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Can you omit the な between な-adjectives and nouns? [duplicate]

書く時には書くスタイルに合った書き言葉的表現、そして、話す時には話すスタイルに合った話し言葉的表現があることを覚えておいてください。 The above quote is from the second chapter of Tobira. My question concerns 書き言葉的表現 and 話し言葉的表現. The book states that (書き/話し)言葉的 is a ...
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Why isn't 日本料理 written as 日本の料理?

Both 日本 and 料理{りょうり} are nouns but why aren't they concatenated with の? I think it should be written as 日本の料理 rather than 日本料理.
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Ways to specify "intra-" or "extra-" usage of 北・南・東・西

I Was trying to describe that a certain castle was located south of Kyoto, I would expect the phrase to be: 「伏見桃山城が京都の南にある。」 I was then thinking, how would I say that it is in Kyoto, but the southern ...
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Can the particle "no" sometimes be omitted?

It seems to me that sometimes the "no" that should be between two nouns is omitted. if so, can this be done in any case or are there special cases? For example, a case where I think there should be a ...
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Level name: is my completion guess right?

Kaizo Mario World 3 has a level called NABANA NO SATO. I tried to interpret it as Japanese, since it's clearly not English and it is in an English version so the only logical guess was it wasn't ...
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Grammatical Correctness of 最終+noun

I lived in Japan for some time and can communicate quite well. However, sometimes there are some constructs in Japanese which I know but can't explain with grammatical rules. 最終 + noun is one of them....
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「~ない」 vs 「無/不/非/未~」, 「的(な)<漢字>」, and general 熟語/漢語 affixes versus grammatical forms)

When trying to write in Japanese, I often come across words that have multiple possible translations into Japanese, and am unsure which one to use. Though it is difficult to make any general rule over ...
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What does 日曜日のお父さん状態 mean?

This text is from a light novel: ラグニールは既に龍王の座を青い龍へと譲り、隠居の身になっていた。 ただ、それによって今はどこにも居場所が無いと嘆いており、カガネ曰く「日曜日のお父さん状態」らしい。どういう意味なのか知りたいんだけど、聞かない方がいいような気がした……俺も将来そうなるのだろうか…… I don't understand what ...
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赤ずきん vs. 赤い頭巾 (grammar)

My understanding is that 赤ずきん refers to the fictional person, "[Little] Red [Riding] Hood" and 赤い頭巾 refers to the actual object, "red hood". What is the Japanese grammatical ...
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"とした" in context of adjective/object

I'm working through a translation for practice and in order to translate "spacious pockets" my two options are : 広々ポケット or 広々としたポケット I don't get where "とした" comes from and if ...
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オレンジ色のズボンを履きます vs オレンジ色ズボンを履きます

I came across this simple definition in my lesson, and I was wondering what the difference between these statements is. Both of them have the same meaning, "I wear orange pants". Is it a difference in ...
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Which one is the correct way to say autumn wind chimes 秋風鈴 or 秋の風鈴

I would like to know how to say "autumn wind chimes." Is it aki fuurin 秋風鈴 or aki no fuurin 秋の風鈴? Or perhaps is it both correct? If it depends on the context I just wanted to say autumn ...
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Is 動詞修飾副詞 a grammatical term?

I'm reading a paper about linguistics when it comes to learning a second language. I came across this sentence: 典型的な動詞修飾副詞であることと、その基本位置は用言の前であり、移動範囲は述部内であることがわかった。 I have tried searching for a ...
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multiples noun, noun modifiers other noun?

I have a question multiple nouns ( noun + noun ), noun working as adjective? Recently, I've been researching noun modifiers, I wonder if multiple nouns can modify one as an adjective? for example: ...
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日本語教室 versus 日本語の教室 [duplicate]

I know that it's correct to say 日本語教室, and it's also correct to say 日本語の教室. I am confused by 日本語教室. From my understanding, the particle の connects 2 nouns. For example, さくら大学の学生 (there is no particle ...
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