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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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How to say “Don't treat me coldly”? [closed]

I know that if I want to say "You're cold!" I can just say "つめたい!" But is there a way of saying "Please don't be cold to me"? The whole context is truly too long to put into this question but ...
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Japanese verb to say [duplicate]

I was wondering about something that occurs in Japanese I've seen quite often but have yet to find an explanation. I know the Japanese verb to say is 言う, and I know that sometimes you can simply end a ...
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How to answer to 精一杯頑張ってきます?

I was talking with my japanese penpal and he wrote to me 精一杯頑張ってきますよ! after I wrote him おはようございます!お仕事頑張ってきてね! because he told me he was going to work. I don't know if there's an answer or not. In ...
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Is 'うつさい' equivalent to 'うるさい' in this context? Why?

Is 'うつさい' equivalent to 'うるさい' in this context? Why? I can't find 'うつさい' in the dictionary and Google translate, so I tried inputting the Chinese version of the text(i.e '吵') into Google translate ...
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「ので」のように、「のに」も略せますか?

「ので」が略せるように、接続助詞の「のに」も略せますか? 「ので」が「んで」か、「なんで」か、「なので」になれるなら、 「のに」も「んに」とか、「なんに」とか、「なのに」になれますか? これを思えば、そうですか? また、私の日本語がよくなかったら、すみません!
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Need help translating 「俺が威嚇射撃する ゴーを出したら 突入だ」

《俺が威嚇射撃する ゴーを出したら 突入だ》 I will fire a warning shot, when GO begins (must) rush in. My shot at figuring out a translation above. I figure it's something like, I will fire the warning shot, then ...
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What's the difference between “biru hitotsu kudasai,” “biru ippon kudasai,” and “biru ippai kudasai?”

I'm a bit confused. The first sentence I learned was biru kudasai (ビールください). But then I watched this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ox-YMeYZSvs And I found out there are so many variations. ...
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When へ is used as a response, to something someone has said, what does it mean?

I have heard the expression used, but can't find its correct spelling or usage.
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Do Japanese people introduce themselves with the last name used first?

I need to obtain some additional information on Japanese introductions.
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Difference between 癒せ and 癒せる

From the Japanese tangled song ("Healing Incantation"), the lyrics go like “傷を癒せ、運命の川”-Heal wounds, river of fate I don't understand why 癒せ is used instead of a proper conjugation, is it a colloquial ...
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What is the meaning of this (義兄弟) combination? Are there any cultural connotations?

Quick one, I have heard a few interpretations of this and had some suggestions that there might be some cultural usage that isn't immediately obvious, hoping to get some clarity. Please forgive ...
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Is なびっくる a variant of びっくり

I heard this term なびっくる live on http://www.fm-totsuka.com/ I checked http://dictionary.goo.ne.jp/ and http://ejje.weblio.jp/ but could not find any entry for なびっくる, https://translate.google.com/#ja/en/...
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How to say “do you identify with”?

I want to talk about pop culture and anime with my friends in the near future but I definitely don't have the vocabulary. The dictionary on "to identify" was rather unhelpful as there are other ...
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Casual ways to ask meaning?

I know 〜はどう言う意味ですか? but how might you ask this question in a casual setting among friends?
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Regarding ようか and the role of か in it

I'm new to learning Japanese and I was watching a Japanese TV drama and came across this sentence "ちょっと降りよっか。". And it translated as "Let's go down" I heard that よっか is the colloquial form of ようか. ...
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What final sentence particle can replace の and is used more commonly by men?

の has a female connotation and I wanted to obtain some alternative final sentence particles.
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When using ka, is it acceptable to eliminate the question mark when ending a sentence? [duplicate]

I am unable to find content addressing this question.
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Is it usual for men to use な instead of ね?

I was surprised when in this video: https://youtu.be/m9rf63DsN-s?t=2m44s I heard ごめんな instead of ごめんね. Is this because men ten to use な instead of ね? So maybe men would say, for example, 怖いな ...
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Why and when do Japanese speakers switch between formal and informal language among friends? [duplicate]

So I’ve read and noticed that Japanese speakers regularly switch from using だ to です and using both plain and 〜ます forms very frequently throughout a conversation even with friends. Why is there such a ...
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Problem with sentence ぶった!この子ぶった! [duplicate]

What does ぶった mean in this context? I can't find the word in any dictionary.
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what is the meaning of the particles in the sentence: 言ったじゃねえかよ。

I especially don't understand the grouping of them. I know what the sentence means, but all of those words after 言った are a bit confusing to me. thank you!
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What does 〜 verb + てんの mean in this sentence ? [duplicate]

Source: http://raw.senmanga.com/Yotsubato!/83/5 I am reading Yotsuba (ch.83, pg.5) and I came across this sentence: [恵]{え}[那]{な}は疲れてんのかまだねてるよ いっつも早いのに As far as I know, てんの here is casual ...
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でようか slang for で良いか? [closed]

This is the sentence I heard in an anime. コーヒーでようか or コーヒーでよか. I definitely did not mishear it for yoi 良い. Is this some slang for yoi? If so, which is the correct one? Stress or no vowel stress.
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How to say ‘in these…’ [closed]

So it’s kind of hard to explain, but I’d like to know how to say something along the lines of ‘in these parts, (noun) is (adjective)’. ‘Parts’ of course referring to an area or place where the speaker ...
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Is the term moai used in Japanese?

It is a group of people who get together monthly, to contribute and receive emotional assistance, advice, and financial support on a rotating basis. The term is called moai in Okinawa, but it may be a ...
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What is the word for afternoon? [closed]

I found the terms gogo and hirusugi listed. Is gogo based on the entire afternoon period and hirusugi based on midday?