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Is ツリ目 (slant-eyes) considered offensive at all to native Japanese, or are they basically fine with it?

In Koi wa Ameagari no You ni EP08, a guy in a conversation is trying to reference a girl, and says "前はよく一緒にいたろう。ツリ目の" (You were with them often before. The one with the slant-eyes), further ...
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「とらわれた くつじょく は はんげき の こうし だ」Would a Japanese person understand こうし in this spoken line WITHOUT kanji? [Attack on Titan]

In the legendary first opening of Shingeki no Kyojin (aka Attack on Titan), from 0:46 to 0:53, there's a line: とらわれた くつじょく は はんげき の こうし だ。 Almost all of that is easily understandable. Except for &...
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struggling to understand a sentence with であろうとしていない

I was watching 弱キャラ友崎くん 2nd STAGE episode two with Japanese subs and I could not understand this after all of my searching. This is because I need to learn more about grammar and given time, studying ...
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What is written here that implies calling on the phone?

At the end of Golden Boy Episode 2, there's a message written by a girl to MC-kun. The subs say it translates to "Call me any time". But I can't make out the "call me" part in ...
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きっぱし = "absolutely not"?

In Akatsuki no Yona (a shojo series), H-kun is part of Y-chan's group (protecting her as a bodyguard of sorts). J-kun wants H-kun to join his crew. Y-chan says "I want to meet with your captain.&...
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The nuance of て-form with 来る in the volitional form (こよう)

I've been watching からかい上手の高木さん and in episode 2 Takagi says this: 泳いでこよっかな For context this is the what she says right before this line: さてと西片のいい顔も見られたし I'm having trouble with analyzing the ...
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What does なあって mean here?

I'm trying to figure out what is the significance of なあって in the following sentence: そのままからかいやすい西片でいてほしいなあって It feels like it is there for emphasis or something but I just don't get where it comes ...
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"kiru" used to refer to a card?

In Bungou Stray Dogs S2E07, the enemy pulled off something really abhorrent, and in response, Dazai says "敵{てき}がその気{き}なら、こちらも鬼札{おにふだ}を切{き}ろう". I can understand that onifuda is like "...
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添{そ}い遂{と}げる (soitogeru) = "to be with" or "to remain married to for life"?

Relative spoilers for Mushoku Tensei S2E11 (Jobless Reincarnation). A childhood friend girl meets with MC-kun years later, but doesn't reveal who she is. MC-kun falls for the girl, but is hesitant (...
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Interpreting その体 in the context of addressing a shape-shifter dragon

This question is asked of a huge shape-shifter dragon that is currently in human form and in a human bathroom: 体洗うのにその体の方がやりやすいんじゃないの The translation that came with my Anki deck note is: "For ...
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涙活 = "monetizing the tears"?

In Kanojo Okarishimasu (aka Rent-a-Girlfriend) S3E03, a hyperactive zoomer girl (who's also a youtuber) named Yaemori hears MC's situation, and starts crying. Afterwords, she says "泣いた記念に写真撮るっス&...
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The meaning of って (No quotation, No "even if") [duplicate]

I found a lot of questions about って here, but none helps me to understand the nuance of the following sentence: ね、あの子の言う少佐って誰のこと? It does not seem to be the quotation because の言う is already used ...
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"魂 燃え立つ 天の降るとも" having "魂" read as "こころ" and "天" read as ”雨"? (Bleach)

In Bleach Sennen Kessen-hen, at the end of each episode, an old poetic-style line or two is read to invoke the next episode. But I wonder whether it's actually some old poetic style of speech, or if ...
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犬{いぬ}も食{く}わない having a connotation of getting involved in a lover's spat?

In SAO Progressive (2nd movie), Asuna and Kirito are arguing, and Kirito asks Argo to weigh in. Argo responds "犬{いぬ}も食{く}わない物{もの}に関{かか}わる気{き}はないよ~", which is officially translated as "...
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kamakaketa = having someone spill the beans?

In Episode 10 of "Kimi wa Houkago Insomnia", MC and love interest's older sister are talking. Older sister (as bait) says she heard love interest had confessed to MC, and MC responds all ...
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「売り言葉に買い言葉」について

In this anime at second 0:38 the main character is justifying why he accepted a fight. https://animelon.com/video/57a81215b9de7414d1ea082d In the context of the situation it sounds like he is saying ...
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What does "B.D." mean here? (Birdie Wing)

In Birdie Wing, Eve is being led blindfolded to a golf match that she has to do to settle a mafia dispute. While being explained this absurd premise, she says something in Japanese which is translated ...
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"B" meaning "hot and heavy"?

