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"Workin Hard" -Fuji Kaze Song lyric the verb "かったり" - [duplicate]

I really cant understand which verb is かったり" here 結果なんぞかったりーわ Any guesses ? Is it a dialect ?
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Past of へん and ちゃう: What's the difference between へんかった and へなんだ?

Characters speaking some form of Kinki dialect are a staple in manga and it always stroke me as odd that these characters conjugated へん/ひん and ちゃう as if they were adjectives (or as if they were ない), ...
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(Dialect) What does て言うといた mean?

In this page, the character says basically "I never saw a cool kid like you. So I was pretty excited/enthusiast" Then in the next page, he adds this: I'm sorta stumbled on what he's trying ...
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Trying to understand the composition of this sentence (dialect)

うん!楽しい! つか 有意義やな積極的に学びたいて思うことあんねんなって 確かにお前とちゃうみたいやな Upon being answered "Was it fun studying x?" the character answer this. I can gather the answer then is 確かにお前とちゃうみたいやな is not very much ...
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What did my friend mean? (Fukuoka Dialect)

I was talking to my friend at school today and I said her chicken she bought looked good. She replied with 「美味しいよとたい!」or 「美味しいよとだい!」possibly 「美味しいよ取ったい」or something along those lines. We live in ...
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What does 観してもらう mean here?

After watching a live performance by a certain actor, one fan was very impressed so she said DVDで観してもらいましたけど生の迫力パない The live show was better than what is shown on DVD. I don't understand what is ...
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でた, いてる, でない: Are they incorporating (or equivalent to) ~いる or not?

Each of the following sentences seem to be nearly unrelated, however I'm not sure if these sentences are incorporating ~いる in someway or not. I have looked at quite a few resources for each individual ...
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Which dialect uses "けえ" instead of "から"?

In Yakuza 6, a guy called Nagumo speaks with a dialect. Just an example of one line from him is "今度こそ白黒つけちゃるけえの" which, in regular japanese, I'm assuming is "今度こそ白黒つけてやるからな" ...
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Is there any usage of である outside the literary works?

I have heard であります being used in TED talks, as use of である i have heard it in Kotaro but that also in a comical way as Kotaro talks like his favourite Samurai character. Is there any dialect that still ...
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-てもろうとる is this Kansai Ben [volitional + continuous tense]

The following dialogue is from Rurouni Kenshin: The Beginning so it is based in Kyoto: その狂った正義の先鋒…最も過酷な役割を務めてもろうとる In Kansai I know てまう [kansai] = てしまう [tokyo] とる [kansai] = *ている [tokyo] So ...
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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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What is the meaning of ですだ? 「こちらですだ」

こちらですだ This sentence is from Mirai Nikki episode 4. The character speaks some kind of dialect. The context is that she is showing the way to the protagonists. I don't understand the meaning of だ here....
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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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Meaning of these ば after a noun

Watching Ping Pong: The Animation, I found several sentences with ば after a name; while I know the conditional ば, I'm not sure what this should mean: やつが部屋に張っとうポスターばわしは笑えん。 うちは勝手ん対外試合ばやることば厳しく禁じちょう ...
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Is the grammar of いただき in continuative form [連用形] or in dialectical imperative form

I am having trouble deciphering the meaning of this lyric: 指切りげんまん ホラでも吹いたら 針でもなんでも 飲ませていただき Monday Is the word 飲ませていただき in the imperative form as in Kansai [書き -write it] or is this in standard ...
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Meaning of せんと in these sentences

In the fourth volume of 白銀のソードブレイカー I found these sentences: 一瞬の隙を狙って、エリザが背後から襲い掛かる。その魔剣がデュランダルの背中に突き立てられ、真っ二つにせんと刀身が迫る [...] 刀身から放たれる光が全身を包み、すべてを支配せんとばかりに溢れ出し、あらゆるものが速度をなくし、完全に鈍化し、聖剣は徐々にデュランダルへと迫り、...
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重用 - Reading Preference

Reading some 読解 Material I stumbled upon the word 重用. I read it as じゅうよう without much attention, only to notice that the furigana on top read "ちょうよう". Searching a bit on dictionaries I saw ...
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What does "見てけらしょ" mean?

