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What is the difference between 大事 (daiji) and 大切 (taisetsu)?

15 votes
1 answer
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Why is 間{かん} used to denote some amounts of time but not others?

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Should I say 失礼{しつれい}します before hanging up the phone if the other person called me?

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Are パート and アルバイト different?

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Is it actually impolite to say ご苦労様 to a superior?

10 votes
2 answers
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Why is it (usually) wrong to say 人がある but OK to say ある人?

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2 answers
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What is the origin of the phrase 一石二鳥?

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Is おつかれさん "correct" Japanese to address to someone of lower status?

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What is the origin of the word 無{な}し?

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1 answer
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Why do we use 子ども to refer to a singular child (and 子供たち for plural)?

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1 answer
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Are there any issues with sexism in the Japanese language?

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Are there rules for when 'e' becomes 'a' in compound words?

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What is the difference between 組, 団, 班, and 群?

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1 answer
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Is たとえば the ば form of a verb?

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Is there a term for using conjugating verbs such that the sentence continues with another clause?

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What's the difference between 平和 and 和平?

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What are some words with kanji/readings/meanings that don't match? [closed]

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年休 vs. 有休/有給 as paid time off work