In Maison Ikkoku, the title of episode 60 is "見ちゃった!響子{きょうこ}と三鷹{みたか}がいきなりB?!", which is translated to "Caught in the Act! Kyoko and Mitaka-Hot and Heavy!" My question is, what is &...
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底上げする - why do we need it?

Can you please help me understand the title giving verb? According to dictionaries it means "rasing the bottom" or "raising the standard". I found it in the fourth episode of ...
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What is/are the meaning(s) of 方便 in this sentence and in general?

I was reviewing some old cards I had flagged as "uncertain" and I came across a scene from "Your name" (君の名は). At around the 47th minute the characters ride a shinkansen to meet ...
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Attack on Titan episode 2 - What does preacher say?

I am translating 進撃の巨人. Below is a sentence from the transcript of the second episode. Here the link for reference: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1XT7gHjFO8jft8DAQCVpPfmU3DreCsraJVYC-NPtmv5g/edit ...
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「リキっちまって」What is っちまって suposed to mean here?

The sentence: 悪い、拳 当たったよな リキっちまって… In Oshi No Ko anime there's a scene where a guy punches the MC with force, despite it being supposed to be an act. I know that リキ here refers to the force/power, but ...
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What is the meaning of 死せる?

I am trying to translate the song 紅蓮の弓矢 from 進撃の巨人. According to multiple websites the lyrics are as follows: 家畜の安寧 虚偽の繁栄 死せる餓狼の「自由」を! However, I can't make sense of 死せる. The wordstem of 死ぬ is "...
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カモ に して やる! I make you an easy target?

On page 10 of this transcript of Attack on Titan, we can see the following: 男子3: カモ に して やる! https://docs.google.com/document/d/10cBh6DAcXgxOpwlmSFFb2oV06vgi4zRTIPhpYHUjsVA/edit If you translate it ...
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言うなって beyond the meaning [duplicate]

言うなって has more than one meaning. The case I am interested in is: Don't say that! I am wondering about the なって part. It looks like the て-form of なる but then the english translation makes no sense ...
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啓発本 (keihatsu-bon) = self-help book = a common word? Any insight on this?

In the latest season (S6) of Boku no Hero Academia, basically a mom was trying to help her kid by giving some advice about not having such a chip on his shoulder. But the edgelord kid reacted with &...
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The meaning of 頭が上がらない

The following sentence is taken from the transcript of 進撃の巨人. https://docs.google.com/document/d/10cBh6DAcXgxOpwlmSFFb2oV06vgi4zRTIPhpYHUjsVA/edit 先生 に は 頭 が 上がら ねえ。 Literally this translates to ...
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たら as a recommendation [duplicate]

The following sentence is taken from page three of the transcript of 進撃の巨人. https://docs.google.com/document/d/10cBh6DAcXgxOpwlmSFFb2oV06vgi4zRTIPhpYHUjsVA/edit でも 理由 も 無く 涙 が 出る なんて 、一度 おじさん に 見て ...
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Is there a name for this genre of Japanese manga/anime that features VR MMORPG storyline?

Is there a name for this genre of Japanese manga/anime that features VR MMORPG storyline? スライム倒して300年、知らないうちにレベルMAXになってました 転生したらスライムだった件 痛いのは嫌なので防御力に極振りしたいと思います 自動販売機に生まれ変わった俺は迷宮を彷徨う ...
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Kaguya-sama: Dropping keigo when narrating?

Related: Kaguya-sama: 女の子 (onnanoko) as an opposite for 男子 (danshi)? In Kaguya-sama Chapter 52 / S02E02, there's a character named Moeha Fujiwara (the imouto of a main character Chika Fujiwara) who ...
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The Quintessential Quintuplets - Difference between うそうそ (uso uso) and 冗談 (じょうだん jōdan joke)

From The Quintessential Quintuplets 1 - S01E01 Related: The Quintessential Quintuplets & Higurashi - What does it mean to repeat a word? Does たのしいたのしい means fun-filled? See here 2:36 - 2:44. The ...
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The Quintessential Quintuplets & Higurashi - What does it mean to repeat a word? Does たのしいたのしい means fun-filled?

1 - Higurashi / Umineko When They Cry Minor spoilers for Higurashi season 1 and NSFW / violent content: See 1:41 here when Sonozaki wants to go to the 'fun-filled' underground torture chamber. I ...
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Motokano S01E01: Addressing / referring your step-parents as 1st name-san vs aunt / uncle

1st episode of new anime adaptation of light novel series My Stepmom's Daughter Is My Ex aka Mamahaha no Tsurego ga Motokano datta: Widow Mineaki, father of male protagonist Mizuto, has recently ...
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What it is the meaning of じゃ in 一階で寝てたはずじゃ?

