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What is the difference in using the negative て command and the negative な command? [duplicate]

Is one harsher? More common? 歌わないで! 歌うな! What is the difference in these two?
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する vs だ・です in ~たり~たりする pattern

I have some troubles in understanding, when I have a right to use だ・です [da]/[desu] instead of する [suru] in pattern of multiple actions form of verb, so called ~たり~たりする pattern [... verb-tari .... ...
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と考えていい ending sentence meaning?

in episode 3 of Shingeki no Kyojin at 12:30, I encountered this sentence その表層は硬化した皮膚で形成されていると考えていい I understand its meaning literally is: I think that this surface is constructed by harden skin ...
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願わくばこのまま穏やかなままとはいかねぇもんだろうか meaning?

in episode 3 of Shingeki no Kyojin at 8:30, I encounter this sentence. 願わくばこのまま穏やかなままとはいかねぇもんだろうか/ Try my hardest but couldn't understand what it means, can any expert here explain the structures ...
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N+だ+というN or NというN

Is it grammatically correct to say “Noun + という + Noun”? Or I have to say “Noun + だ + という+ Noun” ? Or is it a same thing with difference in an informal/formal speech ?
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The construction with んじゃないかな

リビングが広いのはいいと思うけど、駐車場が付いてた方がいいんじゃないかな。 "Although I like it that the living room is spacious, I guess an attached parking space would be great." Do I understand the sentence right? Why is んじゃない used ...
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Which Japanese sentence is grammatically correct?

My friend and I are making sentences from English to Japanese. We are trying to turn this sentence into Japanese: I think he's 23 years old, I'm not sure however. We came up with: 思う彼は23歳。...
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Meaning and usage of: [〜か] 〜か にもよりません

There seems to be a relatively rarely used grammatical pattern consisting of either a single か clause, or a AかBか, or else Aかどうか, followed by にもよりません。 Based on the scanty examples of this that can be ...
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拈得せん in a writing by Genkaku

水中に月を捉ふ爭でか拈得せん What does 拈得せん mean there? Is some classical construction? I cant quite find an explanation for it
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う/る+ことになる construction

So, I have an exercise which has 3 sets of sentences. The 1st one is supposed to be translated using ことになる, the 2nd - using ことになった, and the 3rd - ことになっている. The construction itself is pretty ...
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to say + tara form

I am a beginner of Japanese. Currently I've been studying for 1 month already and I am still n5. I try to watch Japanese TV as much as possible even though I don't understand what most of them say ...
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Bさんといるところを評価されれば meaning

Confused of the meaning of Bさんといるところを評価されれば as it just doesn't seem to make sense translating it. For context the whole sentence is: 君と話しているときには、コミュニケーション能力が高いように見えても、Bさんといるところを評価されれば、...
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~う/ることが(は、も)ある construction

During my studies I faced a situation where I stuck with understanding this construction. My textbook said that various particles can be used there but it hasn't explained the function of each ...