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Help me translate this

Here is the question how to translate that setence to japanese Inform that the hospital is located between the supermarket and the hotel over there: 病院にあそこでスーパーとホテルの間があります。 i want to know if is ...
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Adding a とする to a sentence

What is the difference in adding a とする to a sentence. For example: 倒しに行くとする 倒しに行く
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Japanese sentences structure [closed]

How to build a sentences contain "Because" in Japanese?
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When and how to use ie wa, ie kara, koko wa, and koko kara

What is the difference of the following: a)家はここから近いです b)ここは家から近いです c)ここから家は近いです d)家からここは近いです
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What does 収束 mean? [closed]

We are talking about Corona and travel to Vietnam on Youtube, and one person said 収束 in the sentence "今は厳しいですね...収束を願いましょう". I do not understand: "収束". Could any one explain? You can see the chat ...
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Is the Japanese か more rounded than the Chinese 力?

Is the Japanese か more rounded than the Chinese 力 ? It seems the Chinese character has a sharper corner there on the first stroke while the Japanese kanji seems to curve around the corner.
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Question about the possible nuances in this sentence

In found this sentence in a novel (甘城ブリリアントパーク). The person that is talked about here is a fairly intelligent guy who is at the time of utterance visiting a theme park. He has seen several mascots ...
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Question about the kanji 兵

When I was sixteen I got my first tattoo and I choose this kanji " 兵 " because I saw that stands for warrior. A couple of years after, I saw that the kanji stands more for "soldiers" than "warrior" (...
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Having trouble translating a sentence into grammatically correct English [closed]

The sentence is だから、日本人が大好きな桜の花がいつ頃咲くかは場所によって違います。I understand that it's talking about how the Japanese like sakura flowers, and locations differ depending on when they bloom. However, I can't come up ...
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the meaning of 手は抜けない

こうなるとテストで露骨に手は抜けない。 I found 手が抜けない and 手の抜けない, but I couldn't find 手は抜けない. Is there any different meaning between 手は抜けない and 手が抜けない? Thank you in advance for you kind guidance.
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How to express “such that” at the beginning of a sentence

How to express "such that" at the beginning of a sentence. For example: I will clean the floor real good. Such that you will not see even a stain on it. In japanese: 地をきれいにするさ。(Such that) ...
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胸をほれる to mean proud? [closed]

I came across あなたが胸をほれるようなヒーローになる while watching an anime. I think it means "I will become a hero you can be proud of". Or literally, "I will become a hero that you can engrave in your heart", which ...
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Difference in adding a たとえ [duplicate]

Whats the difference in using a たとえ in a sentence. For example: たとえ行かなくてもいいんだ 行かなくてもいいんだ From what I understand, even without using たとえ, the sentence already mean " even if you don't go, it's ok". ...
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How to interpret あたり in this sentence?

From this link, ずらずらとでてくるので、無関係そうな所は除外しています。ignoring nonexistent directory "/dammy/xxx" というあたりがそれっぽいですね There is another question, where あたり is used in the following way: 「(an example) + あたり + (...
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Why is ケ here intead of か or カ? [duplicate]

I was learning how to count months and the online video gave the expression in both hiragana and kanji. Here is an example: 5 months ごかげつ 5ケ月 Why is that ケ there ? Should it not be ka ? As in か ...
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Why is “学校があるからお休みが染みるんだなあ” a poem?

I was reading a web manga, and came across this panel: The spring break (春休み) has just started for this character, and apparently she refers to the following as poem (as in 詩を詠んでしまった): 学校が ...
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Is there a kanji for いいですね?

Is there kanji for いいですね? I see that よいですね can be written as 良いですね. In context, is 良いですね understood and read as いいですね?
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What is the meaning of にこだわる?

英語での記載にこだわる理由は何でしょうか? 今まで通り(日本語で)に記載して頂きたいです。 I have no idea what にこだわる means here. The nuance is once day, my Japanese translator who suddenly switched to English (instead of Japanese like normal) ...
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Can't understand this kanji [closed]

I was playing Animal Crossing on the NDS emulator, and I could not understand how this kanji may be written and what does that mean due to really small, almost incomprehensible font. If you know what ...
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Asking if someone was referring to you

How do I confirm that a friend was referring to me when they said something? For example, someone calls you by a term of endearment and even tho you know they were referring to you, you want to ...
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Meaning of the '可愛がりたく' in '可愛がりたくなんだよ’’?

Hello I was doing some translating and got stumped over how to translate this phrase. Does it mean something like "It makes me wanna pamper you" or does it mean something like "It makes me wanna take ...
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東北弁 Pronunciation Question about J's

I'm interested in Tohokuben and recently found this website https://konnok3.sakura.ne.jp/dialect.html. I know pronunciation can vary all over the Northeast, but in one section it covers numbers and ...
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東北弁 Pronunciation Question about Ch's

I've been trying to learn Tohokuben and I have a question. I'm interested in Tohokuben and recently found this website https://konnok3.sakura.ne.jp/dialect.html. I know pronunciation can vary all ...
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必要 and 必要性 usages

What's the difference between 必要 and 必要性 and in what situation should I use which
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Lost Audio for “Total Japanese” series [closed]

I am looking for the lost audio files of the "Total Japanese" book series by Waseda University. I am using this book series but I do not have the audio files to do the "response practice" section. ...
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What are the correct Kanji to read 128000000? [duplicate]

I came across this sentence in my textbook: 日本の人口は約1億2千万人です。Japan's population is about one hundred twenty million. (120000000) Then, I tried to figure out how to say 128000000, but I can't ...
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What does 連ツイ mean in this sentence?

