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畳語. For questions related to the repetition of morphemes in words such as 人々, 見え見え, or ピカピカ.

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Does the Japanese expression ''peko peko'' come from the English word ''peckish''?

I just learned that ''I'm hungry'' is : Onaka suita but can also be : Onaka peko peko I noticed that the ''peko peko'' was written in katakana. Does it come from ''peckish'' ?
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Reduplication mark 々

i wanna ask you about donojiten 々. These mark's function is to repeat a word right? But when I searching まだまだ、休み休み、泣き泣き on website dictionary and replaced by 々, cant found those words meaning. So ...
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How do you read these kanji 年々?

How do you guys read these kanji 年々 in a sentence? I've found on Japanese dictionary websites that it can be read both 'nen-nen' and 'toshi-doshi' and it means 'year by year'. So which one use in a ...
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Reduplication and words form

Does 態々 derived from 態と? And does 態と derived from waza 「業 」and case-marking particle 「と」?
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Reduplicated words

Why I-keiyoushi is used more in reduplicated words than na-keiyoushi?
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Reduplication words

What is the difference between 久々 and 久し振り? Is 久々 derived from the root of 久しい?
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Form and means of japanese reduplication

Im on my research about form and meaning of japanese reduplication. Have you guys ever heard or use 休み休み? What exactly the meaning is? If I translate 'resting multiple times' is it right? Thanks
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Meaning of 道々 and 口々

I wanna clarrified meaning of these words. Is that right 道々 is 'along the way' and mean of 口々 is 'bad mouthing'? Is there any chance that both of them have another means?
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Meaning of 忌々しい

Is it true that the meaning of 忌々しい is "annoying"? What is the root word of 忌々しい and its meaning? Is it 忌まう?
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Difference between 晴れ晴れ and 晴々しい is?

Im in research about structure and meaning of reduplicated word. I want to ask about the difference between 晴れ晴れ and 晴々しい is?
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Repetitive words (e.g. どんどん, ぺらぺら, いらいら…)

This is one area that sometimes dings me on tests. While I can generally figure out what is meant from context, I only know a handful offhand. The question here is twofold: Is there a specific name ...
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Are there any rules governing voicing in words formed via reduplication?

Consider the following words: 燦々 sansan 散々 sanzan Both of them are formed via the reduplication of san, but the latter word has the second instance voiced, while the former doesn't. Was there some ...
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What is the difference in usage between a plural using (a) the kanji repetition character 々, (b) a plural using -たち, and (c) the singular?

I know that there are some noun that are made plural by the kanji repetition character, such as 人々 and 国々. My question is, how does this differ from using the non-plural form of the noun? And how does ...