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What does “イタズラ書きだらけの壁にひとつの携帯番号.” mean?

I am around N5 level (almost finished book that is a little bit over this level) and so I decided to try learning some life language translating manga from raw and checking it in a translated version....
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trouble translating/parsing sentence with katakana that is confusing

I'm reading a manga and am stumped on what this sentence(s) is saying: ロッカーを棲家としているわけでもなく殺人鬼のはずもなく普通の正社員 The previous sentence talks about someone at work who is like a Grim Reaper. I don't even ...
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Is the word 「やんな」positive or negative?

I found that in a website 〜やんな is a colloquial form of 〜やるな meaning 'Don't do...' However, I have seen the word in a manga with the following sentence. A: おい あかりを消してやんな。新入りさんがまぶしくてねむれんといかん。 B: じゃあ ...
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What is the meaning of 森の恵みがとれない冬や [closed]

Can someone help me with this sentence? 栄養たっぷりなクルミは、森の恵みがとれない冬や、冬明けで食料が少なく、ささいな不作で食料がなくなってしまう春の食糧不足に備えて、備蓄してある非常食だ。 Walnuts are the emergency rations for winter when there are blessing of the forest....
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What do the words 「いうない」 and 「おねんねしなさい」mean?

Here is the context including the word which a boy spoke to himself. おとなしく規則を守っておねんねしなさい...か じょうだんいうないっ いまのおれはめしを食うひまさえおしいくらいに思ってるんだ I think it should be 言わない, so 「じょうだんいわない」 would be ...
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Please help me translate this sentence [明よせっないスキャットが] [closed]

I am reading a manga and I can't understand the sentence [明よせっないスキャットが]. So basically, here's the deal. Some people talking about the music. And one girl said: それに2曲目の金延幸子! よく知ってたわね~ 金延幸子! ...
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What is the meaning of the word “イケた”?

The word wasn't in any sentence, the person simply said that one word in the speech bubble. Here's the context situation if it's any help: Guy: //kisses girl Guy: お (Oh) Guy: イケた Girl: ?! (...
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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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What does the phrase 「はきゃあがって」 mean?

Here is a part of a conversation between two young guys: A: わすれやしませんが こんどばかりはいくらおじょうさまの命令でもゆるすわけにはいかねえっ B: へへっ かっこいいせりふをはきゃあがって.... I think はきゃあがって would come from 「吐ければ」which means 'If you ...
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Craving for food?

In this picture below (I snipped it from the digital copy I bought online, 兄の嫁と暮らしています) there is this phrase "もう口がアイスになっちゃった". An obvious reading is that she's really craving for ice cream. However, ...
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Translating アンニュイに言われても

I have difficulty translating the phrase アンニュイに言われても: it seems to me that breaking them into pieces that I can use dictionary feels off. Google translate often does better when it is given a full ...
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What does the word 「のたのたして」mean?

Here is the context including the word. I put the blank spaces according to the column line breaks. なんでえ 大の男が まっぴるまから 酒くらって のたのたしてよう For this word, I have no clue to guess at all what it should ...
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What degree of uncertainty do かな and たぶん imply?

Translation: "7 years ago there was a guy called ‘Cell’…[Dabra]’s probably about as strong as him…” かな: I wonder; I guess たぶん: perhaps; probably Would these versions be just as accurate?: A. "[...
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What does the word 「やめにしい」 mean?

Here is the dialogue containing the word. A: かってな推測はやめろう おれは青山なんざ... B: 自分をごまかすのはいいかげんでやめにしいな なんでもっときびしく現実をみつめようとはせんのや
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Is there a difference between 同じ気, 同じの気, and 気の同じ?

https://i.imgur.com/pEzn7lZ.jpg There is debate about whether おなじ気 is referring to the amount of Ki or the general feeling of Ki. I looked up the Japanese text and wondered if the lack of a の ...
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What does the word 「こい」mean?

