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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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Dakuten used in non-standard ways (like with vowels)?

Sometimes in manga I encounter dakuten used in unexpected ways. For example, I've seen it used after あ. I wonder what effect it has on the pronunciation. Does it basically mean that the voice is ...
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「スカッと...」Why is the last kana here in hiragana? [duplicate]

I am attempting to read RAW manga for this first time, and I am encontering a varigated use of カタカナ and ひらがな in sentences that leaves me puzzled. The whole sentence is: 「勉強しなくていいさし、悪者退治なんてスカッとしそうだし」。 ...
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What “…しもーたん” could mean?

I came up with this sentence while reading manga: 何であんなふうに育ってしもーたん。 Context: That's what the grandfather says after his grandson exits the house without telling anyone. 育って - I believe it's the te-...
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Role of な in といってな

In a sentence from the 犬夜叉 comic book, an old lady from ancient times is speaking about her family. The context is that the speaker mentioned her sister 桔梗 in the previous panel, but the listener didn’...
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Meaning of らいじょうぶ

I am reading a manga and found this: A : あんなに吞んで大丈夫なの? B : らいじょぶ... The character is drunk so is this a slurred 大丈夫? It has been a long time since I posted here, the updates are awesome!
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泣けばいいと思ってて綺麗事ばかりな主人公にイライラする。

The excerpt in the title of this question is a comment someone made about a manga I’m reading, ブラックジャックによろしく. I have two questions: ① What is the て preceding て綺麗事 for? Is it a typo to have two て like ...
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“Xうわ”? What is X in image?

Red enclosed area is the word include "X"
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オレはまだ死にたくねえんだ: what is たくねえ?

I’d like to know what is たくねえ here? たく means “to cook” but I don’t think that’s it here. I suspect it’s slang for something but what? Source: https://www.sukima.me/bv/t/blackjackniyoroshiku/v/1/s/4/p/...
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What do しよう and しよっ mean in this page?

These are the sentences I am confused about. For better context, this is the whole page: しよう in 「じゃあ今日は普通においしいものにしよう」 しよっ in 「…なににしよっかなぁー…」
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What does the word 「おめっち」mean in this sentence?

It is said by one of supporter in a boxing match between Numata and Aoyama. The supporter said it after Numata had been down. しっかりしろい! おめっちからかわれているんだぜ青山によ I searched and found that おめっち means ...
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What is the meaning of 月 in this sentence?

★please note: if it’s possible, I wouldn’t want the whole sentence translated as I want to do it myself. I’d prefer to have information about my questions with examples in other sentences than this ...
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What do these symbols in manga mean?

In the manga Shinya no Dame Koizukan (深夜のダメ恋図鑑), I spotted four different symbols (marked in red in the picture). The Ψ symbol is even repeated a few times, but I can't figure out what it means. I've ...
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Why is “学校があるからお休みが染みるんだなあ” a poem?

I was reading a web manga, and came across this panel: The spring break (春休み) has just started for this character, and apparently she refers to the following as poem (as in 詩を詠んでしまった): 学校が ...
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Three grammatical questions about Japanese Manga

The following is an exercise I do daily to better understand grammar. I’ll claim A and the title. Title: 第3話75歳の値段 第 is a prefix to form ordinal numbers. In this case, it precedes 3, so third. 話 ...
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Using an adverb with a noun in Japanese

この先生…早くはないけどすごく仕事がていねいだな… In the sentence above, this is my understanding so far: Vocabulary この先生【せんせい】 that teacher… 早くない【はやくない】 fast, negative present form けど conj. however すごく adv. immensely ...
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ガードがばがばになっから meaning

I'm having trouble making sense of this sentence. From what I've looked up, I think it's probably either "meme" talk, a dialect joke, or some combination of the two. Here's the full sentence: ...
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I want to make sure if the sentence is impersonal or is it about a specific person

Character A is talking about character B 「…こいつは昔のオレに似ていた。全てを手に入れたつもりで、何でも成せると盲信しようとする。だからこそ己の失敗に怯え、己に失敗は無いのだと自分に嘘をつく。結果、それをごまかす方法として、他人の力を信用しなくなったのがオレだ。」 I understand that 「全てを手に入れたつもりで、...
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Meaning of 性懲りも無く頭を過ぎった

I started translating a manga to get a better real world grasp of the language. I also have the english version to help me cross check my translations. But the following sentence is giving me a hard ...
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What does と and なり mean in this sentence? [closed]

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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Meaning or nuance of 調きょ?

