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という店もあります meaning in that sentence?

I don't get the meaning of という店もあります in that sentence. I understand: "This month sales were 10 times higher than the sales from April last year", then I have no clue for the end of the sentence. ...
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What is the difference between かい and ですか?

JACK、日本語の勉強楽しいかい? Jack do you do enjoy studying Japanese? The chatter subsequently responded with JACK、日本語の勉強楽しいですか? Is there a difference in the usage of kai and desuka?
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そっち or そちら What is the difference?

そっち or そちら? The terms are used frequently in chat situations. I know that the terms mean there/you. Is one term preferred over the other?
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Is there a tool like rikaichan for Safari (on a Mac)? [on hold]

Is there a tool like rikaichan for Safari (on a Mac)? Thanks
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Difference between 呼ぶ声がします and 呼びます

The full context of the first original phrase is: 「・・・浦島{うらしま}さん、・・・浦島さん」と、誰かが呼{よ}ぶ声{こえ}がします。 I was just wondering, why is 声がする in the sentence when there is already 呼ぶ? Or rather, what would be ...
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What is the difference between ending a question with んだ?and の?

I thought の when used in questions is for when you’re asking for an explanation or to have a curious tone, but んだ is also for explanation and I’ve seen both used to end questions so what are the ...
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What does “信じて行動する” mean?

Please explain more in detail and clearly that phrase "信じて行動する". Context: 僕とハルはある男を信じて行動していた Am I to understand that definition like "man of word + man of action", a person who is completely ...
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Inscription on rifle stock - Help [on hold]

Need help translating this inscription - Appreciate any help offered!
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Asking if you are there いますか or いるの?

I want to ask if someone is there. Can both terms be used to ask if a person is there/are you there? いますか or いるの?
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Romanizations of Japanese using consonant diacritics?

The Hepburn romanization, to express the different realizations of some consonants before /i/ or /u/, uses different spellings from the other syllables in their groups: /si/ > "shi" /zi/ > "ji" /ti/ >...
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Why is 日本 read as “nihon” but not “nitsuhon”?

If I want to say only 日本 in a sentence then each character is pronounced in its onyomi version isn't it? If this is an exception and one (or all) of the characters is not pronounced in onyomi version ...
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です to すslang amongst japanese natives

I recently noticed some of my rather elderly male (30 to late 30-ish) japanese colleagues (native japanese) loves shortening です to す. Ie: 大丈夫ですか becomes 大丈夫すか. So, I myself have started picking up ...
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お父さんの無念を引き継ぎ糧にすることが出来る。 What's the meaning?

お父さんの無念を引き継ぎ糧にすることが出来る。 I tried to understand what this sentence means, but I am totally confused. It was related to an assets that left behind, but there was 糧 character which means food or ...
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I need help on the meaning and translation of 絶賛不登校 [duplicate]

I came across this word in a manga that I'm translating. I understand that it has something to do with not attending school, but I can't for the life of me figure out what "絶賛" means when placed in ...
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Particle Use When Using Form V-ている/ある at a Location: で or に?

So imagine I get asked this question, perhaps when calling someone: 図書館...何をしている。 Perhaps I am reading a book, so: [僕は]としょかん...本を読んでいる。 Here is the problem. For "...", I am conflicted on whether to ...
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「ようとしない」と「ことがある」の違い

皆さん、こんにちは。 I’m right now learning the pattern 「ようとしない」 but I can’t tell the difference on a negative statement using 「ことがある」. 例 「彼は、自分のことは言おうとしない。」 「彼は、自分のことについて話すことがない。」
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What's the difference between 立ち上がる and 立つ?

They both appear to mean "to stand up".
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So that + adjective? [on hold]

How would you translate something like “so that you are/can be X”? I bought this so that he’ll be safe. I want to do this for you so that you’re happy!
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What is the English translation of the conversation that occurs in the middle of the song “Twiggy Twiggy vs. James Bond”? [on hold]

In the middle of this ridiculous, fun pop song from 1991, a conversation occurs between a woman and a man. For years I've been wondering what they are saying. Any help would be appreciated! https://...
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What is the difference between 「首都【しゅと】」and 「都【みやこ】」? [duplicate]

As far as I know, both mean "capital city". Is there a difference in terms of nuance or usage between both words? よろしくお願いします!
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What is the meaning of キルフェボン? [on hold]

キルフェボン好きの人 雑談好きならココにおいで キルフェボン I dont understand the meaning of this word. The context is the heading of the chatroom. Thank you.
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Romanizing doubled-up kango

I am reading some old prewar books that smush two kango together to create a complex noun, for example 伝説伝統 for "legends and traditions". An academic citation, by an author who I am finding a bit ...
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食べていました meaning “Have eaten” or “Just ate” [duplicate]

I know that the te imashita is the past progressive, yet when asking if my japanese friend had eaten, she often replies with tabetenakatta, and my teacher says the te iru form can also mean " Have ...
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Does こと mean 'thing' in the following context?

The characters are having the following conversation (provided for context), and I'm unsure as to what こと in the last line means. According to a previously asked question, it has a large number of ...
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Using は before 欲しい instead が

I was doing some exercises and the book that I'm using translated: I don't want shoes to 靴は欲しくないです I answered using が particle instead は, since, as far as I know, I should use が before 欲しい. ...
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Why is the term 一期一会 added to the movie title “Forrest Gump”? [on hold]

Why is the term 一期一会 added to the movie title "Forrest Gump"? I know what the term means. Once in a life time. Is there a reason for the changed movie title?
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Is the function of this ある a pre-noun adjectival, or is it a verb that forms a relative clause?

