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How should I choose between [知]{し}る and わかる?

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The difference between が and を with the potential form of a verb

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i-adjectives used as na-adjectives: is there a difference? (e.g. 大きい versus 大きな)

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What is the meaning of ~んです/~のだ/etc?

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What connotation does なんだ add?

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Japanese Buts: でも, しかし, ただ, ただし, ところが, が, けど, けれど, けれども

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What is the difference between "verb+て+みる" and "verb+(よ)う+とする"?

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What does さあ (saa) mean?

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Differences between 勉強する、習う、学ぶ and 学習する?

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What are the differences between 〜ので and 〜から?

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Why are there two versions of the kanji for 冷?

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What's the difference between くる and やってくる?

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When to use ~ので vs ~から

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Usage of plain i-adjectives or た form (悪かったv悪い、良かったvいい etc)

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Difference between 簡単{かんたん} and 易しい{やさしい}

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ほぼ and ほとんど: What's the difference and how do you use them?

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Why is the て-form being used before ん?

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Are 終{お}わる and 済{す}ませる synonyms?

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Difference between 何の~ and どんな~

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How do you say "just curious" or "out of curiosity"?

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What's the difference between「~と言いました」and「~と言っていました」?

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What's the difference between 静けさ and 静かさ?

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How would I say that the food I ate "didn't agree with me"?

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How is the "のです" working here?

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What does volitional form + っと mean?

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When is 終わる used as a transitive verb?

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How to tell よく (often) apart from よく (good)?

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Is 「うそおっしゃい」 to be taken literally here?

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って vs が. JLPT question

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What does "先が気になる" mean?