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Understanding ~ことに

I am trying to read GJ部 and I've come across this: 紫音さんの細い指が喉元で動く。 三人の手が三人とも違っていることに、軽い驚きがあった。 I think this sentence means something like "Shion-san's thin fingers moves around his neck. He was ...
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Weird inflection of the verb in ta form - たれた

I'm a beginner in Japanese; and as an exercise I've tried to translate a sentence from the LN. While I do realize that I've bit more that I can chew, I wish to at least try :) The sentence that I am ...
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Motokano S01E05: Is it common to change how you address your spouse (like as follows), and why might you do this?

Well you might change how you address your spouse when you've having sex vs, say, you both work together and when you're in a business meeting. But I'm asking mainly like as follows: 5th episode of ...
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The meaning of ある in this sentence and in other situations

Konnichiwa, I was reading 人間失格 by Dazai Osamu and I was confused with the meaning of ある in it : 只顔を赤らめて笑って、何も答えませんでしたけれども、しかし、実は、幽か【かすか】に思い当る所もあったのでした。 Does it mean that "he had something he ...
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Is this 'onee-san' address sarcastic or something?

S01E03 of anime adaptation of the LN/manga The Devil Is a Part-Timer! See here 1:18 - 1:32 There are these 2 characters Chiho and Emi who meet for the 1st time when Emi interrupts Chiho's profession (...
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Motokano S01E01: Why when being romantically affectionate do these ex-romantic partner step-siblings call each other by last name?

1st episode of new anime adaptation of light novel series My Stepmom's Daughter Is My Ex aka Mamahaha no Tsurego ga Motokano datta: Yume Ayai and Mizuto Irido have recently become step-siblings. ...
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