In the below sentence I translated the first part as "Men sometimes display" but cannot figure out the meaning of [これって脈アリサイン].


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    Are the brackets included in the original text?
    – siikamiika
    Aug 12, 2017 at 8:10
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    I don't think the "first part" is really the first. Whether it was told in a previous part of a dialogue, or elsewhere in a guidebook for romance, it's simply missing. You can find the meaning of 脈ありin web dictionaries. サイン should be obvious.
    – macraf
    Aug 12, 2017 at 11:03

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これって”脈アリ”サイン  =Might this be the "there-is-a-chance" sign?

When you want to find a hot spring or a valuable metals, you have to check 水脈 (the hot water pathway underground) or 鉱脈 (metalliferous vein) in advance.

脈がある means that there is such a 脈, which is something good, positive, and welcomed.

Now in the modern colloquial Japanese, "脈アリ" means that there is the possibility that the person likes you, has a positive feeling toward you, has a date with you, or becomes your lover.


[The sign of positive feeling toward you, maybe,] that men show you sometimes


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