5 Answered Questions for the topic Suffixes


Differences among -たら、なら、-んだったら、-えば, etc?

Japanese language has a lot of patterns for "if" clauses. What are the differences among the following patterns and how do we choose to use one over the others?: - 行くと - 行ったら - 行くなら - 行けば -... more


ち suffix I've never heard of before?

Ok, so I've been reading よつばと recently, and I've been seeing a suffix coming up that I cannot seem to find a meaning for. It's not in any dictionary, and I'm not sure if it's a name suffix, or some... more


slightly/somewhat の 「~[目]{め}」: Usage and limitations?

I'm somewhat confused about the usage and limitations of the ~め suffix that means "somewhat/slightly". I've only ever heard it on a handful of words: > * 大きめ * 小さ目 * 多め * 少な目 * 早め and maybe a... more
Suffixes Grammar Japanese


What is the usage of 〜げ and how does it differ from 〜そう or 〜っぽい?

How do these two differ, for example: 寂しそう vs 寂しげ 楽しそう vs 楽しげ 言いたそう vs 言いたげ 大人げ vs 大人っぽい(...? Not sure if this one works.)


Pronunciation of 'r' at the end of a word?

I have been told in the past that you never pronounce the 'r' at the end of a word in French (where 'r' is the last letter and preceded by an 'e').This holds true for words such as:> manger,... more

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