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和英訳. Translations from Japanese to English

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Learning Japanese for MEXT scholarship exam

How do I learn Japanese. I am interested in learning Japanese both writing and reading but it will take me a lot of time. Will anybody please suggest some resources for the limited time I have of one ...
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Is the translation of these lyrics accurate? (身体は正直だって言ってんの by shikiura) [closed]

Warning: This song contains some explicit content. I wanted to translate this song. I removed duplicate lines in the translation below. Is my translation correct, accurate, and natural? Sub-questions: ...
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What does this phrase about a face/expression mean? 少し尖った凛とした表情

I came across this sentence but don't know what it means about a girl's face/expression 整【ととの】った顔【かお】立【だ】ちに、少【すこ】し尖【とが】った凛【りん】とした表情【ひょうじょう】。 My guess: "in her well-ordered face, is a dignified ...
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Need help with the meaning of this sentence [MC failed to catch a strange creature- half cat half bird like, then he said this]

MC is a detective in his school .He's trying to catch a strange creature ,that the student in his school are gossiping about.The school Public Moral Department is chasing this creature too like him , ...
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How do you construct the grammar "The way you..." + Verb in Japanese?

I was coming up and practicing with Japanese sentences. I found myself wondering on how to construct this kind of grammar... THE WAY YOU + Verb "The way you look at me..." "The way you ...
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What does よくも色々邪魔ァしてくれたな! mean in this context?

Can someone explain to me what よくも色々邪魔ァしてくれたな means in this context? MC and a girl ran away from a bunch of bandits. But after they've stopped for a while to talk, the bandit leader caught up to them ...
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Is "doggu cheese" really Japanese, or slang in Japanese?

In this part of this funny video: https://youtu.be/eXpyr0aVkHM?t=1159 The girl says "mother talk dog cheese" in English, trying to translate "My mother told me that it was cheese for ...
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Meaning of まだまだ in fighting manga context

1 character said this after she has beaten 2 opponents on battle まだまだなのだっ! 俺にやっつけられたいヤツは、かかってくるのだ! I feel like the meaning of "madamada" here is not "I'm not tired yet"/"You'...
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The meaning of じゃないんだろう in this context 賊達の目的は略奪で、殺しじゃないんだろう

When reading, I met this sentence which describes MC's thoughts during a battle with bandits: 賊達の目的は略奪で、殺しじゃないんだろう。 My guess: "I think the bandits are after looting, not killing." What is ...
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What does this mean: 世の中は いっぱい いっぱい せいいっぱい 人生へこたれんなよ

This is from Midnight Diner and it doesn't seem to match the English subtitle so was curious for a literal meaning and translation of this quote that I got from Japanese subtitle: 世の中は いっぱい いっぱい ...
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what does "そうなんだよな" mean? (in the context of the following sentence/image)) [closed]

そうなんだよな そもそもオレが 旅を始めた 理由って ここのくじらを 見ることであって 終着点に 来てしまった 今 次のことなんか まだ 考えもつかず 綺麗だったな くじら
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Need someone help with 2 sentences in this context [Manga/MC's thinking about his battle strategy and how it will affects to people lives]

Context : MC and A-san have thought out a strategy/plan to defeat the enemy. Now MC and A-san is marching on the main road ,with their army and the armed people/militia of their town ,toward enemy's ...
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The purpose of には in the sentence 'こんないっぱい黒歴史持ってるには若すぎる'

https://twitter.com/sally_amaki/status/1505553739096408066 In this tweet, the English sentence I’m way too young to have this much past to cringe about. got translated to こんないっぱい黒歴史持ってるには若すぎる。 If ...
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The meaning of 強くあろうと意識した in this context

Context: One character said to the MC that she only felt herself truly become strong since the day she met her Master. Then she said this to confirm that again (maybe?): そのときからだな、強くあろうと意識したのは I'm ...
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そこが+ a person + らしくはあるか meaning in this context

When reading ,I met with this strange expression (at my level at least). Much thanks if anyone can explain to me it's correct meaning. Context: MC is talking with a general (A-san) ,about the plan of ...
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What does ガスッ mean?

