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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 11 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 11 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 11 months ago


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Dialect

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

Hanshi
Answered 11 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 11 months ago


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Adding Kanji to the Kanji drills

I'm really struggling to learn kanji on here with my normal method of learning (doing the lessons and then normal drills), and even though I...

Mario
Answered 11 months ago


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To open ~ ひらく VS あける

  Hi everyone, so far, I've been using あける for "to open", but recently, I've also learned "ひらく". Being the curious fox that I am, I...

Hanshi
Answered 11 months ago


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Kanji in lessons and drills?

I started using this site a few days ago and I like it but the drills are a bit frustrating because all the drill answers and questions are...

Dennis
Answered 11 months ago


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新聞 and 新聞紙

  I've been wondering... jsut what is the difference between 新聞 and 新聞紙. I've learned them both to mean "Newspaper", but I assume ther...

Aki
Answered 11 months ago


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あげる VS くれる

  So, I've been wondering, what is the difference between あげる and くれる? More specifically, how can I tell which one to use in any giv...

Aki
Answered 1 year ago


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そして or て-form?

Hi all! I've noticed that sentences can be connected with both そして and using the て-form, and I was wondeirng what the difference was? A...

Aki
Answered 1 year ago


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Being Late ~ おそく VS ちこく

  By now, I've learned two different words for being late: おそく and  ちこく. Now, I'm at a drill that asks for a translation of "Don't b...

Tariq
Answered 1 year ago


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oniitan vs oniichan

what is the difference between oniitan and oniichan ?

Taylor
Answered 1 year ago



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Drill Repetition Frequency and the Leitner System

  I've long since had the suspicion that the drills are repeated at a too-high frequency, and are mastered to quickly, which not only cause...

Marta
Answered 1 year ago