What does "見てけらしょ" mean? This is the full sentence: 見てけらしょ、おやじさん。なんだかお伽話しみたいだべさ。 (It is from the book 鉄道員 written by 浅田次郎.) This is the previous sentence for more context: ...
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What does the "ら" mean in the sentence "明日は雪降ら"

I was reading the manga サマータイムレンダ and was wondering what the "ら" in "明日は雪降ら" mean and come from, most of the characters are speaking 関西弁 so my main theory was to think that it's ...
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おはよう pitch accent in 関西弁

I think in 標準語 it goes おはよう{LHHH}. I just heard someone from 大阪 say おはよう, but I wasn't sure it was おはよう{LHLL} or something else, but it sounded very different from 標準語. How is it pronounced in 関西弁?
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What does で mean in the end of a sentence in Hida dialect

明日は私が作るでね〜 Is the で in this sentence the particle で? what is the function of で in this case? This is from 君の名は manga and one of the settings of the story is in Gifu prefecture so this seems to be a ...
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「困っから」、「文句あっか」 dialectal?

水分塩分ちゃんと取ってよ 今死なっでも困っから (source) アトピーだ、文句あっか。(河野太郎) These seem to follow a common pattern: あるか→あっか, 困るから→困っから and I wonder if this is dialectal, and if yes what dialect exactly. 河野太郎 seems to be ...
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Are すっど and すっがら contractions of すると and するから?

I encountered these words in トロ子’s speech in a game 洞窟物語 / Cave Story. …あたしがスーと仲良くすっどキングが機嫌悪くすっがら。 I am not really sure what the words すっど and すっがら are supposed to mean. I guess they are ...
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「わし」 used by young males in Western Japan

I noticed something very interesting in the adaptations of the novel 『バッテリー』 across media forms. For context, the story is set in a fictional city in 岡山県. The protagonist 原田巧 is described to have been ...
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Is the 帰らせん the same as 帰らせる? [duplicate]

「他のプロセッサーの三倍も整備の手間をかけさせてるのもおれですが」 ぐっとアルドレヒトは喉を鳴らした。サングラスの奥から苦々しげに見下ろしてくる双眸を、見返してシンは肩をすくめる。 「ったくおめぇは……たまに冗談言ったと思ったらそれかよ」 「これでも申し訳ないと思ってはいるんです。行動で示せてはいませんが」 「馬鹿野郎。お前らガキどもを生きて帰らせんのが整備班の仕事だ。...
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Are there cases where a 漢字 in a given context has a different 読み just because it is spoken in a different dialect?

As is well known there are many different dialects in Japan. There are many examples where the vocabulary, the grammar and/or the pronunciation are different in different dialects. It recently ...
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I don't get the meaning of 思うたより [duplicate]

I recently encountered the following sentence みんな思うたより緊張しとらんのぉ I understand it means "everyone is less stressed than I expected." What I don't understand is why it is 思うたより rather than ...
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「ちょっといいだか」と言う表現は茨城弁?

ビーデルさん、ちょっといいだか?(source) 少将、ちょっといいだか?(source) と、ずっと横で聞いていたシャンロウが手を挙あげて、「ちょっといいだか?」と発言を求めた。(source) 「ちょっといいだか?」「なんです?」ウドリガが出ていこうとした職員を呼び止める。(source) This seems to contradict what we know about だか: ...
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Is the をば particle combination an abbreviated version of XはXを? [duplicate]

As far as I know when the topic and the object are the same we drop the object from the sentence to avoid redundancy. For example the following sentence is not correct: ラーメン は もう ラーメン を 食べました。 ...
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What meaning exactly does べ have in the Hokkaido dialect?