What does the onomatopoeia that appears in red in the image mean? I'm not really sure if it says ガヌッ or ガスッ ,since I'm not good at identifying characters, so I'll leave the image (also to give ...
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What does this mean in this context ? 結構堪える [A character's thought about a girl when she's keeping a distance from him, while sitting with him]

This is MC's thought about a girl who's sitting next to him, but she's still keeping a distance with him. This is hard for me to understand, so much thanks if anyone can help me understand what he has ...
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what meaning "...ほんとにあった"?

What does ほんとにあった mean? (translation), the context appears in the image but I explain: they went to the shore of a lake to look for herbs for their friend who is sick, and the bird, thanks to being ...
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Question about possible meaning of “い”る quoted like this

In a novel I'm reading (Umineko no naku koro ni, by Ryukishi07) a child character frequently affirms the existence of a witch named Beatrice (ベアトリーチェ) in anger, as a way of protesting to older boys or ...
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Can anyone explain why the use of が not を in this sentence その建物から町全体が見下ろせる

I'm currently learning Japanse, but then I stumbled upon a sentence in a dictionary その建物から町全体が見下ろせる which has the meaning: "The building looks down on the whole town" But I'm confused, isn't ...
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Meaning of ローンボーイ

From the visual novel Higurashi no Naku Koro ni, 圭一 「おいおいおいおい! 本人不在で勝手に話を進めるなー! 俺は孤独と静寂を愛するロンリーガイだぜー?」 魅音 「あっはははははっは!! だぁれがロンリーガイだー!」 魅音 ローンボーイの間違いでしょー? くっくっくっく!」 レナ 「はぅ~、ローンって圭一くん…。 お金に困ってるなら協力するよ…...
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What does 見切り最少の動作で mean in this context ? (describing a girl dodging an attack from a robot)

Much thanks if anyone can help me understand the correct meaning 名状しがたい唸りを発して長い右腕をしならせ、鞭のように放つ。 Girl「ハッ!」 それを完全に見切り最少の動作でかわすと、美麗な戦姫が軽やかに舞い上がる。 (my guess is "After she had completely dodged that ...
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What does this mean in this context? なんかもう、色々とグダグダだ

There is a sentence describing MC's thought, but no subject at all. Context: MC is trying to rescue his childhood friend from an aliens princess. She ordered a robot (I assumed its shape looks like a ...
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Difference between 火花 and スパーク

When talking about sparks, what is the difference between 火花 and スパーク? If I want to describe a spark of static electricity, which word is better to use? Can either of these words be used ...
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What is the meaning of this line ? ぬめり感を狂おしくさせた。

**ぬめり感を狂おしくさせた。**I don't understand this line so if anyone can please correct me if I'm wrong .Does this mean 1/ "The slimy feeling make me crazy" or 2/ "(I feel) The slimy feeling ...
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What is the definition of this person's voice ? 引きつった呻きを上げた

Can someone help me understand the meaning of 引きつった呻きを上げた ? (From my understanding 引きつった + Face = A frowned face /uncomfortable But i don't know about 引きつった + a voice = ?? )
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What is the difference between 祟り and 呪い

I've come across two terms translated as 'curse'. Is there a difference between them? 祟り, 呪い
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Can someone explain the real meaning of とろんと溶け?

I don't know what does とろんと mean here ,and i can only understand 溶け means "something is melting" Please someone explain to me ,thank you o/
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Need help about the meaning of this sentence, describing the skin and its smoothness

それでいて手のひらにしっとり密着する肌は、絹のようにきめ細やかで仄かに汗に濡れているのにこの上なく滑やかだ。 I'm having trouble with this sentence, describing the skin and it's smoothness. If anyone can please help me correct my understanding if it's ...
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Need help with the meaning of つなぎには in this sentence [Cooking/ Cuisine] [closed]

There is a sentence about cooking here. Looks like this dish is hamburger steak (?) and this character is cooking in his house to treat someone (A-san) 挽肉ではなく固まりの肉を包丁で微塵になるまで叩き切り、...
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”ちっとも飛んでない” Meaning in this context

In Episode 40 of the First Gundam, Amuro and Sayla have this conversation: セイラ 「そうよ、アムロはニュータイプですもの」 アムロ 「タイプから言ったら、古い人間らしいけど」 セイラ 「フフ、そうね、おセンチで、ちっとも飛んでないのにね、アムロって」 アムロ 「そう正面きって言われると、いい気分のもんじゃありませんね」 ...
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Question about 現金だとでも言うように

