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

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What does こつぐってなる mean?

What is written here on page 4, after 「それと一緒に」? I searched in WWWJDIC and Google, but I can't understand the meaning of 「こつぐってなる」. For the 「語彙が…」 comment, I understand that this word sounds strange ...
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Help with understanding sentence in Manga (pic inside)

This is how I understand the sentence: 84 If you are a man who'd drop me for this 85 won't you fall in love with me first? But it's such a weird thing to say. Something like "...you couldn't have ...
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Meaning of いい具合に in this sentence

はーあほらし  なんかイイ具合に緊張したのにさ  まったく俺らなんで付き合い続いてんだろうな  正反対なのに (since it's from a manga, I put spaces to indicate separated balloons) Context: two friends have just had a discussion (as they often do) ...
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What is 殺虫剤たいたら?

I have problem understanding the following sentence from the lower right panel: そう思ってあわてて殺虫剤たいたら私がいられなくなって 殺虫剤 is pesticide, but I don't know how to parse たいたら. My bad guess is that it's a ...
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What does the word 「ぽやっと」 mean?

It is in a dialogue said by an old man to a young man during their fighting. さあ ぽやっと見てねえで 打ってきなっ わしを力石と思って 力いっぱい打ちこんできなっ
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What does 緊張感{きんちょうかん} in this sentence mean?

I am reading Yotsubato! (Link) manga (Ch.82, Pg.3) in Japanese. I came across this sentence: このフタは緊張感{きんちょうかん}がある。 So far I have searched and the only meaning I came across is tension, ...
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What is the purpose of putting 「のは」 at the end of a sentence?

The dialogues below are said by an old man to stop a fight between young guys in two separate speech balloons. The first one is a screaming-type speech balloon which he shouted at them and the later ...
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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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Meaning of 逃げ出した 先に in this sentence

I am trying to dissect a sentence from a manga page. I am a beginner in all aspects of Japanese, though grammar is my weakest point. 逃げ出した 先に 楽園 なんて ありゃ しねえ のさ The licensed English translation of ...
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Please help me understand this たる?

Please help me understand this たる! 焼きたる 在りたる
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Why いた is used instead of いる here? [duplicate]

Why いた is used instead of いる in the dialogue below? なんでえ 生{い}きてたのか 楓{かえで}ばばあ。
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Meaning of コミックス派

Context: a letter from a mangaka to her readers (whole letter here). ファンレターをくださる子達は大抵コミックス派なのですが、出会い方は店頭でだったりインターネットでだったり本当に様々。 What is the meaning of コミックス派 in this sentence (and the general ...
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Why does some manga have dots above some of the words? [duplicate]

Potential spoilers for readers of Jojo, but in the top-left-hand corner of this picture there are dots above the word こいつ. Why do some manga have dots above some of the words? I've only noticed this ...
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What does the word 「へそのごみ」mean?

It is a dialogue said by a boy who watched and criticized a theater play. I also translated it myself for checking if I correctly understand the context. わるいけどお先にしっけいするぜ。 --> It is not good but I ...
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What is the meaning of the phrase 「歯のたつ相手」?

It is a situation that a boy who wanted to retaliate to another one but was prevented by an officer. The first boy: はなせっ あのやろうとケリをつけるんだ こないだの借りをたたきかえしてやるんだっ The officer (said to the first boy): ...
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What does the word 「こったい」mean?

The sentence said by a boy who looks like being angry because of something. なんでもねえやこっちのこったい! なんにしてもおれはでねえぞっ 一歩だってこの ひみつ練習場を... I have found that several Japanese forums told that「なんてこったい」 means "...
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What does the word 「やそこら」mean?

Here is a sentence said by a boy who talked to an officer. はてね 脱走未遂の罪は たしか二週間ほどぶちこまれっぱなしときいていたが まだ 十日やそこらしかたっていねえじゃんか My translation as following, please also help me correct it if I'm wrong. Well, ...
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What does the word 「になあ」mean?

