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内 (uchi) 肉 (niku) - is there a third word with 3 人 in its kanji?

内 is uchi (inside) and 肉 is niku (meat) - is there a third word with 3 人 in its kanji character?
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したんだ?Colloquial?

Is "shitanda" a colloquial form of suru?
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In what sense does 多様性 imply "diversity"?

"diversity" can often mean diversity in sex, gendre, and race. But, strictly speaking, "diversity" in English can also readily imply diversity in viewpoints, age, experience, ...
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What is 得な性格? How is it used in this sentence?

Context: The character's brother asked him to meet a person for him. The character is reluctant but in the end he comments his brother's 強引さ always makes him do stuff etc. I can gather he's ...
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Usage of ではないのか + 知れないけれども in this sentence?

花岡: 理解とは、死んだら、ということだろうか? 笑って言った花岡に陰惨な影はなくて、だから本気ではないのかも知れないけれども。  So the character makes says about "Maybe you will understand the truth after you die! (the truth of the afterline) Then the ...
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に or を?Grammar help

In the sentence トムはそのときこうえんをあるいていた how come you use を instead of に for こうえん? Is it because grammarly the park can not do something to someone? I read something about intransitive and transitive verbs ...
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Meaning of the name Kaiba

we have created a recognition for proactivity in my company and decided to let the employees name it. The most voted name was “Kaiba”. According to the person who proposed it, Kaiba is the name of a ...
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What does とはなる here mean?

都民からの税金で[賄]{まかな}われていると言えば、結局自分たちの支払いだとはなるけど The character is a government official that ponders who is paying them... Given they also reside in Tokyo he concludes they are paying themselves .
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ちかく (chikaku) 's position in a phrase

I see both "ちかく の XXX" and "XXX の ちかく", but I don't see when to apply which pattern. In the latter case, I think the word "vicinity" in my mind. In the former case, I ...
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Reading resources

Is there any particular app or website that I can use to read Japanese books and mangas according to the levels. I am a beginner and was searching for something as of reading material. I tried ...
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"とくてい" (or どくてい) meaning "doxxing"? (modern internet lingo)

In Yoru no Kurage wa Oyogenai, everyone is (in my eyes @.@) a bunch of zoomers/gen alpha with brainrot that are trying to become influencers, and use a bunch of unfamiliar new internet slang >.<....
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Why 発狂する rather than 発狂になる?

鏡が映すものが現実のものか、はたして可能なものなのかさえ判断できす、みんな鏡の前でヘトヘトになったり、鏡に映る姿に魅入られてしまったり、発狂したりしたんじゃよ。 Without even being able to judge whether the things reflected in the mirror are real or even possible, everyone gets ...
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How is this sentence divided exactly?

(変なことを言ってしまったな…)  質問されたから答えたものの、明光の望む答えにも、自分の気持ちすら満足に表現できる言葉ではなかった、と思う。 I don't really understand how the sentence is divide in the second bubble. The narrator had something asked (by 明光) and she ...
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What the exact nuance of あれだけに言っておきながら

「この前の―高速道路の件もそうだし、あれだけ天道大洋のことでこちらに言っておきながら動きが遅いんじゃないかしら」 The context is the following: She's drilling her underling from the SCOUTING UNIT being slow on updating the website with the recent dangerous ...
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What does 丸めた here mean? (in describing how someone speaks)

彼特有の丸めた―目的を背後に隠して相手に好意を示す話し方は、めいは好きではない。 I don't quite get it. "His characteristic... the way to show to the partner kindness while hiding his true motive. Mei didn't like it at all.
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What is a 受け身も取れず?

感情的な受け身も取れず、そりゃ大騒ぎもしますよ」 Googling around 受け身も取れず seems to be used to indicate this 誰かに攻撃的な言動や行動をされた時に、上手くかわすことが出来ない。 So he's saying "Without being able to skillfully dodging the issue" ...
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Possible pattern? Masu-stem+に+masu-stem+まくる

I know that masu-stem+まくる usually means to do a verb with reckless abandon, but on a radio show I heard a phrase that went something like masu-stem+に+Same verb masu-stem+まくる. Search results reveal ...
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を と? Is it similar some kind of grammar? [duplicate]

それを手段の一つとして戦える敵か。厄介だ… The character is fighting an enemy who has the special ability to teleport. So he says this Is を として here some kind of grammar? "An enemy who can fight that way"?
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Can “なんて” also serve as an inhabited nominalizer?

