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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 does the phrase 「ああなんだべか」mean? [duplicate]

I came across this phrase from a video game. After having a discussion, a boy named ナムジン left from the place and a guy who still remained there with others said this sentence. はあ ナムジンさま どうして ああなんだべか…...
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What is the non-slurred version for 叫んどんねん? 叫んでおらない?

I have trouble understanding 叫んどんねん in this panel. I thought it must be 叫んでおらない but I don't think it makes sense in this context.
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What is the meaning of ならあね in なるようにならあね! [duplicate]

How should the sentence ending in 「なるようにならあね!」 be interpreted? Is it a slurred ならない? If that is the case it seems like an unusual choice to write the write the line like this. For reference, here is a ...
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"I think It's totally fine"

I just encountered this phrase in this video: 全然いいとおもいます。 As far as I know 全然 is usually used with negatives but can be used in positives, too, in colloquial speech. However, this got me thinking: ...
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What is that「かオイ」sentence ending?

I found few instances of「プール行くかオイ」in the manga I'm reading like this one below. It seems to means「プール行こう」but I don't understand the purpose of「かオイ」sentence ending. I thought at first that this オイ is ...
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What is the たれ in 「もう一本止めたれ」?

In the sentence: "もう一本止めたれ" (spoken) Is the たれ just the "command form" of the たり grammar?
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Making sense of「どこか、吉田さんはそういう交際経験とかその先の経験とか...なんだか、勝手に無いように思ってしまってた」

The below line came from the recent chapter of hige wo soru manga. Yoshida told Sayu about how he met his ex girlfriend who suddenly joined his workplace. His ex was his high school sempai. Sayu had a ...
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What does the word 「ならんとな」mean in this sentence?

It is said by an adult man to a young man. おれっちのみたこと あの子も かなーりの盗賊のうでを持っていそうだったぜ。 まあ あの子に負けねぇおとこにはならんとな。 In my understanding, the word 「ならんとな」 consists of 「ならない」, which means 'not become', and ...
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What does the word 「いっこめ」mean? [duplicate]

I came across the word from the sentences. いっこめはサービスだポ。もっていくポ。 Does it possible come from a combination of 「一個」, which means a piece or an object, and 「め」, which means somewhat or quite?
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What is the difference between 「でがす」 and 「です」?

Here is the sentence I came across the word 「でがす」. とりあえず これはアッシからのおみやげでがす。 受け取っておくんなせえ。 I'm not sure if it is an archaic form of the copula「です」. Is there any nuance between them?
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what's the meaning of だもん

Yamato and Takeo are discussing why their friend Suna is acting strange lately and Yamato suggests that Suna may be lonely. I heard this expression a lot lately and was wondering what it could mean.
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confusion about い in なんでい

This is a sentence from a manga (the first chapter of Slam Dunk on page 9) ["バスケット部がなんでいバスケット部が!"] seems like it translates to something like "basketball team... why the basketball team!...
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What does the word 「かまっちって」mean?

Here is the sentence which includes the word. あたし エラフィタの近くにいる かまっちって 魔物がときどき落とすよるのとばりが どーっしても必要なの! In my understanding, it comes from 構う{かまう} which mean to concern about. However, I cannot find the ...
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Understanding「だってこうなるって」

In Flying Witch chapter 2, Makoto asked her friend if she's too scary to her. The lines below are her friend's response. 違うってば こないだのことでちょっと混乱してるだけ いきなり、ほうきに乗って、空飛んでる人見たら、誰だってこうなるって I have difficulty ...
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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 phrase 「けぇっちまえ」 mean?

I came across the expression 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 ...
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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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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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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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