Questions tagged [word-usage]

語法. Word usage. 単語の使い分けと単語の使い方 This tag should be used for questions about how specific words are used in speech or writing.

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What is the difference between 限る and 限定する?

I'm pretty sure that there's a lot more you can do with 限る than there is with 限定する, (When I looked up 限る, I saw a lot of different usages, such as it meaning "is the best," or "nothing is better than,"...
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「いくらか」と「若干」の使い分けを教えていただけないでしょうか。

「いくらか」と「若干」の違いは何ですか。ただ「いくらか」は話し言葉で「若干」は書き言葉ですか。正しいですか。もし、正しかったら、他の違いがありますか。
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「~について説明する」と「~を説明する」は どう違いますか?

「~について説明する」と「~を説明する」は どう違いますか? 私はベトナム人ですので日本語で説明したら良かったです。英語で説明したらちょっと難しいですが頑張ります。よろしくお願いします。
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How does one use daisuki properly?

I know "daisuki" means "big like," but what if I said "I like (daisuki) smart people" in Japanese, instead of telling a single individual that "I like him"? Would I be implying that I love/am sexually ...
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The different ways to translate "when"

This is more an observation on English, than Japanese, but the word "when" is used in quite a few different ways. And I've been wondering how to translate these different meanings into ...
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「んだって」と「って」どう違いますか。

例えば「彼が結婚してるんだって」と「彼が結婚してるって」どう違いますか。
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Why is 迎えに来る correct?

If 来る is so inherently related to the direction towards the speaker so that you cannot use 来る for actions of going towards the person you are speaking to, as was explained by examples here, then why ...
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Different ways to ask help from strangers

1) Offering help to strangers in Japanese is te form shimashouka ( o tetsudaishimashouka- Shall I help you / Do you need any help ?) 2) What are the different ways to seek help ( one I know is eki no ...
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Difference between と共に and と当時に?

From what I know they can both mean "at the same time" or "together". Is there any difference or nuance between the two?
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What is the the meaning of 理 in this sentence?

I am trying to translate this song for practice, and am wondering how 理 (ことわり) is being used in this particular line. According to Jisho 理(ことわり)means, "reason; logic; sense; natural way of things....
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What is this use of 様 in this sentence?

The sentence is ああ、この女の様は溺れているようだ。 I'm assuming it is さま and not よう in this case, but why is it there?
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What does「打ってなかった」mean here?

Someone (Aさん) asks a question on a forum. Bさん provides an answer. I see the answer as incomplete, so I correct Bさん and provide some supplementary information. Aさん, the OP, replies to me: あ、本当だ。...
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How often are です and 〜ます used among friends?

since they are polite forms are they ever often used in informal settings among friends? or would people think you’re being overly polite?