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口語表現(話し言葉). Words, forms and expressions used only in non-formal spoken language.

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What is the role of というか at the beginning of sentence?

Context: A and B are in relationship. A was drunk from hangover. B helped A to get in to his house. A realized that B entered his house once again. He thought っていうかBがまた... I'm not sure what というか is ...
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What does mean Vる+とこ?

I was watching Terrace House and someone used Vる+とこ many times in her sentence so I was wondering what it mean. Here is her sentence : 鼻クソほじるとこ、よだれ飛ばすとこ、あと 下ネタばっか言ってるとこ。 Thank you !
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“I got it!” / “もらった!” in Rocket League

Recently, I have switched a video game I play, Rocket League, to Japanese to get some more exposure to the language. For those who may not know, it’s basically soccer with cars. In the game, players ...
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What does 「見ちゃいない」mean?

I came across this in a manga, and I still can't figure out what the ちゃいない means. Does any help please?
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What does the word 「いまいった」mean?

Here is the sentence I found the word. わしはむかし丹{たん}下{げ}段{だん}平{ぺい}とはちがうんだ わかってくれ いまいったすじのいい若いのにわしゃあ命{いのち}をかけとるんだ わしの先生命だ! I have tried searching for some web sites e.g. Jisho.org, dictionary.goo.ne.jp ...
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How to read 艶肌 in 艶肌メイク

Question: How is the 艶肌 in 艶肌メイク ("glossy skin make-up") pronounced? Context: An Instagram influencer used 艶肌メイク in one of their posts. Background: I struggle with newly coined Japanese ...
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What does the word 「けぇっちまえ」 mean?

I came across the word from the following dialogue. After a boy told an old man with this sentence. しっかりしねえか おっちゃん! いったい なにがあったんだ きょう! The old man punched him at the face and said this sentence. ...
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What does the word [そうすっか」mean?

Here is the dialog containing the word. Is it a dialect? A: まあ それじゃ一緒に食べない? B: そうすっか
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Meaning of「なんじゃって」

I have difficulty understanding the dialogue below. Context: Somebody asked him what does this phrase「好きじゃなくもない」means. He thinks it means "like." I have two ways to interpret his response. ...
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っちゅう after a verb

To be clear, I am not asking about なか after a verb (which can mean "during"/"while"). While reading, I encountered: うちらに確実に勝てるっちゅうんか!! Presumed meaning: You think you can ...
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What does the word 「いりゃあ」 mean? [duplicate]

Here is the sentence I found the word. いりゃあいたでやっかいだし いなくなるとへんにさびしくなるなんて...おかしな男だよ
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Breaking up “年収だってこんなにあんのよ”

I'm having a hard time understanding "年収だってこんなにあんのよ" so please help me fill in the holes! 年収: annual income だって: as for (?) こんなに: like this あんの: ??
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Grammar behind 「…だって知ってんだ」?

From: No Game No Life (Anime) ep.1 timestamp 05:47 Context: Someone sent the main characters an anonymous email and addressed them as siblings. This is their reaction: なんで俺ら「空白」が兄妹{きょうだい}だって知ってんだ? I ...
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Understanding やったろうじゃねえか [duplicate]

From No Game No life (Anime) Context: this gamer guy is pretty pissed that his sister is falling asleep and afraid that he's gonna die in the game, but then she falls asleep, and gets hyped/irritated ...
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What is the informal equivalent of いいえ

I was initially taught that いえ was the informal version of いいえ. Recently, I have read on several websites that いえ should only be used to refer to house/home 家. Is this true and if so, what is the ...
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What does the word 「たたっつけて」mean?

Here is the sentence that contains the word I came across. あとでつらあたたっつけてあやまってもようしゃしねえぞ
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Please help me understand this excerpt from Terrace House

A: どこですか?住んでるとこ B: 私地元は逗子っていって鎌倉の方です。 Firstly, is there supposed to be a ろ after the end of 住んでるとこ(as in, ところ, and was it cut short due to conversation?) Secondly, does 言う in the te form simply ...
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Is it common to censor or soften 馬鹿 as ばしゃ?

