From this manga panel:

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I'm having trouble with understanding「ヘマッたことが多すぎて」

I guess this to be "The messed up things (I did) are too many"

I think ヘマ = blunder, and こと = generic "thing", but I don't understand the ッた between them.


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It's the past form of a slangy godan verb ヘマる.

e.g. やる → やった Likewise, へまる → へまった

  • Would there be a good resource to look up other slangy verbs I might find in manga? Because I'm not able to find this in my usual JE dictionaries.
    – Dani
    May 22, 2020 at 9:50
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    @Dani It would be good for you to understand how the verb was made, because you’ll come across new verbs made in a similar fashion that won’t be in your dictionary either.
    – user1478
    May 22, 2020 at 14:08
  • @snailplane From this answer, my guess is it's just adding る to a noun like ヘマ.
    – Dani
    May 22, 2020 at 14:13
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    @Dani Yep, that’s it! :-) Well, there’s a little more to it, but that’s essentially correct: japanese.stackexchange.com/a/24352/1478
    – user1478
    May 22, 2020 at 14:17

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