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Modality Grammar Japanese

05/30/19

Usage of plain i-adjectives or た form (悪かったv悪い、良かったvいい etc)?

Example: > 美人じゃなくて悪かったですね! (sarcastic) compared to someone who is using a room and is told `あんまり広い部屋じゃなくて悪いな` Or for example the difference between 無事でよかった and I can't think of the... more

03/28/19

Conjugated word + んだ vs nonconjugated word + conjugated んだ?

Suppose I have a verb/adjective/noun, let's say 無理, and I add (な)んだ to it as an explanatory sentence-ending particle. What would be the difference in nuance between the following two conjugated... more

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