Jean Gonçalves
What's the difference between benkyo (勉強) and kenkyuu (研究) ? I was watching a Japanese drama and they were talking about studies saying kenkyuu. But I've only used Benkyo to speak about studies, for example: 僕はいっぱい日本語を勉強しました。
Oct 11, 2018 5:11 PM
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Hi, 勉強「べんきょう」means (to) study 研究「けんきゅう」means (to do) research.
October 12, 2018
Professors and researchers do 研究. Students or those who regard themselves students do 勉強. What foreign Japanese learners do is 勉強/学習/学ぶ/習う. It is not 研究.
October 11, 2018
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