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May
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revised Meaning of まんまと in this sentence
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May
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comment Meaning of まんまと in this sentence
Thanks. I've put everything into an answer. Let's see if they bring out any new insights.
May
19
answered Meaning of まんまと in this sentence
May
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comment Meaning of まんまと in this sentence
I think you need to imagine the statement (1) with and w/o the adverb and (2) how the speaker would have said it: eg "I let you catch me" vs "I let you catch me easily", "I neatly (conveniently?) let you catch me". This is of course subjective, まんまと is typically used with 罠にかかる, but without the adverb there is less scope for irony in how it is said - it becomes very factual.
May
19
revised How to begin a reply to a question?
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revised How to begin a reply to a question?
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May
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comment How to begin a reply to a question?
Actually, thinking about it, you could use そうですね to express approval, agreement or disagreement with the question. A hesitant slow そうですね would show reluctance or difficulty (or in a different situation, be used to deliver a negative response)
May
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comment How to begin a reply to a question?
@Earthliŋ: I have added the added the content in this context as I hear it.
May
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revised How to begin a reply to a question?
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May
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comment 「の」in「お嫁さんにしたいの好き」
Quite possibly - I now prefer your (revised) answer.
May
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comment 「の」in「お嫁さんにしたいの好き」
Would it not follow the normal rules of grammar if we take the の as a nominaliser as in 「お嫁さんにしたい」の[こと」[が]好き? (The こと may be redundant as の can act as a nominaliser in its own right.)
May
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comment Meaning of まんまと in this sentence
Assuming that is what happend (we only have this sentence and your other question to go on but it fits) まんまと seems to add irony to the speaker's statement.
May
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answered How to begin a reply to a question?
May
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comment Meaning of となら and とやら in these sentences
Suggestion: となら seems similar to ときたら;やら might be か and can be combined with particles eg どこへやら行ってしまった and is here とか. If I have understood the sentence as given then the sentence ending might benefit from a 「、」ー>「〜なるが、いい 」?
May
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comment I am struggling with the sometimes conflicting uses of 先
There are about 6 main uses - my "Progressive EJ/JE dictionary give nine in total with examples. If you go by just English words it will be confusing. (Suggestion:) The only way is to identify and learn some simple examples. Giving them English labels can be helpful but focus on the meaning of the example not the label.
May
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comment What does にと do?
If it is a game I don't know it but I see you also have what looks like a good answer, showing the ellipsis that often happens. (I also see the sentence can be found at kumicyou.sakura.ne.jp/tog/item_type_6_1.html)
May
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revised 手ぇ & つないで meaning and translation help
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May
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comment What's the meaning of にあたって/にあたり? How can I translate it?
aktionsart......?
May
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comment What's the meaning of にあたって/にあたり? How can I translate it?
@matreya: Good question. をきっかけ links a response to a event, usually change. にあたって is close to "on the occasion of" in English and is a "proactive posture to some event that requires resolve. A formal expression not used in every day speech." (日本語表現文型辞典)
May
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comment センスで嗅覚も研ぎ澄ます - “sense of sense of smell?” Why use センス?
Possibly the voter also thinks センス refers to "intuition" rather than all senses?