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How often is 略字 (handwriting simplification) used?

Is 略字 (handwriting simplification) used only in informal writing (like a diary or post-it annotations) or is it used in more formal situations (like teacher/professor blackboard writing or an essay)?
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Can I use verb as noun in a informal way? Informal Japanese

I've tried searching for the answer in a lot of place. But all I get is formal answers (like 彼女はいつ来ますか). I'm assuming that the informal style will be 彼女はいつ来てるのか。 because the verb come turned into ...
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Using から with short/informal writing

My question is about using から when writing short form/informal speech in a sentence ending in a verb. For example, if the formal version is: A「猫はちょっと太っていますね。」 B「ええ、よく食べますから。」 Would the informal/short ...
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What is the informal equivalent of いいえ

I was initially taught that いえ was the informal version of いいえ. Recently, I have read on several websites that いえ should only be used to refer to house/home 家. Is this true and if so, what is the ...
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Is ending a sentence with the plain form grammatically correct?

I am far into intermediate level at this point, but I still have not conclusively found an answer to this. The response that I typically receive is that it's "casual speech," but that doesn'...
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Forms of address for multiple older brothers

In Japanese, I know you refer to your older sister as お姉さん and older brother as お兄さん. Something along those lines! But I have 2 older brothers, and I want to change their contact names to Japanese, ...
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What translator is best for learning how to say a phrase or sentence in modern, conversational Japanese? [closed]

Edit: I'd like to clarify that I'm asking: Given a phrase or sentence that pops into my head in English, how can I find out how to say that in conversational Japanese? Sorry about the confusion. I ...
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When did 「ヤッホー」 become a popular greeting?

The etymology of the very casual greeting 「ヤッホー」 appears disputed and undecided. Various theories and hypotheses have been suggested. This site lists German, Hebrew, and 山伏 as possible sources. A lot ...
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Can I drop “to be/is” particles esp. in usernames?

I tried searching for this, but usually people are talking about dropping は、が、を in informal speech. I'm more curious about だ and です. I'd also like to be corrected if my understanding of saying "...
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How to use expression「私なんか」?

To my knowledge the expression「私なんか」is approximately translated as "Oh, not me!" and used to sound humble. The questions are: Is it gender neutral? Are there other situations where it can ...