Here is a sentence said by a little boy. ジョー兄いも気の毒になあ 見ろよ 目にはいるものといえばつめたい石のかべと鉄ごうしばかりじゃねえか I would like to know if it is a colloquial form or alternated form from a certain word or it just has ...
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What does the word 「まかせとき」mean?

Here is the sentence said by an old man. (I think that he tried to be the first one to show something before all others.) よし先発はわしがいこう まかせとき! I tried to find the word in online dictionaries but I ...
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What does the phrase 「まってちゃぶだい」 mean?

Here is a sentence said by a kid to officers wanting them to do something. まってちゃぶだい まっておじさま やるよ やってみせるよっ。 I found that ちゃぶだい means 'tea table' but I don't know if it is related to the meaning of ...
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What does the word 「ぶっぱたく」 mean?

A little girl who said the following sentence holding a geta in her hand is angry that officers not allow her and her friends to go inside a place. ひいきしやがるとぶっぱたくぞっ。
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Why is the passive form verb 「おられる」used in this sentence?

Here is the sentence. 白木葉子さんは非行少年問題にご理解がふかく学生劇団を組織して日曜日ごとにあちこちの少年院を慰問してまわっておられるのだ In my understanding, the objective for the verb is 「あちこちの少年院」. Is the verb used in passive form because of showing ...
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Question about a sentence including the「す」with question mark at the end of a sentence

Here is the sentence I mentioned. ほう その良家のおじょうさまたちだけがなぜ 肉親もおらん少年院に入れるんす? そこのところをはっきりしてもらいたいもんだね I have 3 questions relating to it. Is it a short colloquial form of 「ですか?」? Does the word 「なぜ」, in ...
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What is the meaning of 「ちょいとまった」?

I think it is came from 「ちょっとまって」and would be alternated by a certain dialect and archaic usage. I would like to know why the manga character said it in the past tense.
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What does the の do in 向かっているのは特別棟?

Two characters are walking a corridor in a school, and the following appears in two thought bubbles around one of them. 渡り廊下を越えるって事は 向かっているのは特別棟か How can 特別棟 be a statement about 向かっているの? As far as ...
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Why are some loanwords written in kanji in certain manga?

In One Piece for example I've noticed that the word "Log Pose" is written as 記録指針{ログポーズ}. Another example, also found in One Piece, is the word "Poneglyph", written as 歴史{ポーネ}の本文{グリフ}. Why do words ...
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What does the word 「きりねえ」mean in this sentence?

Here is the sentence said by an old man who got only one eye visible. 教官先生...わしの目を見てくだせえ たった一つっきりねえがなまじの肉親以上に本人のためを思っているこの目を! In my opinion, he probably talked about his only visible one eye. If it ...
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What does the word 「だまっとれ」mean?

It is in a sentence said by an old man who is speaking to a group of children. おめえらはだまっとれ! I think it should be an imperative form of 「黙る」 but I found, in an online dictionary, that the form is ...
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What does the word 「せん」 mean in this sentence?

It is said by the old man to a group of children about going to see a boy who is in a jail. Old man: おめえら そんなかっこうであそんでいていいのか ジョーにあいにいくしたくを せんでもいいのか Child: あたいたちもつれてってくれるの? I noticed that ...
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What does the word 「やったる」mean?

Here is the sentence including the word. It is said by an old man who is cooking some food and planning to give it to a younger person who is in jail. ようし わしゃあやったるぜ I am not sure if it is a shorten ...
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How to translate a sentence that has no particles

I'm reading a manga and a man (Shusuke) and woman (Nozomi) are having a conversation. It starts out with them talking about congratulating a mutual friend (Sawada) on getting a job when Shusuke says: ...
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What does らいたい mean here?

This is in the beginning of the Oregairu manga (it's on the 10th page of volume 1, which is in the free sample on ebookjapan): 近頃の高校生はらいたいこんな感じじゃないでしゅか What does らいたい mean here? I would also be ...
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Meaning of: やりまくり

I'm reading a manga and two people are having a conversation about a secret rendezvous (not sure yet if it's a rendezvous between the two people speaking or the people they are speaking about), when ...
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What does と and なり mean in this sentence?