Unless I misheard, in an anime I am watching (安達としまむら), a character, in self-ridicule, said to themselves: なんだばしゃぁぁ… I assume this is supposed to mean なんだ、馬鹿!? but censored/softened. Is this ...
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What does the phrase 「~てしんぜよう」 mean?

Here is the full sentence I have come across. せっかくなので おまえさんにあやしの地下水道のダンジョンじょうほうを教えてしんぜようポ。
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What does the word 「でやんして」mean?

I also would like to know if it relates to any dialect. A: またそんなことでこそこそやてるのか。 B: なんせ 我々にとっては重大{じゅうだい}問題{もんだい}でやんして...
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What is the meaning of 「真{ま}っ無{む}」 in the sentence 「真っ無だったかな。」? [closed]

The sentence is from here. The previous sentence is: 「そんなに目が見えないくらい。」 The translation given is "Where you always like this?". I can't find 「真っ無」 in any dictionary, and a Google search for it ...
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What does the word 「くれてやっかい」mean?

I am not sure if it would be a combination of the word 「くれてやる」and the word 厄{やっ}介{かい} which means trouble or support. Here is the sentence I found the word. It was said by a boxer during a fight. He ...
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What does the phrase 「こうしちゃおれんな」mean?

Here is the sentence that includes the phrase. なんと 忘れてしまった! 格好だけに こうしちゃおれんな!
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What function would っての have in these contexts?

亜衣麻衣美衣が壁を作るようにして、士道の進路を阻んでくる。 「ちょっと待てゴルァァァァァ!」 「乙女を辱めておいてどこに行こうってのよ!」 「現行犯よ!逃がさないんだから!」 2.「馬鹿にすんじゃないわよ!ジェットコースターの制限って一一〇センチとかじゃない!さすがにそんなに小さくないっての!」(the sister wanted to ride the roller coaster but ...
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でねえ in anime - Negative Imperative?

So でねえ is used in the following sentences in Great Pretender [S01E01] as a negative command and has been translated as such: 来るでねえ ! Dont come [closer] ! And here as: ふざけるでねえ! Stop messing around ...
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What does the word「なさんな」mean?

The person said the following sentence after he was told to hurry up doing something. Here is the full sentence containing the word.  そう あわてなさんな おっちゃん まだまだ日は高いじゃござんせんか!
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What does the word 「…っちゃ」mean? [duplicate]

The guy who spoke this word uses Kansai dialect. I'm not sure if it is related to the dialect. 手を出したいのはやまやまなれど... こう十二オンスグローブが重くっちゃ...
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Why do people say “食べる” instead of “食べましょう” or “食べよう”

From what I understand, "食べましょう" and "食べよう" both imply, more or less, the same meaning, which is 'to invite someone to eat with them', the latter being a verb conjugation of the ...
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Grammar confusion with use of 頼みてえ [duplicate]

I came across this sentence: ちょうどいい! 頼【たの】みてえ事【こと】がある! My translation: Just in time! I have a favor to ask! I'm not really sure what grammar rule is being applied to the bold part. It seems like ...
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Meaning of 殺しやすかい [duplicate]

This is from the first Conan manga. Some mobsters have just knocked out Conan, and one of them says: こいつ、[殺]{バラ}しやすかい⁉︎ What is going on here grammatically? Is it し易い with the い dropped, so it means ...
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When 一緒 means “the same”, is there a difference in usage between 一緒 and 同じ?

When talking to Japanese people they tend to use 一緒 when describing things that are the same. I have always thought that 同じ should be used when describing things that are the same. Is 一緒 just an ...
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The difference between ending a sentence with さ or ね

According to this question. Ending a sentence with さ is a colloquial way of to make a sentence more playfully assertive. But I noticed that ね is also used to end a sentence and the meaning to me seems ...
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What does the work “Kitaku” mean?

