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助詞「で」. A sentential particle that can indicate the location of an event, or a means, material, cause or necessity.
正書法. The standard way of writing the language.
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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…
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定義. The precise meanings of Japanese words or phrases.
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歌詞. Lyrics of Japanese songs.
時制. Questions relating to that property of verbs which allows them to refer to events in the past, present, or future.
連体修飾節(関係節). A type of subordinate clause which modifies a noun phrase.
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外来語. Words brought into Japanese from languages other than Chinese.
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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 …
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受動態. Verb forms with the affix -(r)are-. Besides the passive meaning, this morpheme also has spontaneous, honorific, and potential meanings.
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歴史. The origins and changes over time of the features and characteristics of Japanese in its spoken and written forms.
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Topics related to finding a phrase that fits a given context or meaning.
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否定. Questions regarding the various words, particles, inflections, and constructions employed to negate a word or sentence from its positive form.
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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…
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文化. Where the linguistic aspects of Japanese culture and the cultural aspects of the Japanese language overlap.
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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.
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読解. Help with reading passages in Japanese and understanding their meaning.
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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.
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名詞. A part of speech typically denoting a person, thing, place or idea.
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方言. Language and vocabulary differences between specific regions of Japan.
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類義語・同義語. Words which share a meaning in at least one of the senses of each.
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かな. Covers both Japanese syllabaries, hiragana (ひらがな) and katakana (カタカナ).
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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.
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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.
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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 …
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日本語能力試験. The Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT), a standardized test used to measure Japanese language skill.
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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).
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敬語. Honorific speech in Japanese.
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文語(古文). The classical literary form of the language based on Early Middle Japanese.
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助詞「も」. Used with nouns and phrases to indicate "also".
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数字. The various spoken and written forms of words and characters covering digits, numbers, numerals, including derived forms such as ordinals.
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Affixes, particles and conjugations applied to words to mark respect.
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音声言語(話し言葉). Language that i​s more typical of speech than writing, including contractions, omissions, and other verbal mechanisms characteristic of speech.
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アニメ. Language used in Japanese animation.
時間表現. Grammar or words that express temporal information. Whereas tense is always relative to the moment of utterance, time is more absolutely located on an imaginary timeline.
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