I'm starting to read some images that talk about tail holes in clothing, for anthropomorphic animals, and I'm already stuck on the first sentence. しっぽ穴とその周辺についての連ツイのまとめです。 What does 連ツイ mean in ...
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What are the difference in nuance between 置いている、置いてある、置いておく?

置いている : Depending on context, this can mean something like present progressive "being placed" or a completed state "have been placed". 置いてある : This is to refer to the resultant state of the item ...
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How does ことはあっても connect this otherwise 2 part sentence into one?

獄長:「な~に、馴れればここでの生活も満更ではないぞ。どうせシャバにいたところで他人様の迷惑になることはあっても役には立たないボンクラどもなんだからよ」 Warden: Once you're used to it, life here isn't too bad. Here you trouble only useless fools.... I would like to know ...
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What particles can be used with 気にしない?

I would like to say "I don't mind that," or "That doesn't bother me," but I'm not sure what particles to use for 気にしない when I would like to specify both a subject and an object. These are the ...
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Meaning of もクソも in 何かもクソも寝るだけだよ

I know that ~もくそも(ない) is is an expression that can mean: not at all; not even a little​ However I'm still confused at what もクソも in 何かもクソも寝るだけだよ means.!
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I found the official creator of Squid Girl has a Twitter account, and I want to know how to ask them something [closed]

So I found the official creator of Squid Girl, Masahiro Anbe, on Twitter (masahiro_lemon) and I've had a question on my mind for the longest time. "How tall is Squid Girl?" Since I've been trying to ...
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How to say “It is unfortunate that the class can't meet”?

The coronavirus brought an abrupt end to my Intro Japanese course, and as my Professor isn't comfortable using technology, I would like to write her a closing letter. I'm still very new to Japanese, ...
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Why does one have to use ながら instead of つつ in this sentence?

I'm going through an exercise book to prepare for the N2 exam, and I got confused by this question: _たばこを吸わないでよ There are choices for 歩きつつ and 歩きながら, and the answer is 歩きながら. What's the difference ...
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can を comes at the end of a sentence?

so the sentence is this : せっしゃは…!!ひっく いつかこの国を!! Why there is a を there!? Is it a word or does it have a specific structure!? I would appreciate your help ♥♥♥
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What does 経つ mean with 結構?

I just saw this phrase in a book I bought. 結構経ちました This sounds vague to me. I also couldn't find a definition on a dictionary. I've found this example though there are also others. https://www....
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Difference between 溢れていた and 溢れている

瞬間ーーいつの間にやら開放感に溢れていた教室の外から、折紙が現れる。 Hi. Is the bold ていた used here because the action 溢れる happened before the action 折紙が現れる? And the state of being open-air continued until 折紙が現れる? If so, can we use ...
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Is using the particle は twice here natural?

I've come across the sentence 父は休みの日はずっとテレビを見ている。(My father spends his days off watching television all the time.) where it doubles in using the は particle. From another post, it seems that this ...
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Converting sentence to 強調構文

I want to convert the following sentence into 強調構文 (~のは~です) with emphasis on the bolded part. 強く雨が降っていたので、試合は延期された。 I’m not sure how to do it to the second half of the sentence due to the ので. I ...
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ている: 上がっています Context and Resultive State?

また石油の値段が上がっています。 I have problems comprehending the use of ている in this context. To my understanding, 上がっています used in the example sentence is referring to the state of the "increased" price of 石油 (oil) ...
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Is ま (ma) related to ほ (ho) or は (ha) related to よ (yo)? What does adding a bar to the left mean?

I understand these character similarities might be arbitrary, like M and W being flipped. But it's tripping me up enough times that I thought if I knew a reason, perhaps it would help me memorize ...
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Does [契る] apply to marriage?

Like is this used in context of marriage?
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Just by: だけで vs ばかりに

I've been using Bunpro to review grammar and came across the following example sentence: 外国人だけど、着物を着る______、日本人みたいになった。 The site is looking for だけで (just by) as the answer, which I understand in ...
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Why is Atom not given any honorifics in アストロボーイ・鉄腕アトム? Is it because he's a robot?

I'm very new to Japanese I'd like to apologize now for any glaring mistakes up front. Revisiting Astro boy, I've noticed that Atom is very rarely called by any kind of honorific, just アトム. The only ...
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学年別における meaning

学年別におけるクラスの勝敗。 別: distinction; difference; different; another; particular; separate; extra; exception. The school will hold an exam (a competition between classes), where the 2nd grade student will ...
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Meaning of phrase “to stay alive”?

気をつけてな! Is the meaning of this phrase “try to stay alive” or something like that? It’s like literally “keep your air attached to you”, right?
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When or What is your date of birth?

In English we'd ask: ''What is your date of birth ?'' Is this the same in Japanese or is the use of ''What'' allowed ? 貴方の生年月日は何ですか 貴方の生年月日は何時ですか Which of these are correct ? Can both be ...
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English name in Japanese [closed]

What would roughly be the translation of the name “Olga” in Japanese? I know that maybe it’s difficult to get it exact.
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What does 本番 mean here?

ラナ「だってIT社長って、女優と付き合ってからが本番でしょ?」 Hi. What does 本番 mean or refer to here? I know 本番 literally means “the real thing”. Thank you.
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Understanding a line from Bleach Episode 45

4:47 into the episode, Yoruichi says something that sounds like "oboe ga aru yo ja no," which translates to "It seems you recall an instance" (from the English subtitles). However, I'm having trouble ...

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