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What decreases is the stock on hand. In other words, Maruko's mother is saying that, since people eat nori on so many occasions, one's supply runs out very quickly, and so one is happy to receive it. Think of a big pool of available nori that gets drained as it gets used.


Please read this question first: Difference between -ていく and -てくる Particularly, Flaw's answer there is the most relevant. Your example sentences all correspond to the definition 「4) こちらへ近づく」, but note that this 近づく does not always refer to the physical movement of something. Very frequently, this くる is used when something is moving toward the speaker ...

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