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Adding emphasis to "was"

You can stress た/だ (or だ in だった) to emphasize that what you're saying is in the past tense: 静かだった or 静かだった 食べてた 美しかった 飲んだ For example: 今美しいんじゃなくて、美しかったんです。 Not that she is beautiful now, but she ...
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浸る as 「ひたる」or 「つかる」

ひたる is almost always chosen when the target marked with に is a non-liquid or abstract environment like 思い出, 喜び, 感傷, or 闇. When the target is a physical liquid, you can use both つかる and ひたる, and they ...
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How does the "jidaigeki Japanese" used in Shogun differ from actual speech in the 1600s?

1600 is customary boundary between Late Middle Japanese (LMJ) (1200 - 1600) and Modern Japanese (NJ) (1600 -). (Political periods: Kamakura (1185 - 1333), Muromachi (1333 - 1573), Edo (1603 - 1868), ...
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