I'am currently reading a manga, there is this sentence "これでチャラにしとくよ". I don't really get it. Please translate, thank you


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It means something like "I'll let you off the hook (with this)".

Either the speaker (let's call him A) had previously done some favor for the other person (B) and B had just returned the favor, or alternatively, B had previously done something to anger A, and in this case, A had just "paid it back" by punishing B. Either way, what A is saying is either "now, neither of us owes the other one anything" or "no more grudges".

This relates to the second definitions on デジタル大辞泉 and 大辞林第三版.