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助詞「を」. Case particle indicating the direct object of a verb or the course of a motion verb.
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決まり文句・慣用句・成句. Phrases with fixed words used as a single unit, such as idioms and set collocations. For questions about a particular idiom, please use the tag "idioms".
316 questions
歌詞. Lyrics of Japanese songs.
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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…
303 questions
Topics related to finding a word that fits a meaning.
297 questions
定義. The precise meanings of Japanese words or phrases.
271 questions
正書法. The standard way of writing the language.
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時制. Questions relating to that property of verbs which allows them to refer to events in the past, present, or future.
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連体修飾節(関係節). A type of subordinate clause which modifies a noun phrase.
257 questions
受動態. Verb forms with the affix -(r)are-. Besides the passive meaning, this morpheme also has spontaneous, honorific, and potential meanings.
256 questions
否定. Questions regarding the various words, particles, inflections, and constructions employed to negate a word or sentence from its positive form.
255 questions
外来語. Words brought into Japanese from languages other than Chinese.
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文化. Where the linguistic aspects of Japanese culture and the cultural aspects of the Japanese language overlap.
241 questions
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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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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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…
237 questions
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.
230 questions
Topics related to finding a phrase that fits a given context or meaning.
229 questions
アニメ. Language used in Japanese animation.
226 questions
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.
224 questions
名詞. A part of speech typically denoting a person, thing, place or idea.
223 questions
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).
219 questions
方言. Language and vocabulary differences between specific regions of Japan.
209 questions
類義語・同義語. Words which share a meaning in at least one of the senses of each.
206 questions
日本語能力試験. The Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT), a standardized test used to measure Japanese language skill.
199 questions
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 …
197 questions
和英訳. Translations from Japanese to English
196 questions
敬語. Honorific speech in Japanese.
195 questions
助詞「も」. Used with nouns and phrases to indicate "also".
195 questions
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.
193 questions
文語(古文). The classical literary form of the language based on Early Middle Japanese.
190 questions
高低アクセント. Changes in pitch associated with a particular word. Does not include changes in pitch due to intonation.
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.
189 questions
Affixes, particles and conjugations applied to words to mark respect.
183 questions
かな. Covers both Japanese syllabaries, hiragana (ひらがな) and katakana (カタカナ).
183 questions
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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