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  1. I don't understand こちらは手が出せないのをいいことにやりたい放題だ。
  2. Alternatives to 「…」というラベルが付けられている

  3. いいわけないだろ -- I'm not sure how to translate it properly
  4. Embedded Questions

  5. I understand the meaning of the sentence. I just didn't get the final "な": 相変、人の話は聞かないな

  6. Do Japanese tend to pronounce some syllables ending to "-い" radically shorter than the others, by just voicing and dragging out the consonant sound?

  7. auxiliary verb くれた being used in context of "having questions"
  8. Usage and meaning of へと in this sentence

  9. Can't identify Kanji in image

  10. Unknown implied verb with さよならを
  11. How to actually order fast food?
  12. Does the ''te form'' literally mean something on its own?

  13. Romanization of じ and ジ with ji and zi

  14. What is this よう doing behind the verb?

  15. The Meaning of ちょっと前に

  16. The difference between 丸 and 玉

  17. Can someone please explain the に particle in this sentence: 'そして急ぐ君の目に焼き付いてはなれない'?
  18. Can the subject appear at the head of a relative clause and **in** the clause simultaneously?
  19. Is it possible to the negative form of a verb + "n-janai" together to form a tag question?

  20. Is てもらう・てくださる the same thing as ご・おverbstemいただく・ください(but less formal)? What about ていだたけませんか etc(て constructions) then?
  21. Verbs + ところ / Verbs + とこ / Verbs + ばかり

  22. Difference between ところ and ばかり

  23. When is it natural to use で and に and when not to use them
  24. ~を僕はします Question about word order

  25. Confusion with に、を、と particles used with verbs like 感じる

  26. How is the て form used in this sentence?
  27. How does 甘く work in this sentence?
  28. About は particle and the 'contrast' it implies

  29. How to thank a group of co-workers for their hospitality?
  30. Did つ (助数詞) actually mean の?
  31. Grammatic structure だれより question

  32. What's the meaning of "十力所"
  33. 意向形 (volitional verb)+って+なる

  34. Please translate this for me

  35. Is 寝る a stative or active verb?

  36. Could this sentence be better rephrased?
  37. How do I combine "I speak Japanese" with "I like to ..."?

  38. かねない weird usage?

  39. Verb+のを meaning
  40. Patterns (and exceptions) for 自動詞 - 他動詞 pairs

  41. part time job and visa vocabs
  42. くらい and ほど -- Where do they come from?
  43. Question about the implications behind “私でよければ“
  44. Why is the space so big/wide in the Japanese IME compared to the English IME?

  45. ご・おXXXいただく(?) vs ご・おXXXください
  46. can someone explain the use of で particle in this sentence: こんなに単純で当たり前なこと

  47. Ways to ask about someone's studies

  48. まったりとしてそれでいてしつこさがなく Pop culture phrase

  49. って vs が. JLPT question

  50. ...に間違い言わない - Meaning and grammar

  51. The difference between に and で when focusing on location vs. action

  52. Are there some cases where は and が are interchangable?
  53. Meaning of ように in this sentence
  54. Can anyone (roughly) translate this for me?
  55. The difference between "ぶら下がる" and "つり下がる" in terms of usage

  56. what is the name of the abbreviated writing style used in newspapers?

  57. can someone explain the use で in this sentence: 今日も元気で過ごせたらイイよね
  58. Same person, two kanji spellings for the name - why?
  59. Can I say ~~~必要となると思います?

  60. 体 as a pejorative for “person”
  61. Does ごめん really mean sorry?
  62. What do you call this Japanese character/indivdual?
  63. How to use 満足する

  64. What does the phrase "日本アニメ、米中が爆買い ネット配信の覇権争い過熱" mean?
  65. Can someone tell what this meansアツ in this sentence

  66. What is the difference between 前に and 先に when expressing order of events?

  67. Meaning of 真っ直ぐ向き合う

  68. を after particle (であるかを)

  69. Understanding the use of "を貫き通せる"

  70. When to use で vs と to mean 'and'?

  71. DIfferences when using counters
  72. 送ってくれた : Why is both "sending" and "giving" being used together here?

  73. Could someone clarify the meaning of these sentences?

  74. Could somebody explain what this phrase means?

  75. Usage of の following て-form in お申し込みにあたってのご注意
  76. How is the volitional + と pair being used in the sentence "たとえ何が起ころうと私は主を信頼する"?
  77. What is the difference between 脅す, 脅かす, 脅迫する, 脅迫, 脅し
  78. Can someone explain the grammar of this sentence?
  79. what should I use? hiragana or katakana for the word namae (なまえ)

  80. Pronunciation of words with ん followed by sokuon

  81. How is 上 used in this sentence?

  82. (I'm down for anything) and (I wanted to see them f...) in japanese
  83. ために and ように difference
  84. Is there a trend in Japanese similar to Pig Latin or Martian Chinese?

  85. Which one is correct for this sentence 欲しよう or 欲しがる

  86. Is ワンサイズ a valid Japanese word?
  87. 先 meaning in words

  88. Is it correct to use のこと with 読む?

  89. 「なお」は「ですから」という意味を含みますか?
  90. Can I use my Chinese name as my Japanese name?
  91. Can "逆に" be used to say "in addition"?
  92. What's the difference between 塀 and 垣

  93. Why does "aka" become "akai" in "Kuruma wa akai desu"?

  94. The meaning of "もの" in this sentence

  95. Difference between 逆に and それどころか?

  96. What is the use of くらい in this sentence?

  97. Implications of ヒロイン (Heroine) in stories

  98. What's the difference between an adjective's adverbial form and continuative form?
  99. This katakana has me stumped :(
  100. How is と used in these sentences?