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~てしまう both as "regretter" and "terminator" ?

In the lesson "Don't cry over spilled milk" there is the follwing sentence: 先生がおこってしまいました。 When I use the "regretter" meanin...

Aki
Answered 8 months ago


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Shortcuts (or rather, the lack thereof)

Hi there,   With the new system (especially after the removal of the intermediate feedback page) I noticed shortcuts dissapearing and no n...

Kira Resari
Answered 8 months ago


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"Official Pseudonym" in Japanese

Hello everyone, I'm finally going to Japan next week, and I'm going to travel using my official pseudonym. I really hope that won't be a pr...

Kira Resari
Asked 8 months ago


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Great excersizes with tutors?

みんなささん、こんにちは! I’ve started japanese tutoring recently, and I’ve realised that while the tutor is great I have no idea what to...

エミリー
Asked 8 months ago


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Has anyone else been having an issue accessing the nihongomaster website?

Recently I have been having a problem accessing this website and I wanted to know if anyone else has been experiencing the same issue. When...

Taylor
Answered 8 months ago


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Any good Japanese conjugation dictionary?

  As I keep learning more and more words, I end up getting confused about the conjugations, especially with words ending on -る and their...

jojkov
Answered 8 months ago


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About bulk SMS sending service in the USA?

Bulk SMS USA has turned into an exceedingly clever, customized comfort channel that organizations want to impart and draw in with clients. I...

Dennis
Answered 8 months ago


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つづく and つづける

I dont know in which lesson these two words were introduced, but both basically means to continue. Then in lesson with potential forms, one...

WhiteLayer
Answered 8 months ago


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Is there considered a formality difference with different paper brightnesses with brushwriting?

  Is there sometimes considered a formality or style difference with different paper brightnesses when brushwriting?  See various brightnes...

Hanshi
Asked 9 months ago


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If a drill quiz indicates +100pts, why would total score only increase by 42?

Completing a drill quiz indicated +100pts, yet the total pt score only increased by 42; after completing a drill wasn't typing into site for...

Hanshi
Asked 9 months ago


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When writing vertically what placement of small Furigana next to Kanji is considered most correct?

  When writing small vertical Furigana which fits vertically next to & less than the height of a Kanji, is it considered better to center v...

Hanshi
Asked 9 months ago


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Are there common examples where (specific) Onyomi & Kunyomi forms are correctly interchangeable?

   Are there common examples, or common colloquial usages where (specific) Onyomi & Kunyomi forms are correctly interchangeable and have th...

Hanshi
Asked 9 months ago


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Are there any suggestions why ぢ , ぢゃ , ぢゅ and ぢょ apparently are essentially left out from the basic Hiragana drills ?

  Apparently ぢ , ぢゃ , ぢゅ and ぢょ are essentially are left out from the basic Hiragana drills; thank you, Hanshi

Hanshi
Answered 9 months ago


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Dialect

I recently found out there are different dialects and was wondering what Nihongo Master teches?

Hanshi
Answered 9 months ago


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Difference between syllables

I am just wondering what the differences are when pronouncing the three syllables su, tsu and zu as they sound the same to me  

Hanshi
Answered 9 months ago