I'm just wondering what does the word "ぶつまね" (or also ぶつ真似 as turned up by a google search) mean? I tried guessing from the context of some 10 example sentences but still can't come up with the meaning of the word.

My original sentence is this one:


The girl in question is tricked into answering "yes" to a question of whether a given calculation is correct. The answer she had been given is almost right except for a single number in it.

Thank you in advance.

Example sentences http://dictionary.goo.ne.jp/examples/jn2/193338/m0u/

  • ぶつ 真似 ≒ たたくフリ??
    – user1016
    Mar 15 '14 at 6:49
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    That sentence doesn't appear to contain the word you're asking about... What was the sentence it appeared in?
    – user1478
    Mar 15 '14 at 8:05
  • Oh, I forgot the relevant part in my own example. It's actually 「先輩っ。ひっかけ問題はひどいです」ぶつまねをするテトラちゃん。 Mar 15 '14 at 15:25

It is two words ---「ぶつ」 + 「まね/真似」

"Verb + まね" = "pretending to 'Verb'"

ぶつ means "to hit", "to punch", etc.

Thus, 「ぶつまね」 means "(giving) a mock punch"

If, indeed, 「ぶつまね」 were one word as you claim, I would have no idea what that could mean (and I am a native speaker.)

  • なるほど。言われるとそうですね…ありがとうございます! なんで最初その分け方をしなかったんだろう、私。(笑) Mar 15 '14 at 15:35

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