明鏡 dictionary (using the 全文 functionality), you will get a nice list of words that are usually written using kana (because it matches the “【表記】かな書きが多い” note in the entries). – Darius Jahandarie Jul 17 at 3:43
  • There are two kinds of such words. (Recent, non-Chinese) loanwords do not have kanji at all (or rather artificially through atemi). Some words historically had kanji which are seldom used today. – Mathieu Bouville Jul 17 at 8:48
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To my knowledge, there is no term that specifically means "word usually written in kana". In modern standard Japanese, Western-origin loanwords are almost always written in katakana. Particles, adverbs and interjections tend to be written in hiragana. Learning words based only on kanji may not be a good idea because of this.

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