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The more you study eagerly, the more questions arise. A lot of learners have questions which have similarities. That said, let's take a look at the questions of Tanuki-san, as an eager learner. A trajectory of his study emerges. <br>
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The more you study eagerly, the more questions arise. A lot of learners have questions which have similarities. That said, let's take a look at the questions of Tanuki-san, as an eager learner. <br>
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Some of the questions have already been asked on TJP threads before [[Tanuki|Tanuki]]-san contributed, some of them may be questions which other learners might ask on the forum in the future.
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Some of which have already been asked on TJP threads before [[User:Tanuki|Tanuki]]-san contributed, some of them may be questions which other learners might ask on the forum in the future.
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===2005===
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[http://www.thejapanesepage.com/forum/viewthread.php?forum_id=6&thread_id=1455 Numbers…] (Date: 26/09/05)<br>
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[http://www.thejapanesepage.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=1455 Numbers…] (Date: 26/09/05)<br>
Keyword(s): Arabic numbers, kanji<br>
Keyword(s): Arabic numbers, kanji<br>
Synopsis: I asked when should Arabic numbers be used and when kanji.<br>
Synopsis: I asked when should Arabic numbers be used and when kanji.<br>
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[http://www.thejapanesepage.com/forum/viewthread.php?forum_id=7&thread_id=5012 15 Versus 十五]
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[http://www.thejapanesepage.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=5012 15 Versus 十五]
Link:[[Kanji_numerals_vs._Arabic_numerals]]
Link:[[Kanji_numerals_vs._Arabic_numerals]]
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[http://www.thejapanesepage.com/forum/viewthread.php?forum_id=6&thread_id=1477 Japanese names](Date: 29/09/05)<br>
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[http://www.thejapanesepage.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=1477 Japanese names](Date: 29/09/05)<br>
Keyword(s): Japanese names, kanji<br>
Keyword(s): Japanese names, kanji<br>
Synopsis: I asked how Japanese people deal with their kanji-names.
Synopsis: I asked how Japanese people deal with their kanji-names.
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[http://www.thejapanesepage.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=1592 particle が] ( Date: 12/10/05)<br>
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Keyword(s): potential verbs, が/を <br>
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Synopsis: I asked why was が used instead of を in a phrase with a potential verb.<br>
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[http://www.thejapanesepage.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=8248 Related thread]
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[http://www.thejapanesepage.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=1871 勉強] (Date: 18/11/05)<br>
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Keyword(s): 日本語の勉強,の/を <br>
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Synopsis: I asked the difference between ~を勉強します and ~の勉強をします. <br>
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[http://www.thejapanesepage.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=2089 分 and 通 - Meaning] (Date: 16/12/05)<br>
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Keyword(s): 分 and 通, counter :-P  <br>
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Synopsis: I was confused with the meanings of 分 and 通. I don’t think it’s that useful, but who knows…<br>
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[http://www.thejapanesepage.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=2429 Formal -> Informal] (Date: 16/01/06)<br>
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Keyword(s): Informal Japanese<br>
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Synopsis: I was confused on how to write informal Japanese. Go figure.<br>
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[http://www.thejapanesepage.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=2608 Virtually polite?] (Date: 30/01/06)<br>
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Keyword(s): penpal, politeness<br>
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Synopsis: I was wondering how polite I should be to a Japanese penpal.<br>
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[http://www.thejapanesepage.com/readarticle.php?article_id=210 敬称]<br>
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[http://www.thejapanesepage.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=2770 Origin of “Japan”] (Date: 15/02/06)<br>
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Keyword(s): Nihon, 日本, Chinese, Cantonese<br>
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Synopsis: I was wondering why Japan is called “Japan” in English and not “Nihon” or something. <br>
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[http://www.thejapanesepage.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=2931 Comparative](Date: 04/03/05)<br>
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Keyword(s): comparative in Japanese<br>
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Synopsis: I asked how to form the comparative in Japanese.<br>
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[http://www.thejapanesepage.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=2964 potential form question] (Date: 06/03/06)<br>
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Keyword(s): できる, ~ことができる<br>
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Synopsis: I was trying to understand the potential form. I’m actually quite proud of this thread hehe.<br>
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[http://www.thejapanesepage.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=2997 Polite speech and education](Date: 08/03/06)<br>
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Keyword(s): polite speech, well-educated, civilized<br>
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Synopsis: I wondered if there are people who speak in polite speech all the time.<br>
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[http://www.thejapanesepage.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=2956 Osaka accent] (Date: 05/03/06)<br>
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Keyword(s): Osaka accent <br>
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Synopsis: I was wondering what was special about Ôsaka-ben.<br>
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[http://www.thejapanesepage.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=3039 Counter for kanji] (Date: 11/03/06)<br>
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Keyword(s): counter for kanji, 字 <br>
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Synopsis: I was wondering how should kanji be counted.<br>
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[http://www.thejapanesepage.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=3034 Yokatta?] ( Date: 11/03/06)<br>