I understand this to mean "return home". I am thinking about starting a new company and I would like something to mean, "return back to my roots, back to a safe place". Would "...
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Person name + 的

In a short story I'm reading I found this dialogue: 「やりたいことがあるって、いいよね。どうしたらみつけられるのかな」 雅世{まさよ}はきょとんとした。 「藤岡{ふじおか}的にはぁ、やりたいことがないヤツのほうが不思議なんですけど?」 藤岡的、が出てしまった。雅世は自分のことを苗字で呼ぶ。 I'm confused about 藤岡的, ...
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Meaning of からはよ in this sentence

A character is trying to cross a checkpoint, but an official is asking for a pass. The character answers: 知らん! 急いでるからはよ通せ。 Using this this StackExchange question I came up with this translation: &...
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Is 死んでく a shortened form of 死んでいく? [duplicate]

Full sentence: そういうヤツら もう どんどん死んでく から よくない?
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Is my understanding of あんの here correct? [duplicate]

In the first speech bubble, I'm not sure about「あんの」. Is it a contraction of 「あるの」? So the sentence translates to "Do you have awareness as a member of the cultural festival action committee?"
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What does “言っとかんとなあ” mean?

I'm confused about the meaning of「言っとかんとなあ」from the second panel: This is my attempt at understanding this: 言っとかんと = 言っておかない と(いけない) なあ = 「な」emotive sentence ending particle "I need to say (...
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What do しよう and しよっ mean in this page?

These are the sentences I am confused about. For better context, this is the whole page: しよう in 「じゃあ今日は普通においしいものにしよう」 しよっ in 「…なににしよっかなぁー…」
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What does the word 「おめっち」mean in this sentence?

It is said by one of supporter in a boxing match between Numata and Aoyama. The supporter said it after Numata had been down. しっかりしろい! おめっちからかわれているんだぜ青山によ I searched and found that おめっち means ...
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How is たる being used here? [duplicate]

I got this sentence from My hero academia anime and I am confused on the usage of したる. The line is said in season 3 episode 9 at the 4 minute 45 second mark. こいつらの方針が変わんねえうちに2~3人ぶっ殺して脱出したる! The ...
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What does the verbal contraction/suffix -kkya or -kya at the end of a clause mean? [duplicate]

I seem to hear and read this construction often, but can't seem to find any information about it on Google (or other search engines), as well as other sites I've checked. I've tried several different ...
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What's the story behind 小間物屋を開く = to vomit?

jisho.org defines [小]{こ}[間]{ま}[物]{もの}[屋]{や}を[開]{ひら}く as "to vomit", "to spew". What's the story behind this funny term? How would you express it in English?
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こぇのか instead of こわいのか

I have two questions regarding this. 1) Since, modern Japanese doesn't have a "we" character, they use "ぇ", right? I've heard many shows where they say "suge! yabe!" but is "koe" used often? I said I ...
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あまり when used to answer a negative question

When answering a negative question with あまり, it will normally be the positive (by japanese rules). For example: person A: 彼に来ないで欲しいですか? person B: あまり By literal translation, person A is asking ...
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What is the meaning of バカにはええじゃないか?

I don't know how to interpret ばかにはええじゃねえか in the manga here. I believe ばかにはええじゃねえか = ばかにはいいじゃないか but I still can't make sense of this. As the picture suggests, the father says this as some sort of a ...
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で at the beginning of a sentence

I hear native speakers using で or was it でー when speaking a lot at the beginning of a sentence. Judging by context, I think it translates to either "and" or "therefore" or "so" or "because of that", ...
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The meaning of 住んでる星が違う

The sentence is "諸星先生は元々住んでる星が違うし". This looks to me an idiomatic expression, but I cannot find this in dictionary. Another interpretation I was thinking about is that the teacher in the above ...
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What are simple “No” responses?

I've learned from textbooks and online sites like Duolingo that "no" is いいえ, but I've rarely heard native speakers say that. I learned さあ today as sort of an "I don't know" response. I saw a ...
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appropriate sarcastic “almost died”

Would "死んでいたそう(ね)" be an appropriate translation for "looks like you almost died (there)"? Imagine you throw your scarf around your neck and almost hit a person. Except a scarf hardly hurts and ...

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