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It's difficult for me to understand why both lines end in 娘. Is this some sort of quirk? It's from a character bio in Tokimeki Memorial 2. The general meaning of the sentence is clear, but the ending is confusing me.

「運動大好き、スポ一ツ娘

勉強もよくできる娘」

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  • Are these sentences from character descriptions?
    – Angelos
    Nov 9, 2020 at 3:27
  • Yes, it's a report from another schoolmate ingame.
    – Rivers
    Nov 9, 2020 at 4:28
  • Are you familiar with the attributive form?
    – istrasci
    Nov 9, 2020 at 5:11

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Simply, だ or です is omitted after 娘. Technically, this is called 体言止め. だ/です is usually omitted in titles, captions, headlines, tables, and so on. (Even in English, obvious phrases like "this is a" are left out in captions, etc.)

スポ一ツ娘【むすめ】 is a set phrase meaning "sporty girl". 勉強もよくできる娘【こ】 is a noun phrase with a relative clause, "a girl who is also good at studies". (Note that 娘 in a context like this usually just means "girl" rather than "daughter", and is read こ as a standalone noun.)

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