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How to say “too quickly”, “too recklessly” etc

When I want to say that something is too quick, just as an example, I can simply say 速すぎる。 However, I don't quite know how I could express sentences with "too" adverbially, such as in "I became ...
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What does 思ってやっている mean?

こんにちは! I have read a text about a guy whose wife has a housedust allergie, and there is this sentence: 私だってあんまりほこりがたまっていたら気になるから、仕方がないと思ってやっているんだ。 What does 思ってやって mean here?
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te form + infinitive +noun

In a song called "Tegami" I don't understand 宛てて+書く in 未来の自分に宛てて書く手紙なら I wonder what's this rule and does this mean address(v) + write (v) or together make new meaning?
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Can a question directly modify a noun?

I was surprised by this sentence: 桜の花が今年いつごろ咲くか発表がありました。 There was an announcement saying approximately when the cherry blossom will come out this year. We seem to have a question 桜の花がいつ咲くか ...
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Using て-form to indicate purpose

Someone asked me: どんな本を使って日本語を勉強していますか I'm confused about the て-form here. The only sensible translation I can think of is: What kind of books do you use (in order) to study Japanese I've not ...
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日本語を勉強していて、楽しい? meaning

日本語を勉強していて、楽しい? (From Human Japanese Intermediate Ch. 24) This is translated as "Studying Japanese, is it fun?" in the lesson which got me a bit confused. Can someone explain more about what the て-...
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Usage of てーform in this example sentence

食事は良く噛んで、食べましょう。 The first clause is to tell the listener to chew their meal carefully. The second clause is more of "Let's eat". What does the で do in this sentence? I understand it is to join two ...
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Clarification on て-form Usage on an Example Sentence and some Comparison

I got this example sentence online: 人生の最後は、ゲームをプレイして死にたいよね What function does て-form have in this sentence to have it mean this way? The chronological sequence, "and" function does not make sense ...
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What is the meaning of the te-form + motion verb in 安心して歩ける

夜、安心して歩けるように街灯を増やして欲しい。 I can sort of understand the meaning of the sentence as someone wants/wishes that the (number of) street lights to increase so that they can feel safe walking at night. But I ...
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Where do dictionaries imply the use of て as 'present perfect/past' and '…ing'?

the new version of Question: 1)What definition in Dictionary implies the '...ing' function of て,( as in 魚を食べている.)? 2) What definition in Dictionary implies the 'present perfect' function of て,( as in ...
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Is て-form used here to concatenate phrases? [duplicate]

The following phrase is taken from an NHK News article: 「...。そして国が出すお金を使って、働いている人が仕事を続けることができるようにしてほしいと会社に言います」 Why is 使う used in te-form? Just to concatenate the two sentences? Or is it some way to ...