I'm not sure if it is an adjective meaning strong, a noun meaning intention or neither. Here is the sentence I came across. 僕なんとしても選手になりたかったので申しこむと沼田さんが腕ずくでこいというから... Additional context: The ...
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A Question while reading mangas

I love to read manga, and I am always confused when a character uses a spell, and a T/N is written somewhere stating the literal meaning. Example is when Mad Hatter (From Gaitou Alice) uses a spell, ...
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I'm lost in this “thought bubble” of a manga, I don't know what it says

In a manga, one person gets drunk and pushes another person down and the person being pushed thinks of this "酔ってるといえ何かおかしい..." I think it says "there is something wrong for you to be drunk" then ...
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What does the word 「ごねだした」 mean?

I'm not sure if it is a nuance of the word 「ごねる」 which means to make difficulties or to grumble. Here is the sentence containing the word. なんせ... 青山が五人の選手の中に入れてくれってごねだしたのは知ってるんだ
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Can't understand the meaning of a sentence: 「使い物にならなきゃ 素手でやるだけか」

So, I've been reading a manga and there is a phrase that I can't get. It says: 使い物にならなきゃ 素手でやるだけか Those two sentences are separated. So what I understand about is that if the thing is useless he ...
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What does this sound effect mean?

Also can't find out the symbol...
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How do you say “canon” as in “official for a story universe”?

There's specific words out there like 正典 meant for the Bible, but what's the common term for referring to a story. As in "the Christmas Special isn't canon for the Star Wars universe". I figure there ...
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What is the meaning of バキン?

In 亜人 manga I've found the word バキン, at least it seems to me so (look at the picture), but I've only found the translation of the word バキッ baki (crack) and パキン pakin (also crack). But on the picture I ...
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sentence from chibimakuro :) ベタに真珠っていう諺をきくと [closed]

was translating chibimakuro and there is this sentence: ベタに真珠っていう諺をきくと its ends with と, there is 諺(proverb) kanji, from context its easy to say it has to do with "cast pearls before swine" saying. ...
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Meaning of ちはース

Context: a boy shouts 「ちはース」 after seeing that a fan club for a boxer has only female members. He is happy to discover this since he is the kind of guy that always tries to flirt with pretty girls. I ...
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Meaning of 前を歩いてた人

Context: in the manga りくどう, a girl named Naeshiro is thinking over the friendship between her boyfriend Riku and a boy named Mihara. Both of them are boxers, but Mihara is older than Riku and is ...
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Meaning of 一軒 in context

This is from the manga 「腐女子交流記 ~アラサー×JK~ 」, a 4-koma about the life of female otaku. On this page two colleagues are discussing how it’s not easy to be an otaku when one is no longer young and friends ...
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Meaning of 生命線を守る in the following sentence

Context: a boxing champion is arm-wrestling against another boxer. The champion is on the verge of losing, but he still doesn't give up, so the other boxer thinks: このチャンピオン君 ちぎれそうでちぎれへん ...
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How do I write “ワンピースは実在する” vertically?

I'm assuming there's certain punctuation involved in this sentence, but I don't really understand what changes in the process of switching from horizontal to vertical writing.
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Is 寝るの朝 a set phrase? [duplicate]

In a manga I am reading, I found this sentence: "私も最近は寝るの朝の9時くらい" I understand its meaning from context: I also sleep around 9 in the morning these days. But I don't get why there is の ...
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Spaces and end of sentences in まんが

Up until now, I think have I never seen a space in the Japanese textbook I'm using (Genki). However, when I started trying to read this まんが, I realised that, sometimes, there are spaces. Since this ...
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What does the word 「ぶったてる」mean?

Here is the sentence including the word. このドヤがいの西{にし}のはずれにりっぱな総{そう}合{ごう}病{びょう}院{いん}をぶったてること!
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Meaning of メリ and メリ子

Context: in the manga Dead Tube, a girl is being raped while being filmed. Among the comments on the video, some users wrote メリメリメリメリ and メリ子メリ子. What is the meaning of the two comments? To me it ...
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Is やなこった just 嫌な子, or does it mean something as a whole?

