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Do you think using original Japanese words is out of date?

For this subjective yet relatable question, you chose bad examples - so bad that people are now nitpicking on them rather then the main point. Perhaps this could've been avoided by using examples like ...
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What does ネタ mean in 完全にネタだったから一日で変わったけど?

Relevant definitions of ネタ here are 4 演芸で上演する作品。また、その内容。芸の種類についてもいう。「落語の定番―」「歌―」 5 人をかつぐための、真実めかした作り話。悪意のある嘘ではなく、相手を笑わせたり軽くからかったりする程度である場合をいう。「彼の失敗談は―だろう」 4 means a piece of comedy (performance) and ...
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Meaning of ノッて来ん

It is a colloquial version of のってくる, where のる means to accept invitation, join (def #5 大辞泉 or def #7 プログレッシブ和英中辞典) and る is changed to ん. It means the speaker asks around for going out, and it is only ...
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Difference between 土日 and 週末

Just to add, 土日 strongly implies ALL OF the Saturday and the Sunday. 週末 leaves room for it being half Saturday and the Sunday. Sometimes schools do half day instructions on Saturdays.
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What are the differences between 出身地 and 故郷{こきょう}?

Yes, as explained in Mindful's answer, 出身地 is closer to "birthplace" and 故郷 is closer to "home(town)". 出身地 is a matter-of-fact word that objectively refers to the place where one ...
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What is the semantic difference between 認める and 通じる?

通じる is a verb for being understood, to be understood. Hence 意味を通じる doesn't work while 意味が通じる does. There's no real way to translate, but the former is kind of like saying "doing the action of ...
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What is the semantic difference between 認める and 通じる?

The second sentence doesn't make any sense. The short English definition in your textbook makes it difficult to understand the difference in usage, but if you look hard enough it's there. Your ...
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What is the meaning of エラ?

This is a T-shirt designed and sold by the YouTube channel of 恵良敏彦, a professional boxer and YouTuber. So エラ is simply his family name written in katakana. According to Wikipedia, he used to do ...
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申し訳ないです not used as an apology?

"Sorry", "I'm sorry", "I apologize", and "my apologies" are not always good translations for any Japanese phrases expressing a sense of apology like すまない (すみません)...
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Positive use of “だめ”?

This type of だめ implies some stimuli, desire, temptation, etc., is irresistible. It may be most common in sexual contexts, but when someone says "ダメだ、コンビニでお菓子買ってくる", this ダメ means he has ...
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Meaning of 託す here

託す has the following definitions: 1 自分がなすべきことを他の人に頼む。まかせる。「後事を友人に―・する」 2 人に頼んで品物などを届けてもらう。用件を他の人にことづける。「伝言を―・する」 3 気持ちや意見などを他の物にことよせて表す。「思いのたけを歌に―・する」 The meaning you mention and the usage in ...
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What is the Japanese name for the genus of plants "Saxifraga"?

It's ユキノシタ(属), or yukinoshita(-zoku) in romaji. See ユキノシタ属 on Wikipedia. ユキノシタ is the name of: an order (ユキノシタ目 Saxifragales) a family (ユキノシタ科 Saxifragaceae) a genus (ユキノシタ属 Saxifraga) a species (...
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