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What is the meaning of おちょくっとる? [duplicate]

This sentence here: "なっ… お前おちょくっとるのか!? I didn't understand おちょくっとる, is it a form of the verb おちょくる? What is the meaning in this sentence? Thanks.
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Usage of とwhere it seems てshould be used [duplicate]

I recently started playing Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee! in Japanese, and I have seen this grammar come up a few times. Most recently in the following dialog. この ポケモンジムは 閉まっとる To me it seems as if the ...
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the logic behind “te” in “chotto matte te”

When someone says: chotto matte te, why does the te mean "... and I'll be back shortly". What's the logic behind it? Why aren't there special expressions such as chotto matte X, where X could mean "...
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What is a subsidiary verb?

What is a subsidiary verb? Could one explain it and give some examples of its application?
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What is the たんだ in と思ってたんだ for the sentence in question?

Here is a sentence that I came across in Yotsuba, 恵那が結婚して出て行く時に使おうと思ってたんだ. I believe the English translation would be something like, "When Ena (恵那) gets married and leaves, I think I'll use this. I ...
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Why is the て-form being used before ん?

In the following sentence: 誰{だれ}探{さが}してんの What is the grammatical reason for 探{さが}す to be used in て-form before ん?
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What word and form is うってる?

I'm reading a children's book (no kanji) and the sentence is: いどうはんばいしゃは、 みんなが だいすきな たべものを うってるよ。 From the context, I figure it means: The mobile catering guy everyones favourite food selling (...
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What does the word 「だまっとれ」mean?

It is in a sentence said by an old man who is speaking to a group of children. おめえらはだまっとれ! I think it should be an imperative form of 「黙る」 but I found, in an online dictionary, that the form is ...
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Meaning of 寝てない

昨日{きのう}も全然{ぜんぜん}寝{ね}てない。* Yesterday I didn't sleep at all. Is it 寝る in て-form followed by ある in negative form? Or a contraction of 寝ていない? Also, why is it not in past form? I thought one should say: ...
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Any hints on how to translate the 'Nanny' in Totoro?

I'm working through translating となりのトトロ and I was doing ok until the Nanny starts talking. Going through her sentences and translating them piece by piece is an exercise in extreme patience. I find ...
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What does 入ってなかった mean?

I couldn't understand 入ってなかった, what verb is it after 入って? で、帰ったときに携帯はかばんに入ってなかっただろう?
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Is my understanding of やっちまった correct?

I want to know if my understanding of the term やっちまった is correct. Could you please help me out? The word used is やっちまった, this is the past form of やっちまう which means "to do something one regrets". It ...
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Tried my best to decipher a long sentence from a tweet. Please help me see if I understood correctly

Tweet: 長い休みの間に中1長男が朝ごはんを作ってくれるようになり最近は「今日は何がいい?」なんて聞いてきて(オイオイ新妻かよぉ〜!)とかニヤニヤしてたら今朝寝坊して慌てて出掛けようとする私に「ひと口だけでも食べてけば!」と焼き立てのホットケーキを口の中に放り込んできて普通にお母さんでした My attempt to understand: As for the recent days ...
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What does どうなちきつたんだよオ mean?

I am trying to learn a lot by reading, but I am having a lot of trouble with this phrase/sentence: どうなちきつたんだよオ Now, this is from a manga (Akira, specifically) so I'm guessing it's some kind of ...
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て-form for a cause/reason

I just learned about this construction as detailed here. Wondering if I have it right. I understand that one use case is when what comes after the て-form verb describes a feeling, so I assume 欲しい ...

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