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Grammar detail: 確か(たしか)〜

確か(たしか)〜 - If I'm not mistaken; if I'm correct; as I recall
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If I'm not mistaken; if I'm correct; as I recall etc.
確か is often used at the start of a sentence:
たし
きのう
昨日
いました
If I remember correctly she was here yesterday.
おととい
一昨日
でんわ
電話
いただいたのです
たし
こうちゃ
紅茶
について
いらい
依頼
でした
I received a call the day before yesterday and I'm pretty sure it was to do with a request for tea.
たし
えだ
てぶくろ
手袋
ぶら
がっていた

If I recall correctly, I saw gloves hanging from a tree branch.
It can also be placed before the thing that is to be most emphasized:
やまだ
山田
せんせい
先生
たんじょうび
誕生日
たし
しがつ
4月
だった
おも
います

As I recall, Ms Yamada's birthday is in April.
Important note: 確かに has quite a different meaning - it is used to convey certainty. Take care not to use 確かに when you wish to use 確か and vice versa! For more information, see 確かに(たしかに)〜.
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Kanji used in this grammar

カク   たし certain   たしかめる to make certain   
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サク    yesterday   
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ニチ   ジツ   sun; day   ひ    -か    
イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
デン    electricity   
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ワ   はな to talk   はなし talking   
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コウ   ク   くれない deep red   べに lipstick   
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チャ   サ    tea   
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イ   エ    reliant   
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ライ   たよ to rely (on)   たのもしい reliable   たの to ask(for), entrust   
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モク   ボク   き    こ- tree   
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シ   えだ branch   
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シュ   hand   て    た-    
タイ   ふくろ a sack   
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カ   ゲ   した below, under   しも bottom part   もと under (influence)   さげる to lower, to reduce   さがる to be lowered   くだ to descend   くだ to judge   くださる to give   おろす to drop off (passenger)   おりる to get off (train)   
ケン   み to see   みえる to be seen; to appear   みせる to show   
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サン   やま mountain   
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デン   た rice field   
セン   さき ahead   
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セイ   ショウ    life   なま raw   いかす to enliven   いきる to live   いける to arrange flowers   うまれる to be born   う to give birth to   き pure, undiluted   お to grow, to sprout   はえる to grow, to sprout   はやす to grow, cultivate   
タン    birth   
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ガツ   ゲツ   つき month; moon   
シ   おも to think   
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