One of my biggest issues with learning Japanese is the polite お prefix. I'm struggling to understand which words I'm allowed to use it with. Does anyone have a list of words that can take お as a prefix? Or some sort of hint for which words I can use お with?
The basic rule is,
for words of Chinese origin, use ご
for words of Japanese origin, use お
But I am not sure if knowing this rule would be helpful as it is not easy to remember the origin of words in the first place.
Moreover, there are exceptions (and unexplained). e.g. お茶、お電話
There are words that are almost always attached by お even when politeness is not called for, e.g. お金、お酒
Some words are attached by ご depending on the meaning and usage. My question is 質問 but your question is ご質問, whilst both my explanation and your explanation are ご説明.
Some words are just simply replaced by another word, e.g. 今日 == 本日. We don't say お今日, ご今日.
As every noun can have a polite form, it is probably not quite possible to learn all with a table.
Yes, it works, thank you. Good to know this exists!
As far as the forum is concerned, I still think it would be nice if kanji came with explanations. This isn't exactly "Japanese Stack Exchange" - probably many people posting and reading here have a very limited knowledge of kanji, so help us out, please.
By "codes", do you mean the kanji with the generated furigana attached? If so it seems no (the forum structure doesn't allow it).
If anyone is interested, there is also Hiragana megane, which you can use to attach furigana to webpages, but it didn't work with this post page when I tried it (I was redirected to the Japanese duolingo site that for some reason, did not recognize my credentials; I wonder if it was a glitch only for me).