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melissa_boiko
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If Kanji are necessary to disambiguate homophones, how come it's still used, being that Japanese people seem to know the difference when speaking?

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Does Japanese have an original word for banana besides the loanword バナナ?

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Do we really need to remember the kunyomi and onyomi reading of each kanji?

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Does Vて+いる always mean an action already completed?

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At what time did furigana start being used?

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Kanji that don't use their specified readings

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What does 動ラ下二 means? And how to pronounce it?

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Pronouncing the ひ sound correctly

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Kun Yomi of Chinese origin, like 竹 (take)

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What's the origin of 助 (saving)?

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Is 「喧嘩」 a verbal fight or a physical fight?

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Why is intentional form used in 「カラオケに行こうと誘われました」?

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Intransitive verbs and ている

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いる/える Godan Verb Rules?

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Usage of 付加的な意味 in a sentence

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Why is 悪夢 read as ゆめ?

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Why was つ originally used to mark consonant gemination? When was that?

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How to read kanji when they are written together with hiragana or katakana in a sentence?

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Difference between 愛する and 愛す

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Why is "together" spelled with "thong"

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Similarity between 挟む and 狭む

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Why is 葉 'leaf' used in 言葉 and 万葉集? Why is it used for words, language, and speech?

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Using を particle with ただ

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Is this a 仮定形 (kateikei) form, and how to analyse it?

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Why was 邪 chosen to spell the names of 伊邪那岐神 and 伊邪那美神 in the 古事記?

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Is 大丈夫 possibly phonetic?

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Pronoun collocations

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why たい , たくない , ながら, etc arent considered verbal tenses?

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Is the word お待ちになっております not a legit Japanese phrase?

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Are Japanese counters an adoption from the Chinese language?