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~なくもない vs ~なくはない [duplicate]

自信がなくもない 自信がなくはない What's the difference here? I understand that both constructions are basically double negatives that cancel themselves into positives, with は sandwitched there to emphasize the ...
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Meaning of く も in this sentence

This sentence is from Doraemon: そんなのめずらしくもないよ. I think it means "It is not that rare/uncommon". But I don't understand the use of く も here. Should it be interpreted as めずらしく + も? Why did ...
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So I'm trying to understand this paragraph of the 365 Nichi no Kamihikouki song text

So I'm trying to understand this paragraph of the 365 Nichi no Kamihikouki song text. I've tried to do my own translation as well as I can. () = implied 時には雨も降って - At times when the rain falls (and) ...
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~のも当然だ , use of も to soften

彼女{かのじょ}が怒る{おこる}のも当然{とうぜん}だ。 "It's natural that she should be angry." (sentence:248283, Core2000) I asked a question about the preceding sentence's usage of も, and naruto explained the も ...
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word-by-word translation of こんな遅い時間に**来られても**困ります。

[来られて][も] =[even][coming]???? so the literal translation sentence is like: Even coming at this late time bothers. ? which would be understood as: Coming at this late time bothers/is not prefered/...
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What does アレだし mean? [duplicate]

Context: the speaker is a little worried about giving her real name during registration, and says,「本名そのままって いうのもアレだし。どうしょうかな。」 Because of the context, I understand the meaning in this example. But ...
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I need help understanding the grammar in this sentence: 自分で言うのもなんだけど

I am still in the beginning stages of learning Japanese grammar and while I understand the meaning of the kanji I don't understand what のも means in the context of this sentence. 自分で言うのも なんだ けど
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Need help with translating 今更聞くのもアレなんだけど

I'm playing through the Toradora VN and I'm at a point where Ryuji comes home and spends a bit of time talking with his mom. However, his memory has not recovered and he is unsure what kind of ...
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Meaning of a sentence with Aが言うのもなんだけど and other considerations

Basically my question is what does the following line mean: A: あたしらが言うのもなんだけど……テストの相手があたしらで、テストになんの? Context: Persons A and B are testing the combat abilities of one of two groups of people. To ...
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What's the difference between ないことはない and ないこともない? [duplicate]

I found these two grammatical forms, ないことはない and ないこともない. To me they seem really similar both in usage and meaning, am I missing something? If somebody could give me some examples too, it would be ...
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Meaning of そうでもない

In this sentence: 神野{じんの}菜生子{なおこ}さして意外そうでもなくうなずいた I'm having some issue in understanding そうでもない, and according to how I read it it reverse the meaning of the sentence: as far as I understand, ...
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What is なく doing in the following sentence?

I have a sentence that I read in a manga that has caused some confusion for me. It is an unsaid sentence by a girl who was surprised by an accidental encounter she had with a boy. She was in a robe ...
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Trouble understanding のも in this sentence

I am having trouble understanding the significance of のも in this sentence: そう考えるのも当然だ。
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言われてみればそうだった気もしてきたな [closed]

I think this sentence means: "Now that you mention it, I am feeling good." Is this right?
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も particle — “exclamation” special usage, も/と nuance distinction [duplicate]

大雪{おおゆき}によって、電車{でんしゃ}は3時間{じかん}以上{いじょう}も遅れました{おくれました}。 彼女{かのじょ}が怒る{おこる}のも当然{とうぜん}だ。 I read a few grammar explanations that suggested in these contexts も serves as an “exclamation” marker, but I’m ...

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