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Why is "kisama" more refined than "temee"?

25 votes
4 answers
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Can we have two thematic は particles in a sentence?

19 votes
2 answers
11k views

Which is the "official" kanji for さい, 歳 or 才?

20 votes
1 answer
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what's the difference between ところで and ちなみに ?

27 votes
7 answers
9k views

the different usages of つもり?

21 votes
2 answers
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What is the differences in nuances between とうとう and やっと?

15 votes
1 answer
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ならば vs なら. both are totally interchangeable without affecting the nuance of the sentence?

11 votes
3 answers
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Is 亡くなる a polite form of しぬ?

7 votes
1 answer
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"causative of negative" vs "negative of causative"?

5 votes
1 answer
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which instruments use 弾く and which use 引く?

4 votes
2 answers
5k views

「ね」 vs 「な」 in 「そうだね」 /「そうね」/ 「そうですね」

11 votes
3 answers
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What does する mean when it does not mean "do"? (血のにおいがする)

5 votes
1 answer
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Why does replacing だ to である changes the meaning of a the sentence?

21 votes
3 answers
5k views

do people actually respect the nuances of 探す vs 捜す?

19 votes
2 answers
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what is the difference in the usage of [成]{な}るべく and できるだけ?

8 votes
2 answers
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「様」vs「殿」, which is more respectful?

13 votes
4 answers
4k views

Does 髭 refer to the beard or the moustache?

17 votes
3 answers
4k views

How do we decide if 中 is ちゅう or じゅう?

9 votes
2 answers
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Is it true that the べつに when used to mean "nothing particularly" is pronounced differently from when it is used to mean "separately / apart"?

10 votes
2 answers
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What is the difference between 特殊 and 特別?

17 votes
3 answers
4k views

What's the difference between 成人 and 大人?

11 votes
5 answers
4k views

What’s the difference between [v] たとしても and just the plain ても

8 votes
2 answers
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what is the past tense of お腹が空いた?

14 votes
3 answers
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What exactly is the difference between <verb>-てしまう and <verb>- [切]{き}る?

4 votes
1 answer
3k views

自分の vs 自らの when used for humans

4 votes
1 answer
3k views

Does 鉄拳 mean "fist" or "iron fist"?

9 votes
2 answers
3k views

Does なかなか (with negative verb) mean "by no means" or "considerably"?

29 votes
2 answers
3k views

"太ってる猫" vs "太った猫"

12 votes
2 answers
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"看護師" vs. "看護士"

4 votes
2 answers
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Can ガム mean "bubble gum"?

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