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19 votes
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How to appropriately pair tenses in subordinate and main clauses?

13 votes
1 answer
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How to parse 中国人で日本語が話せる方は、お電話ください。

12 votes
1 answer
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What is the difference between 良い and いい?

10 votes
1 answer
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Why don't we use ~なくて instead of ~ないで?

9 votes
1 answer
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あんまり versus あまり

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たくさんの本を読んで versus 本をたくさん読んで

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2 answers
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Why isn't 日本料理 written as 日本の料理?

8 votes
1 answer
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Why can we use の after へ and から?

7 votes
2 answers
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A bunch of questions about ところ

7 votes
2 answers
5k views

見える versus 見られる

7 votes
3 answers
730 views

Is there any difference between 早く終われば and 早く終わったら?

5 votes
1 answer
340 views

How to say "The woman heard that I passed the test"?

4 votes
2 answers
287 views

Still confused with tenses

4 votes
3 answers
703 views

When referring to herself, is there any pronoun other than お母さん when speaking to her children?

4 votes
1 answer
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Is there any significant difference in meaning between 便利な安い物 and 便利で安い物?

4 votes
1 answer
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頭がいい人 versus 頭が切れる人

3 votes
1 answer
753 views

Do 見える - 見せる come from 見る?

3 votes
1 answer
87 views

What is the name for the mixed ingredients in a bowl?

3 votes
1 answer
1k views

How to parse どうかなさいましたか and what does it mean in English?

3 votes
2 answers
462 views

Does チャンプルー come from Indonesian?

3 votes
1 answer
167 views

How can 【所】に【物】があります be converted to 【物】は【所】です?

3 votes
3 answers
186 views

If 結婚 is written as 結{けっ}婚{こん} rather than 結{け}っ婚{こん}, why do we write 持{も}って rather than 持{もっ}て?

3 votes
2 answers
467 views

How to simplify a sentence with multiple ながら + たり?

3 votes
1 answer
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When do we have to use ~行くと思っている and ~行こうと思っている ?

3 votes
3 answers
306 views

Relative clauses targeting different parts

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2 answers
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How to say "The girl who likes being photographed is my friend"?

3 votes
1 answer
195 views

Etymologically why do some words have explicit potential sense while others don't have?

2 votes
1 answer
352 views

What are the best words to convey the same meaning of scab and dead skin, respectively?

2 votes
1 answer
114 views

What does ホッチキスでとめる mean?

2 votes
2 answers
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Why is 先 needed in アルバイト先で?