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Using AI to learn Japanese

I've been using ChatGPT to learn Japanese specifically in getting vocab. My prompt is: Always answer in this format for Japanese Word Kanji(furigana) JLPT level: Commonness: Formality: Usually ...
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How does filtering in Shirabe Jisho work?

I’m trying to filter out uncommon words in my dictionary searches. Here I’m expecting to see 語, yet I’m getting the tag name in my results. What am I doing wrong?
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Is there an easy way to create a link to past questions?

When I refer to past questions, I find it cumbersome to create a viewer-friendly link to it, i.e. the text title with the link to the question. I often feel lazy and just put http://japanese....
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Irritating 'gramma' tag

It seems that someone has accidentally created a tag with the name 'gramma'. This comes up as the first option when you are trying to use the 'grammar' tag. Is there some way we can get rid of this ...
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English-to-Japanese dictionary with a free license like JMdict?

JMdict is the popular liberally-licensed Japanese-to-English dictionary that powers all the websites and apps for English speakers learning Japanese. Are there any projects that go in the opposite ...
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is there any mobile phone font that can annotate kanji by hiragana, can somebody recommend me one?

like mirigana plugin in twiter, hiragana is above the kanji
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What is the difference between the "Parsing" tag and the "Reading Comprehension" tag?

I feel like these two tags are mostly synonymous. Both are about understanding a sentence. I agree that "Parsing" is more of an analysis and micro-inspection of which part of the text while &...
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Etymological dictionary with kanji type and compounds/radicals

I'm looking for an etymological dictionary preferably in online form to look up the 六書 (the six classes of kanji characters) and the compounds/radicals of a kanji. I know I can use 広辞苑 (Kōjien). But ...
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Can we shorten/remove the question title length requirement?

Currently, the JSE requires its question titles be at least 15 characters long. However, this 15-character requirement was set for English, in which a word is easily 4-10 letters long, and any ...
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Can we allow mathjax on the japanese stack exchange site so that questions about japanese mathematicans can be asked?

Some people might want to ask questions about the Japanese words for mathematical symbols. Can we allow the MathJax plugin on the Japanese stack exchange? ¿What word do Japanese mathematicians use for ...
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Seeing deleted posts -- a couple different use cases

I am curious if there is any facility for finding deleted posts. One use case is to view deleted posts by a specific user, to see if there is a clear trend. C.f. this user, who appears to be making ...
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Whether to close or delete one's own question

If you ask a question which is the result of a misreading, typo or some other triviality and someone posts an answer, what is the best course of action? If the help came in the form of a comment I ...
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Policy on banning AI-generated content

While there is no network-wide policy on AI-generated answers such as those produced by ChatGPT, judging from our moderating experience over the past months and the related meta discussion, we the ...
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How do I find TTS that can read vertical text?

I tried using Microsoft Edge's read aloud but it glitches for vertical text ebooks. Does anyone know where one can find TTS ?
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How do you type Encircled Kanji? (丸囲み文字)

I am needing to use a lot of encircled kanji. (See Usage of Encircled Kanji) However, I am using Linux, and I cannot find any information on how to actually type the encircled kanji on Linux. Copying ...
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2022: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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Bump line-height for comments which use LH pitch accent markings

Right now, the accent marking across two lines sort of merge together in comments. If we could selectively (or even not selectively) raise the line-height by an extra px or two when pitch accent ...
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How to make yourself able to hear pitch accent?

I have hit a wall in my study of Japanese: I am unable to hear differences in pitch accent. None of the other languages I am familiar with use it (those being Hungarian(native), English and French), ...
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Are AI-generated answers banned?

I recently was alerted that an answer had been submitted for one of my unanswered questions (archive link), which I asked a few months ago. I took a look, and found an answer which immediately struck ...
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Is there a way to use the furigana and pitch accent engine for other websites?

I would like to include the code for the furigana this site uses into my website. Is it publicly available? How do I implement it? Thanks.
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Bolding/italicizing parenthesized text

When I use asterisks to bold/italicize by **(** inside (right after) zenkaku text, I get the following - (, 【, { are not bolded: INPUT あ**(** あ<b>(</b> い*a* い<i>a</i> う**<*...
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How can i get unbanned from asking questions?

I got banned a while ago. How do I get back.
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Problem with apples hiragana keyboard

So I use the Japanese Kana keyboard on an Apple iPhone, and i started off with a bunch of problems, but the solutions eventually showed themselves without much issue, such as how to use small ...
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How do I type っ on an iPhone kana keyboard?

You can press the た key 6 times consecutively to write っ on an iPhone kana keyboard, but that seems inconvenient. Is there a faster way to write っ?
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Help. I can't type 女 using Microsoft's IME

For some reason the 女 kanji is missing from the Microsoft IME. When I type 'onna' none of the suggestions are the 女 kanji. I also can't use it in words, for example, when I type 'onna no ko' the IME ...
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Do we have any "checkuser" functionality here to ascertain details about a specific user?

