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Why does jisho.org not give 置く as a result for “おきます”?

If I do a search on jisho.org for おきます, I get matches for 起きる and 熾きる through deinflection, but not 置く, even though 置きます does. Is this because 起きる and 熾きる have pronunciations of おきる whereas 置く has a ...
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Bold/italics are broken on the full site (for some users)

Bold and italics aren't working for Latin letters on the full site: In the screen shot above, the Japanese characters are bolded, but the Latin letters are not, even though the author used bold ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2018 [duplicate]

It's almost February in 2018, which isn't supposed to be the proper time to cycle these, but for this year it'll be once again, so we'll be refreshing the Community Promotion Ads for this year now! ...
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Is closing this as a translation request an over-reaction?

I was looking up how the grammar of こと works for "I like verbing" style sentences, as I wanted to have a valid example before putting it into my Anki. I came across I like to do 'Verbs' , ...
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Are questions about online translators on topic?

I have a list of words that I want to convert to the roman alphabet, mostly to be able to enter those from any English keyboard. For that I'm using this website although I'm not sure what's it ...
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How to ask multiple follow-up questions

Fairly lengthy answers (such as this or this) are wont to invite multiple follow-up questions by the same person. My question is, what's the best way to ask multiple follow-up questions? It seems ...
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Why is the tag called “causation” rather than “causative”?

The tag causation is used, while "causative" is merely a synonym. However, doing a search for the word "causative" gets 223 matches, while "causation" gets 20 (there's also four matches for the ...
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What constitutes a 'trivial' edit?

I sometimes have a problem with whether to approve edits or not (or, indeed, whether to make such edits myself). According to this page Tiny, trivial edits are discouraged but the same page also ...
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How to ask what a character means?

I was going to ask what a character means but I saw a closed question like it. So if there is a character and you are not sure if it even Japanese how should I structure it?
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Is asking for song title and lyrics against the community rules?

I know some songs in Japanese from which I unfortunately don't know the title. Also, because the songs were heavily auto-tuned and the voice was synthesized, I can't hear any complete sentence that ...
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Winter Bash 2017: Hats are coming again soon!

It's almost time for Winter Bash 2017! For several years now, Stack Exchange has run a holiday event called Winter Bash! It's a fun little event where users collect "hats" that you can wear on your ...
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Editing romaji for people without Japanese input

Recently I edited this question and this question and converted the romaji to proper Japanese because the OP had left a comment apologising that their Japanese keyboard was broken. I then deleted the ...
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Where can I find the semicolon on the japanese iPhone keyboard

So I am currently trying to learn Japanese and adapting to the keyboard on the smartphone, but I really have trouble finding the semicolon. Could someone please enlighten me? (using apple's stock ...
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Furigana rendering options as of 2017/10/16

Why have they changed again? I have mine set to the following: The popups work fine when I hover a kanji, but the furigana is shown all the time regardless of the popup option. Here is how the ...
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Disappeared question

I hope this is the place to ask such things. Yesterday I posted a Q&A about a new chrome extension that I wrote to improve learning. I don't find it anywhere even in my profile, maybe it has been ...
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How to type the same 'a' vowel kana twice on a smartphone with flick input?

Flick input - an input method commonly used with smartphones in Japan - allows you to flick a character in a direction to quickly type kana. Just tapping instead of flicking gives you a kana with the '...
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Good book on the history of the Japanese language among other things?

A lot of the questions here are out of my understanding, simply because I started learning Japanese not so long ago. Although I don't understand a lot, I love more than anything the questions about ...
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List of katakana words by frequency

I'm looking for a list of katakana words ordered by frequency. I've seen some resources with a few dozen or maybe a hundred words, but I'm looking for a more expansive list, perhaps from a corpus of ...
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Inputting rōmaji diacritic marks (macrons)

I don't usually use much rōmaji, but recently I was writing an article which called for using it quite frequently. I found inputting macrons pretty irritating, such as in words like manyōgana, ...
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Any way to get English translations into the dictionaries Windows IME uses?

I have my Windows 10 laptop set up with support for Japanese input using Windows' IME. As you all know, that works quite nicely, until you are trying to input a word using Hiragana and the IME gives ...
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Can the question about the benefits of learning radicals be reopened?

The question What are the benefits of learning radicals? was closed in October 2014 as "primarily opinion-based". This is a strange close reason for this question, since benefits can be established in ...
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Do we need a kunyomi tag?

I noticed yesterday that there was a onyomi tag, but not a kunyomi tag. Is there a reason for that, or is that just an oversight? If it is on purpose, can someone help me understand why? I'd be ...
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Which answer should I mark as accepted in this question?

is the symbol 𡱝 (U+21C5D) a kanji? In one hand, an user gave the meaning of the symbol I was looking for (𡱝), from chinese I believe (if I understood correctly) . I also found some details ...
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Furigana options are broken

Directly related to this previous issue: Furigana options are gone Only this time they aren't completely missing but the menu has moved and is almost unusable instead (the former isn't the problem.) ...
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who manages the features of japanese SE?

