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What does this expression 引き気味 mean in English ? [Manga] [duplicate]

Context: MC's thought about a character's reaction (A-san), after she is observing MC and his team talking. She looks surprised because she has never thought that they will decided to help her and ...
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What does this expression この流れなら私だろ! means in this context? [Manga] [closed]

Context: a character (messenger-G1) is suspecting the person who she's talking to right now, is just a double and not the real (A-san) Leader of MC team. They're in a meeting, and G1 thinks a leader ...
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What does this mean ? [Manga] MC's complain about a character,who criticizes other's action reckless but her actions is no different in the past

Context: MC and his friends are talking with 1 girl (C-san), who just broke out of a castle's siege (alone with no soldiers), then ran to them asking for help A-san and B-san are members of MC team. ...
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Shortened Greeting? [duplicate]

I would like to know of what term "ちゃーす" is the abbreviated version. It appears to be a greeting. Translation software and my closest dictionary were of no help.
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What does アレがある mean in this context ? [Manga] [closed]

Context : MC invited a hungry girl (A-chan) to join in and eat Ramen with him in a Ramen shop. The shop owner suggests that if the girl orders too much things to put in a ramen bowl, it can't hold ...
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Confusing on understanding【知ってるであるか】

why there is a verb 「知ってる」plus another[であるか]?
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What does this expression mean in English ? いや俺も俺だけど [Master/servant]

Context: MC is talking with his servant about the fact that when he was still a student like her, he also forgot everything the moment after the test was over. G1: 昔、白蓮ちゃんたちと一緒に風鈴先生のところでやったはずなんだけど。...
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Can someone help me determine what this SFX/onomatopoeia is?

Here's an image of it: It kind of looks like ダダ (da da) to me, but then I'm not sure what to make of the last mark. Could someone offer his insight, please?
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What is that「かオイ」sentence ending?

I found few instances of「プール行くかオイ」in the manga I'm reading like this one below. It seems to means「プール行こう」but I don't understand the purpose of「かオイ」sentence ending. I thought at first that this オイ is ...
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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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Blank line in balloon

While reading manga, I noticed sometimes in a balloon there is an extra empty line, like here: Which meaning does it carry? I'm wondering if it's meant to separate the two sentences, like saying that ...
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What role does たん play in this sentence?

To me, the sentence roughly means "You see a familiar face or something?", and I'm pretty sure of it. I just don't get what the たん here is.
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What does なるようになれだ mean?

The meaning of the sentence aside, I also wonder why だ is used at the end. Is it for emphasis or something like that?
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Understanding 「あいつの事だ、陸でも見えりゃ自力で下りるだろう」

I need help understanding the panel below from One Piece chapter 8. Zoro was trying to rescue Luffy who got trapped in a bird's mouth. He met Buggy's pirates along the way. Specifically on this part ...
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What does "天然記念物" mean in this context?

The dictionary I have defines this as "natural monument" and "protected species" and I don't see how it relates to the conversation at hand. Based on the context though, since the ...
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What ご苦労なこって means here?

I struggle to understand the nuance of ご苦労なこって part in the One Piece panel below. なこって is short for なことで right? I checked the English translation, it reads "No thank you." So, can I ...
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What does「程よく埋もれたい感」mean here?

The guys were arguing which physique is more attractive. I'm lost on understanding the 隙間も程よく埋もれたい感の圧勝だろ part. Does 程よく埋もれたい感 mean "feeling of wanting to be covered" or something? What 感 ...
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What does 付き合い悪くて mean?

Translation: I'm a busy man I got this from the manga "Blue Period". The translation provided above is from the official translation. From my understanding, 付き合い indicates a relationship, ...
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Is this a pun? (稀/希)

I'm reading a manga in which a character says, 「って稀!」 in response to another character doing something unusual. I understand that 稀 can be translated as "rare," "unusual," etc. ...
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Meaning of とてこう?

I've been reading some Touhou doujinshi in Japanese and checking English version for translation just in case, and I had a hard time trying to decompose this sentence: I have to give some context [I ...
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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 does 金一封はもらった means?

The source is from the manga Blue Period. For further context, students were split into teams to make curry, and whichever wins will get money for prize.
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What does 冷静になんかなんなよ mean?

This is from the manga Blue Period. Meaning of the sentence aside, I also want to understand what role is なんか and なん playing here.
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Who can explain the pun/wordplay on “onitada” in the story “Jaku-Chara Tomozaki-kun”

In the Light novel / Manga / anime : 弱キャラ友崎くん (Jaku-Chara Tomozaki-kun), the main heroine regularly says “ONItada !” (translated by “HEXactly !”). What would be the “de-pun-ed” word or how (from what ...
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What does "大したもんだ" mean?

I usually see this phrase in Shonen manga from an antagonist, referring to a "persistent" character. I remember a quote that goes like this: ほう 大したもんだ。 It was from a character called "...
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confusion about い in なんでい

This is a sentence from a manga (the first chapter of Slam Dunk on page 9) ["バスケット部がなんでいバスケット部が!"] seems like it translates to something like "basketball team... why the basketball team!...
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事に at the end of a sentence

What does 事に at the end of a sentence mean? Is it 事になる? or ことにする? or is there just 事に that has an entirely different meaning?
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What does "ぶっ飛ぶ" mean? [closed]

相性がよければいいほどブッ飛ぶよ? I don't understand the meaning of "ぶっ飛ぶ" in this sentence. After searching on Jisho I found "lack common sense" or "be extremely surprised" is that it ?...
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Question about Jujutsu Kaisen [duplicate]

I was reading jujutsu kaisen in japanese and I noticed that some words that I normally see written on other ways were written in katakana (コレ、オマエ、モノ、アイツら etc). Is there a grammatical reason for it, or ...
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What does the word 「いまいった」mean?

