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This is an overview over selected country names as spelled in kanji (ateji). Country names in Japanese are usually spelled in katakana, as they were often translated from other languages, Read more

Body parts in Japanese

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Below find a concise list of the most common Japanese terms for body parts. Recommended reading: Lang Tech: Japanese on Non-Japanese systems | Encoding | Translation Tools | Language-related resources Read more

Comparative Forms

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This is an overview over comparative forms in the Japanese language. When comparing two objects or factors the Japanese often use the particle より (yori), meaning “from”, to describe that Read more

Dubitative Forms

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Dubitative forms are used to express doubt, or an assumption. The dubitative is very closely related to the subjunctive in Japanese. Rentaikei + かな (ka na) or かなあ (ka naa) Read more

Negation, or the basic negative form, in the Japanese language is created by placing the verbal adjective ない (nai) after the mizenkei conjugation of the verb. In the colloquial language Read more

Japanese Clauses

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Clauses are combinations of two or more sentences. They can describe contradictions, cause and effect, similarity, conditionality, and simultaneous and consecutive actions. Find an overview over the most common Japanese Read more

Passive Forms

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Passive forms are also known as “passive voice” in English. It is translated as “being done”. This form cannot be combined with verbal adjectives. The passive form can be created Read more

Interrogative Forms

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Interrogative forms in Japanese are relatively simple. In order to create basic questions the question particle か (ka) is added after the closing verb. The word order in Japanese does Read more

Prohibitive Forms

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This is a brief overview over prohibitive forms in the Japanese language. The prohibitive form is used to forbid someone to do something or to strongly urge someone to refrain Read more