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192 votes
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41k views

What's the difference between wa (は) and ga (が)?

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142 votes
6 answers
52k views

Differences among -たら, なら, -と, -んだったら, -ば, etc

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126 votes
1 answer
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What is the difference between the nominalizers こと and の?

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90 votes
4 answers
82k views

What is the difference between "に" and "には"?

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78 votes
3 answers
12k views

When is Vている the continuation of action and when is it the continuation of state?

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75 votes
3 answers
35k views

Difference between -ていく and -てくる

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61 votes
8 answers
29k views

Particles: に vs. で

60 votes
3 answers
20k views

The difference between が and を with the potential form of a verb

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58 votes
6 answers
12k views

i-adjectives used as na-adjectives: is there a difference? (e.g. 大きい versus 大きな)

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51 votes
5 answers
23k views

What is the meaning of ~んです/~のだ/etc?

47 votes
2 answers
6k views

How does the の work in 「日本人の知らない日本語」?

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33 votes
1 answer
3k views

Why is the topic marker often used in negative statements (ではない, ~とは思わない)?

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33 votes
3 answers
5k views

The reason for using 何も+negative, but 何でも+positive

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30 votes
2 answers
9k views

What is the difference between "verb+て+みる" and "verb+(よ)う+とする"?

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29 votes
4 answers
6k views

Why doesn't 分かる have a potential form?

27 votes
3 answers
35k views

What's the difference between には and では

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27 votes
6 answers
4k views

Why are some lyrics' words written in kanji whose usual reading is not how it is sung?

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26 votes
2 answers
5k views

Usage of ~を好き outside of embedded clauses

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23 votes
1 answer
4k views

what is the difference between ごとに and おきに?

22 votes
2 answers
1k views

Usage of plain i-adjectives or た form (悪かったv悪い、良かったvいい etc)

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22 votes
1 answer
2k views

Two を in a single sentence - how to understand it?

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19 votes
4 answers
7k views

When Chinese personal names are written in Japanese in kanji is there always an obvious reading?

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19 votes
3 answers
2k views

When is it okay to use あります with a living subject?

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18 votes
1 answer
4k views

What is a subsidiary verb?

18 votes
1 answer
6k views

What does のですが mean in the following sentence?

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18 votes
2 answers
9k views

Relative clauses distinguishing whom/with which/that

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16 votes
2 answers
1k views

Why is a verb in the past (た形) contradicted with ~ていない?

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15 votes
1 answer
3k views

The nasal allophones of /g/

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15 votes
1 answer
3k views

Terms for Royalty

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15 votes
2 answers
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How many verb endings to express "do this (please)"?

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