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成句. Phrases with fixed words used as a single unit, such as idioms. For questions about a particular idiom, please use the tag "idioms".

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Meaning of せっかく [duplicate]

せっかくだから、色違いでもう一つ買おうかな What is the meaning of せっかくだから here? I had the understanding that せっかく/わざわざ are used to express the notion of someone undergoing lot of effort/pain to do something for us.
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Words ending in consonants [duplicate]

Using Hiragana, how would you write a word/transcribe a sound which ends in a consonant? Such as 'kon'. Relevant to this, I don't understand why 'hajimemashite' doesn't pronounce the 'shi' in the ...
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Saying 'A little bit' instead of 「はい」 when asked 「日本語ですか?」 or similar?

みなさんこんにちは! Let's say a 日本人 asked you 日本語ですか? or whatever to ask yes/no if you can speak 日本語 or not. If you can KIND OF speak it... but not really(or at least not well...), and thus wanna answer with ...