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What does the word 「~さ…ねえっ」 mean?

It comes from a conversation a boy talked to a girl about an old man who ignored a story which the girl tried to tell him. Girl: ジョーが約束どおり片手ほりで金あみのところまでたがやしたってちゃんと報告したんよっ それなのにあたいの頭さえ見ようとしないんだ ...
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How to say “Have a nice day at work” through text messege? Extra translations

I want to send an informal text message saying something along the lines "Have a nice day at work." if a person who I communicate likes to say -I am dumb, or not as smart- What is the best way to ...
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今日本語習ってるんですが、この質問どうやって答えるん?

2回見るのは当然やろ?? My native language is English and I want to agree with the person but I'm not sure how. The person is my friend and I want to know how to agree with a person when talking as a friend. ...
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Which form of 終わる should I use here?

A : 会議は何時ごろ終わりますか? B : もうしばらく____はずですが。 1.終わり  2.終わる  3.終わった  4.終わらない I've been pondering why the answer has to be 4. Can anyone explain it to me please?
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How is な used here?

鈴木よ、聞いてやるな。そちらの道には君の息子が気に入っている娘がいるのだ Context: 鈴木 asks his son what was on that direction since his son was looking that direction. Then someone else said the sentence I gave above. I'm confused of ...
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Difference between おつかれさまでした and おめでとうございます [on hold]

When to use おつかれさまでした When to use おめでとうございます
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いかにも in this sentence

talking about a person involved in the smashing the watermelon blindfolded game このままあえて指示を出さずにいかにもみんな飽きて違うことやってますという状況を作り出すのはどうでしょう How about we create a situation where we don't give her any ...
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Sexual joke/pun with メスブタ and オスブタ

Context: a boxer has a lot of female fans that worship him because of his handsomeness. They call him 王子. His trainer is a pervert who likes to receive anal sex from women with sex toys. In an extra ...
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Meaning of 足 and ブラ下げる

From a blog about Death Note: 自分に付き纏い始めた何者かを葬り去るためのキラの作戦が展開されたわけですが、 さすがキラの頭脳は普通ではないと思わせるような計画の内容でした。 私なら、とにかく捜査官の顔写真と名前を入手して、自分で写真を見ながら名前を書くでしょう。 しかし、ファイルを入手する過程で何らかの”足”が付きそうですね。 まさか、...
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What does ミラー and 光が飛んで mean in this passage?

Can anyone help me understand what ミラー(mirror) is referring to below and how it relates to 光が飛んで. Is this related at all to 白飛び https://dictionary.goo.ne.jp/jn/113080/meaning/m0u/ Or does it mean ...
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What's the difference between “on”, “oto” and “ne”

I've seen some various examples where the kanji "音" has different readings (おん, おと and ね) and couldn't found out when to use each one. Is there a general rule to know each one should I use in an ...
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What is the grammar for おうと+V [duplicate]

A friend told me: 色んなことをやろうと頑張っていますね。 I know "〜おうとす" as volitive + とする but not the one that replaces する by a random verb. I know it can't be a conditional form 〜と. What is the grammar point of that?
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How would i write SAVAGE INTENT In Hiragana and Katakana [on hold]

i was wondering how i would write SAVAGE INTENT in Hiragana and Katakana - I believe these are the 2 written languages in Japan (i think) The idea and context behind SAVAGE INTENT is bad intentions, ...
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Can なら be used as “rather than do…” by itself, without くらい?

So instead of 再度感じるくらいなら 死んだほうがマ use 再度感じるなら(むしろ)死んだほうがマジ
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Basing on~ the differences of these similar meaning words

試験の成績_____、合格か不合格かを決める。 A. に伴って B. に基づいて C. 次第で D. のもとで E. に応じて Which of the following fits the blank space best? They all have similar meanings from how I see it (but definitely different ...
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Difference between 承知いたしました, わかりました and かしこまりました

I always hear these three words by different people. Is there any difference between them?
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Why is this sentence using が here? [duplicate]

娘が一人で服が着られるようになった。 着る is supposed to take を but it's using が here. Why?
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How to write “I bought a computer from the department store” in kana? [on hold]

I was wondering if someone could please tell me if this is the correct way to write "I bought a computer from the department store" in kana. わたし は コンピューター の デパと から かいました I am by no means a ...
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Nominalisation with の and こと and listing with の中で

の and こと are used to transform verbs (or sentences ended in verbs) in nouns (e.g. 氷菓をたべるのが好きです). However, I cannot understand what are the differences between the two, if any. Example -> ...
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Translating “(action X) as (event Y)” - what grammatical structure fits best?

I'm a relative beginner to Japanese. I was trying to translate some song lyrics, and I got stuck badly on "shows fear as he turns to hide". If you don't know the song, we are told of one man on a ...
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What is the correct reading of 血泡?

As stated in the title - what is the correct reading of 血泡? I couldn't find a definitive answer (Jisho does not know this word at all, Google Translate thinks it should be kehhou, which seems unlikely)...
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Reason why に is used in this sentence [duplicate]

The title for the fifth episode of My Hero Academia is 今僕に出来ることを which means "What I can do now". The problem is I don't understand why they decided to use に instead of just using が after 僕. Again, ...
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Is there a reason why 嚥 (swallow -deglutition) and 燕 (swallow -bird) are similar like in English?