In the Hokkaido dialect, it's common to end sentences with particles such as だべ, だべさ, べや, べか and others which involve the particle べ. However, what comes as strange to me is the fact that the meanings ...
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Tokyo Dialect, 東京弁 : 形容詞 vs 形容動詞

In Tokyo Dialect, they transform some i-adjectives so that they become sugoi - suggee/sugee yabai - yabee itai - ittee / is there any in na-adjectives? Like shizukana shizukka genkina - genkki
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Final ん on a verb

I'm reading a book which I think use some dialect, not sure if Kansai or what else; there is a form I encountered a couple of times pages, and I'm not sure what it means: 亜也{あや}は勉強できるからいいじゃん。...
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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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To when, and where, did 合拗音 still have a notable presence in Japan, and are there any dialects, however minor, that still preserve the 合拗音 today?

I found a book published in 1886, which contained an interesting statement pertaining to the realization of the 合拗音: Natives of Tōkiō and the Northern and Eastern provinces omit the w after k and g ...
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Question regarding 「と」in dialect (probably 九州弁)

Taken from the fifth’s episode of Zombieland Saga 「あの… 何しとるとですか?」 The show takes place in 佐賀県 and sometimes the characters throw in some bits of dialect (mostly 九州弁 and what I assume is 博多弁) I am ...
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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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What does 飼っとっと mean?

For example: ポニーを一応飼っとっとです. The speaker is from Kumamoto. I'm guessing its a dialect, but struggling to understand the meaning.
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Meaning of "しとーば"

Context: Character introduced himself as a baseball player part of the 二軍 team then says: 野球選手ちゅうても、筋トレしすぎてケガしとーば、1軍に上がったことはないがや I assume it's some kind of dialect but I was not able to find what it ...
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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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Do speakers that distinguish all four yotsugana in speech preserve the non-rendaku ぢ and づ in writing?

According to Wikipedia (and some posters here), Kagoshima Japanese resists the じ・ぢ and ず・づ mergers, much in the same way that various English dialects retain differences between words like meet and ...
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Kansai variant(s) of ~しちゃ危ない/だめ

What would be some Kansai-ben equivalents to the following two sentences? (a) 火遊びしちゃ危ないよ! (b) 火遊びしちゃだめだよ!
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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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Is the use of "だって” regional or is it used everywhere?

I recently came across "datte" for example: "だって眠くないんだもの" Is this specific to a dialect or used all over Japan?
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かつおぶし but かつをぶし

While explaining かつおぶし via the English Wikipedia. There is a picture that has かつをぶし on a のれん: In the dialect that I speak, we do make vocal substitutions, but we generally write with standard かな。If ...
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Abbreviation and meaning of 「よか」?

The sentence is taken from the manga 「イエスタデイとうたって」 The person who utters this sentence told her friend that he loves her a few days ago. His friend said that she rather wants to be/stay friends. On ...
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How would I translate ’期待されとっても倒れたら’ in this sentence

Here's the full sentence: ’なんぼ期待されとっても倒れたら元も子もないんやから。’ And here's where I ended up: 'Because no matter what you say, even if you have hopes, you'll lose everything if you burn out.' The context ...
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Particles じぇ and じょ

I am currently reading the manga 「咲」and the character 片{かた}岡{おか}優{ゆう}希{き} regularly ends her sentences with じょ and じぇ. I will give a few examples (each line isn't related to the next) 学食でタコス買ってきたじぇー ...
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What does 「うざいどす」 mean?

Source: https://b.hatena.ne.jp/entry/4685177829409008642/comment/kincity こういう語りをするやつがほんとに音楽業界全般見てるの?という疑問がいつもある。ジャズ寄り音楽家とかは毎晩ライブやって生きてたりするよね。CD3000枚でドヤるのも正直うざいどす。 goo.ne defines 「うざい」as: [形]《「...
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What kind of speech is sentence final 〜なも associated with?

In the game どうぶつの森, the character たぬきち ends most of his sentences with 〜なも, for instance: Is this a characteristic of any real dialect or demographic, or just a 口癖 specific to the game?
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Pronouncing 俺 as おら

I heard in animes the term おら. I am assuming by context it is actually 俺. Why is it pronounced this way? Is the kanji for おら a different kanji and not 俺? Is おら a childish way to saying 俺?
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