Japanese Questions and Answers

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How big is the difference between N5 and N4?

Hello! I'm from Romania and unlike in other countries, you can take ta jlpt exam just once a year, in december. I can't decide if I should s...

jimmywilson
Answered 1 year ago


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Quizzes

I've gone through the torture of completing the introductory level, but since I didn't have 100% in every quizzes, I can't start begginer. I...

Layloo
Asked 1 year 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...

Daniela
Answered 1 year ago


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Why are all of the pictures stretched?

It didn't used to be this way, but the manga pictures are now stretched and distorted in the lessons. Is this something that will be fixed s...

autonomatic
Answered 1 year ago


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Japanese Online Books Help

Can someone tell me where can i find online books in japanese suitable for beginner like me?

xVid
Asked 1 year ago



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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 year 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 year 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 year 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 year 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 year 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 year 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 year 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 1 year ago