Our fight has already ended. Stop being so persistent about it, what are you, a Kyoto girl?
Are you stupid? It's not only Kyoto girls that are persistent, every girl is like that. Precisely because you don't have the capacity to ??? you're not popular with them.

A scene between two former friends who are now busting each other's balls. The bolded part is what I don't understand at all. I kind of managed to narrow down the meaning of 包み込む here to what I think is another way to express 受け入れる but even then I really have no clue what that line is trying to get across. Is person B saying that because person A is singling out 京都の女 from all the others, he's unpopular? That doesn't make much sense to me.



This line follows soon after when the person saying it wants to take over control of the situation (she's depicted as a Chinese person and often speaks broken Japanese):

No matter if good deed or bad deed, I'll be the boss is what I always say.

^ is what I assume is being said but I'm not sure, the structure throws me off, especially やるからには - I know that からには means ~だから、当然~だ as in 仕事を引き受けたからにはやり遂げないといけない。
Now that I've taken on the job, I'll have to see it through to the end.
but it seems kind of out of context in the sentence given above. I've found a source where やるからには is translated as If I do..., then... but is that a viable way to use this structure?

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Yes this 包み込む can be translated as "to accept" (although there may be a better verb...maybe "embrace"?). 度量 refers to the "capacity" or "breadth" of one's mind. For example, a 度量の大きい(or 広い)人間 is a broad-minded person who is tolerant of many things. そういう全て refers to all the negative traits every girl has (in B's opinion) including ネチネチさ ("persistence", "unforgiveness").

You are unpopular with girls because you don't have enough mental capacity to accept everything (including the persistence of girls).

からには is a common construction, so please see this. But 大将やる makes no sense to me. It should be a typo or a reflection of her broken Japanese (I don't know if 大将 means something in a context like this in Chinese).

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    – chocolate
    Commented Sep 4, 2020 at 3:50
  • 「大将」はふつうに使いませんか…? dictionary.goo.ne.jp/word/%E5%A4%A7%E5%B0%86 「5 一つの集団の中のかしら。「お山の大将」」 Commented Sep 4, 2020 at 3:55
  • あ、「ボス役をやる」ってことですね、何故か気付いてませんでした…
    – naruto
    Commented Sep 4, 2020 at 4:58
  • naruto, 1つ目の質問はありがとうございます、なんとか分かった気がします(が、やっぱり変な言い方だなぁとは思います)。でも大将のやつは未だにピンと来ません。僕の提供した英訳で合ってますか。からにはの文法は分かっているつもりなんですが、この文じゃどうも迷っています…
    – Boolicious
    Commented Sep 4, 2020 at 10:18
  • @Boolicious I guess you're right...there is an implied object 女子(を), and そういう全てを含めて is an adverbial phrase. A more literal translation would be "have no capacity to accept a girl along with all such faults".
    – naruto
    Commented Sep 4, 2020 at 10:31

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