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Where do i put "簡単" on my sentence?

Im not really good at the sentence structure and my question is, if i want to say "I can speak english easily" do i say "僕は英語簡単を話すできる" or "僕は英語を話すできる簡単", I just want to ...
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Can somebody explain to me what "Gekihan'ongakushu" means?

Google translate is no help and translates it as "easy to defeat", which doesn't seem right in any way. After much struggling, I was able to find out that part of it at least should refer to ...
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やった written as 殺った

In this sentence from 龍が如く極, localized title 'Yakuza Kiwami', (spoilers) where 殺った is pronounced as やった. I checked a kanji dictionary but didn't see a kunyomi of や(る) listed for 殺. Is writing やる as ...
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The meaning of アツい

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMIG3he9L3g In the beginning of this video 花澤香菜さん says この漫画がアツい! For あつい the meanings I'm aware of are 暑い hot (weather), 熱い hot (object), 厚い (thick) Is this アツい meant ...
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Need help understanding したところで/ところで in this context

So in this manga (月が導く異世界道中) there are these 2 sisters where the older one made some bad decisions about borrowing money from the wrong kind of people. After being rescued the younger sister says to ...
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The actual meaning of おっさん臭い

I think おっさん臭い literally means 'old man stench', if I'm not mistaken, but it seems like the actual meaning is different. For example, in this episode of ちびまる子ちゃん Tomo says "なんかちょっとおっさん臭い気がするけど&...
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おねいちゃん vs おねえちゃん

In this frame from 3月のライオン, Akari, the eldest of the Kawamoto sisters is being referred to as おねいちゃん rather than おねえちゃん. https://gyazo.com/e039edc3be657a4f1082dd9d152c0ae7 In this separate scene, it ...
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訪問する vs 見学する in meaning 'to visit'

I have heard both 訪問する and 見学する both being used to mean 'to visit' What is the difference between these two verbs?
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does なんだこれは specifically have a bad connotation?

I heard this and wasn't sure if it had a negative meaning or not. Does the phrase always indicate irritation or not necessarily? I'm a bit confused since some people say it's just an informal tone ...
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The tense of osagashi

In the sentence "nanika osagashi desu ka?" (Are you looking for something), in which tense is "osagashi"? Why is it not osagashimasu?
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Why present progressive for "永遠に待ってろ" [duplicate]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GE5JYetB5hc In this exchange from 推しの子, Kana (the red-haired girl) expresses her annoyance to Ruby (the blonde girl) by saying "永遠に待ってろ" How come Kana didn'...
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What does おなかの奥がきゅうううん mean here?

Though I understood JP people say "きゅん/kyun" when they saw something cute or lovely on social medias, but what does おなかの奥がきゅうううん mean here? I met this sentence in a visual novel, hope ...
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The meaning of 『カン』 and 気配の察知

A character is talking about his abilities in the Adventurer's Guild. I don't understand what does these terms means here. (『カン』 and 気配の察知, i guess he meant "6th sense" but not sure ) ...
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Use of "かな" in these Bashō/Sora haiku

First: I am a beginner. I don't know much. So, I am reading おくのほそ道. I am confused by the use of かな in these haiku: 田一枚植えて立ち去る柳かな and 卯の花をかざしに関のはれぎかな I have been told かな conveys uncertainty and ...
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What does this expression means 限りなく白に近いグレー in this context ? (crime scene investigation theme)

Although i do know white/black colors in Japanese meant innocent/ guilty, I'm not sure about the meaning of this expression "限りなく白に近いグレー ". Hope someone can correct my understanding if i was ...
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A proposed tool about the use of は and が and about the use of "the" and "a" in English

UPDATE: Based on the discussion below, I now see that my proposal is not valid. But still, I want to make a clarification about the following proposal, anyway. Just please keep in mind that I'm ...
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Can someone explains the meaning of this expression ? 寄せ集めの色が濃い

A general said this comment about a bandit he just fought: 黄巾賊は、数は多いが寄せ集めの色が濃い。首脳部はそうではないかもしれんが I can only understand vaguely that he might be saying the bandits though having a large number of troops,...
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What does this means 程度は知ったほうが良い when someone gave other person an advice?

