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How do you join たる-adjectives?

Overview: Modern Japanese There is some brief discussion of these in the English Wikipedia, in the "taru adjectives" section of the "Adjectival noun" article here, and a bit more ...
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Is the use of 後で fading from usage in Japanese?

There are several things to consider in answering your question. An objective answer to your question would require a direct comparison between the total usage of 後で at two different points in time. ...
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JLPT sentence order section

Rather than just solving your exercise (which is not the point of this website anyway) I'll try to give you general suggestions about how to approach this kind of problem. 1. Understand the context. ...
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Meaning of 然 in conjunctions and other grammatical words

How I see it, 然 has the same meaning in all cases, but with the different words and particles added after, it get different nuances. Below are my thoughts about it, but this is in no way a "scientific"...
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Use of -です/-ます in the middle of a complex sentence

Basic rules are: One polite marker per main clause Beware that it's not "per sentence", since a sentence with coordinate conjunctions is deemed to have multiple top-level clauses tied with them. 〔...
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し at the end of the sentence

As you have correctly understood, し after the dictionary form of a copula/verb/i-adjective is usually used to connect two clauses. The first part often works as the reason of the second part. In ...
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How do you join たる-adjectives?

One simple approach is to use かつ, which is one of the stiffest words to say "and" in Japanese. It can be used also with i-adjectives and na-adjectives (see the link), but since most taru-...
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Usage of のに contrary to what I expected

のに is used in the situations below. 簡単なのにできない。 It is easy, but I cannot do that. 勉強するのに必要です。= 勉強するために必要です。 This is necessary to study. メールしてねって言ったのに。。。 I told you to email me, but... (You did NOT ...
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「ので」のように、「のに」も略せますか?

ならない。 「のに」も「なのに」も「んに」や「なんに」にはならない。
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Did "soshite" develop from an overused "te"-form?

Yes! From 大辞林 そして [0] (接続) → そうしてに同じ。 そうして さう— [0] 【然うして】 (接続) 前に述べた事柄を受けて、それに引き続いて起こる事柄を述べる。それから。「あたりが暗くなった。—大粒の雨が降り始めた」 全件に述べた事柄に後件をつけ加える。その上。さらに。「文学・歴史—教育と幅広く活躍する」 そうして is from そう and して (te-...
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"But", "but also", "yet", and "and yet" when listing things?

I think you have several options. For example... けど / けれど / けれども: 「彼は顔は怖いけれど優しい人です。」 「彼女はおとなしいけどはっきりものをいう人だ。」 が: 「彼は[強面]{こわもて}だが心は優しい。」 「彼女はおとなしいが率直な人だ。」 一方(で) / 反面、/ (と)同時に / ~が/...
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Meaning of してならぬ

This sentence is a rhetorical question, "Where is the reason why I must not do it?", i.e., "I'm sure I should be allowed to do it". そうしてはならぬ is more common, but this is not a ...
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傷つけるような真似する meaning?

I don't see how this is anything more than a literal 'Don't do anything that would damage the garden or mansion'. Is 真似 your point of confusion? It not only means 'imitation' but also 'action, ...
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Why should I use 多く instead of 多い in the sentence: 留学生はアジア人が多く

Let's look at your sample sentence. 留学生はアジア人が多く、その他は3割です。 You have two independent clauses here. To join independent clauses in a sentence, you need to use a conjunction. Japanese verbs and ...
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Why is this で wrong, and を preferable? 「信号を左です」

日本語 もうおっしゃったように 「次の信号を左」、「前の角を右」 云々は、肝要なところが抜けているだけだと存じます。 本来なら完全な文書では、 次の信号を左。。。に曲がります 前の角を右。。。に曲がってください まで言いますが、省略してしまうのが一般的ですね。 下記のように: 「図書館の前を歩く」 「空を飛ぶ」 「曲がる」・「飛ぶ」・「歩く」・「走る」のような「移動性」...
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Is there a secret meaning in PPAP song?

I think the song doesn't have any secret meanings. I saw his interview about the song. He has made songs with a computer. One day he sat in front of a desk in order to make a song. He had already ...
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と conjunction vs. て-form conjunction?

As for the first group: 私はその人と話すと元気になる。Whenever I talk with that person, I feel uplifted. 私はその人と話して元気になる。I talk to that person and feel uplifted. A. 私はその人と話す B. 元気になる In sentence 1, ...
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とは言え conjunction

It's on ALC. It's listed in hiragana because it's a fossilized conjunction. とはいえ: nevertheless; that being said; be it as it may Etymologically, this is 'quotative-と' + 'thematic-は' + '已然形 of 言う(言ふ)'...
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Is the use of 後で fading from usage in Japanese?

This sentence sounds unnatural indeed. As you were instructed, either drop the で or use 後に, that will make it more natural. I am quite sure the sentence has never sounded natural, actually. The ...
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Soredewa versus Sorekara

No, this type of それから is not temporal "then". It is used to add another piece of information as an afterthought. In English, it's "(oh) and", "besides", or "in addition". It's not interchangeable with ...
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Understanding of 働かせ in the sentence below

働かせ can be either the continuative form of 働かせる or the imperative form of 働かす. Weblio The 働かせ in your example is the former. You can rephrase the sentence as 「4000万円までは借金を膨らませて働かせて、5000万円になると~~」. ...
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Te-form and かつ and も?

「人間ができている」 means "(someone) is a mature person". So you should parse it like: [吉田さんのような][優しくて、かつ人間も出来ている]男性 A man [who is kind and at the same time mature], [like Yoshida-san] 「吉田さんのような」 ...
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Meaning of それと in this sentence

それと is used to add a point to, usually, a list of other points previously mentioned in the discussion. Literally, it means That, and. Also, at the beginning of a sentence is also a good match IMO. ...
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What is the difference between そして and そしたら

"Then" has many meanings. Let's first look at an English dictionary. : at that time a : soon after that : next in order of time // walked to the door, then turned b : following next ...
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Why is 及び being used to mean "a.k.a." in this sentence?

Yes, the original message in Japanese is "はあちゃま and 赤井はあと". Someone who knows nothing about them would think she's presenting the names of two different people. Grammatically, the English ...
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