Felipe Chaves de Oliveira
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When should I use な in "na-adjectives"?
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Actually, your question is right and your answer is wrong. You will only use な after a "na-adjective" if you're modifying a noun/adjective with it, for instance: あなたの部屋はきれいですか (anata no ...

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Daisuki vs Aishiteru (大好き vs 愛してる)
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The types of "like"/"love" I know in japanese are the following: 好き [suki] - To like (Just like in english). 大好き [daisuki] - To like a lot. 愛 [ai]: sacrificial, unconditional, ...

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What does 待ってるから mean?
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I'm assuming you already know the reason kara, which is the one being used here... basically meaning "because". There could be a lot of things implied here that are not being said, but with the ...

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What's the meaning of こと in this sentence?
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The structure Past verb + こと + ある/ない means that you Ever/Never Performed a given "action". Examples: 日本に行ったことない。Nihon ni itta koto nai. - I have never been to Japan. Now a conversation ...

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How to say 'I think so"?
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そう思うよ/そう思いますよ。 (sou omou yo / sou omoimasu yo.) - closer to "I think so.". そうだね/そうですね。(sou da ne / sou desu ne.) - That's right. そうなんだ。(sou nanda.) - That's right. (but with more emphasis). ...

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The difference between 最高 and 一番いい
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In my experience, 最高 means "the best" with a nuance of "an awesome thing". So you could say something like : 今日{きょう}のごはんは最高{さいこう}!昨日{きのう}のごはんも最高{さいこう}だったけどね。The food today, it's awesome/amazing/the ...

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What does 9月とか10月なんですよ mean?
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The とか used here is a way of listing, it's somewhat the informal counterpart of や, which means that it is a listing that goes on "1, 2, 3..." So let's breakdown this chat: 日本で台風と言うと - When ...

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how to join negative sentence in japanese
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I believe そして it's used more in a sentence to show that the 2nd part of the sentence was done in result of the first (more like "then" in english): soshite vs sorekara I will list the 3 more common ...

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英語を喋りますか? Can you chat online using the English language?
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These are some of the ways I've seen being used(but from japanese people asking if the other person could speak japanese): 英語は大丈夫ですか。- Eigo wa daijoubu desu ka. - Is english ok? 英語で話してもいいですか - Eigo ...

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Use of の in article about beetle
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The の particle we're talking about here is a nominalizer, basically it turns verbs into nouns, so that you can work with them in the way you work with nouns, like turning them into topics, subjects, ...

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How to say "I like watching birds"
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私は鳥を見るのが好きです (watashi wa tori wo miru no ga suki desu) - I like to watch birds/watching birds You had a couple things wrong in your sentence, for instance, after 鳥(bird) you need the particle を ...

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Super Mario RPG - What is Mallow saying? マリオさん! ひどいじゃないですか。
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There are many answers covering this piece of grammar called rhetorical negative, like this one I asked myself over 3 years ago... Basically adding 「じゃない」 or 「(な)の/ん+じゃない」 to the end of a sentence can ...

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で usage in this sentence
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I think the でいい here means "it's ok to...", "There's no problem in..." So, I believe "Only one hero is enough" is a good translation if there's context for that, like if ...

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Why「なっていた」is used here?
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つまり... 目が覚めたら突然女の子になっていた... という事でいいですか? In other words... when you woke up you had become a girl... is that correct? Why「なっていた」is used here? He became a girl and he hasn't transformed back to a boy ...

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How to write "I am going to talk about a place that I like"
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I would personally phrase it in the following 2 ways: 1:この作{さく}文{ぶん}の中{なか}で、(私{わたし}の)好き{すき}な場{ば}所{しょ}について話{はな}していきたいと思{おも}います。- I would like to talk about the place I like in this "essay". ...

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how to say pretend in the context of a sentence
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Usually I see "pretend" represented by 振【ふ】りをする. The basic grammar rules are verb / i-adjective + 振【ふ】りをする: 何【なに】も知【し】らない振【ふ】りをする。- Pretend you don't know anything. 気【き】持【も】ちを傷【きず】...

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Will expression retain the same definition if particle is changed?
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I will assume you know how to connect verbs with the "te-form": 晩【ばん】ご飯【はん】を食【た】べて、寝【ね】る。I will eat dinner and (then) sleep. So, usually in texts/books, etc. There's a more formal way to do so, ...

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What is the difference between あまり and そんなに? Are they always interchangable?
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First of all, I don't think they mean exactly the same, there's a difference not only in usage, but in the nuance it brings... あまり or あんまり - Much そんなに - That much, to that extent. While あまり is used ...

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Confused by Shitai
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これからはいつも10秒より速く走ることができるようにしたいです - From now on, I always wanna be able to to run faster than 10 seconds(to make a better time at the circuit) The common patterns for ending sentences in Japanese are: ...

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Asking someone to autograph your shirt
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If they're confused, you maybe could be more specific: 僕のティーシャツにサインしてもらってもいいですか?(Boku no tiishatsu ni sain shite moratte mo ii desu ka?) Could you sign my shirt?

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Can のreplace ですか when asking a question?
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Not exactly replace. の particle can be used for questions or answers, it means that you're either seeking explanation or explaining something. The only grammar rule here is that if it is preceded by ...

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Is there a reason it is -to omou instead of wo omou to say you think something?
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That's because と and its colloquial version って are used to "quote" relative clauses. They usually go with verbs like: 言う 【い・う】 (u-verb) - to say 聞く 【き・く】 (u-verb) - to ask; to listen 叫ぶ 【さけ・ぶ】 (u-...

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Do わずかに and しか alter the negation of negative verb to make the meaning positive?+Cases when 行っていません expresses the past?
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Not わずかに, but しか does get a negative verb at the end while maintaining a positive meaning. There is a pattern: しか+ないverb meaning "only something" (positive sentence). eg: この学校で田中さんしか知らないです。...

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What's the polite way to invite someone to do something?
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I've been using Hello Talk for over two years, most people that started a conversation with me, said something along the lines of: こんにちは、XXといいます。よかったら、英語を教えてくれませんか? Hello, my name is XX. If it's ...

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Is これはなまえをなにか correct?
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これはなんと言いますか (kore wa nan to iimasu ka) - What is this called? これの名前はなんですか (kore no namae wa nan desu ka) - What's the name of this? I also would like to know if I should use です in this type of ...

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Usage of に in this sentence
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I think you're confusing the direction particles に/で that express direction: 大学に行っている (daigaku ni itteiru) I am going to college. あの店で働く (ano mise de hataraku) I work at that store. Now the に ...

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Negative questions + の
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The の particle here is the explanation particle, it gives an emphasis and further wish of explaining from the person who answers, I think it makes the question a bit stronger cause you just don't want ...

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What does では mean in this sentence?
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ではありません is the more polite form of じゃありません, but the most common form used is じゃない。  So ではありません is basically negating 好き to mean "Don't like". You could use that sentence as: ...

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Nuances of ~どころではない
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どころ(ではない): Definition by Jisho.org - the place for; the time for; the level of​ (usu. with neg. sentence; indicates that what precedes it is at odds with the seriousness or true extent of the ...

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いろいろな便利な - In some case, two na-adjectives linked not using で?
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When you're addressing a quality to a noun you use the adjective own particular rule: NA adjective : place な after the adjective and then the word I adjective: just place the word after the adjective ...

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