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日本人の男の人 vs 日本の男の人 vs <something else entirely>? [duplicate]

I want to say "a Japanese man." I am still learning introductory-level Japanese, but I know I can say 男の人 to refer to a man somewhat politely. I figured I could just say 日本の男の人 to specify ...
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How does "xxxのオニ" equate to "xxx is bullying/picking on me"?

I was watching a cartoon that said something like: にいにいのオニ Chinese subtitles said 妮妮欺负我 I can only guess that オニ is the same as おに or 鬼 to which jedict says: noun ogre, demon ...
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In the manga title, 「ひのさんのバカ」, why is the の particle used?

Does it mean "Hino-san's idiot" (indicating possession) or "Hino-san is an idiot"? If it's the latter, why shouldn't it be "Hino-san は baka"?
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How interchangeable are の/である/なる/たる when qualifying nouns?

So we know that we can qualify/equate two things with a の. 友達のジョン → My friend John 先生の山田さん → A/My teacher Ms. Yamada 勝利者の亀さん → The winner: the turtle (as opposed to the hare) It seems ...
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What does 「アニメ」 mean in this context?

I know 「アニメ」 as short for 「アニメーション」, meaning an animated film/cartoon; I tried on Jisho and Weblio, but I couldn't find any other meaning. Yet I found these senteces, which I'm not sure about by ...
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Adjectival noun in this sentence

前日のキャンセルですと、50%のキャンセル料金をいただくことになります。 My understand for this sentence is "If you cancel the day before, we will get 50% of the cancelling fee" (there's a fixed cancelling fee) PS. In case my ...
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Using 人 vs の vs 人の when talking about a person's nationality

What should be used when describing someone by their nationality? Example: 日本人女性 vs 日本の女性 vs 日本人の女性 I've seen all three of these used, but it's hard for me to see the difference.
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Particle の and hierarchy of info

Sentence: 先生、こちらは学校の友達のJennyです。 This sentence is an example of の's ability to convey a hierarchy of information, but I still don't get how you would know where to put the two のs. How do you use の ...
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When I need to use 先 to mark a place?

So I bump up in the following example and I struggle to understand the usage of 先. In this example, a boy meets his mother and he is angry about what she did. 勝手に俺の履歴書使ってパート先のスーパーに出しただろう Form this ...
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What is the difference between の and である when used in the same context?

一人の人 A person that is alone. 人である人 A person that is alone.
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Why is に used instead of の? 「ハワイからおみやげにマカダミア•ナッツを買って来る」

(A) ハワイからおみやげにマカダミア•ナッツを買って来る I'll buy you guys a gift of macadamia nuts in Hawaii (B) ハワイからマカダミア•ナッツのおみやげを買って来る I suppose に here indicates the purpose of the action like in the following: ...
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