程度は知ったほうが良い Hope someone can explains this expression's meaning. Context: 2 subordinates saw their general went too far ahead from his troops in a battle. Although this general is strong and killed ...
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What does this means in this context ? 武勲をあげる

武勲をあげる Much thanks if anyone can help me understand its meaning. Context: The author is describing a general who was being invited to participates in a battle. 孫堅は左軍司馬としてこの戦に参加している。 朱儁に請われて参戦したものだが、...
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Need help with this expression's meaning ロマンはあります [duplicate]

「ロマンはありますけど、でもやっぱり気になりますね」 Hope someone can explains to me the meaning of this expression in this sentence. My guess : "Though your reason sounds very romantic (?), but i'm still curious about ...
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Need help about the meaning of a character's thought about his cousin (今の流れは、そういう“振り”だと思うじゃん)

(今の流れは、そういう“振り”だと思うじゃん) Hope someone can explains Mc's thought correctly about his cousin here (My guess but not sure : "You know I'm about to punch you , so you're pretending to avoid that aren'...
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Confused by a sentence with double negation なしじゃん!(reaction of MC's little cousin after being punched by him (●`・ω・)=O)`-д゜)

Hope someone can help me with the meaning of this sentence. しかもグーでとか手加減なしじゃん!!! (my guess : "Also you're not going easy on me at all with that punch/ You punched me too hard !!!" ) Context: ...
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What does this means when describes a person's eyes/gaze looking at you ?焦点の合わない瞳で、ぼやーっと見た。

I'm having troubles with this expression, appreciates if someone can make this clear. 焦点の合わない瞳で、ぼやーっと見た。 My guess : "..looking at me with absentmindedly eyes." or "...looking at me ...
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What special meanings does the number 8,000,000 have in the Japanese language and where do they come from?

What special meanings does the number 8,000,000 have in the Japanese language and where do they come from? Possible suggestions from me: Eternity Infinity In the course of time, I have come across ...
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Don't know how should I understand the meaning of this sentence correctly, since there are too many meanings for 感じすぎる and しっかり

感じすぎるとは言っても、しっかりと腰振りは続けられている。 I'm reading an eroge, and there are too many meanings for "感じすぎる/kanjisugiru" and "しっかり/ shikkari" , so I'm not sure how should i understand this ...
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What does this means in this context? 「ぁんだよ、手応えねぇなぁ~……」( A girl said this after she killed a demon and saved MC)

Context: MC is facing against 3 monsters/ demons at night, and he's about to lose the battle. But then a girl rush in , killed 2 demons with her spear and saved MC. He's very surprised ad don't know ...
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Confused my the meaning of this character's thought when he's facing against a monster 脳味噌の端っこの方で状況を整理する

A character is facing against a monster, and I don't understand 1 part of his thought here. Hope someone can explain to me its correct meaning. 脳味噌の端っこの方で状況を整理する (my guess: " I'm analyzing the ...
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What does this expression means about a person ? 「……やけに他人事だな、貴様は」

Context: A clan leader wanted to keep MC in her family/clan because she thinks MC is a skilled warrior and can use him. But her subordinate disagreed and wanted to kick MC out, since she's worried ...
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What does しっかりしてください in this context mean?

I've came across this one page comic panel about an apprentice girl and her teacher, the teacher then give her a job which he said will be "handy" (手頃な) for the apprentice but the truth it ...
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What does this means in this context ? 気組みを外してみたものの……どう対応したものだろうな (MC's thought after a girl asked him to withdraw from a proposal and leave)

Context: MC had accepted a proposal from a clan leader, that he'll become her husband. After that the clan leader had to leave, but she had ordered another girl who's also her wife (yuri-nice ^^) to ...
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Help understand this weird wordplay/metaphor: 「あまりに肝を抜かれすぎて、お尻の穴から魂的な何かが漏れそうだ。」

Context: MC has been isekai'd to another world in unconscious state, where nations are fighting for supremacy. A girl asked him to join her clan after brought him back to her house, but MC declined ...
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I've been struggling with "無理させて... ごめんね..."