I'm going over my previously done translations to see if any need further editing, and the following comes up. 背後で聞き覚えのある声がして、思わず一歩後ずさってしまった。 I relearned yesterday that a relative clause/...
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Equivalent to “How to” in guides and the like

What is an equivalent expression to "How to" that is used when searching/referring to guides, especially online?
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The difference between transitive verbs 窮める, 極める, 究める and intransitive verbs 極まる, 窮まるand 谷まる?

I'm sorry if this question has been answered before, but I did not find a suitable answer. Please provide reliable link if that is the case. I would like to know the differences between the ...
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What does "やればいける” mean?

Context is 2 friends talking with each other after a night of drinking. The other friend drunk called her ex-boyfriend. The other friend said this. だから言{い}ったっしょ 酒入{さけい}れてガーッとやればいけるって Is this ...
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Why was し used instead of から?

通訳の仕事は視野が広がるし、自分自身も成長できるよね In this message why is し used instead of から?I thought し was mainly for when there’s multiple reasons for things. Is there another use or reason for it or is it kinda like や,...
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日常にしがみついた's meaning

https://furahasekai.net/2015/12/09/good-on-the-reel-searchlight-lyrics-indonesian-translation/ From this song, The sentence "囚われた日常にしがみついた". What do you guys translate it to ? I did search しがみつく's ...
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左に曲がる/右に曲がる v/s 左折/右折

That's it, essentially. What differentiates these two ways to indicate a turn? So far, I had only heard 左に曲がる/右に曲がる, but recently I heard 左折/右折 in the GPS of a car. At first I thought that the latter ...
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What's the meaning of the characters in this picture? [on hold]

What's the meaning of the writing in the picture? Thank you in advance. I got it from a book cover (historical novel, Bronze Age China. Written in spanish, by the way). So I took a picture, googled ...
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Given the context, what is the correct way to parse this sentence segment 次に訊くべき言葉が出てこない。?

この寒さをしのげそうな防寒服を手渡され、それを着込みながら僕は彼女に質問した。 「君は……」 [名前なら、ないわ] こちらから訊くより先に、低く呟くような声が返ってきた。 「呼びにくければアインと呼んで。 いつもそう呼ばれてたから」 質問の出鼻をくじかれ、次に訊くべき言葉が出てこない。 My western brain doesn't ...
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What does サーブ mean?

Can't understand the term サーブ。I was thinking it may mean sub or substitute. Thanks as always! I was chatting with 茶屋。Could the term mean serve? Serving in the Olympics as an athlete? Or in reference ...
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What is a female worker who receives a salary called?

I have seen the term サラリーマン for men. What is a female who works for a salary, regardless of occupation, called? Is サラリーウーマン appropriate?
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文の組み立て JLPT N1 Question about word order

I am currently practicing for the N1 JLPT, where the questions require us to assemble the sentences in the correct order. Although the book provides the correct answer, it doesn't provide the correct ...
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How to use the passive form to say “This flower was watered.”

I would like to use the passive form in describing the fact that a flower has been watered. Is この花は水をやられた correct? What difference does この花は水がやられた make or would that be incorrect? A brief ...
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Use of 全て(すべて)in a sentence

Would it be accurate to say: すべてが高かったので何も買いませんでした。 to mean "I did not buy anything because everything was expensive." Is the phrasing correct? And is the use of the particle ”が” accurate or should I ...
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What does 〇〇〇〇 mean when combined with おじさん?

I saw the term 〇〇〇〇おじさん written in a chat profile. What does the 〇〇〇〇 mean?
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What is the difference between 「警察」and 「警官」?

I understand that 警察 is a broader term to refer to the police in general, but it can be used to refer to a police officer. In such case, is it equivalent to 警官 or there is still a difference between ...
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What is the meaning of 森の恵みがとれない冬や [closed]

Can someone help me with this sentence? 栄養たっぷりなクルミは、森の恵みがとれない冬や、冬明けで食料が少なく、ささいな不作で食料がなくなってしまう春の食糧不足に備えて、備蓄してある非常食だ。 Walnuts are the emergency rations for winter when there are blessing of the forest....
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Why 鼻血 is read as “hanaji” but not “biketsu”?

I thought when 2 kanji characters next to each other we read them in onyomi. Why is this word 鼻血 an exception?
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The use of 申し上げる and 申す

According to Jisho.com, 申す and 申し上げる are both kenjougo. From what I can tell, the meanings are also very similar, if not identical. However, the words are not interchangeable. We can use 申す (not ...
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てもいいですか vs. causative verb + もらってもいいですか

電話を使わせてもらってもいいですか。 I know that causative verb form + てもらう means to let somebody do something. And てもいいですか is for asking for permission. But I don't quite understand the use of these 2 constructions ...
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Asking a question with a negative verb (見なかった?)

In Yotsubato Ch. 1, Fuuka asks Ena: 変な子みなかった? I understand this to mean "Have you seen a strange kid?" But I'm a bit hung up on the negative form of the verb here. Why not ask: 変な子みた? Is there ...
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Can I attend JLPT exam at Delhi center [closed]

I am from Rajasthan state. Is it allowed for me to attend JLPT at Delhi center (MOSAI)?
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Is there a slang word/phrase for “Floor it”?

英辞郎 gives アクセルをべた踏みする as one of the translations of "floor it" but while this has the same meaning, it can't really be used in the imperative. I mean,「べた踏みしろー!」「べた踏みにしようぜ!」sounds rather...uncool, ...
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What does 「飛びついては止める傾向」

Context: 高校も不登校中退で通信制を卒業、転職歴20回以上の息子の母です。よろしくお願いします。幼い頃から頑張りがなく飛びついては止める傾向があり遂に高校も続きませんでした。 goo.ne dictionary defines two meanings for 飛びついて 1 勢いよく身をおどらせてとりつく。飛びかかる。「子供が母親に―・く」「柳に―・く蛙」 2 ...

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