Stackoverflow has a documentation section. That isnt available in japanese SE and in other SE communities. Are the features/settings of japanese SE managed by the moderators? or are they managed by ...
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Please provide extra feedback on answers by low-rep users

I'm rather untrusting of the accuracy of answers provided by low reputation users. They're not always inaccurate, but they are sometimes. By contrast, if I see an answer by a high reputation user, ...
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How can I improve my answers for available questions where I'm able to answer them?

Background: Recently I writing some answers on what I think there was interesting questions waiting someone to answer them addressing problems they're having trouble with, but not all of my answers ...
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Furigana options are gone

I have noticed that for some time, the furigana options that used to be at the bottom of the page in the footer "navigation" are gone. I hate seeing furigana by default, and prefer to hide them. ...
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Create tag synonym between 'て-form' and 'te-form'

Both of these are in the front page right now. Could someone with the relevant permissions make them synonyms?
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Japanese input to google search not working properly

I use Debian Linux with firefox 54.0.1 and ibus-anthy to input Japanese text. Let's say I want to search ケーキを食べる. I go to the google home page(https://www.google.co.uk/?gws_rd=ssl) and I try to type ...
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Typing Hiragana with combinations on iOS

This may be out of place, and it's certainly a beginner's question. I can find no way to type hiragana with combinations on iOS, using the hiragana keyboard. An example is kyo きょ I can find no way ...
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List of Japanese family names ordered by frequency

I generally dislike using flashcards to learn vocabulary (or kanji) because their meaning changes so much depending on context. Names are an exception, and also really hard for somebody who hasn't ...
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Can I make the Japanese keyboard the default without changing the computer language?

I want to make the Japanese keyboard the default keyboard without changing the actual computer language. The Japanese keyboard can type in English anyway and it gets annoying changing the keyboard ...
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How can I type this letter づ

when typing "dzu" on japanese IME, it doesn't work :/
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What's the difference between a translation request w/ the user's own attempt, and a proofreading question?

I just saw this question in the close review queue. At first I was going to vote "leave open", because the asker gave their own attempt (which makes it allowed, I think). But I noticed the asker also ...
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Why is X written in katakana?

There is bound to be many questions like these: Why is the word オタク written in katakana? Why is イチゴ written in katakana? Why is カラオケ (karaoke) written in katakana? Why is “Yamata no Orochi” written ...
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hiragana / katakana / (kanji) hand-writing practice sheets

I'm looking for hiragana / katakana hand-writing practice sheets for self-print. Best would even be a template that can also be used for kanji. Is there anything available? You can find images on ...
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Should users delete questions that have been put on hold due to a typo?

I was corrected on a phrase I misheard in this question and it was subsequently put on hold as the correction only pertains to me. I would like to know what the protocol is in this case - should I ...
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Is there an order for Kanji lists by grade for school children?

I have been looking at different Grade 2 lists on the web. I see some lists that have this: 1 引 Pull イン ひ(く) as the first character in the list for Grade 2 and other lists have an ...
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Can I get Cyrillic with google translate's Japanese IME more efficiently?

If I am entering Japanese at https://translate.google.com/ , and type in "roshia" (or "kiriru"), as well as some options for Japanese words, I get each letter of the Russian Cyrillic alphabet. ...
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Japanese-English dictionary written like a regular English dictionary?

One thing that has frustrated me in my attempts to learn Japanese is that every J/E Dictionary operates more like a translation guide than a dictionary. That is, when you look up something like 町, ...
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How to input/type “ー” as in ローマ字 in OSX?

Tried many ways and searched on Google but I am unable to input the dash for long vowels in Japanese under OSX. I am using katakana input mode. Anyone knows how to do?
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Are questions that are made up of a stray lyrics here and there in the hopes of identifying a song allowed?

For example I know UA did a song I love that I lost some where in the AppStore cloud. It was down and melancholic so that should narrow things down a bit. Throughout the song she keep screening out ...
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is this question off-topic? (How old are japaneses when they finish learning kanjis in school?)

I wanted to ask this question in the board, though I'm not sure if it's off-topic or not. How old are japaneses when they finish learning kanjis in school?
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What to do when a Question undergoes significant changes after I post answer?

Let's say that a question was posted and an answer given. Other comments and answers persuade the OP to clarify and rephrase their question (which is a good thing), altering the direction and tone of ...
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Editing a third party question, review, history

I tried to contribute to the site by editing a third party question: Difference between 類推する and 推測する I added hurigana and a couple of minor changes (ga to wo, and moving bold to previous line) ([...
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Recommendations for Long-form Essayists

I am wondering if anyone can recommend some exemplary Japanese essayists (or Essay collections), preferably whose content is accessible in digital format (though this is not strictly necessary--...
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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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Community Promotion Ads - 2017

It is a bit late into this new year, being that we're already in the second month, but we are now cycling the Community Promotion Ads for 2017! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion ...
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Current font missing characters with macron

Latin letters with macron are currently not rendered correctly on this site. The cause is that this site is using a version of Open Sans hosted by Stackexchange server, which only contains Latin-1 ...

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