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漫画. For questions about language usage in the context of Japanese comics (manga).

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What does the word 「~さ…ねえっ」 mean?

It comes from a conversation a boy talked to a girl about an old man who ignored a story which the girl tried to tell him. Girl: ジョーが約束どおり片手ほりで金あみのところまでたがやしたってちゃんと報告したんよっ それなのにあたいの頭さえ見ようとしないんだ ...
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Deconstruction of “一緒できなくなっちゃって”

I am reading 海街 Diary, and I have come across this dialogue: 朝ゴハン一緒できなくなっちゃって。 I know it means "We can't have breakfast together". I understand (vaguely) the meaning of なっちゃって, i.e. it indicates ...
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Meaning of 天秤に乗せる

In the Dead Tube manga I found this sentence: いいでしょ… たまには自分の命を天秤に乗せたって The protagonist is asking a group of people who usually don't risk their life to participate in a risky game. What is the ...
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What does そっくり mean in this context?

[超]{スーパー}サイヤ[人]{じん}になったオレとそっくりだ... According to dictionaries, "そっくり" can mean "exactly". So could this mean, "You are exactly [as powerful] as I am as a Super Saiyan"?
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Complex sentence with 樣

I'm not sure how to translate this sentence: いかがですかズブロッカ樣ルビーでは最高のピジョン・ブラックございますわ. I think one character is asking another how they like this vodka called "Zebrowka" which the speaker thinks is the ...
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What does “本人と似て” mean?

In this sentence I don't understand the beginning "どうせ 本人と似て軽薄でキラキラしただけの---" For me it's : Anyway, they look alike, brilliant and frivolous But I'm not sure. Could someone please help me ? And if ...
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i don't understand 一人分

I can't understand a sentence. Could you help me please ? アンタ一人分くらい私の稼ぎで回せるっての i don't understand "一人分" I understand that as "I paid your expenses with my income" The previous sentence is "...
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Possible meaning of キズ(kizu)

Panel from manga おじょじょじょ by クール教信者 The text says: 超金持ちの令嬢 地獄巡 春 高飛車なのが主にキズ What does キズ mean here? It does not seem to be 傷 (wound/injury), and since it’s katakana I suspect it’s some kind of ...
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What does どうなちきつたんだよオ mean?

I am trying to learn a lot by reading, but I am having a lot of trouble with this phrase/sentence: どうなちきつたんだよオ Now, this is from a manga (Akira, specifically) so I'm guessing it's some kind of ...
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In what way does ちうわけで serve this sentence?

From my understanding, absent "ちうわけで", this simply means, "Is it OK if I go to break." Is it similar to "こういうわけで"?
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The meaning of この+own personal name

One of the villains of ジョジョの奇妙な冒険, Dio, frequently refers to himself as「このディオ」 (to the point it became a meme). What's the meaning of this grammar: この+own personal name? Is it just emphasis? Or are ...
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Translation request from manga (海街 Diary volume 1)

On page 8, this sentence appears inside a thought / narration bubble from the lead female character: きのう奥さんの叔父さんて人から病院に電話あったの。 After juggling with Google Translate, I believe the character is ...
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How to interpret 「ニッポン死ね」 in the following context

In the manga Dead Tube, the presenter of a gossip video is talking about the adultery committed by a female politician called 山岡. He says that the woman was also the winner of the buzzwords contest (...
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What is the meaning of っ on its own

Does it mean Tch or does it have another meaning ?? Like in here.
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trouble understanding usage of なければ in this case

I'm sorry if this is too specific or unclear, if it's a bad question i can delete it. I'm really unclear on how なければ is functioning here, and how と in this case is functioning after 子どもたち. (also i'm ...
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Meaning of どうすんだよ

example: "どうすんだよこの空気をよぉ!?" Is it "What are you doing with this mood?!"? I can't make sense of it. The line is from a manga.
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Is there a triple vowel extension in this character name?

