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27 votes
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明日: あす & あした; Is there a difference in meaning and when each is used?

16 votes
3 answers
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Difference between 〜といい〜といい & 〜といわず〜といわず

15 votes
4 answers
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Is the "wa-particle" in katakana ワ or ハ?

12 votes
2 answers
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What is the difference between でなくand ではなく?

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2 answers
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What is the subject when time passes in a narrative (eg 1ヶ月を経る)

11 votes
1 answer
884 views

How should we understand the plain form when used in novels set in the past?

10 votes
3 answers
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When is it acceptable to use "Newspaper grammar"?

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Is this って equivalent to 「と」?

9 votes
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The difference between "follow" using についていく、「あと?」をつける、「あと?」をついていく

9 votes
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When is 「だ/である」required between a noun and the quotation particle と?

9 votes
1 answer
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Why does ~なんてもんじゃない / ~のなんのって mean とても?

8 votes
3 answers
1k views

Why does 「(から)というもの」 have a meaning of "recently/since"?

8 votes
1 answer
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Origin of あしからず

8 votes
4 answers
6k views

の cannot be used as a pronoun meaning "one" for "highly abstract objects" but what is a "highly abstract object"?(amended)

8 votes
1 answer
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What is the difference between 越える and 越す and are they truly transitive verbs?

8 votes
1 answer
665 views

When is 着ける used in context of clothes? (eg in comparison to 着る, する、履く)

8 votes
1 answer
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The expressions 後へ引く and 後を引く

8 votes
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Use of を and に with 頼る (to depend on)

7 votes
1 answer
1k views

Use of 〜ないものか with もうすこし/どうにか/なんとか

7 votes
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758 views

What's the function of the particle も in 「かわいい写真たてもうれしかったけど、…」?

7 votes
2 answers
795 views

Adnominalisation (Relative clause - noun - copula structure): What does it mean? How can we translate it?

7 votes
3 answers
420 views

Is this は replacing が or を? (& is this 悪 read as あく or わる?)

7 votes
2 answers
499 views

夏目漱石‘s use of question marker かい for an open instead of closed (ie yes/no) question

6 votes
1 answer
615 views

What is the subject of this sentence? Is it the book (mentioned) or the author (who is not mentioned)?

6 votes
3 answers
648 views

what does どことなくつかみどころがなくmean?

6 votes
1 answer
267 views

Spotting the N1 に N2 construction (eg パンにバター)

6 votes
2 answers
2k views

How to use に with "masu-stem (連用形 stem) + に + Verb" structure

6 votes
1 answer
590 views

Other uses of "imperative prohibition" form eg わかるな ・すわんな

6 votes
1 answer
332 views

How do we roll a ball along a street from A to B?

5 votes
1 answer
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Examples of when passive form in English takes active/non passive form in Japanese