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歌詞. Lyrics of Japanese songs.
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Topics related to finding a word that fits a meaning.
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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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読解. Help with reading passages in Japanese and understanding their meaning.
正書法. The standard way of writing the language.
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定義. The precise meanings of Japanese words or phrases.
260 questions
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.
254 questions
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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外来語. Words brought into Japanese from languages other than Chinese.
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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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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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文化. Where the linguistic aspects of Japanese culture and the cultural aspects of the Japanese language overlap.
232 questions
歴史. The origins and changes over time of the features and characteristics of Japanese in its spoken and written forms.
231 questions
Topics related to finding a phrase that fits a given context or meaning.
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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…
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.
216 questions
アニメ. Language used in Japanese animation.
214 questions
名詞. A part of speech typically denoting a person, thing, place or idea.
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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.
214 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).
方言. Language and vocabulary differences between specific regions of Japan.
203 questions
類義語・同義語. Words which share a meaning in at least one of the senses of each.
201 questions
和英訳. Translations from Japanese to English
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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 …
192 questions
敬語. Honorific speech in Japanese.
188 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.
188 questions
日本語能力試験. The Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT), a standardized test used to measure Japanese language skill.
187 questions
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.
186 questions
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".
183 questions
かな. Covers both Japanese syllabaries, hiragana (ひらがな) and katakana (カタカナ).
182 questions
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.
174 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.
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