Japanese Questions and Answers

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When to use iru/aru vs desu?

I’m learning Japanese and my current lesson is arimasu and imasu. It is used for stating the existance of an object/person but when should I...

LeviJimmy
Answered 1 week ago


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Correct sentence structure?

Asokoni isuto tsukuega arimasu  Or Isuto tsukuega asokoni arimasu. My book says the first one but I got used to the 2nd one. Which one sh...

Celeste Jalen
Answered 1 week ago


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Does Nihongo master is worth time and money?

I've been here for a few days, and I absolutely love it, and I'm really learning something. So, I wanted to ask two questions: 1- Is it wo...

SebastianMichaelis
Answered 2 weeks ago


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pronounciation e.g. pronouncing su ka-to or ska-to (skirt)

Recently I've been trying to improve my pronounciation, then I realised there are some letters you don't pronounce. For example, in the jap...

Hanshi
Answered 1 month ago


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Is 哲学 (てつがく) the correct word to use when talking about Philosophy as a major?

I want to be able to say "my major is philosophy" and so I looked up the word for philosophy, but I'm not sure if it would be correct use th...

Aki
Answered 1 month ago


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How do I get rid of the ”reminders” thing on top of the page?

A couple of days ago a checklist showed up at the top of the page. Everything was marked as completed except for setting up reminders to use...

Taylor
Answered 1 month ago


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This will brand me for life

  Hi nihongomaster community!! I'm planning to draw a tattoo on my left forearm with the concept of "anticipation", actually I wanted to d...

Asuna
Answered 1 month ago


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"ga" and "wa"

Hello! I have a question on "ga", when should I use it and what’s the difference between "ga" and "wa". Thank you

Link
Answered 1 month ago


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hi! many words are somewhat accented, how is the accenting based? thank you!

 hi! many words are somewhat accented, how is the accenting based?  is it mostly standard Tokyo Dialect or are there other Diealects which...

番長
Answered 2 months ago


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Hi, Just wondering if this site really works?

  Like most sites teaching laungauges don't just start from the beggining with the alphabet and start you off with phrases for if you here...

Aki
Answered 2 months ago


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Kanji writing practice

Does anyone have a link to a pdf with all of the kanji radicals for writing practice?

Hanshi
Answered 2 months ago


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97 day kanji challenge

So, I've read online that BEFORE studying japanese (and well, im not very far past the beginner classes) you should learn all the 2136(ish?)...

Hanshi
Answered 2 months ago


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Romanji // 'desu'

I've been learning romanji before hiragana or kana and I wanted to know:If I wanted to say, 'He should eat,' should I say 'Kare wa, taberu b...

Hanshi
Answered 2 months ago


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Just finished all the lessons and quizzes!

  Hello, I finally reached the end of nihongomaster, but defintely not the end of my studies. While there is so much I still have to learn...

Aki
Answered 2 months ago


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さる and おかね

what is the different between さる and おかね? i mean when to use it?

Vidula
Answered 2 months ago