Tag: words

39 What is the difference between いえ and うち? 2011-11-13T22:11:53.470

35 Why does 今度【こんど】 mean "next time"? 2012-11-26T02:13:36.877

35 What do the shapes △ ◯ ╳ ◻ mean in Japanese? And are there variations in meaning, depending on whether or not the shape is filled? 2016-08-16T15:10:42.877

34 Why is 二十歳 pronounced はたち? 2011-05-31T20:45:13.467

30 How can I differentiate between feet and legs? 2011-06-03T23:29:21.927

30 How is the wind related to illness? 2012-09-14T19:17:36.763

27 寝る vs. 眠る, what's the real difference? 2011-10-04T19:27:24.127

24 the different usages of つもり? 2011-07-09T08:44:28.863

23 is there a difference between さみしい and さびしい? 2011-06-29T18:30:14.590

23 Getting your haircut in Japan 2012-01-09T13:32:39.710

22 Why does 皮肉 mean "irony"? 2012-11-23T18:06:00.440

22 Would it be odd to refer to English-style tea as お茶? 2017-07-21T00:50:34.927

22 How is the 〒 postal code symbol pronounced? 2018-07-12T20:00:22.543

21 Commonness of casual phrases like "あたし" and "ちっちゃい" 2011-05-31T18:54:00.623

21 How are 化け物, 妖怪, 幽霊, etc. related to each other? 2011-06-26T13:10:30.300

20 What are slang terms for Japanese money? 2011-08-05T03:20:09.497

20 Are all kanji compounds considered words? 2011-08-24T07:18:34.593

20 Can the suffix -人 be used to express heritage? 2012-06-09T16:59:08.383

20 Why is 島 used in the name of some cities? 2015-04-16T13:32:13.373

20 Is the word 「やんな」positive or negative? 2016-03-24T10:34:01.140

20 Why is a baby called 赤ちゃん? 2018-08-01T15:06:46.980

19 How do you ask for "the bill" at a restaurant? 2011-07-04T16:56:49.570

19 I am struggling with the sometimes conflicting uses of 先 2014-05-18T10:38:31.117

19 Difference between 下る、下りる、下がる? 2014-09-13T11:32:35.570

19 Is はおる a commonly used verb 2016-03-31T11:02:46.477

18 In modern usage how do Japanese natives regard the differences between 外人, 外国人 and 外人さん? 2011-06-07T06:16:24.860

18 Are there any common Japanese words which were borrowed from Ainu or other indigenous languages? 2011-06-27T00:57:26.843

18 What is the difference between 蔵, 倉, and 庫? 2011-06-30T19:09:47.480

18 Which is the "official" kanji for さい, 歳 or 才? 2011-07-10T14:33:50.357

18 What is the differences in nuances between とうとう and やっと? 2011-07-29T09:33:12.753

18 What is the difference in usage between 準備 用意 and 覚悟 2012-11-06T13:19:16.103

18 What is the difference between そして (soshite) and それから (sorekara)? 2016-10-24T08:37:29.413

17 How can I say "some X " in Japanese? 2011-06-24T01:32:48.153

17 "Should" in Japanese 2011-11-02T03:19:56.793

17 What's the difference between いいえ and English's "no"? 2012-03-31T08:45:29.967

17 Difference between さよなら and さようなら 2012-11-10T08:57:57.190

17 What's the difference between 思う and 考える? 2013-01-08T14:58:39.110

17 Terms for Royalty 2013-05-17T22:00:51.340

17 Use of する to describe one's colour 2015-03-13T12:36:25.713

17 How would I know whether a word existed and was commonly used N years ago? 2018-08-20T04:24:50.497

16 How can I differentiate between 「もう」 that means "already" and 「もう」 that means "more/additional"? 2011-06-04T00:55:08.013

16 Nuances of "give" - あげる/与える/授ける 2011-06-06T19:21:00.997

16 Is すごい slang or just informal? 2011-06-13T12:34:51.377

16 Am I coming or going? 戻ってくる vs 戻っていく 2011-06-15T10:48:34.943

16 How do we decide if 中 is ちゅう or じゅう? 2011-08-22T05:07:31.187

16 Names for strokes 2011-11-30T03:46:11.883

16 Differences between the many words for dinner 2012-11-26T14:55:29.910

16 Are there words which consist of katakana and hiragana letters together? 2014-04-02T13:16:13.877

16 How do you say "funny"? 2014-04-08T18:38:45.643

16 Difference between the words for "feeling" 2014-04-18T10:17:20.650

16 How do Japanese understand "non-standard" words without looking at kanji? 2017-05-10T00:30:42.297

16 Do Japanese parents address their son as musuko? 2017-12-09T02:20:02.733

16 Are the days of the week named after the planets? 2018-07-10T21:08:47.857

15 what is the difference in the usage of [成]{な}るべく and できるだけ? 2011-06-28T15:40:54.890