From the manga Hunter x Hunter, one of the character's Japanese names is ウボォーギン. It looks like the ボ is getting its お sound elongated twice, with the small ォ and the ー. In English it gets translated ...
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Metaphorical meaning of 骨

Context: in the last round of a match, a boxer realizes his opponent is just repeating the same combination over and over. I think 骨 in the following sentence has a metaphorical meaning, but I don't ...
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Does 上鳴 mean shut up?

Does 上鳴 mean shut up? I didn't find a good meaning of this in the dictionary.
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Is there a contradiction in these sentences?

Context: after being defensive for the whole match, a boxer finally decides to fight with all his power out of respect for his opponent. These are his thoughts: 選手生命を捧げているキミにとってボクシングの存在 ...
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Meaning of 芯を通す and 芯の通る

In this manga about boxing I found the following unrelated sentences: 1) もっと探れ… 伏黒【ふくろ】さんの拳。小さくても攻撃を未然に防ぐため… 芯を通してくる。 2) 芯の通ったパンチを打ってこなくなって… 後退を優先してる。 In the first the protagonist is thinking ...
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Meaning of 欲ばっから and help with the following sentence

Context: Riku, the protagonist boxer of this manga, is fighting against an evasive opponent that is really good at dodging punches and who always tries to win on points rather than KOs. Riku tries to ...
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What does nda ンだ stand for?

I know that kore means “this” but i didn’t understand what does this sentence/word means i also didn’t know what is the meaning of nda
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Help with a few sentences using 許す

I'm currently translating a chapter of a manga (SERVAMP) and I only have a few dialogues left to finish it and while I was helped by someone, some particular lines left us confused and we haven't ...
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Can アジアンビューティー be negative?

In a scene from a manga classmates are talking about an arrogant pretty girl who's only popular with boys. One of the girls says:「これからアジアンビューティーって呼ぼーよ」. Is that supposed to sound negative? How so? My ...
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Help parsing and translating this sentence with を at the end

Context: an aggressive and violent boxer (Riku) is going to fight against an evasive opponent that is really good at dodging punches and who always tries to win on points rather than KOs. Riku's ...
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Meaning of 徹している in this sentence

After watching a boxing match, a spectator says about the winner: 相手にボクシングをさせないように自分の全てを発揮してる… 勝つための〝確実さ〟に徹している 徹す seems to have so many meanings that I don't know how to interpret it here. First ...
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Meaning of 重なる in this sentence

Context: a young criminal is not a member of a yakuza clan (半グレ) but he is happy to be their dogsbody (使いっぱしり). After he kills a member of an enemy yakuza clan, a member of the clan he works for ...
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What’s written?

How do i read this ? I didn’t find the letters
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どうしてもね potential meaning

A and B are talking about a technology. A: Bは"technology"の導入には反対だったな A/B: reason 1 しreason 2 から, どうしても……ね I'm not sure what is the supposed meaning of どうしてもね here. Also the reason I'm using ...
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Meaning of アウト in this sentence

A boxer is trying to take his opponent down by brute force rather than technique. Someone frome the audience then shouts: アウトもカンケーねーよ!!あんなゴリ押しのタックル…!! I think a rough translation of the sentence ...
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What do the 「ああなる」and「気いします」mean?

The sentence below is said by a Kansai-spoken character but I'm not sure if thetwo phrases are related to the dialect. みんながああなる気{き}持{も}ちよう わかるような気{き}いします感{かん}動{どう}してまんね あいつら....
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What is the meaning of 金〇

I wanted to ask what the '◯' symbol underneath the 金 means below? It seems the black-haired guy is asking the other guy something that's to do with drinking?
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Meaning of かまって in the following title

At the end of each tankōbon, the manga DEAD Tube has always an extra page with a funny drawing/short story. Every time it has a different title. In the volume in question the title of the extra page ...
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What is meaning of “TIME TO HEAD BA-” in English version of Japanese manga?

