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How can I type this letter づ

I used to have the same problem. You just need to type "du" instead.
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What should I do if I was asked for the "context"? Why is it important?

"What's the context?" is one of the most common types of comment you may get when you post a question about some expression on this site. The Japanese language depends heavily on the context....
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Japanese Language New Site Design

This post is outdated as it only contains information with respect to the old design draft. It remains here just for referential purposes. I know G-cam is already mentioning the logo: But I ...
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Japanese Language New Site Design

This post is outdated as it only contains wishlist for the old design draft. It remains here just for referential purpose. The overall design is wonderful, but my worry is about those accessories: ...
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Japanese Language New Site Design

SUDDENLY REALIZED If you take away some lines and round the corner a bit: it perfectly looks like katakana ア and still is superimposed J and P! Or could be like this, I guess more clearly ...
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Who moderates the moderators?

Downvotes are a important part of the Stack Exchange network and they have been discussed throughout the network. Here are some related discussions: I've just been downvoted. How should I react? ...
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Japanese Language New Site Design

Thank you for the beautiful design. I really like it, especially the color scheme, the subtle pattern and the coin-shaped icons. The subtle pattern makes me feel happy, because it looks like a ...
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Can I edit a post to replace Hiragana by Kanji?

I think so far the consensus has been that stylistic choices of the poster should be respected. There are several reasons not to replace hiragana by kanji (possibly with furigana) the source text is ...
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How to type small hiragana/katakana, general 'keyboard tips'

Try typing an x before whatever kana you want small, like xtsu and xa give you っ and ぁ. To switch keyboards, on Windows you can hit Win + SPACE, then Ctrl + CAPSLOCK gives hiragana, and Alt + ...
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Massive loss of rep

Yes, snailplane, one of our moderators, has left the site. She was an ardent voter. Usually only part of the votes are undone when an account is deleted (unless the account is deleted for voting ...
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Japanese Language New Site Design

The way "Japanese Language" is written at the top seems off stylistically to me. I took it that part of the design is supposed to find inspiration from Japanese calligraphy or something like that, ...
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2018 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

こんにちは、Chocolate です。 How would you deal with a user who produced a steady stream of valuable answers, but tends to generate a large number of arguments/flags from comments? ...
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Do something similar to Stack Overflow Documentation with the Japanese language?

I think it can be useful. Let me try to pick out one example. We get questions asking how to make relative clauses: How to say “Tell Paul to send me the letter I wrote for his father” Relative clause ...
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Resources for learning Japanese

Unreliable sites, apps, and tools that you should stay away from: JLPT Sensei/JLPT先生 - A commercially motivated site fraught with mistakes, non-idiomatic and ungrammatical sentences. For some ...
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Japanese Language New Site Design

I'm quite pleased with the design and have nothing at all negative to say about it. I'd also like to point out that the font seems different which I think is a welcome change. Could you please ...
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Cannot search for posts of deleted user

It exists. You need to use SQL? for database of this site. select id as [Post Link] ,body ,owneruserid ,ownerdisplayname from posts where ownerdisplayname = 'user4032' Click Run query in ...
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Is checking handwriting on topic or off topic?

Update (2017/08/16) - Was there any consensus on what to do regarding (not) closing these type of questions? This topic was created over a year ago, but in the past couple of months, I swear I've ...
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Who moderates the moderators?

While I generally agree with the other answers here, trying to post something as an answer is always welcome, regardless of the answerers' level. Some people on this site try to post their "answer" as ...
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「日本人論」というタグの必要性

日本人論に限ったことではなく、境界領域の質問は多数投稿されてきます。「特定の格闘技の技の日本語解釈についての質問」とか「明朝体とゴシック体と毛筆体の使い分けについての質問」とか「直訳しても伝わらず、日本の法制度や商慣行にまで言及しないと説明困難な質問」とか。 複数の領域にまたがるような質問であっても、個人的には一定以上に「日本語」が絡んでいれば、大目に見るべきだと思います。「日本語のわび・...
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Shouldn't the tag `okinawan` rather be `ryukyuan`?

I agree with renaming the tag. We usually go for shorter tags, but maybe in this case ryukyuan-languages might be less confusing for someone typing okinawan...? We usually transcribe Japanese in ...
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How can a foreigner master onomatopoeia?

Or is it some weird sacred knowledge that was never really codified and can only be gained by growing in Japan? 日本語基本文法辞典 (A Dictionary of Basic Japanese Grammar) has a few pages (starting from ...
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Calligraphy resources?

Stroke Order Reference As a reference for Japanese stroke order and examples in various styles: http://kakijun.jp/page/1203200.html Calligraphy Standards The most "standard" calligraphic ...
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Japanese Language — Top User Swag!

As a user who won most of my points on questions rather than answers, I am the most grateful for this, and for all the help this site brings me. Thanks to SE and to everyone making this site! As ...
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