15 Does 髭 refer to the beard or the moustache? 2011-08-01T14:36:22.627

15 How to use 対応 correctly 2011-08-15T04:50:31.427

15 Difference between 向け and 向き 2011-08-18T07:42:36.727

15 Is there a difference between 赤{あか} and 赤色{あかいろ}? 2011-10-09T11:07:16.783

15 What is the difference between 記憶【きおく】 and 思【おも】い出【で】? 2012-03-15T01:35:19.833

15 How many Kanji characters are there? 2013-04-18T07:08:37.717

14 Difference between 創立、設立、樹立 2011-06-03T19:21:46.350

14 Non-distinguished animal pairs in Japanese 2011-09-05T16:14:59.173

14 Is 花見 only for "cherry blossom" viewing? 2011-09-11T12:38:10.690

14 Comparing 気にする vs. 気になる 2011-11-25T05:49:04.700

14 How can you figure out whether 鍵【かぎ】 means "lock" or "key"? 2012-05-02T07:22:22.497

14 What is the difference between 首相 and 総理? 2012-06-22T13:57:42.263

14 What determines whether a word gets a kanji compound or katakana? 2012-07-06T19:32:10.913

14 Different conventions for animal meat 2012-08-28T21:22:28.593

14 How do 自他 triplets of related verbs work? 2013-09-16T04:24:06.437

14 what is the name of the abbreviated writing style used in newspapers? 2014-02-17T02:51:52.450

14 what exactly is "体言止{たいげんど}め"? 2014-02-17T23:48:17.307

14 For body: 身体 or 体 2014-07-29T08:18:13.083

14 How would I say that the food I ate "didn't agree with me"? 2018-07-20T16:08:08.397

14 Did the Japanese have a concept of "Asia" apart from the Eurocentric definition? 2019-12-05T12:52:56.560

13 Are there differences in nuance and usage of [内]{ない}[緒]{しょ}, [秘]{ひ}[密]{みつ}, [隠]{かく}し[事]{ごと} and [秘]{ひ}め[事]{ごと}? 2011-06-05T02:35:50.877

13 Greeting for meeting a friend by chance 2011-07-22T20:15:39.893

13 Polite Way to Ask "How old are you?" : 何歳 , いくつ ,年齢 , ご年 2011-08-19T08:43:38.113

13 How to use ~に同意する to agree or disagree with a person? 2011-10-16T02:55:02.817

13 Etymology of とんでもない 2012-02-29T07:07:01.913

13 Why are the words for prefecture so complicated? 2012-06-30T15:23:47.940

13 Why does 一体 mean "what the heck?"? 2012-07-01T20:46:45.990

13 神様がある vs. 神様がいる 2012-09-26T04:32:58.000

13 Is かわいい wago or kango? 2012-12-11T05:35:20.023

13 What's the difference between 触る and 触れる? 2013-01-14T21:37:18.687

13 What is the difference between 沸く【わく】, 炊く【たく】, 茹でる【ゆでる】, 煮る【にる】, and 蒸す【むす】? 2014-01-16T05:01:35.430

13 Meaning and transitivity of ゴミ袋を手に立ち上がる 2014-12-12T08:13:27.677

13 Younger uncles and aunts 2015-08-10T12:02:05.340

13 How has Japanese kanji and kana usage changed since 1945? 2015-12-01T21:03:36.323

13 What is the difference between お手洗い and トイレ 2016-01-08T16:13:54.567

13 Nuances in the word "smile" 2016-07-29T19:45:05.427

13 What does 美味しい mean when referring to a person? 2017-02-03T00:59:11.560

13 What does アタマ mean in reference to food/portion sizes? 2017-02-12T03:09:50.237

13 How to differentiate between rat and mouse 2017-11-04T04:48:29.360

13 Does 韓国 mean "South Korea" or "Korea as a whole"? 2018-01-08T11:57:55.820

13 Is it rude to refer to a person as 古い? 2018-03-03T01:50:17.083

13 When is 分 read ぶ instead of ぶん 2018-05-29T14:17:09.237

13 Why is こんばんみ used as a response to こんばんは? 2019-10-10T12:30:10.210

13 Is 忍者/忍び also used for women? 2019-11-12T18:48:14.260

12 Using くれる for doing something bad 2011-06-10T12:17:20.423