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Keyword(s): “stating what you see”<br>
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Synopsis: I wondered why “yokatta!” was in the past form. I found keat-san’s post here enlightening, I think that should be included in the WagaWiki somewhere (this “stating what you see” thought). <br>
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[http://www.thejapanesepage.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=3226 should] (Date: 25/03/06)<br>
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Keyword(s): should <br>
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Synopsis: I didn’t know how to say someone “should” do something.<br>
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[http://www.thejapanesepage.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=3365 Mixing polite and plain…politely] (Date: 14/04/06) <br>
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Keyword(s): talking to yourself <br>
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Synopsis: I was wondering to what extent could I use plain speech without being rude. <br>
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[http://www.thejapanesepage.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=3629 Women using 僕] (Date: 02/05/06) <br>
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Keyword(s): 僕, Ayumi Hamasaki, songs, lyrics, gender change operation ;-) <br>
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Synopsis: Are women who use 僕 tomboyish or what? <br>
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[http://www.thejapanesepage.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=3786 くちゃは?] (Date: 16/05/06) <br>
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Keyword(s): くては、くちゃ、ダメ <br>
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Synopsis: I was a tad bit confused about this contraction.<br>
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[http://www.thejapanesepage.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=3917 Just confused] (Date: 26/05/06)<br>
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Keyword(s): だけ、しか、ばかり <br>
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Synopsis: I was confused with these ways to say “just” or “only”. Again, keat-san’s post was enlightening. (Everytime I have doubts about this, I remember his girlfriend-example haha).
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[http://www.thejapanesepage.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=3885 sentence final かな(か+な)](Date: 23/05/06)<br>
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Keyword(s): かな
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Synopsis: Tsk, I remember this thread very well, it gave me a few headaches. I must re-read it.
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[http://www.thejapanesepage.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=4051 そう](Date: 04/06/06)<br>
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Keyword(s): そう, seems like, likely outcome<br>
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Synopsis: I was wondered about one use of the multi-purpose そう. <br>
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[http://www.thejapanesepage.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=4047 I hope you can help me] (Date: 04/06/06)<br>
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Keyword(s): ように <br>
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Synopsis: I wondered how to say “I hope…”. <br>
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[http://www.thejapanesepage.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=4448 Katakana - impolite?](Date: 09/07/06)<br>
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Keyword(s): katakana, emphasis<br>
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Synopsis: Is katakana impolite? Apparently, it isn’t.<br>
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[http://www.thejapanesepage.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=4445 Short しまう question] (Date: 09/07/06)<br>
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Keyword(s): しまう<br>
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Synopsis: “Popping the しまう back out” when nothing had happened was one of the hardest things I had to learn. Really. I wish I’d read that しまう can’t be used in those cases before!
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[http://www.thejapanesepage.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=4447 なさい - 2 questions] (Date: 09/07/06)<br>
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Keyword(s): なさい<br>
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Synopsis: Learning more about なさい.<br>
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[http://www.thejapanesepage.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=4489 ここでじゃありません?] (Date: 13/07/06)<br>
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Keyword(s): でではありません、でじゃありません<br>
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Synopsis: Just thinking about this thread makes me angry! Probably my least favorite thread ever.<br>
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[http://www.thejapanesepage.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=4658 Adding 達 to show plural?] (Date: 24/07/06)<br>
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Keyword(s): 達、等、々 <br>
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Synopsis: Questions about some funky plurals. <br>
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[http://www.thejapanesepage.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=4779 帰国子女] (Date: 01/08/06) <br>
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Keyword(s): 帰国子女<br>
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Synopsis: 帰国子女 :-P <br>
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[http://www.thejapanesepage.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=4922 ほんと?] (Date: 10/08/06)<br>
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Keyword(s): ほんと、ほんとう、本当<br>
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Synopsis: Is ほんと a typo or what? <br>
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[http://www.thejapanesepage.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=5710 つとめる] (Date: 03/10/06)<br>
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[http://www.thejapanesepage.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=6474 plain in the middle, polite in the end] (Date 04/12/06)<br>
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Keyword: polite、来なかったので、来ませんでしたので、 ので、から<br>
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[http://www.thejapanesepage.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=6523 くれる or あげる between in-group members] (Date 07/12/06)<br>
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Keyword(s):あげる くれる 授受動詞、やりもらい動詞
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[http://www.thejapanesepage.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=6650 girls and boys - umbrella terms] (Date 21/12/16)<br>
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Keyword(s): 女性、女の子、姉さん
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Current revision as of 09:52, 21 October 2008

