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What is the meaning/ usage of か?

You can see this か as a means to turn a verb phrase into a noun phrase. For example, the verb phrase 彼が来る can’t be used as it is as an object of a verb. You need to turn it into a noun phrase and that’...
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"そのことですか" is this some kind of expression?

As far as I can think of, verb(ta-form) + じゃない always means isn't it?/didn't you etc. When it is used as noun + じゃない, it can be ambiguous as in これは大発見じゃない = this is quite a discovery, isn't it? / this ...
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the meaning of てませんか in this sentence

I assume this: A: 俺は恵子に何も感じてないので 男女の関係は一切ないです B: 確かに... A: 疑ってませんか? This is fairly common. Negative questions in Japanese sometimes are kind of like echo questions in English. They don't mean &...
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Omitting か in polite questions

Yes, it'd roughly felt colloquial, or casual. Using it suggests they are making small talk, or their close relationship. As you may know, polite in Japanese polite speech does not mean speakers are ...
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Parallel marker (か) "ka" – Repetition & particle elision

As a factual answer, na-adjectives connected with か generally do not sound right in attributive usage. Both 有名か豊かな人 and 有名か豊かかな人 do not sound right to me although I believe grammatically both are okay....
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What kind of nuance does どうでしょうか have in this senence?

Depending on the context, どうでしょうか can have two completely different meanings: "I'm not so sure", "I doubt it", "I wonder about that" "What do you think?", &...
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Casually asking whether something particular is the reason

I think あれをした is already not completely natural. If you are asking whether your past action is the reason, either you mention it as あれ (without した) or explicitly say what あれ is. Also, せい can be used ...
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