I came across a rather interesting sentence spread across two bubbles: 一瞬で空気を変えちゃうなんて シャチ君だけだよ Instinctively, I would read the first bubble simply as something like “To think he actually changes the ...
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Explanation for the negative form いやしなかった [duplicate]

I was reading 人間失格 when I came across this sentence [...]空腹感とは、どんなものだか、ちっともわかっていやしなかったのです。 from what I can understand by the translation, いやしなかった is some kind of negative form, but I do not ...
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What age range does お年頃 and does it strictly mean adolescence? [duplicate]

https://www.reddit.com/media?url=https%3A%2F%2Fi.redd.it%2Fgrtj5gclq75d1.png I was wondering does it refer to adolescence and what age range would most people assume? for example would 17 or 18 be too ...
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Can どころではない and てはいられない can be interchangable in some context? What would be the nuance of each?

I have been unable to find in any Japanese Dictionary (Dictionary of Advanced Japanese Grammar, the どんな時どう使うbook, nor in the Handbook of Japanese Grammar Patterns or anywhere an explanation for this ...
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Meaning of 電話も出ない

A guy calls someone and there was no response and he said「僕の電話も出ない」. I am confused about the meaning of も. Based on Google search, phrases 電話を出る and 電話が出る are nonsense but 電話に出る makes sense. So it ...
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Is this all part of a name or is part of it a title/moniker?

I'm working on a personal translation of a oneshot manga and there is a character who is introduced like this: I've been translating the family's surname as Medeshima but the first name feels too ...
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キャリア? What definition is correct?

天道と伊波が地図を覗き込みながら協議している。様々なシチュエーションを想定しながら意見を述べるあたり、さすがのキャリアというべきか。 The character is watching his two colleagues discuss about the next plan for their mission... I understand the sentence up to this ...
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Meaning of 生まれ持ったセンス

This is a description of the character コウジ, who is very strong and can fight with a large group of people without getting injured: コウジは「集団にやられる」という言葉が似合わない男。...
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Is 謀つて the same as 謀って?

The sentence is: 共に謀つて復讐せんと約する Am I correct to believe that this is the verb 謀つ (はかりごつ)followed by つ (て)but that since this is written sometime around 1933, the form has gone from 謀ちて to 謀つて ? Edit: ...
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Nuance of とだけいうのは here

From anime 夜のクラゲは泳げない, B asks A about their thoughts on a social media account dedicated to exposing e-celebs: A: 暴露アカウントですよね? B: あれについては どう思う? A: 最低だと思います。 んっ…。    とだけ言うのは  いい子ちゃんぶり過ぎなのかなって。 顔を隠して ...
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Is N年 short for N年生?

I am a bit confused about the usage of N年 in this sentence. 1年で入学して1週間のうちに3年まで統制した。 It seems like 1年で is short for 1年生で and 3年まで is short for 3年生まで. The sentence means In a week after entering ...
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What is 手堅いところ in this sentence?

雑誌は、三年ほど前に発売されたものだ。当時話題になっていた、とあるドラマの特集記事が読みたくて発売日に買った。 そのドラマとは、東京で起こった爆破テロ事件の真相をひとりの若手政治家が追う、というストーリーだった。 人気俳優やアイドル、名バイプレーヤーなど手堅いところを押えたキャストだったが、中でもひとり、銃撃や戦闘といったアクションシーンをこなす役者に椿は強く憧れた。 The ...
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Why are passive and causative passive here mixed together?

あたし、いきなりアケミさんに落とされて気絶させられたでしょう。雑です」 "I got got dropped by Akemi and made fall. It's very rough." Why is the passive used in the second verb but not the first? Or does the causative passive ...
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選挙公約に? What is this exactly?

選挙公約に知事のお墨付きを掲げられれば、一気に勝算が出てくるんです。 I understand 知事のお墨付きを掲げられば、一気に勝算が出てくるんです。 is like "if we can get the gov approval, the prospect of victory will appear" I assume 掲げられれば is potential here ...
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How to interpret どこまでも

I'm having some trouble understanding the adverb's meaning in the lyrics for the Japanese version of Melodies of Life from FFIX: 消えゆく運命でも 君が生きている限り いのちはつづく 永遠に その力の限りどこまでも わたしが死のうとも 君が生きている限り ...
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How to say an object has multiple colors

I know most colors work as の adjectives except for the 6 principal colors that work as い adjectives. If I were to describe, say, a flag, which has 3 different colors on it, could I just string the ...
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Usage of それなりの体制で in this sentence?

