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Questions tagged [listening]

聞き取り. For questions involving the deciphering of spoken language.

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could someone transcribe what is being said? [closed]

could someone transcribe what is being said? ___ザハード https://clyp.it/w2st022s 危険は___ https://clyp.it/in0j0ea5 まちが___ https://clyp.it/wvcmze1b ってことで いやそういう__一生___どうだ。 俺たち https://clyp.it/uqf4glpn ...
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What does the warrior in the red armor, Hirotaro, say in the Last Samurai movie?

In the movie Last Samurai, Hirotaro has only one line in the whole movie. I tried some years ago to understand and "decipher" his words, but I couldn't and I blamed it on my lack of knowledge. Now ...
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Can't understand what they're saying (listening)

https://vocaroo.com/i/s1KAqThhtwgd They're playing cat's cradle loudly and this exchange happens, but I can't understand what's being said after "少女らよ、もう少々静かにしてもらえまいか。"
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What is pimsleur saying (shtain desnoga)?

Listening to the first Pimsleur Japanese audiobook and I'm having a hard time recognizing the words its saying. It says to say "I want to go shopping" and then in Japanese says something that sounds ...
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Difficulty of comprehension of Japanese in a video and identification of dialect

I came across the following video when doing research: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mlkoq4WZrTE&t=358s&authuser=1 At first I could not comprehend at all what was being said, but after ...
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How do Japanese understand “non-standard” words without looking at kanji?

This question seems so "obvious" that there might be a duplicate but could not find any. Anyway, while I try to think how to better rephrase the title, let me explain briefly what I mean. I'll give ...
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Translation of “technically speaking” / What is this villain saying?

This is a fan-made Japanese version of an English song on a children's show, LazyTown. I'm trying to find out what the (second) villain was saying (second line) at 0:03. The English translation of ...
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What is にゃんちゅう saying here?

In this NHK video, あいちゃん seem to be demonstrating some cooking skills, while a cat named にゃんちゅう seems to be praising her by her side. I understand most of what he says, but there are 3 places (bolded ...
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How do I find the right meaning of homonyms 同音異義語 via audio?

Japanese has a lot of homonyms and sometimes one has more than 10 meanings. When I heard the following sentences on the phone or a radio. How do I deal with it? はしのはしですか? きのう、かきをたべたけどあまりおいしくなかった ...
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What is the last word being spoken in this audio clip/sentence?

I'm translating an anime episode, and it's pretty much done, save this part and another line. I've tried asking a few people, I've been on reddit, I'vve listened to it one way too many times, but it's ...
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What is this character saying? [Video/Listening]

In this video clip the girl says something as she attacks the oncoming monsters. I cannot even make sense of what she's trying to say other than "嘘" at the end. So I'm guessing it's along the ...
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What do words/expressions 段差{だんさ} and 理解知{りかいし}れない mean in this context?

I was listening to a Japanese podcast (安住紳一郎{あずみしんいちろう}の日曜天国{にちようてんごく}) the other day, and there was this sentence (here's a link to an audio clip in case I made a mistake: http://vocaroo.com/i/...
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What does Mr. Driller say when he picks up an oxygen tank?

I think many people remember the Japanese game series, Mr. Driller. There was an arcade machine and several console games, and they were pretty popular. The idea was to drill through coloured blocks, ...
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Understanding「汲ませて」 and 「にっぷん」, assuming that is what was said

I have a question regarding what is being said in this video. First of all, what is being said? The following is what I perceived. ...水{みず}を汲{く}ませて、しっかりとにっぷんしてから、撃{う}ちます。 In particular, I am ...
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Beginner miscomprehension of spoken Japanese - finding wrong word boundaries

As a beginner of Japanese, I very often I don't understand or completely misunderstand spoken Japanese - even if I know every word in the sentence, and may have recognized it in different context. ...
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What does 「どっか」 mean?

In this clip at 19:50, it sounds like he is saying, "Nante na! Kore dokka no kiza na yatsu ga itteta serifu" ("This is just something a ____ pretentious guy said"). Is it indeed 「どっか」 ? What does that ...
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“Kekkosema wa”?

First post on JLSE. Sorry if this doesn't belong here... Sometimes on the train platforms in Tokyo or on Japanese television, I hear a phrase that sounds like "kekk-sema-wa." I'm still early in my ...
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About a line in a TV drama which is hard to understand

In the 2nd episode of "Tokyo Love Story", from 26:55 to 27:00 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FNW0VEvfIbU#t=26m50s 「いやだね、この?」 What is the word/phrase after 「この」?