Here is the sentence I found the word. わしはむかし丹{たん}下{げ}段{だん}平{ぺい}とはちがうんだ わかってくれ いまいったすじのいい若いのにわしゃあ命{いのち}をかけとるんだ わしの先生命だ! I have tried searching for some web sites e.g. Jisho.org, dictionary.goo.ne.jp ...
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Use of のところ for comparison?

Good day. I have an inquiry regarding a line from Yotsubato, it reads: 俺は4分のところを6分待ってちょっとデロデロにするのが好きなんすわ Which apparently translates to: I like to wait six minutes instead of four so that it gets ...
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Alternative kanji forms, i.e., 「滲みる」 vs. 「染みる」。

I was reading a sentence in a manga and the context used 滲みる to comment on something soaking into fabric. (actually, it was specifically 「滲みとる」, is that an ending I'm not aware of or an accent of た/て?)...
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What does the word 「けぇっちまえ」 mean?

I came across the word from the following dialogue. After a boy told an old man with this sentence. しっかりしねえか おっちゃん! いったい なにがあったんだ きょう! The old man punched him at the face and said this sentence. ...
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What does the word [そうすっか」mean?

Here is the dialog containing the word. Is it a dialect? A: まあ それじゃ一緒に食べない? B: そうすっか
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What does the word 「いりゃあ」 mean? [duplicate]

Here is the sentence I found the word. いりゃあいたでやっかいだし いなくなるとへんにさびしくなるなんて...おかしな男だよ
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How does ン work at the end of onomatopoeia?

There seem to be quite a few SFX in manga that end with an ン, or ———ん, or ...ン. Some examples: キーンコーンカーンコーン (1) しーん (2) オオオオオオオ…ン…ン… (3) バチィン (4) I have three questions about this phenomenon (the ...
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need a little help with translating this fan art [closed]

I mostly understood everything but I'm having trouble understanding/making out three words. the first one is the use of 現場 in this case. I translated it to "scene" or "crime scene"...
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What does the word 「たたっつけて」mean?

Here is the sentence that contains the word I came across. あとでつらあたたっつけてあやまってもようしゃしねえぞ
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Onomatopoeia for a long, intense scream - "AAAAA!!" [duplicate]

How could you describe a very long, very intense scream - one that expresses extreme anger or pain? So far I've only been able to find examples of short gasps, or screams with happier connotations. In ...
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*one piece ch 1000 spoiler* what does チャキ mean?

I just read this chapter and was wondering what this sfx meant. for context; luffy is passing big mom & kaido while zoro is observing what he is doing.
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can't understand how で particle works with ~ばいいのに

I am having trouble interpreting this sentence in a manga, the text was split in two bubbles which is why I separated them. 「日之出ん家でしてくればいいのに」 「そうすりゃもっと長く一緒に居られる」 from other threads, ~ばいいのに seems to ...
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how does と~と~による work?

I know the individual words but I'm not familiar with the form used in the left bubble so I am not sure what she is trying to convey. context: they were talking about something else, and a cat passed ...
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What does the word 「でやんして」mean?

I also would like to know if it relates to any dialect. A: またそんなことでこそこそやてるのか。 B: なんせ 我々にとっては重大{じゅうだい}問題{もんだい}でやんして...
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What does the word 「くれてやっかい」mean?

I am not sure if it would be a combination of the word 「くれてやる」and the word 厄{やっ}介{かい} which means trouble or support. Here is the sentence I found the word. It was said by a boxer during a fight. He ...
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Double negation sentence in manga

だけど... 冷えるんだったら スカートじゃない ほう が いい ん じゃないのか? I just don't understand this sentence. I'm not keen on if ん is の(?) in both cases and I assume ほう(方)simply indicates an action and there's a double ...
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Unknown verb form (typo?) in manga

I've been trying to translate Touhou doujinshi, when I came across this sentence: A man talks about events related to youkai's den down the road. The first part of the sentence is: なんでも綺麗【きれい】な女【おんな】...
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What does the word「なさんな」mean?

The person said the following sentence after he was told to hurry up doing something. Here is the full sentence containing the word.  そう あわてなさんな おっちゃん まだまだ日は高いじゃござんせんか!
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What does the word 「...っちゃ」mean? [duplicate]

The guy who spoke this word uses Kansai dialect. I'm not sure if it is related to the dialect. 手を出したいのはやまやまなれど... こう十二オンスグローブが重くっちゃ...
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What does this symbol "I" mean in a manga? What is its usage?

I saw in a manga ミIナト meaning minato a name but I don't know what the character between ミ and ナ means and the usage of it and theres another one too おまさてI and theres like 3 lines below it's written ...
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Meaning of 無理に聞いても 言わせてもね

I encountered the phrase in a slice-of-life manga: 無理に聞いても 言わせてもね The first half I can understand, roughly "even if you force them to say it", but the second part 言わせてもね does not make sense ...

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