なのに、ああいうことになったんだ。敵さんの意図も正体も分からない以上、こっちもそれなりの体制で現場に臨むべきなんじゃねえのか」 After a recent failed mission, the characters are discussing that for the next missions, they should be careful and watch out for their ...
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Meaning of V + ての + noun

In かつて神だった獣たちへ volume 5 I found these sentences, speaking about bayonets: もちろん接近しなくては使いようもなく、ライフルの登場は歩兵同士が肉薄しての銃撃と突撃による戦術、つまり銃剣を過去の物にするはずだった 内戦末期、戦場に登場した回転式機関砲は十分な威力と連射速度を持っていたため、肉薄しての突撃を押さえ込まれ無力だった ...
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Meaning of 挨拶も無視かよ

A boy with black hair 竹田タケヒロ was caught by his dad skipping school with his friends: I don't get what the brown-haired boy meant by 挨拶も無視かよ. It looks like a sort of rhetorical question and it seems ...
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What does 向く mean here?

Trapped in debt, a salaryman says 僕はハードモードが向いてるんだ I am not sure what 向いてる might mean. I might be overthinking but I initially thought it meant "to be suitable" but the usage of が is ...
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Pitch accent of -り adverbs

This is a followup to the question For which parts of speech does a 平板/heiban–vs–尾高/odaka pitch accent contrast (word-final H(-H) vs H(-L)) exist? asked by Lover of Structure . I'm wondering if there ...
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Grammar Pattern: Verb+だけ+Same verb て-form

I have found two examples of this kind of pattern from anime and I wonder how it’s specifically used: Black Lagoon, main character thinking to self (inoculated) that they’re bad at keeping shut in ...
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さくらが投げられた = Sakura got thrown, so why 私が言われる not "I got said"

Pardon the bad grammar in the title, just wanted to keep it short. So in the sentence さくらが投げられた, さくら is the subject doing the action receive, where she is receiving "thrown" ie. Sakura was ...
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Confused with this usage of 余裕がない

From the anime Black Lagoon, main character asks poor local merchant in town how much the price of the (likely stolen) goods they're selling are: (To merchant)ヌンさんそれ新品 ? いくら ? 高いよどうせ盗品なんだろ ? (To self)...
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What's the difference between 〜ないでいた and 〜なかった?

I was listening to a song and the singer said 気づけないでいた, but I wonder why she didn't say 気付けなかった. is there a difference?
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-た verb form preceding ものか [duplicate]

A Dictionary of Advanced Japanese Grammar, p. 268: "mono ka (2) - a phrase indicating that the speaker wants to do s.t. or is wondering what he/she shoould choose." The examples they give ...
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How to write "Production/Packaging/Bottling Line" in Japanese?

How to write "Line" in japanese considering I want to mean Production/Packaging/Bottling line ? 線 <= for me it's line but like something you draw 台詞 <= there is also this one, but it's ...
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How best to translate this もう?

From the Genki II textbook, 3rd edition page 297 (a reading passage about Doraemon): 「これは『アンキパン』だよ。覚えたいことをこのパンに写して、食べてみて。覚えられるから。」のび太くんはパンに写して、全部食べました。もうテストは大丈夫です。 I'm confused about the exact meaning ...
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How can I improve my Japanese pronunciation [closed]

I was learning Japanese for a year and my vocabulary is cca 400 words, but I have very European pronunciation. How can I improve it at home?
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Difference between 時限目 and 時限

Based on my understanding, when talking about class periods, N時限 means "N periods" while N時限目 means "Nth period." However I sometimes encounter situations when the former N時限 ...
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What does こと mean here? [duplicate]

I am wondering about the usage of こと next to ギャル: あれは美少女四天王の一人、通称ギャルこと右京杏
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Need help translating old language on a Japanese Flag [closed]

I was recently at the Veterans Museum in Athens, AL and one of the volunteers showed me an old Japanese flag that appeared to have writing in old Japanese language. I told him I would research this ...
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