What is meaning of "TIME TO HEAD BA-" in English version of Japanese manga? Whole English context:http://mangahasu.se/onii-chan-wa-oshimai/vol-5-chapter-14-mahiro-and-a-little-adventure-c551795.html ...
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Meaning of 拳の山の骨

In a manga, a spectator is describing the way a boxer throws his punches: 拳の山の骨で斬【き】りにきよる… 物騒なヤツや What is the meaning of 拳の山の骨? Does it refer to the knuckles? Here you can see the page it is taken ...
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Meaning of シャキン or シャッキン used to support someone

In a manga, before the start of a boxing match, one of the boxers looks at his friends in the audience and says: シャキ〜ン Then they reply more or less in the same way: しゃっきい〜ん What is the meaning ...
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Meaning of 盛り上げ in the following sentence

Context: a boxer and his trainer are waiting in the locker's room for a match to start. The president of a famous gym who is also the organizer of the match passes by and just waves at them without ...
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Meaning of ___はんは

In a manga about boxing, the protagonist is going to fight an american boxer. His trainer is telling him how he should train: 白人はんは"拳"を鍛えてるだろうがお前は"足"だ。 I don't understand what "…はんは" is. Is it a ...
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Meaning of 真っ直ぐ向き合う

In a manga, a girl is thinking about the boxing career of his boyfriend, who has recently won a match against a well-known boxer: 何となく思うんだけど、今のリクはボクシングに[真]{ま}っすぐ[向]{む}き[合]{あ}わなくちゃいけない気がするの… I ...
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Question about verb 「ひっこんでろい」

Here is the full sentence said by a young boxer to draw his coach out of the boxing ring. へっぽこセコンドはひっこんでろいっ If it is imperative form, I would like to know the grammatical difference between this ...
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Can 理由 mean “logic” in this sentence?

In a manga, the characters are trying to find out the culprit of some homicides. One of the character is basically saying that if they keep thinking in a logical way, they will never find out who the ...
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Questions about 「気をうしないかける」 [duplicate]

I came across the expression in manga which is said by a Kansai-speaking character. そのいいぐさはないやろ...ぶちのめされ気をうしないかけている人間によ! I think the expression might have a similar meaning to the expression 「気を失う」...
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Breakdown 「欲しけりゃくれてやるぜ」meaning

I'm a beginner at Japanese and I'm stumped by the second sentence on this line from the One Piece manga: おれの財宝か?欲しけりゃくれてやるぜ。。。 Especially the part "欲しけりゃ" (from what I gather, it's an inflection of ...
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Meaning of 引き手 in the following sentence

In a manga about boxing, a character is explaining what the famous Muhammad Ali's phantom/anchor punch is. The phantom punch is basically a fast punch landed over the opponent's punch, but I can't ...
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Meaning of 閉店ガラガラガラ in the following sentence

An American boxer has been living in Japan for 3 years. He lives in the Kansai area, so he speaks Kansai dialect. He complains that after 3 years in Japan he still hasn't fought against a really ...
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Meaning of おめでとさん

During a boxing match a spectator is congratulating a boxer for winning the previous match saying this sentence: 2回戦突破おめでとさん What is the meaning of おめでとさん? He his clearly congratulating the guy, ...
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Meaning of ハートしている

In a boxing match, a trainer is telling a boxer to stay away from the opponent and wait the end of the round to recover, but he doesn't listen to him. Then the trainer says this sentence: ...
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Question about using the past form verb 「まった」 in this sentence

It is a situation that a boxing fight will begin very soon. Suddenly, a trainer of a boxer thought that his man could be knocked out very easily. He then said the following sentence. Anyway, the ...
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What do the triangles, circles, and squares mean in the context of manga?

I was reading Crayon Shin-chan—a Japanese manga—and came across a frame where the characters' speech bubbles contain circles, triangles, and crosses where words should be. I asked a couple of my ...