I have no interest myself in using such features. I am primarily interested in whether moderators have any additional tools that could help ascertain the validity or personhood of a given user. Case ...
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電子辞書 recommendation wanted

This is a cross-post because it's for a hardware recommendation that is specific to Japanese. I am looking for a good 電子辞書 to suit my needs, so I posted on Hardware Recommendations Stack Exchange. It ...
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Japanese sentence as question title

I recently had an old post edited to replace a generic title with the Japanese sentence in question. I have no problem with the edit but I'm intrigued as to the motivation. I normally strive to make a ...
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Notating 尾高型 pitch pattern in isolation

A classic example word-set for pitch-accent is 端/箸/橋. With number notation or downstep notation we can distinguish all three: 端: はし⓪ or はし 箸: はし① or はꜜし 橋: はし② or はしꜜ However with the (otherwise ...
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How to bulk-convert horizontally-oriented Japanese text to vertically oriented?

I would like to bulk-convert a largish amount of horizontally-oriented Japanese text to vertically oriented. I tried using this online converter https://www.izuna.sylphid.jp/izuna_web.html ...but I ...
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Good Kanji book for Japanese beginner

Could you suggest some good Kanji books for Japanese beginner? I have checked these resources, Resources for learning Japanese, didn't find any useful ones... Thank you!
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How are these fake accounts being created?

We're currently having an issue with a troll on this site, who is creating accounts that impersonate (real) user Eddie Kal. https://japanese.stackexchange.com/users/51692/eddie-kal https://japanese....
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Content filters and/or IP range blocking?

There has recently been a barrage of blatantly abusive posts by what appears to be a single individual, creating a series of user accounts that mostly have "kukel" somewhere in the username. ...
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Chiebukuro no longer available in the EEA

Chiebukuro is a site many answers have referenced in the past, and very helpful, but since February 1 2022, it is no longer available in the EEA. This leaves a lot of sources on answers inaccessible ...
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Free fonts designed for visually impaired people for japanese language?

Are there some free fonts to write japanese specifically designed for visually impaired people? Like these ones for the latin alphabet: https://www.luciole-vision.com/luciole-en.html https://...
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Broken furigana parsing in questions page

This post has furigana in the title. It renders fine when looking at the post itself, but when you see it in the questions page the kana and braces are shown in-line with the main text. I'm sure this ...
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Sanseidō Daijirin, 3rd edition, link rot

The link for Sanseidō Daijirin, 3rd edition here in the resources post seems to have expired. Any idea where else it can be found online? Or should we remove it from the resources post?
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Free Japanese Grammar Material

I self-study Japanese. I am at JLPT N3 Level (if we will base it on the certificate that I have). However, I really think I'm weak with grammar. I mostly understand when someone speaks Japanese, but I ...
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Kodansha 大辞泉: what are the kanji enclosed in circles?

When searching the Kodansha 大辞泉 by 音読み, for many 音読み entries there are small kanji symbols in a circle such as 漢 or 呉 or 唐. (Unfortunately this dialog box doesn't allow me to put the circle around ...
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Any software to transcribe Japanese audio?

I have some recordings of Japanese speech that I can't clearly hear and it's a bit annoying to have to unplug my earphones and set my speakers on full blast so to pick it back up on my mic and have it ...
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How to change the romanized conversion table in mozc?

With Anthy, I had a custom table, such that <l> was used for <ん> for instance. I found this more convenient than using a context-sensitive system or pressing <nn> all the time, but I ...
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Is it worth re-doing RTK, or should I just learn Kanji through reading (and forget writing all together)?

I learnt the 常用漢字 last year (approx. 2200) via RTK, but due to work commitments, I lapsed on my revision and have essentially forgotten most of my Anki cards. Is it worth re-doing them, or would I be ...
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Is there a way I can type classical Japanese (文語) relatively easily?

I was taking some notes for classical Japanese, but it's hard for my to type simple words because my IME (Microsoft's default Japanese IME on Windows 11) doesn't show the proper kanji for their ...
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This is not an opinion. It should not be closed for being opinion based

I am not a frequent user here. But I have to say having my well-recieved question (now migrated) closed with no explanation other than that it is "opinion-based" speaks really poorly for the ...
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Links to Linked and Related questions in mobile mode

Why doesn’t the question page in the mobile mode (for screens with a narrow width) show the Linked and Related sections? I can understand why they cannot be displayed on the right side as in the PC ...
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List of Japanese idioms sorted by popularity

I'm interested in learning common Japanese phrases like idioms. But naturally I don't want to waste time on phrases that aren't commonly used. For instance, in English phrases like "bark up the ...
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Pornographic post — one user castigated another user who edited the offending image away

In a recent thread, a spam answer containing pornography was uploaded (it's now deleted). When I saw it, I immediately flagged it, but the post remained up for more than half an hour. Then, another ...
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Cannot search for posts of deleted user

Fortunately, the posts of users whose accounts have been deleted remain available to view. However, I can no longer search for them. A search for "user:4032" yields nothing. Is this a bug? ...
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Community bot bumping many old "unanswered" questions that actually do have answers

I've noticed the "Community" bot bumping a lot of older question threads to the top of the queue. If you go into the activity history, the "bump" action has the comment text: ...
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Goodbye @lélecteur

Just noticed that this user deleted their account few hours ago. It is unfortunate that we didn't throw a farewell party before it happened :'((
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