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相変わらずだよWhat is the meaning of this ending -azu in verbs [duplicate]

Not long ago, I peeked into a slang book where I found the following expression: "あいかわらずだよ" 変わる means to change but what happens in this case with the meaning? kawarazu Thank you for your answer ...
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Negative adjective 恐怖せず [duplicate]

恐怖せず I think it means “fearless”, but I don’t know the particle sezu. Is this old-fashioned?
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Difference ~ぬ and ~ず [duplicate]

What is the difference between the negatives ~ぬ and ~ず, e.g. 。。。飲まず 。。。飲まぬ Thanks
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Grammar of 見えぬ in 星とたんぽぽ by Misuzu [duplicate]

I'm reading a poem by Misuzu, 星とたんぽぽ。 I don't understand the grammar of this line: 昼のお星は眼にみえぬ。 This is my understanding: 昼のお星は the subject: stars during the daytime 眼に to the eye (why not 目?) みえぬ I ...
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Negative verb form vs Verb + ない stem + ぬ [duplicate]

What's the difference? For example: 気付かない vs 気付かぬ
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せず - What does it come from?

気にするまいと思っても、気にせずにはいられない。 In above sentence, I guess せず means しない, but what is the original form, and how does it become せず?
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What is the difference between ずに and ない-form?

My wife is studying for the JLPT exam, and came across the following question: 2時間、_____立って話しました。 She narrowed the choices down to: すわらずに すわらないと Or another similar question: ...
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思うようにならず - what does it mean?

A definition of 辛気臭い【しんきくさい】 (三省堂): 思うようにならず、いらいらするさま。また、気がめいるさま Nara often implies something happening naturally, zu stands for 'without', so does the whole compound adverb stand for '...
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Verb ending in -ん with positive meaning?

I was watching an anime, and this is the context: prior to the series, the main character went in hiding after betraying her peers, since she was the only against a peace she deemed fake; while ...
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"訳分からない" various uses of 訳

Here are a few examples of 訳 that I am having trouble with: 僕は決して農業が嫌いな訳じゃない。 Boku wa kesshite nōgyō ga kiraina wake janai. By no means do I dislike farming. (Lit: The reason is not that I dislike ...
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What does the ぬ in 詰まぬ mean?

I encountered a Shogi saying: 三桂あって詰まぬこと無し And I'm pretty confused about the ぬ there. If it was る I'd expect the meaning to be something like: "If you have 3 knights, you can't be mated" But ...
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meaning of (verb stem)+ませぬな

I'm reading a manga, and in it one of the characters uses grammar that I've never seen before. The sentence is as follows: 小姓さんが見当たりませぬな。是非お会いしたかったのですが。 I understand pretty much everything else in ...
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桜桜ーいざや and ゆかん meanings

In 桜桜 what do "いざや" and "見に行かん" mean, or rather why do they mean what they mean. I've never heard a term like いざや, and I've never seen 行く written as ゆく, nor have I seen an あん ending unless it was ...
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What does “本気になれぬ” mean?

So I am going through song lyrics, and the new grammar and vocab that I learn from them goes into my studying. One song I came across was “Wolf Boy” (ウルフボーイ) by Morning Musume (モーニング娘). The first ...
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Are verbs transformed into the ず-form used like adverbs?

Dictionary form: お礼{れい}をする Transformed into ず-form: お礼をせず Is お礼をせず used similar to the English expression "without thanking" which itself can work as an adverb, e.g. I ate without thanking ...
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