I tried to read it many times and the google translation didn't make sense, so I wanted ask if anyone here knew what this means. This something that red person made green person to do, that green didn'...
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What does this means in this context ? 占い師と騎士を同じにされては困る (MC is worry about a knight when she's about to leave the city at sunset )

There's a sentence which i'm not sure about its meaning when reading. Hope someone can explains to me the correct meaning , if my understanding was wrong. Context: MC is worry about a knight when she'...
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Need help with the meaning of this sentence, because I got confused by many meanings of 調子に乗り and 勢いをつけて

そう言われて調子に乗り、勢いをつけて俺は.... There's a sentence in an eroge, which I don't understand due to my JP level. Hope someone can help me to understand its correct meaning. (my guess is : "After she said ...
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Need help with the meanings of these expressions that describing a person's voice よく通るきれいな声 and リバーブのかかった透明感のある声

When reading, I met this sentence that describes a girl's voice as よく通るきれいな声 and リバーブのかかった透明感のある声. It's hard for me to understand (I can only guess that her voice is normally already clear and lovely, ...
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What does this means in this context ? 二条で殺された方がまだマシじゃ ( "I would rather die with/by ......" ??)

When reading, I met this sentence but I'm not sure about 1 part, hope someone can explain to me its meaning ^^ Context: MC's wife has cleared a path for him and his squad, so he can go through a ...
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である vs でいる for turning nouns into verbs

I always thought that である was a way to replace です, or the equivalent of turning "noun" into "being a noun". However, In this ひぐらしのなく頃に fan art piece,魅音 is saying ずっと沙都子の味方でいさせてよ ...
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Need someone explain the meaning of a sentence 調子に乗るのも、いい加減にィ…… which got cut-off near the end by the character

There's a sentence which I'm not sure about its meaning , hope someone can explain to me. 調子に乗るのも、いい加減に... (the character stopped near the end of the sentence, so it's hard for my JP level. I can only ...
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Using のいない rather than がいない for a noun modifying clause [duplicate]

https://twitter.com/Rika_Furude0821/status/1604386169034153985/photo/1 In this comic, 梨花 is being told "梨花ちゃんのいない未来なんて御免だ" Which I think means: "I'm so sorry for a future without Rika&...
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What does "なくす" mean in this phrase?

カメラで人を見つけて踏切の事故をなくす I don't know a meaning of "Nakusu" in this phrase. Can someone help me with this?
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Meaning of the "Ni Naru" in this phrase

14年前に秋葉原で7人が殺された事件 男が死刑になる Does anyone know what's the translation? i'm unable to translation because of "ni naru". i know "ni naru + noun" means "to became", but i don'...
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What does this mean in this context ? しっかり甘えんぼアピールを忘れないところは流石だな。( MC's thought about his little sister )

しっかり甘えんぼアピールを忘れないところは流石だな。 Context: MC's little sister made a curry dish for dinner, but it was too spicy and MC can't even swallow it (although he loves spicy foods). After that he decided that he ...
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Where can 助かる be used?

In a script, a guy gave seats to his show to two of his friends and said "フフ。観客は多ければ多いほどいいからね。 助かるよ" Would this imply him thanking his friends for going to his show? Or does it mean ...
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What is the meaning of this expression ? 腕に + an Object + 押しくら饅頭 (pushing something towards someone ??)

Hope someone can help me understand correctly this action/ expression. MC come to watch his senpai practicing beach volley ball, then MC describes his senpai's action :"...
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What does this means in this context ? 念写の大人しいスキル

When I'm reading a visual novel, I met with this term in a sentence but don't understand. Hope someone can explain its meaning to me. Context: MC is studying in an academy for people with special ...
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The meaning of (nani ga) 何が + N (something) + なんですか (nan desuka) in this context

I can only guess the meaning like :"What do you mean by mentions N here ?" but I'm not sure Hope someone can help me understand its correct meaning. Context: MC is trying to learn cooking in ...
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How to understand this JP cursing/ swearing expression and its equivalent English meaning ? 「その汚い顔を洗って、出直してこい!」

When reading, I met with this expression when MC is cursing someone who tried to took away his friend (maybe wife in the future^^). 「その汚い顔を洗って、出直してこい!」 I can only understood somewhat of its meaning , ...
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What meaning ぬち いっ? [closed]

“ぬちいっ” it's an onomatopoeia that appeared in a manga but I don't understand what it means. in the manga it appears with a space (like this: ぬち いっ)
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What does のの mean?

I'm reading おぼれかけた兄妹 by Areshima Takeo and I've come across the following phrase けれども二人がこっちに来るののおそいことおそいこと。Why this double のの? And what about こと? A man is saving a girl's life in the sea and the two ...
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The meaning of 星人 vs 宇宙人

I've come across 星人 and 宇宙人 for describing aliens. What's the difference in the meaning of these words?
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