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Eiríkr Útlendi
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Why is the term オナニー written in katakana?

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Does the on'yomi of 輪 (リン) have any relation to the English "ring", or is it a coincidence?

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Why does "fu" changes to "pu" while it's not started with "h"?

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Does 左様なら (sayōnara) have Chinese roots?

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Are there any old loanwords from Korean, especially any not written in katakana?

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Why can't だ be used after an I-adjective?

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What does the highlighted portion of this handwritten Kanji say?

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Is ま (ma) related to ほ (ho) or は (ha) related to よ (yo)? What does adding a bar to the left mean?

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No word for "time" until 1871?

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Which language レシート is adapted from?

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Why does the word for "surgery" 外科 have the 外 kanji?

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Etymology of 見舞い

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How do you join たる-adjectives?

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たいまつ , why is it in this order: 松明?

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Can someone help explain the difference between Hajimeru and Hajimaru?

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Is verb ending ない shortened to ん?

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Is it possible to write Japanese in pure Kanji?

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「です」, what is it really? Is my analysis correct?

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Japanese symbol for "Japanese language"

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Ai oboete imasu ka, what does "imasu" add here?

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Why is たばこ written in hiragana instead of katakana?

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私 Origin / Etymology?

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What is the etymology of shamisen (三味線)?

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Etymology of 「芝生」 and pronunciation of 「生」 here

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Is Japanese に related to the Chinese character 仁?

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What does オシャレ mean?

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Etymology of 出来る dekiru

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Why do Japanese people 'teach' others their phone numbers?

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Why say "〜、皆には出来る。" instead of " 〜、皆は出来る。" in this context?

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How can the well-known Tintin become タンタン in Japanese?

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