The context is this: two women are talking, with the first one (still unnamed) that asks the second girl (Himari) if her trip with her boyfriend went well. She says it was a very nice vacation and ...
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Can いそがしい mean busy as in 'crowded'

I know 'いそがしい' means busy as in 'having important things to do', but can it also mean busy as in crowded like 'busy street'
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Writing できました as 出来ました

I came across a tweet of an illustration with the caption "出来ました" https://twitter.com/sakura77722/status/1461636114930798594 When writing the verb できる as 出来る does it still mean things like &...
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What does いやよね mean in japanese? [closed]

Is there a word such as いやよね ? I heard The Anime Man mention it in this video(https://youtu.be/k8UmX17DXWg) at around 14:34. However I couldn't find this word in any dictionary.
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Can I use this name since it is the same?

My name is Annaka. There is a city in Japan called 安中 (Annaka) spelled and sounds the exact same way. Can I use “安中” to refer to myself? If not, what variation could I use?
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What does だらっと mean?

As far as I know it should mean slow. But I haven't found this word on any online or offline dictionary. たとえばゆるい幸せがだらっと続いたとする So the word is used in the song Solanin by Asian Kung-Fu Generation. The ...
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Can 痛み also refer to emotional pain?

Does 痛み only refer to physical pain or can it also mean emotional pain? Could I use it to say something like "What's wrong?" どうしたんですか? "I failed the exam. I'm embarrassed and scared.&...
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勝負 being used with あげる、もらう、くれる

Is it possible to use 勝負 with あげる、もらう、くれる? ex. "I'll give you this match." (Give the win) Also, can 勝負 be used in place of a physical videogame?
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の and から in 「チャンさんは札幌から本社の鈴木さんに電話をしました」

According to a book I'm studying, the following sentence: チャンさんは札幌から本社の鈴木さんに電話をしました。 is translated as: Ms. Chan made a phone call from Sapporo to Mr. Suzuki at the main office. I understand the ...
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What does this expression 引き気味 mean in English ? [Manga] [duplicate]

Context: MC's thought about a character's reaction (A-san), after she is observing MC and his team talking. She looks surprised because she has never thought that they will decided to help her and ...
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What does this mean ? [Manga] MC's complain about a character,who criticizes other's action reckless but her actions is no different in the past

Context: MC and his friends are talking with 1 girl (C-san), who just broke out of a castle's siege (alone with no soldiers), then ran to them asking for help A-san and B-san are members of MC team. ...
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What does 散々見てた means in this sentence?

掻き込んで食べるのは、散々見てたけれども Is this "rarely saw" or "I saw many times"? Much appreciate if someone can explain to me the correct meaning here o/
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What does アレがある mean in this context ? [Manga] [closed]

Context : MC invited a hungry girl (A-chan) to join in and eat Ramen with him in a Ramen shop. The shop owner suggests that if the girl orders too much things to put in a ramen bowl, it can't hold ...
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What does this expression mean in English ? いや俺も俺だけど [Master/servant]

Context: MC is talking with his servant about the fact that when he was still a student like her, he also forgot everything the moment after the test was over. G1: 昔、白蓮ちゃんたちと一緒に風鈴先生のところでやったはずなんだけど。...
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Problems with translating the word "自省に" in the context of the whole sentence

I'm currently working on one of my Japanese translation assignments and having some major difficulties with the translation of a sentence. First of all, this is the sentence: 中央集権の権化とも見られる内務省の存続に対しては、...
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Can someone break down this sentence for me?

「人は話せるようになるとすぐ いろいろなことを尋ねます」I would like this sentence to be broken into Subject, Object, Verb... I can only distinguish a few of the particles, and I understand (because of dictionary) that「話せる」means ...
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Is my understanding of this sentence correct?

Is my understanding of the sentence below correct? いっつもこんなおれの相手してくれてありがと Thank you for always being my companion (?) 相手 is companion/partner, right?
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What is an appropriate, respectful, and pleasing to the other person response to the statement "Your Japanese is very good"?

The following situation: A tourist who is in Japan says "Good day" in Japanese. And it is practically the only word he knows, or maybe he knows a handful of everyday phrases, but in this ...
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ホワッとした子 >>What does this mean about a girl? [closed]

when reading i came across this expression ,that describe a girl ホワッとした子 >>Please explain to me what does this mean thanks
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