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Questions tagged [collocations]

コロケーション. Words that appear together more often than chance would predict, sometimes with idiomatic meaning or usage.

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what collocates with 開く 【ひらく】and what collocates with 開く 【あく】? [duplicate]

I found these collocations in Jim Breen's WWJDIC, but there are probably more. Can anyone help? I see no underlying logic to the distinction between "open" and "open" and therefore suspect there is no ...
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Collocation for getting a dental filling

I wanted to tell a friend about a time when I had to get a dental filling. My instinct was to use 受ける or もらう, but Google tells me this is incorrect. Would I simply say: 去年、歯が詰め物した。 or perhaps ...
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Meaning of 意識を刈りとる

Context: in a manga a man is explaining the rope-a-dope boxing technique (see wikipedia) and he uses these words: ロープに体を沈めて相手の攻撃をかわし更にカウンター。予期しない反撃ならいくら打たれ強くても意識を刈りとることができる。 The meaning of the ...
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Meaning of 尖った道

What is the meaning of this expression? I know 尖った is an adjective that means "pointed, sharp", but I don't understand what a "pointed road" could be. I tried to google it but I only got 8 results, ...
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Can その程度 be used for a high degree or with a positive connotation?

Recently I have heard that the collocation その程度【ていど】 always implies a low degree, or rather a degree or level of something the speaker or author feels is insufficient or too low. For example: ...
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Different kanji forms for “みる”

Wiktionary lists a couple of different kanji words that are verbs pronounced "みる", some but maybe not all of which are associated with looking at something in one form or another. What's the ...
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Is either 霊験 or あらたか used outside the phrase 霊験あらたか?

Is either 霊験【れいげん】 or あらたか used outside of the phrase 霊験【れいげん】あらたか "miraculous"? (I believe れいけん is also a possible reading of 霊験?) The goo辞書 entry for あらたか has 「霊験―な神」 as its example phrase, and the ...
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What words most commonly follow どういう?

Which words most commonly follow どういう? I know certain collocations already, such as どういうこと and どういう意味. But my speech isn't always very natural-sounding, and I'm curious if there are any common ...