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Place to learn Japanese but in Romaji?

I know how bad it is to learn Japanese in Romaji, but I can't learn alphabets for some reason, so is there a place to learn Japanese but in Romaji? like grammars, words and such....
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Kanji Etymology and Analysis: What is the Scholarly Mainstream?

In replying to inquiries on this site concerning kanji origins, composition and interpretations, certain respondents (1/2) have described analysis based on sound symbolism as "non(-)mainstream." If so,...
Lawrence J. Howell's user avatar
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How to type 三人 etc. with IME?

一人 & 二人 are trivial to type with the (Windows) IME keyboard, but I can't get it to do 三人 through to 十人 just from typing the romaji (sanri etc.). It comes up with 三里 by default, with no option to ...
Dylan Nicholson's user avatar
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Why buy a paper J-J dictionary instead of using free on-line dictionaries?

Apart from lookup by radical in case I don't already know how to type the word, is there any advantage to buying the printed 大辞泉 over using weblio.jp and kotobank.jp? Are there more definitions? More ...
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Resources for searching Japanese Corpora

I am trying to put together a list of useful links and resources for people who want to search various Japanese corpora. In my experience, some of the websites and interfaces are less than ideal, in ...
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FAQs worth adding

Right now there isn't much in the FAQ beyond the standard boiler plate, but I think that as we move though the beta we might want to expand it a bit with questions like the following: How to write ...
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What are the tools used for typing Japanese?

I am new to Japanese. I wanted to know what are the tools used for typing Japanese (specifically desktop typing, not mobile). Phonetic tools are always available to type languages, but are there any ...
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Why do we have the resources tag on the main site?

One of our more disgruntled users asks a very good question. Why do we have the resources tag on the main site when questions asking for learning resources are off topic? Should we remove this tag to ...
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If there is a public domain list of Japanese words for free download

Wondering if there is a list of Japanese words for free download (i.e. public domain, not creative commons). Perhaps it is in the form of a: Dictionary Word frequency list Corpus annotation ...
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How to approach Japanese Graded Readers?

I am an absolute beginner. Only level 2 on Wanikani and I've gone through a couple of chapters in Genki. I would like to read something in Japanese and Japanese Graded Readers are famously good ...
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Are mneomonic suggestions on-topic?

Are suggestions for remembering Kana/Kanji on-topic on this site? I know there are many resources available online for Kana mnemonics (which have helped me a lot up to now), but I am struggling to ...
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Pre-prepared messages

If you want to have pre-prepared messages that you expect to copy and paste as a comment multiple times, feel free to post them below. For example, a new user wanting to ask an off-topic question.
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Suggestions on how to translate handwriting I can't read

An artist I follow on twitter recently uploaded a video where they write some text on a piece of paper. Now, I understand some of it, but most of it I'm not good enough to read, and so I can't put it ...
Ivan Pop-Jovanov's user avatar
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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 ...
Steven Sagona's user avatar
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Asking for free kana sound samples

Would it be alright to ask (on the main japanese.stackexchange.com site) if someone knows about (and could provide a link to) a free, downloadable (creative commons) kana audio set, I need it for a ...
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