I recently came across the kanji 燕, and found out about 嚥 today. According to jisho.org, both translate to "swallow", except that the first one means swallow bird and the second one (with the "mouth" ...
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Difference Between かなり~ and 結構~ as Adverbs

Is there any difference in meaning between かなりうまい and 結構うまい? How about other usages?
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Saying “It's the principle of the matter”

How does one say "it's the principle of the thing", in particular for when giving feedback. For example, it's not the 1$ over change but the principle of the matter. (as in the one dollar doesn't ...
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Usage of だけ and しか

I've been wondering about the different usages of しか and だけ. I understand that the first one emphasizes the feelings of the speaker, negatively or positively. だけ is usually used with a positive verb (...
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What does this WWII Japanese flag say? [on hold]

Full-size image Trying to decipher this WWII Japanese flag. Any ideas are helpful! Thank You!
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貸してあげる、貸してもらう USAGES

Today, I've seen a question about 貸してあげる、貸してもらう Here's the context: りえ : きれいなカメラですね。 あや : これですか。山田さん_____ _____。 These are the choices: が、貸してあげました に、貸してもらいました が、貸していただきました。 に、...
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How did the on-readings with -チ appear?

This is what I know. 1) Unlike, say, -p, the final -t of Chinese readings was maintained in careful speech at least as long as the Christian resources of the XVIth century (Frellesvig 2010: 316-7). ...
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Difference between 会う and 集まる

I don't know exactly the difference between those two? What are the most commons use for those ones? For example, what are the difference between these sentences? 友達に会った 友達に集まった
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How to say “Next 'ANY_DAY_OF_THE_WEEK'”?

Couldn't find the answer here, so I thought it would be a nice and easy question. Which would be the right way to say "Next 'ANY_DAY_OF_THE_WEEK'"? Eg: Next Monday? 次の月曜日 is fine? Are there any ...
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Trouble understanding this small review

木造の建物なのでしかないけれど大変寒かったです。 またフロントの方は夜帰るので、到着が遅れてしまい、申し訳ないことをしました。 8時で予約しましたが到着が8時40分頃になり、電話を頂戴しました。from here What does なのでしかないけれど mean? I've searched but found nothing. Who is the subject of ...
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Difference in nuance between 元気 and 丈夫?

As I understand it, both of these approximately mean healthy or robust. I originally thought that 丈夫 was more appropriate for inanimate objects and 元気 for living things, but now I get the impression ...
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How is readability measured in Japanese?

First of all, I apologize if this question is better suited for the meta. It's a little theoretical, but it's also very much about the Japanese language, so I figured it was fine here. I was looking ...
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魅力的って言われてもお前だって困る in this context

girl「まさかお前っ……こ、こここの胸が私の魅力だと言いたいのか!?」 mc「誰もそんなこと言ってないだろ!?」 girl「…………」 mc「ああ違う、魅力的じゃないとも言ってない! いやすごい! お前の胸はすごいよ!」 mc「でもそんなの魅力的って言われてもお前だって困るだろ!?」 uh no, i'm not saying that your ...
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そうです or そうでした for sentences that end with でしたか

山下先生のせんこうはれきしでしたか。 To answer the above sentence, would the sentences below be acceptable? はい、そうでした。 はい、そうです。 Is 1 the only acceptable answer since the question is in past tense?
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Can heisigs RTK hurt you in the long run? [on hold]

I've heard a lot of positive things about Heisigs Remembering the Kanji, however I have also heard less than good things. In particular, I've heard that using Heisigs method works in the beginning, ...
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Japanese term for morning office mantra ritual

This is a follow-on question to this question which was asked on the English Language stack. The phenomenon in question is the typical Japanese workplace ritual where team members will begin the day ...
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Which is the difference between 詳しい and 細かい?

I would like to know which is the difference between 詳しい and 細かい? When do I use each one? Thank you so much in advance!
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「んだって」と「って」どう違いますか。

例えば「彼が結婚してるんだって」と「彼が結婚してるって」どう違いますか。
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What does the の particle do in relation to verbs?

More specifically, what is the difference between 「見るの」 and 「見たの」 in this context: 時々、子供のころの夢を(x)があります。 How does the の particle function? Is its meaning modified by the 「が」 particle as well?
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Is that drawing in japanese? if so, can you please tell me what it says? [on hold]

I saw this drawing at a friend's house and wondered what it means; unfortunately the friend has no idea. Another friend suggested it's hiragana script, hence the question here: can you please tell me ...
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Meaning of the name Moki [on hold]

Can someone please tell me what the name Moki means in English? And is it a boy's or girl's name? Thank you
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Why use で instead of とhere? [duplicate]

冬休みは家族でイタリアやイギリスへ行きました。 This sentence is very simple but I don't understand why で is being used instead of と here.
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SRS Is it better to translate from English to Japanese or Japanese to English [migrated]

Ok, so when making my anki decks I've been making them from English with Japanese on the other side with my thinking being that I have to recall the way of saying that thing in Japanese, but when I ...
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what's the difference between 話をする and 話す?

I'm trying to understand the nuances between 話をする and 話す. When is one used over the other? I'm reviewing A Dictionary of Basic Japanese Grammar, and it has the following example sentence: ...
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How are Japanese dictionaries organized

I want to know how Japanese dictionaries are organized, they don't have "a,b,c,d..." So do they organize words by あ、い、う、え、お? Or do they do it but kanji radical? Or something else?
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What is the significance of number 8 (八) in Japanese? [duplicate]

I've noticed a couple of words with the character 八 that have (seemingly) nothing to do with the number 8. 八百屋【やおや】 - greengrocer 八つ【やつ】当たり【あたり】 - taking out anger on someone 八丁【はっちょう】 - ...
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The meaning of もの in this sentence [duplicate]

In a business letter, 私どもにとりましては、御社のように信用も厚く手広くご商売をなさっているところと、ぜひお取引願いたいものと考えております。 I am wondering why the writer added もの because we can express the same meaning without the もの there, can'...
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Question regarding conjugation of two verbs with a (-たい)ending

Learning Japanese on my own so i will be using this site as i means to practice and have some questions answered! If you provide the answer in Kanji, if you coul dplease put also the furigana (no ...

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