I saw this on a youtube comment:


I think it means something to the effect of:

Every time America pretends to be about justice, its evil clearly emerges.

But I translated this with the 件 omitted. What difference does it make if it is included or not, and how does the sentence change?

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    Commented Aug 2, 2022 at 6:53

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Basically, it’s like saying this as we do in emails:

Subject: Every time America pretends to be…

But nowadays, we also use it to say things in a funny way. Here’s my guess: 件 is more like a formal word, so it’s a bit awkward to say it in a casual conversation and that makes us feel it funny.

There’s a manga named 転生したらスライムだった件, which is exactly the case.

We have another word 説 similar to 件, but the topic has to be your assumption.


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