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からっきし means "quite; utterly; (not) at all; completely; wholly; entirely; totally; altogether​" however I'm not sure how it's being used here?

The character gets asked what exactly he thinks is on the the new product, and he answers it's likely there is a speaker on it, which allows it to broadcast sounds. The answer is correct.

He appears to be saying that he's ぼっとしてて 地味っぽくて and he's also making a face like (みたいな顔) that "says"


My guess either he's saying the face is... machine like or he saying that the face shows he doesn't understand how that is a machine.

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からっきし is one of the Japanese negative-polarity items (NPI). Just like 全然, さっぱり, 少しも and so on can imply negation without saying ない, just saying からっきし would mean "awfully bad", "none", "terrible", etc. The (not) enclosed in parentheses is an indicator that it's an NPI.


Despite your spaced-out, plain look and I'm-totally-clueless-about-machines kind of expression, you really pulled it off!


The verb that the adverb からっきし modifies is omitted, but it would be 知らない or 分からない in this context.

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