The whole sentence is: 私となりに住んでおります綾瀬と申します It's from the manga yotsubato, that I'm trying to read along with a translated version. The translated one says "I live right next door. We're the Ayase ...
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What do the words 「ことに」, at the end of a sentence, and 「を巡り」mean?

Here is the sentence relating to my question. 院生たちに慰問に現れた葉子を巡り、再び力石とジョーは拳を交えることに。 1) For the word 「を巡り」, does it mean 'concerning' which similar to the meaning of 「を巡って」? 2) For the word 「ことに] , is ...
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Why is the Kanji 「驍」read 「たける」?

I have found a manga name called 覇王伝説 驍. Then, I have looked up several Kanji dictionary and they do not give such the pronunciation, the almost close one is 「たけし」.
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Can someone please help me translate this line from a manga I'm reading?

お前だってもうずっと俺以外の血を望まなかった I'm basically torn between two interpretations: You haven't wanted any one's blood but mine for a while now You've never wanted any one's blood but mine
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What does あの子、あんなんだしさ mean?

Would you please tell me what あの子、あんなんだしさ means? and then she said あの子を理解してあげられる人なんて たぶんごく僅かだと思うのよ。。。 The person who said this phrase is a mother talking with her son's friend about her son. Thank ...
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Questions about multiple particles 「は」and 「を」and interpunct in this sentence

Here is the sentence. 左ジャブと右ストレートのワンツーを覚えた矢吹丈は、力石徹を殴り倒すことだけを目的に地獄の中で生き抜くのですが、改めて読んでみて、これほど面白く・感動的な物語りはそう滅多にはないと、僕は思いました。 Note: This sentence is written vertically. For the second bold 「を」, I am not ...
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Using「仇」instead of 「敵」

Here is the full sentence including the word. 小気味いい矢吹丈と、ボクシングだけを想う老残の丹下段平、そしてチャーミングな仇役力石徹。 I found that the first Kanji 「仇」is 表外漢字 and an alternative form of 「敵」. Then, I am curious why the writer ...
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Questions about double particles 「は」in a same sentence and using comma

Here is the full sentence. 負けず嫌いで、しかも勇敢な矢吹丈は、ナイフで刺すとか拳銃で撃つといった、卑怯なリヴェンジは何も考えませんでした。 I guess that the first one would be the actual subject marker and the whole sentence would roughly be translated ...
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What is the meaning of 「気のすまぬ」? [duplicate]

Here is the context including the word. なにが なんでも たたきのめさにゃ 気のすまぬ 男が俺の眼のまえに立ちはだかったんだ。 I found a word 「気がすまない」 in an online dictionary which gives the meaning of it as 'not to be able to settle down (...
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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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Why is the Kanji 「太」read 「ふとし]?

I found this one from a title of a manga チャンピオン太 As my understanding, it should be read just as「ふと」.
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What does the word 「とくら」 mean?

Here is the context said by a boy who was training in boxing. 左ジャブで敵の体勢をくずし 突破口を見いだしたらば すかさず右ストレートを打つべし これ拳闘の攻撃における基本なり...とくら I have found some sites explaining that it is changed from と来る but I ...
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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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What does the word 「はわして」mean?

Here is the sentence including the word. いまにおめをぶちのめして みみずみたいに地をはわしてやるぜっ。 I found that 「這う」 would be closest meaning of it but when conjugate to て-form it is 這って which is different.
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What does the word 「なりたかねえ」 mean?

It is said by a boy who was straddling on a running pig among other of them. せんべいになりたかねえやつあ おとなしくわきへ どいてろっ。 I think it would mean 「なりたくない」 or 'not to become'. Is it changed because of dialectal ...
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What does the word 「たしけて」mean?

It is said by a boy who was running away from a danger situation. Is it an alternated version of the word 「助ける」? Which dialect is it?
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What is the meaning of 「まちいな」?

Here is the sentence said by Kansai speaker who was capturing 2 boys who were chasing another guy. まちいな あんさんたち。 I think the word would mean 待つ with particle な emphasizing the emotion but I would ...