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Parsing of word components/construction in Japanese [duplicate]

Is 所為's components supposed to make it parsed as "thing that is wrought from a place"? Is 勉強 similar to 所為 in that way with the parsing of its components? What are the (all the) other ways (...
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Are all kanji compounds considered words?

A friend once commented to me that Japanese has a larger vocabulary than English. I said I didn't think it did, because it wasn't really accurate to call all kanji compounds "words". My friend said I ...
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How are the different pronunciations of kanji used, such as onyomi and kunyomi?

Even when I think I've memorized how to read a particular kanji, 人 (ひと) for example, and try to read other words I find that it's also pronounced じん...and I'm sure it probably has many other readings. ...
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the omission of an implied "の" creates the appearance of a 四字熟語{よじじゅくご}?

I believe that www.yojijukugo.com has a pretty thorough list of 四字熟語? Is there a better site? However, I know that I've seen a lot of 4, or more, adjacent kanji that are not listed as 熟語。An example ...
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How would one say "red snow" in Japanese?

This is a simple question, but Google translate hasn't exactly provided an adequate answer. How would one translate "crimson snow" or "red snow" to Japanese? And what would the ...
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Does this Kanji: 全効答 (Zen kō Kotae) mean "total efficiency" or at least convey it symbolically?

I've been playing around with using Kanji as a quick way to convey a company's goals and/or ideals. As I understand it, Zen 全 means "whole/complete", Kō 効 means "efficiency/result" and Kotae 答え means "...
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Kanji compounds with the same meaning

I've come across a lot compunds of kanji where the kanjis mean the same thing. For example, 状態=state, 態=state, 状=state 表面=surface, 表=surface, 面=surface,mask Can someone explain how these two kanji ...
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How to create adjectives in Japanese?

Look at the following words: 意 Idea 圧 Pressure おとこ Man 女性 Woman 子 Child ヘア Hair 想い Thought Some of the above words are single kanjis, some kana, and some combination of kanji-kana. Is there a ...
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「来米する」exact meaning and use in conversation?

I think「来日する」means to be in a foreign location and return to Japan. Only Japanese can say this?「米国」means the USA. So.... Does 「らいベイ(する)」 imply the following? Before living in Japan, the subject of ...
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Compound? how to read

Since every kanji has an inherent meaning when I do know to read a compound? Do I read each kanjis meaning individually or does it somehow make a new meaning? What if the the kanji happens to be next ...
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What is the correct usage between 咳止め and 咳薬

I was playing around with some words on Google Translate trying to see if I can form a sentence while learning some new words. I came across this translation - 咳 translates to cough 止め translates to ...
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