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Grammar detail: 話し言葉(はなしことば) vs 書き言葉(かきことば)

話し言葉(はなしことば) vs 書き言葉(かきことば) - spoken word vs written word
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In Japanese, certain patterns are common when speaking (
はなしことば
話し言葉
) but not when writing (
かきことば
書き言葉
), and vice versa. Being able to distinguish these can help to ensure your Japanese sounds natural in context.
The following table provides some examples of forms that would be more commonly used in each environment.
spoken formwritten formmeaning
です・ます体だ・である体is
みたいようseems
particles ね, よ-emphasis
ほどくらいamount
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Kanji used in this grammar

ワ   はな to talk   はなし talking   
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ゲン   ゴン   say; word   こと word, saying   い to say   
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ヨウ   leaf   は leaves   
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ショ   か to write   
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タイ   テイ   からだ body   
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