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What is the right word for existential goal?

I am looking for a Japanese word that corresponds to life goal. It does not refer to getting a good salary job, marrying with dream S.O., buying exotic cars, or other materialistic/worldly targets. ...
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How to say “lacquer” when talking about food?

I found that the term 漆塗り or simply 漆 is used to indicated the lacquer applied to materials such as wood, but can I use the same term in a food context? I am talking about that sort of 'glaze' you can ...
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What is the meaning of 会社 in yakuza language?

Context: two yakuza men found out that Azami, a man that owed them money, committed suicide. Then, one says to the other: おい、芥生【あざみ】のこと会社に連絡しろ Does 会社 have a particular meaning here? Or do they ...
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(Mahjong) What does this sentence mean: 対局の間一度も飛ばされない

I am playing a japanese Riichi Mahjong game. There is a quest ingame which I can't understand. 3対局の間一度も飛ばされない Google translate tells me I have to "never get blown during a game" and I guess I have ...
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I have trouble understanding this: 棚からなんとやらだ

I'm having trouble understanding this sentence from a soccer manga I like to read. There is not much context to the sentence, and further, the character often uses slang. The whole sentence is this: ...
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What is 「ピプロシン体」?

This is the first time I've failed to find a word in both dictionaries and Google search: the only hit Google finds is the article where this quote appears: 「本間さんは頭脳頗る明晰、今後優良の成績で卒業される事となつた、卒業論文は『...
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In Japanese, how do you say you will skip ahead past one section for time's sake while reading aloud to an audience?

How do you succinctly say that you are going to skip ahead past the next section or paragraph for time's sake and tell the audience which spot you are picking up again when reading a paper aloud at an ...
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In Japanese, how do you tell the reader that a quotation is literally translated from the original when the original sounds strange?

In cases where the original wording of a quotation sounds strange, and thus the Japanese translation of it sounds unnatural, my advisor says I need to add a note each time in my academic paper to tell ...
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How do you write “translation mine” in Japanese for academic writing?

When you translate a quoted citation, how do you write "translation mine" in Japanese to let the reader know that it is your own translation rather than an official one (or, to contrast yours to the ...
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Talking about system scalability in Japanese

I work at a big IT company in Japan. I'm currently working on a scalability project, that is a project to increase the capacity of a web application. 1) How do express "scalability" in Japanese to a ...
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Is there a strict usage difference between 耐性 and 耐容 in medical contexts?

According to WWWJDIC and ALC, 耐性 is used for drug tolerance (e.g., 耐性現象), but 耐容 is used for radiation (e.g. 耐容線量). Based on that, my guess is that 耐性 can be used to express neutral effects like ...