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How is こちらこそ used?
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It's being used here as B being humble and saying that the pleasure of this meeting is all theirs. You know how sometimes, especially in cliched movies, there will be an exchange like this? X: ...

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Question about the usage of "watashi"
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It's for polite use by both genders, and the most generally used first-person pronoun. While it used to be more for women, this is no longer the case. It is true that women tend to use わたし (watashi) ...

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Difference between 帰って来る and 帰る
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In this context, 帰る can mean either "to come home" or "to go home". Essentially, it means "to return home", which can imply either direction (coming or going). So, we use the ~てくる construction (...

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Exact use of furigana?
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Hiragana and katakana are both phonetic (sound-based) writing systems. Furigana is used to show the phonetic reading of a kanji (or sometimes even Latin lettering). It is not used with katakana ...

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Need help translating a sentence - あるひ?
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In this case, 「つめたい かぜの ふく」 is a noun modifier(1)(2) for 日. Basically, the verb clause the precedes the noun modifies it in a similar way to "that" in English. For example (from the references above):...

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Heard that "master of something" is pronounced as 'shokaneen'—could you help me find the right term?
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Since I'm guessing you're intending the ee sound as approximately that of "between", that's represented by i in romaji, making the end nin, which refers to people, appropriately enough. However, I ...

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When to use と and こと?
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I will preface this answer by saying there is no hard-and-fast rule, like with most particles, about when to use と and when to use こと. So, I'll try to stick directly to the context you provided. と The ...

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How do とは and に/された work in 「N700系とはどこが違う?N700Aに搭載された性能」
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Here, とは is just pointing out that we're defining a characteristic of the N700 group. (The と is the quotative particle, but I don't think that really helps in parsing this.) どこが違う? is not asking for a ...

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"Masu" verb form vs "Imperfective" verb form
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For example, "Tabemashita" vs "Tabeta" - both mean something has been eaten? Yes. They do not differ in meaning, only usage. Keep in mind there are some times when it's inappropriate to use たべた (...

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Which particle to use to say, "for (occasion)"?
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There is no problem having two に particles in one sentence. Your original choice is most correct. Using [event]+に is the best way to express that something will happen for [event], and [person]+にあげる ...

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