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What does adding と after an adverb do? [duplicate]

For example, what is the difference between ゆっくり and ゆっくりと?
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How is と used here? [duplicate]

The following is an excerpt from an e-mail conversation between me and my language partner. For some pre- and posttext: ほかに例を挙げると、 ジョンは去年まで3年間日本で働いている。 「去年まで3年間」がはっきりと過去を表しているので、これはジョンの過去の経験で、...
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Are there any differences between だんだんと and だんだん? [duplicate]

I found だんだんと in this sentence but I'm not sure how it's different from だんだん? 女は毎日働いたので、だんだんと元気がなくなっていました。 (Source)
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What does と mean as in いろいろと? [duplicate]

The context is the following sentence. 父が病気なものですから、いろいろとお金が必要なんです。 I have two questions. What does と in the above sentence mean? How should 「いろいろとお金が必要なんです」 be translated? Money is necessary in ...
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はっきり and と - Why? [duplicate]

Why does はっきり take particle と? はっきり is already an adverb, and I don't understand how the particle contributes to the meaning in anyway, or how it even makes sense.
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What does "fūtsu" mean?

This is from Yuki-onna: Mosaku no kao ni iki wo fu-tsu to fukikaketa. The "fuutsu/fu-tsu" is written in katakana and is most likely an onomatopoeic word, related to breathing. It's not essential ...
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Meaning of (と)した in やんわりとした暖房

What does とした mean in this sentence? 心ばかりのやんわりとした暖房の教室の昼休み。 I saw this, but I think it's a different とした.
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What's the difference between 「ゆっくりと...」and 「ゆっくりとして...」?

Is there any difference in meaning? When would you use 「~として」 instead of 「~と」? I have already looked here for usage regarding「~と」.
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A bit confused with と in ひょっこりと

彼女は今になって到着し、廊下からひょっこりと顔を出す。 This と looks like it comes from the word behind, so ひょっこり but when looking at a dictionary I found that ひょっこり is not an adjective which can take と. Why is と placed after ...
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usage of と in this sentence

戻ってくると、千波が我先にと駆け寄った。 once we came back, chinami was the first to run up to (us). how does this sentence change without the と after 我先に? Doesn't seem to quotatitive or conditional. thank you
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Adverbializers of adjectives in Japanese (に, く, と)

I went upon some adverbializers that turn the adjective they follow into an adverb, but don't figure out if there is any rule, such as whether one particular particle (e.g. と, に) is used with one ...
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はっきりとは/に what's the difference?

私ははっきりとは知らない。 私ははっきりに知らない。 はっきりに means clearly but I'm not sure about はっきりとは and what's the difference between both. Thanks in advance.
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The meaning of と in 未来の国からはるばると

未来の国からはるばると This is the name of the first chapter of "Doraemon" (1). What is the function of と in this case? Apparently, it's not for quoting, and it doesn't seems to mean "if/when," "with" or "...
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サッと: Mix of ひらがな and カタカナ in the same word?

So, I've come across this sentence そのとき、陽が当たった石版に何かの影がサッと横切った。 which I'm fairly sure it means something like At that time, something's shadow quickly crossed the sunlit lithograph. Now, what ...
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Connection between phenomime じ and adverb じっ‐と?

じ(ーーーー...) seems to be a phenomime, a word which evokes the idea of the state 'staring'. じっ‐と is an adverb meaning something along the lines of being still, quiet, focused at somebody or something, ...
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