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英和訳. Finding a Japanese equivalent of an English word or expression, especially when a straight translation to Japanese might have different connotations from the original English phrase.
Topics related to finding a phrase that fits a given context or meaning.
助詞「を」. Case particle indicating the direct object of a verb or the course of a motion verb.
文化. Where the linguistic aspects of Japanese culture and the cultural aspects of the Japanese language overlap.
構文解析. Questions about understanding how a phrase / sentence / utterance is put together, what its components are.
副詞. Words that typically modify 用言 (words that inflect and function as predicators, such as verbs and adjectives). However, 副詞 also modify other constituents, including other adverbs, nouns (under li…
助詞「で」. A sentential particle that can indicate the location of an event, or a means, material, cause or necessity.
慣用句・ことわざ. Phrases with fixed words used as a single unit, typically with a meaning beyond what is obvious from its constituent parts.
ひらがな. The cursive form of the syllabary used mostly for (but not restricted to) the grammatical features of written Japanese including verb endings and particles, and for native words written without …
時制. Questions relating to that property of verbs which allows them to refer to events in the past, present, or future.
疑問文. Concerning the asking of questions in the Japanese language as opposed to making plain statements. Includes the various words and particles used in questions.
助数詞. Suffixes attached to numbers to indicate what is being counted. In linguistics, these are sometimes called 'classifiers'. The combination of a number plus a classifier forms a type of 'quantifi…
方言. Language and vocabulary differences between specific regions of Japan.
否定. Questions regarding the various words, particles, inflections, and constructions employed to negate a word or sentence from its positive form.
類義語・同義語. Words which share a meaning in at least one of the senses of each.
連体修飾節（関係節）. A type of subordinate clause which modifies a noun phrase.
日本語能力試験. The Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT), a standardized test used to measure Japanese language skill.
受動態. Verb forms with the affix -(r)are-. Besides the passive meaning, this morpheme also has spontaneous, honorific, and potential meanings.
音声言語（話し言葉）. Language that is more typical of speech than writing, including contractions, omissions, and other verbal mechanisms characteristic of speech.
読解. Help with reading passages in Japanese and understanding their meaning.
数字. The various spoken and written forms of words and characters covering digits, numbers, numerals, including derived forms such as ordinals.
接尾辞. Endings which can be added to the end of a word and change its meaning or function in some way. Often divided into inflectional (屈折的) and derivational (派生的), although it's not always clear which …
縮約. The omission of sounds or letters from words. Contractions can be characteristic of dialects or modes of speech. A frequently observed contraction may become a new word in a language.
条件表現. Also known as if-then constructions. In Japanese conditionals are expressed with one of と, ～(れ)ば, ～たら, なら(ば).
Affixes, particles and conjugations applied to words to mark respect.
かな. Covers both Japanese syllabaries, hiragana (ひらがな) and katakana (カタカナ).
文語（古文）. The classical literary form of the language based on Early Middle Japanese.
形容詞. A class of words that behaves mostly like verbs (but uses different grammatical endings) and is used to describe properties of nouns.
名詞. A part of speech typically denoting a person, thing, place or idea.
コピュラ. Words such as だ・です or constructions such as である which link a noun or adjective to a subject. Similar to English 'be'.
Which sequences of kanji and/or kana form accepted ways to write a given word, particle, or other speech sound.