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What does this phrase それをヒントに… mean? [duplicate]

For full context, see here: https://www.docdroid.net/5vuuiCe/img-20170821-0002-new.pdf The sentence in question (line 7-8) それをヒントに井上さんは演奏だけが履いている「8ジューク」という機会を作り、1971年にレストランや喫茶店に貸し出す会社を始めた。 First, my ...
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For which verb is を marking the object [duplicate]

「にわかに目をキラキラさせ始めた友蔵を前に、さすがのおかあさんも、ズバリ、 そんな物は必要ないとは言いにくいらしく珍しく口ごもった。」 I'm struggling to parse this sentence. In particular I don't understand which verb the を in bold is marking the object of. We ...
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Can we turn nouns into adverb by adding に? [duplicate]

"しかし、期待を胸に中学校に赴任すると、理想と現実は大きくかけ離れていました。" "加藤さんは大切な手紙を手に再び「パナマ」へ向かいます。" "彼女は手紙を手に、階下へ降りてきた。" Is に turning these nouns into adverbs ?
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How to parse 「Nを相手に、」 [duplicate]

I've gotten to the level where I can start going through some basic Japanese material and largely understand all of it, but there are some times where I'm confused by particle usage, and I'm not sure ...
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What is the function of を in this sentence? [duplicate]

彼は高齢を理由に社長を辞めたよ。 I found this example sentence in some core flashcards, and the translation says He gave up the company presidency due to age. Which makes sense to me, but I don't understand the ...
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multiple を particles before a verb [duplicate]

I chanced across this sentence while doing anki. 彼は高齢を理由に社長を辞めたよ There are 2 を particles before the verb (in this case 辞めた being the verb). From what I understand of the を particle, it marks a ...
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The role of を in this phrase 夜景を背景に歌舞伎の映像が流れます [duplicate]

I am reading this article http://www3.nhk.or.jp/news/html/20161005/k10010718561000.html and come across this phrase: 夜景を背景に歌舞伎の映像が流れます I can get the general meaning but I'm not clear on what is ...
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Meaning of this sentence 絆(ひかり)を糧に加速して [duplicate]

this sentence is from the song from this website https://kamenrider.fandom.com/wiki/Over_%22Quartzer%22 I can't translate this sentence "絆(ひかり)を糧に加速して" I don't know why they use にafter糧 and 加速して ...
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Difference between 以外で and 以外に

文部科学省は、病気などの理由以外で、1年に30日以上学校を休んだ子どもが、2016年度に13万4398人いたと発表しました。 The Ministry of Education announced that there were 134398 children in the 2016 school year who had more than 30 days of absence for ...
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I don't understand こちらは手が出せないのをいいことにやりたい放題だ。

From: 今日もようやく長い一日が終わった。この屋敷で働き始めて今日で三年になるが、ここの仕事は本当に辛い。旦那様と奥様はお優しいのだが、お嬢様がとても厳しく、理不尽な方だ。気に入らないことがあればすぐに怒鳴り、殴ってくる。こちらは手が出せないのをいいことにやりたい放題だ。 The text might be a bit above my Japanese skill...I'm ...
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Meaning of 疑問を胸に取材を進める

The sentence in question: そんな疑問を胸に取材を進めると、改めて、おんぶの魅力を知ることになりました。 For full context: https://www3.nhk.or.jp/news/web_tokushu/2018_0521.html?utm_int=news_contents_tokushu_004 My attempt at translation: ...
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Meaning of 境 in その日を境に

その日を境に Why does this mean 'On that day', does 境 mean something other then 'boundary'/'area' in this sentence?
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を before a noun?

I'm currently learning N3 level so I'm not sure if this is something I might haven't learned about. I never know we could put を like this. This is a sentence from an e-dict so it should be correct. ...
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二十歳を[頭]{かしら}に translation

This kanji 頭 what does it mean in this sentence? うちには二十歳を頭に、3人の男の子がいる。 I looked up the meaning of かしら and still don't understand the meaning of the whole sentence. Please help translate. Thanks
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“に(して)” and the “for (purpose) に” clarification

とりあえず目覚ましにシャワーだけ浴びて、さっさとメシの準備をしよう。 speaker has already gotten outa bed に(して)anyways, i'm gonna (fully) wake up, and just take a shower,... (purpose) に anyways, I'm just taking a shower so i can (...
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Unclear sentence: 選を先行する取り組みを本格化させる

I have difficulty trying to understand the following sentence: 米大統領選などをきっかけに欧米で先行する取り組みを、日本でも本格化させるのが狙い。 Source: http://www.asahi.com/articles/ASK6P62NYK6PUTIL0CS.html What is the meaning of ...
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What about these particles

For full context, see the following document: https://www.docdroid.net/6ruXJ6r/img-20170802-0002-new.pdf This excerpt was taken from line 1-2: 15歳の子供たちを対象に32か国で行われた国際調査では、国によってかなりちがいがあることがわかった。 ...
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Interpretation of 糧に次から

恋愛も勉強もトライ&エラー。 やってみて失敗し、その教訓を糧に次からまた行動する。 そういう意味では俺も亜子も、今まで恋愛に消極的に生きてきたのはちょっとばかし損だったんじゃないのか。 まあそんな風に周囲から思われたとしても、そこは不思議じゃないかもしれない。 Context: mom giving screwed up love/sex "lesson" to ...
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Intrepretation of 遠慮もしていられないか in this sentence structure

目を強く擦る。俺はひとりなんかじゃないぞ。母さんがいるじゃないか。 母さんとは、連絡はずっと取り合っているが、あえて顔は合わせないようにしていた。あちらは新しい生活を始めているからだ。 でももう、身内を相手に遠慮もしていられないか。 Include prior two sentences for context. Speaker is in a tough situation....
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Clarifications regarding the AをBに。。。 construction

I've read Meaning and transitivity of ゴミ袋を手に立ち上がる before, but i'm looking to confirm some things where AをBに(して)is not the case. 彼女の視線を一身に浴びて、私は身が縮む思いだった。 basking my body under her gaze, I feel ...
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Is usage of を片手に necessary in this paragraph?

Is it normal to use 買い与えられたポケベルを片手に in this paragraph?: 私の二人の姉は当時高校生で、両親から買い与えられたポケベルを片手に、高校生活を謳歌しているように私には見えた。 Why not use just 与えられたポケベル or 買い与えられたポケベル. Is it necessary to use を片手に?
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About を in 再稼働をてこに収益改善

Can anyone please tell me what does を in 再稼働をてこに収益改善 in the sentence below indicate? I know that を is followed by a verb, but how come in this case it's followed by a noun てこ? 広島高裁による四国電力伊方原発3号機(...
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Why is を used instead of の? [duplicate]

I was looking at one of the example sentences in a kanji learning app I use, and the particle choice struck me as strange. In the sentence "青空を背景に木々を描く。", I can't understand why を is used after 青空. ...