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Is the kana for ''Oh!'' ''あっ!''? [duplicate]

My textbook gives the expression ''Oh!'' as ''あっ!'''. I find this strange as little tsu makes the following consonant a double consonant. What is it doing ''phonetically'' here? If it is supposed ...
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How to say っ by itself [duplicate]

I have seen some interjections and phrases with words such as [えっ] or [あっ]. My question is how you would pronounce this, or if it's just a pause.
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Qualitative intensifiers e.g. とても, とっても, 超, etc. How are they different?

How are とても/とっても, でかい/でっかい, 超 (and others that I have yet to encounter) used differently? I figured that for とても/とっても-type difference is that the double-consonant(geminated) version is stronger i.e. a ...
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Saying い adjectives without pronouncing the い

As the title above, why do japanese locals remove theいfrom the いadjective when speaking. For example, I have heard words like 早、やば、高 being used when speaking. Is this only used amongst friends (very ...
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How would I indicate yelling when writing Japanese? [duplicate]

In English typing in capital letters is considered yelling. How would I indicate yelling when writing in Japanese?
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What does this symbol mean? [closed]

Can anyone please let me know what this is supposed to mean? I heard that it’s a sound effect or sfx like Japanese symbol, but I’m not sure. Thank you!
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What does ending a statement with 「っ」signify when coupled with 「・・・」?

I have seen a few sentences or exclamations that end a sentence with 「っ」. Specifically, I read the example below: ちなみに純文学について語れなんて言われても私には、無理・・・っ! The following sentence is listed below (However I'...
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What does this symbol "I" mean in a manga? What is its usage?

I saw in a manga ミIナト meaning minato a name but I don't know what the character between ミ and ナ means and the usage of it and theres another one too おまさてI and theres like 3 lines below it's written ...
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What does it mean and how do you pronounce あっ?

I saw someone talk about a 「はあっ」that they saw in a book, so I looked it up but didn't find much, just some words/sites that had あっ in them. (I couldn't read the rest) I was wondering how one might ...
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Why is 「パッと」 part Katakana and part Hiragana?

I have run across this onomatopoeia twice now in music lyrics: 打上花火 by DAOKO × 米津玄師: 「パッと光って咲いた 花火を見てた」 GHOST by 星街すいせい: 「パッと弾けた感情に」 Having seen this occur twice now, I felt it was safe to assume ...
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Origin of the small っ

There are several uses of the small っ: Compounds with the first kanji ending in つ or ending in consonant + 'u' with the second kanji beginning with the same consonant: the elision of the 'u' happens ...
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Why the つ after あのね?

What's the contrasting action over here?
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