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Does 暗闇へ make sense?

I'm wondering if it translates to "into darkness" directly as a response to something like "Where are we going?" Or possibly as a title for a poem? I found one example. 暗闇へのワルツ Waltz into Darkness as ...
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Does 外公役 mean public servant?

I am just translating the Japanese wikipedia chart of the servants in the Ooku of Edo Castle. I have been doing okay until I got to the omote-dzukai part. This is the original: 表使 (おもてづかい) 外公役。...
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Aren't 「から」 and 「ので」 closer to the meaning of “because” rather than “so”?

To my understanding all particles affect the word or clause that appears before them: 「駅から家まで行く。」 means "I'll go from the station to my house" rather than "I'll go the station from house to go". So ...
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What is this Kanji? I can’t find it anywhere?

I’ve been searching radicals on Jisho and other places but I can’t find a kanji to match this one.
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How to use お[構]{かま}いなく?

お構いなく。 Google gives translation please, don't fuss over me. Can this phrase be used at work? If so, then should it be used as お構わないでください? Does this phrase go from bottom (e.g. to 先生), or from top ...
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What is the meaning of いじります in Information Technology?

Wordpress team always uses いじります for fixing/editing code files. I somehow can understand it is "Editing", or "Fixing", or "Modifying". But I just want to know it clear. Google translated to "messing ...
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Can you help me understand this sentence please?

I just came across a sentence about the National Flag of Japan. I don't think I fully understood it. So here it is: 話題の旭日旗です。長野県1滋野村2(現3ー東御市4、小諸市5)にあった軍6の後援7組織8「滋野軍友会」の旗9。戦前、...
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お父さんの無念を引き継ぎ糧にすることが出来る。 What's the meaning?

お父さんの無念を引き継ぎ糧にすることが出来る。 I tried to understand what this sentence means, but I am totally confused. It was related to an assets that left behind, but there was 糧 character which means food or ...
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Use of 全て(すべて)in a sentence

Would it be accurate to say: すべてが高かったので何も買いませんでした。 to mean "I did not buy anything because everything was expensive." Is the phrasing correct? And is the use of the particle ”が” accurate or should I ...
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Use of という in a sentence

Hope someone can help me. I'm struggling with the exact usage of という in this sentence: 会う約束をした友達から乗っている電車が止まっているというメールが来た。 Many thanks.
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How is いい being used in this sentence?

もしも僕に心があるならどうやってそれをみつければいいの I understand the sentence translates along the lines of "If I had a heart, how would I find it?" And I know "いい" means "good/fine/etc" but I'm not sure how to fit that ...
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Meaning of 離れている間 and how do I read it, please?

I'm reading a japanese manga and the boy didn't want to get away from his senpai, he told senpai that and senpai thought was having a monologue "離れている間". Thankyou for taking your time reading this.
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How is 今一度 a noun in Japanese/English?

I came across the bolded segment in the following sentence and translated it as "once more". だが私としては、彼には今一度実りある人生を歩むチャンスを与えてやりたい。 Both Jishio.org, and tanoshiijapanese.com say that 今一度 is a noun, ...