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外来語. Words brought into Japanese from languages other than Chinese.
歴史. The origins and changes over time of the features and characteristics of Japanese in its spoken and written forms.
助詞「を」. Case particle indicating the direct object of a verb or the course of a motion verb.
Topics related to finding a phrase that fits a given context or meaning.
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…
文化. Where the linguistic aspects of Japanese culture and the cultural aspects of the Japanese language overlap.
助詞「で」. A sentential particle that can indicate the location of an event, or a means, material, cause or necessity.
時制. Questions relating to that property of verbs which allows them to refer to events in the past, present, or future.
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 …
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…
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.
連体修飾節（関係節）. A type of subordinate clause which modifies a noun phrase.
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.
方言. Language and vocabulary differences between specific regions of Japan.
受動態. Verb forms with the affix -(r)are-. Besides the passive meaning, this morpheme also has spontaneous, honorific, and potential meanings.
日本語能力試験. The Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT), a standardized test used to measure Japanese language skill.
読解. Help with reading passages in Japanese and understanding their meaning.
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.
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 …
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).
文語（古文）. The classical literary form of the language based on Early Middle Japanese.
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.
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.
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).
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'.
補助動詞. Verbs such as いる, おく, ある, いく, くる, and しまう, which can follow the 〜て form of a verb with special grammaticalized meanings. Not to be confused with 助動詞（じょどうし） "auxiliary verbs", which are inflect…