A learner's progressing questions

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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.
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.


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


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.
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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.


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

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.

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