一階で寝てたはずじゃ This sentence is from episode 21 of "Mirai Nikki". The context is that the protagonist is a bit surprised to find the other character sleeping on the second floor. I know that ...
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What is the meaning of である in 今日の晩餐は松坂牛のステーキにするである [duplicate]

今日の晩餐は松坂牛のステーキにするである Is this related to Nominalisation and は ? If so, would that be equivalent to するのである? This character is from Mirai Nikki episode 8 and speaks using old words like 吾輩. He is always ...
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How does the pattern of ommiting の of のは work?

目指すは港の赤い塔 Sentence from the song "1/6 -out of the gravity". 残るは八人これでゲームは三分の一が終了した事になる Sentence from episode 8 of "Mirai Nikki". Is that something grammatically wrong that people ...
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Takagi-san: Can it be ambiguous to say の (no) 2x? [duplicate]

There's this anime original episode of Takagi-san, namely S03E06. Since it's anime original I can't look up the manga to verify the exact dialogue, but... I think Nishikata says (see here 1:08 - 1:19) ...
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What is the meaning of じゃぞう

せっかくのベッピンさんが台無しじゃぞう This sentence is said by an elder character on Mirai Nikki episode 6. I understand that じゃ is an old way of saying だ but what about ぞう?Is that some kind of 終助詞? Could that be a ...
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What is the meaning of て in the end of a sentence?

This sentence is from Digimon Adventure episode 10. そう都合よくいくわけありまへんて It seems like some kind of 終助詞 but I'm not sure. What is that? The prior dialogue is: 電源さえあれば.. He wishes for a source of ...
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How is the use of this 何? 「何ユッキーに変なこと吹き込んでるのよ」

何ユッキーに変なこと吹き込んでるのよ This sentence is from "Mirai Nikki" episode 4". I've seen this use in various animes but I don't get it quite right. It doesn't seem to be the object of the sentence ...
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Is TE FORM + だって a possible combination?

オレは泳いでだって行くぜ This sentence is from episode 9 of Digimon Adventure. The character's brother is supposedly lost on another island and he says that. The prior sentence for context: ...
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The Quintessential Quintuplets: Can you use 1st name with the honorific -sensei?

From S01E06 of the anime adaptation of the manga The Quintessential Quintuplets: The male protagonist Fuutarou Uesugi is a smart but poor high school student who is tutoring these 5 (currently 3 in ...
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What is the meaning of きいしません?

This is a sentence from Digimon Adventure episode 3. I don't understand the 「おそってはきいしませんで」 part. It's also important to state that the character speaks a Japanese dialect. ...
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What is the meaning of 知ってのことか?

This sentence is from "little witch academia" episode 10 first season. It looks like it's an abbreviated form of something. What is it? The character is clearly asking if one understands ...
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Kaguya-sama: 女の子 (onnanoko) as an opposite for 男子 (danshi)?

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Frozen - Why is Anna transliterated as アナ not アンナ?

Frozen's Japanese name is more similar to what Frozen's original name was supposed to be: アナと雪の女王 but not アンナと雪の女王. I tried looking up about アナ vs アンナ for Frozen, and there are a lot posts, but of ...
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When is ō romanised ou Vs oh?

Top of my head, I think of these 6 anime/manga: ō's that are 'oh' Tamaki Suoh (須王 環 Suō Tamaki) from OHSHC Ōtsuki (大槻) from Kaiji - ok I can't find on the fandom page, but I swear the subs say ...
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Connotation of 親密 (shinmitsu)

jisho.org translates shinmitsu as "intimacy; friendship​", and says it's a common word. But I want to know its connotation. Is it heavily inclined to romance? Or heavily inclined towards a ...
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Is this really a joke about initials F.U. ? Wait...do Japanese names have 'initials'?

Based on the Kaguya-sama case, I guess the answer is negative, but eh who knows? In Chapter 1 of the manga The Quintessential Quintuplets, there's a part omitted from the anime where 2 of the quints, ...
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Lolita Complex changed to be ロリヰタコンプレックス in Zetsuen no Tempest?

In Zetsuen no Tempest, a bunch of guys were guessing to reasons why someone (Yoshino) might hide his girlfriend, and writing them on a whiteboard. One of the reasons that came up was that his gf might ...
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