The more you study eagerly, the more questions arise. A lot of learners have questions which have similarities. That said, let's take a look at the questions of Tanuki-san, as an eager learner.
Some of which have already been asked on TJP threads before Tanuki-san contributed, some of them may be questions which other learners might ask on the forum in the future.

2005

Numbers… (Date: 26/09/05)
Keyword(s): Arabic numbers, kanji
Synopsis: I asked when should Arabic numbers be used and when kanji.
reference: 15 Versus 十五

Link:Kanji_numerals_vs._Arabic_numerals

Japanese names(Date: 29/09/05)
Keyword(s): Japanese names, kanji
Synopsis: I asked how Japanese people deal with their kanji-names.

particle が ( Date: 12/10/05)
Keyword(s): potential verbs, が/を
Synopsis: I asked why was が used instead of を in a phrase with a potential verb.
Related thread


勉強 (Date: 18/11/05)
Keyword(s): 日本語の勉強,の/を
Synopsis: I asked the difference between ~を勉強します and ~の勉強をします.

分 and 通 - Meaning (Date: 16/12/05)
Keyword(s): 分 and 通, counter :-P
Synopsis: I was confused with the meanings of 分 and 通. I don’t think it’s that useful, but who knows…

Formal -> Informal (Date: 16/01/06)
Keyword(s): Informal Japanese
Synopsis: I was confused on how to write informal Japanese. Go figure.

2006

Virtually polite? (Date: 30/01/06)
Keyword(s): penpal, politeness
Synopsis: I was wondering how polite I should be to a Japanese penpal.
敬称

Origin of “Japan” (Date: 15/02/06)
Keyword(s): Nihon, 日本, Chinese, Cantonese
Synopsis: I was wondering why Japan is called “Japan” in English and not “Nihon” or something.

Comparative(Date: 04/03/05)
Keyword(s): comparative in Japanese
Synopsis: I asked how to form the comparative in Japanese.

potential form question (Date: 06/03/06)
Keyword(s): できる, ~ことができる
Synopsis: I was trying to understand the potential form. I’m actually quite proud of this thread hehe.

Polite speech and education(Date: 08/03/06)
Keyword(s): polite speech, well-educated, civilized
Synopsis: I wondered if there are people who speak in polite speech all the time.

Osaka accent (Date: 05/03/06)
Keyword(s): Osaka accent
Synopsis: I was wondering what was special about Ôsaka-ben.

Counter for kanji (Date: 11/03/06)
Keyword(s): counter for kanji, 字
Synopsis: I was wondering how should kanji be counted.

Yokatta? ( Date: 11/03/06)
Keyword(s): “stating what you see”
Synopsis: I wondered why “yokatta!” was in the past form. I found keat-san’s post here enlightening, I think that should be included in the WagaWiki somewhere (this “stating what you see” thought).

should (Date: 25/03/06)
Keyword(s): should
Synopsis: I didn’t know how to say someone “should” do something.

Mixing polite and plain…politely (Date: 14/04/06)
Keyword(s): talking to yourself
Synopsis: I was wondering to what extent could I use plain speech without being rude.

Women using 僕 (Date: 02/05/06)
Keyword(s): 僕, Ayumi Hamasaki, songs, lyrics, gender change operation ;-)
Synopsis: Are women who use 僕 tomboyish or what?

くちゃは? (Date: 16/05/06)
Keyword(s): くては、くちゃ、ダメ
Synopsis: I was a tad bit confused about this contraction.

Just confused (Date: 26/05/06)
Keyword(s): だけ、しか、ばかり
Synopsis: I was confused with these ways to say “just” or “only”. Again, keat-san’s post was enlightening. (Everytime I have doubts about this, I remember his girlfriend-example haha).

sentence final かな(か+な)(Date: 23/05/06)
Keyword(s): かな Synopsis: Tsk, I remember this thread very well, it gave me a few headaches. I must re-read it.

そう(Date: 04/06/06)
Keyword(s): そう, seems like, likely outcome
Synopsis: I was wondered about one use of the multi-purpose そう.

I hope you can help me (Date: 04/06/06)
Keyword(s): ように
Synopsis: I wondered how to say “I hope…”.

Katakana - impolite?(Date: 09/07/06)
Keyword(s): katakana, emphasis
Synopsis: Is katakana impolite? Apparently, it isn’t.

Short しまう question (Date: 09/07/06)
Keyword(s): しまう
Synopsis: “Popping the しまう back out” when nothing had happened was one of the hardest things I had to learn. Really. I wish I’d read that しまう can’t be used in those cases before!

なさい - 2 questions (Date: 09/07/06)
Keyword(s): なさい
Synopsis: Learning more about なさい.

ここでじゃありません? (Date: 13/07/06)
Keyword(s): でではありません、でじゃありません
Synopsis: Just thinking about this thread makes me angry! Probably my least favorite thread ever.

Adding 達 to show plural? (Date: 24/07/06)
Keyword(s): 達、等、々
Synopsis: Questions about some funky plurals.

帰国子女 (Date: 01/08/06)
Keyword(s): 帰国子女
Synopsis: 帰国子女 :-P

ほんと? (Date: 10/08/06)
Keyword(s): ほんと、ほんとう、本当
Synopsis: Is ほんと a typo or what?

つとめる (Date: 03/10/06)
keyword(s):

plain in the middle, polite in the end (Date 04/12/06)
Keyword: polite、来なかったので、来ませんでしたので、 ので、から

くれる or あげる between in-group members (Date 07/12/06)
Keyword(s):あげる くれる 授受動詞、やりもらい動詞

girls and boys - umbrella terms (Date 21/12/16)
Keyword(s): 女性、女の子、姉さん

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