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Meaning of 2浪してるんだ

I want to know what 2浪してるんだ means, also I assume the "2" means that the kanji is repeated twice, right? I thought the hiragana at the side is telling me how to read this kanji (へえ) but looking up on ...
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Weird usage of dakuten

Reading manga, I came across this speech bubble: I noticed the dakuten in ず is on the wrong side of the horizontal line, does this have some special meaning or is it just some sort of printing error? ...
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What does よし!久しぶりに魚にしようっと! mean?

So I am reading Dragon Ball in Japanese and I got stuck with this sentence. Goku is looking for food and looks down at a river and says: よし!久しぶりに魚にしようっと! which I think means something like ...
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Meaning of 味を増した

What is the meaning of 味を増した in the following sentence? Context: Two boxers meet after a long time, but Boxer A isn't in a good mood because is worried about his imminent qualifying match. So Boxer B ...
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Can タコ be an offensive word?

In a manga I found the following sentence: ひき戻すな、タコ。 The person to which the word タコ refers to is a secondary character that rarely appears. His name was never mentioned before. Since the person ...
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Meaning of 大振り in boxing

I know 大振り is usually used in baseball to refer to a big swing of the bat, but what is its meaning in boxing? I found it in the following sentence from a manga in which a boxer is being encouraged by ...
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What does 〜 verb + てんの mean in this sentence ? [duplicate]

Source: http://raw.senmanga.com/Yotsubato!/83/5 I am reading Yotsuba (ch.83, pg.5) and I came across this sentence: [恵]{え}[那]{な}は疲れてんのかまだねてるよ いっつも早いのに As far as I know, てんの here is casual ...
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What does そうするの mean here?

I came across this phrase in Yotsubato! manga. (ch.82, pg.35) Source: http://raw.senmanga.com/Yotsubato!/82/35 What does そうするの mean here (middle panel)? As far as I can tell, it の is most probably ...
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Usage and meaning : 寝ろ vs 寝てろ?

I am on page 32, Ch.82 of よつばと! Source : http://raw.senmanga.com/Yotsubato!/82/32 My translation of the highlighted text bubble is, Now, sleep quietly okay. But I am confused as to why 寝てろ is ...
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Translation of 歯{は}磨{みが}きしてこよう in Yotsubato! [duplicate]

I am on Ch.82, Pg.29 of よつばと! Source : http://raw.senmanga.com/Yotsubato!/82/29 What does the highlighted part in the image mean ? よし子供はそろそろ寝ようかー 歯磨きしてこよう This is what I think the above ...
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Meaning of ご縁 and 縁 in this context

I came across this interview, where the speaker mentioned both ご縁 and 縁 and this is from this particular clip -> https://clyp.it/v1uobgr2 I managed to transcribe it (I believe?), but I'm not sure how ...
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What's the difference between 変態 and 痴女 (or 痴漢)?

In a manga, a girl is being accused of being a 痴女【ちじょ】, at which she replies: 私変態だけど痴女じゃないもん!! What's the difference between the two words? Is 変態 just a pervert and 痴女 someone that actually ...
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how to translate xfx and / or onomatopoeia of the one piece manga

Does anyone know how to translate or any method to understand the xfx and / or onomatopoeia of the one piece manga? If anyone knows please give me a hand.
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Why is ば in this sentence?

そんなトコで何ばしよる。 I'm reading a manga and from the context of the pictures I think this sentence reads, "What are you doing up there," but I have no idea what part ば plays. The character speaks in a ...
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What does からかっちゃ mean?

I found the following dialogue in a manga. 繋がれてる【つながれてる】からって からかっちゃダメですって My thinking is that the person speaking is describing what the dog is "saying", i.e. "I'm tied to this pole! Dont' ???...
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Meaning of 命の保証

Context: a boy has had a troubled life. His father used to beat him up, but then committed suicide. Then he was almost killed by his mother's yakuza boyfriend. His mother is now in prison and doesn't ...
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What does やりすぎなほど mean on this page of Yotsubato!

I am on ch.82, pg.19 of Yotsubato! manga. Source: http://raw.senmanga.com/Yotsubato!/82/19 What does 「やりすぎなほど」mean here ? From what I know, 「ほど」 is used to express the extent of something and 「...
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孫悟飯 - Songohan, why non-Japanese say it comes from “gohan = meal/cooked rice”?

As a French I've always heard that Songohan's name comes from gohan meaning meal/cooked rice. The English Wiki says the same and even mentions ご飯. But I don't understand why, since the names in the ...
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Mean of “ブランドによって消費量が違う” [closed]

Very stupid question - what mean of text in a last frame of this yonkoma (https://ibb.co/eWGxYv)? From "ブランドによって消費量が違う" I'm think about some brand tea with big amount of tea leaves. But I'm see empty ...
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How are made up words for anime/manga formed (reading and kanji)?

EDIT: Eiríkr Útlendi has answered my question mostly in regards to readings. What remains is how kanji are chosen for their meanings and why certain words are selected over others e.g. 実 versus 果実. ...
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Translation of ハッピーニューイヤーンバカーン

I ran across this phrase アンハッピーニューイヤーンバカーン spoken by a manga character. Basically I see this reads as "A Happy New Year", but I'm not sure what the addition of ン's mean after ア and ハッピーニューイヤー. At the ...
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What does ぼうしのどんぐり mean on this page of Yotsuba&!! ?

I am reading Yotsuba&! manga ch.82, pg.16. Here's the page What does the lower left panel ぼうしのどんぐり mean? Does it mean acorn which looks like a cap or a cap which looks like acorn (there are caps ...
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What does すがすがしいな mean?

I am reading Yotsuba&! manga Ch.82, Pg.12 (source) What does the last bubble on the lower left side (おまえすがすがしいな) mean? What does すがすがしいな mean in this context? Dictionary meaning is ...
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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 ...