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Feb 27, 2014

What are sokuon and long vowels?

Can you explain sokuon and long vowels (chouon) in a kind of different way? They confused me and I don't know what they mean. Hi Briam, 促音 (sokuon) 促音

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Feb 18, 2014

Japanese Grammar noni のに - Learn Japanese Online

noni (のに) is used when what is stated in the second sentence runs contrary to what is expected from the first sentence. It delivers speaker's surprising or unsatisfied feeling.

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Feb 18, 2014

te-form (て-form) for Cause or Reason - Learn Japanese Online

Learn how to use te-form of Verbs or Adjectives as the cause or reason that produces a consequence. The consequence can be an emotional feeling or a state.

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Nov 22, 2013

What is the best way of studying vocab and kanji?

Hello! First of all, thank you very much for your lessons, it took me ages to find such amazing and free lessons without any pay-for-more-info-parts.

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Jul 14, 2013

Differences between verb te form kara and verb tara sentence

V1 て-form から、V2 (After) vs V1 た-form ら、 V2 (After) A. 家へ帰ったら、すぐシャワーを浴びる。 I will take a shower soon after I return home. B. 国へ帰ってから、父の会社で働く。 I will work

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May 25, 2013

What is the difference between kimochi, kibun and choushi?

I saw you use 調子 in the sentence 体の調子が悪いとき、医者へ行きます to mean When I am not feeling well, I visit the doctor. By that I'm guessing that 調子 means feeling,

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Feb 17, 2013

In learning the japanese language, what does "negative form" mean?

For example, when conjugating verbs, I somewhat get confused & I'm often corrected by others that I use the rude form of a verb. Right now I'm learning

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Nov 23, 2012

Japanese Learning Software Review - Rocket Japanese

A review of Japanese learning software - how Rocket Japanese makes it easy to learn to speak perfect Japanese, anytime, anywhere.

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Nov 17, 2012

What is the meaning of tondemonai?

It seems like tondemonai has several meanings as I always heard Japanese said that in different situations in the drama. I am quite confused when to use

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Nov 17, 2012

Is there any trick to know new Japanese words I have never heard before?

Hello again, I just wanted to say you all rock because I finally overcame learning Japanese in about 4 months O_o. I rushed it but it was worth it. I got

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Nov 05, 2012

Japanese Particle de (で) for Cause or Reason - Learn Japanese Online

Japanese particle de (で) is sometimes used to indicate the cause or reason of an uncontrollable event.

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Oct 24, 2012

たら tara Sentence for Discovery - Learn Japanese Online

Another function of たら tara sentence is the discovery of surprised or unexpected events after actions done in the past.

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Oct 16, 2012

Japanese Demonstrative Expression そ and あ - Learn Japanese Online

Learn Japanese demonstrative expression using そ (so) and あ (a) to refer to something that was mentioned in previous sentences.

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Oct 14, 2012

Japanese Grammar Make Action using くします and にします- Learn Japanese Online

Learn to use Japanese grammar くします (ku shimasu) and にします (ni shimasu) to 'make' something into a certain condition or state.

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Oct 14, 2012

What is the difference between nai-form and masu-form?

I have a question about Basic Lesson 19. What is the difference between nai-form and masu-form? And I also don't understand the grouping of Japanese verbs?

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Sep 02, 2012

Japanese Expression for Suggestion and Advice - Learn Japanese Online

Learn how to give suggestions or advice using the Japanese expression ~ほうがいいです (~hou ga ii desu).

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Aug 26, 2012

How to determine onyomi and kunyomi of each kanji character?

Dear sir, I have great difficulty in determining onyomi and kunyomi of each and every kanji. The only thing was to memorize them but it takes too long

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Aug 19, 2012

How do I use negative imperative in plain form?

The polite imperative-form is te-form + kudasai and the negative is te-form + dekudasai. But when I want to say Do that! or Don't do that! I would prefer

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Aug 12, 2012

すぎる sugiru: Too Much in Japanese - Learn Japanese Online

Learn how to construct sentences using すぎる sugiru to indicate that the degree of an action or a state is excessive.

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Aug 02, 2012

たら tara Sentence Special Case - Learn Japanese Online

There are 2 special cases where たら tara sentence has to be used even though grammatically you can also use ば ba / なら nara sentence.

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