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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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What is the difference between 「とは限らない」and 「とも限らない」

When looking it up on the internet I find that とは限らない means 「イメージと違って、100%~と言えないという意味」. But the problem is I also get similar meanings for とも限らない. I've asked a Japanese speaker about it and they ...
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Usage of も in a Specific Context

Heard this in an anime recently, and I was unsure why the particle was used. Context: a guy has invited his girlfriend over to study, and the girlfriend finds a dirty magazine. The following exchange ...
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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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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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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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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? 1. Why they use めずらしく ...
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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 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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~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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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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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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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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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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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 ...