Another phrase from 犬夜叉 that is puzzling me is やなこった. Apparently it means something as there is a quite lot of results on the interwebz. They are not much of a help though. I saw it in a comic, where ...
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Can どれ mean plain what/who without selection? [duplicate]

In a comic book (犬夜叉) I found a plain どれ… in a situation when a person sees that something bad happened. Somebody got injured and the spectator apparently asks, who could have possibly done this. ...
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か after short forms

In the Genki textbook, it is said that "In the casual conversational use of short forms, question sentences do not end with the question particle か, but with rising intonation alone." Nonetheless, in ...
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Meaning of 足に来る in sexual joke

Context: a boxer is giving "advice" to another boxer and his girlfriend. He says: 戦う前にイチャつくとぜって〜モチベに影響するからな―― 彼女[と]【・】は足に来るからそれも要注意な 風俗体験記 After this, the boxer laughs and the girl blushes. I ...
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How to interpret 同情 in the following sentence

Context: in the manga リクドウ, the boxer that will win the Level A Tournament will get the chance to challenge the Japanese champion. Some journalists are interviewing the champion about this and one ...
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Would a japanese say “このジョルノジョバーナには夢がある”?

This sentence has become famous lately as the catchphrase of Giorno Giovanna in the JoJo: Golden Wind anime series. Literally, it's translated as "in this Giorno Giovanna there is a dream", but ...
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What is the meaning of カックン in the following sentence?

Context: before a boxing match begins, a boxer named Kamishiro says this referring to his opponent: 勘だけど あのカックン野郎… 刺せるヤツだ What is the meaning of カックン? The opponent was a thug in the past and he ...
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Metaphorical meaning of 買う

Context: in the manga Rikudou, Riku follows his trainer risky instructions in order to win (the trainer had told him to take a lot of punches in order to understand his opponent's fighting style). ...
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what is the meaning of this sfx/onomatopoeia? ダシーン

dashi (ダシ) sometimes is for "run" but this sfx is nothing about running! example (the ball is a dough, they make bread)
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おすすめ品 on Doujins in Akihabara

I have seen おすすめ品 written on stickers on doujins in Akihabara. In one shop this was literally on every single doujin. From what I know おすすめ品 means recommended goods, which makes no sense here, as its ...
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Meaning of たんか when used in a sentence or phrase?

i came across this phrase "酒飲めたんか" and i know that 酒 is probably referring to alcohol and 飲め probably means 'drinking' but the phrase ’たんか’ does not give me any result when i tried to search for it. I'...
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What does the word 「しのう」 mean in this sentence? [duplicate]

It is said by an old man who looks like wanting to teach boxing to a young man. 青山くんよ ふたりきりの人目につかんところにいこう 折り入ってひみつに伝授したいこともあるしのう I'm not sure if it is related to the word 死ぬ in volitional form ...
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Is “爿” a 略字--if so, how is it pronounced/written normally?

If not. . .part of how I help myself learn is to translate things that interest me--comics and art and song lyrics now and then. While reading, I ran into this dialogue, starting with "爿に"--and I've ...
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Other uses of 五分 and understanding にする

Struggling to understand a sentence in the military manga 'Ibuki' I'm currently reading. Some top military brass are discussing China's military capabilities and how quickly Japan could deploy to the ...
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What does the word 「~さ…ねえっ」 mean? [duplicate]

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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Is this character a そ?

I'm learning Japanese and decided to pick up some manga in Japanese to improve my reading. I found a preview of a manga I'll be receiving and had a look inside. I found the following character, and ...
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What does “のでは” mean at the end of a sentence?

Below is a sentence I've come across in a manga that I'm unsure of how to translate. The context is some girls are watching a voyeur video of one of the girls undressing. もう早送りで / よいのでは! (the / ...