Here's the line I'm trying to understand: 責任をもって調きょ…指導してあげるのよ I've gotten a bit over my head reading a comedy yuri manga written by one of those big Twitter authors... It's chock full of slang, ...
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〜といっている from Dragon Ball

Villain to Goku in Dragon Ball (Chapter 2), translated as: "If you leave the turtle, I'll spare your lives". かめをおいていけば = If you leave behind the turtle 命を助けてやる = I'll save your lives for you ...
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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」, ...
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What is the meaning of まってないでつっこまないか?

I'm not sure how to parse and translate まってないでつっこまないか. This is from the manga which I enclose a snippet here for context. I think 待つ and 突っ込む are involved here but I don't know what's the actual ...
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負かした俺: who beat whom in this relative clause?

Context: Riku is a boxer of Baba gym. Tokorozawa is a retired boxer of Baba gym. Ishigami is a retired boxer of an unmentioned gym. Tokorozawa beat Ishigami in the past. Recently, Tokorozawa asked a ...
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Meaning of 親子同士のペア in the following sentence

Context: In the manga リクドウ, Riku is going to fight against Hyodo. Hyodo is a boxer and the son of a former world champion boxer, so he's a thoroughbred (サラブレッド). He didn't have a good relationship ...
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人のことをいっときながら DB Chapter 2

This is Bulma alone complaining about Goku rudeness. Translated as: "I can't believe he had the nerve to call me stuff like witch or fairy". 人のことを = things to people (like in saying things to people) ...
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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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Does this dialogue imply Trunks has fought the Androids before?

Japanese manga:「母さんはっきりいってこんどはオレ自信があるんだ!」 Viz manga: "I can beat them now, Mom! I know I can!" TV Special: "Quite frankly, I know this time I can take them!" In Viz, 今度 is translated as "now", but ...
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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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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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What is the purpose of で in this sentence?

I am currently reading chapter 118 of the webcomic One-Punch Man, and came across this sentence: 検定の日を狙っていた奴がダメ押しでもう一人現れた. I run across a lot of sentences with the particle で, and I never know ...
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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 does the word 「ものかねえ」mean?

The word comes from the below sentence which is said by a frightened boxer who was going to box with his very strong opponent. なんとか打たれずしてすんなり負ける方法はないものかねえ!
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What is the meaning of ハードルガンガン?

I can't figure out the meaning of the following sentence found in a manga これアカンやつやぞ何か言わんとハードルガンガン上がってくやつやぞー! I'm having not only one, but several doubts in this sentence. Starting by ハードルガンガン, ...
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What is the verb ending of われん mean?

I am reading the Fullmetal Alchemist manga and came across the following in the first volume: 祈り信じよ されば救われん The subtitles of the anime translate this to be: "Pray and you shall be saved." ...
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What does the word 「ちゃらくさい」mean?

It comes from the following sentence which is spoken by a boy who normally uses Tokyo dialect. おれもだあ! おれもヘッドギャなんてちゃらくさいもんはいらんっ グローブも体重に関係なくいちばんでっかい十二オンスだ
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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 is 殺虫剤たいたら?

I have problem understanding the following sentence from the lower right panel: そう思{おも}ってあわてて殺虫剤{さっちゅうざい}たいたら私{わたし}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 ...
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Trying to create a name but something is strange

I'm trying to create a name for my fictional character and I was trying to translate something like "wolf of the snow" in Japanese. I was using Jisho.org and Google translate (just because it reads ...
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“No, your taste is (not) good”

I am currently reading the "よつばと!" ("Yotsuba&!") manga, and in the first story (vol 1 page 13) there is an exchange about going to buy greeting gifts (for moving into the neighborhood): よつばの父: ...
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Is that sound or words?

tell me please, is that sound or words :<
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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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Translating “さつ… 詐欺だーツ” [closed]

However I try to translate this, it doesn't make sense. The context is about a girl that gets annoyed at 2 younger boys and says this. Please, I would appreciate if someone could help me by ...
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Meaning of 合わせる本命の拳 in the following context

Context: a match between two counter puncher boxers in the manga リクドウ. After a calm fist round, in the second round they begin an intense fight during which both throw a lot of counter punches to each ...
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Need help reading hand-written character from comic

Yeah, I know; everyone's favorite type of question. I just need help with making the character out. はははっ…[sweatdrop] [?]コミにはしったぞえ。 I can't read the character before コミ.
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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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What's the difference between 変態 and 痴女 (or 痴漢)?

In the Dead Tube 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 ...
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Meaning of 小せェもんに縛られてる

Context: in a flashback, a Cuban boxer is thinking back to when he was in Cuba before seeking asylum (亡命) and migrating to America. He had just won a gold medal for his country in the Olympics. ...
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What does 2-jigen or 3-jigen mean?

In conversations done among heavily otaku people, I often hear the words 2-jigen or 3-jigen used. I know its meaning: two-dimension and three dimension, except that it does not always seem to make ...

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