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意味. The meaning of words or phrases within certain contexts, especially when it does not seem to match the standard definition.

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Difference between 楽しくやってます and 楽しくやれてます

In the below exchange how does the meaning of 楽しくやれてます differ from if 楽しくやってます was used? I know that the former is in the potential form, whilst the latter is in the plain form but I'm not quite sure ...
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What is the meaning of ようじゃね?

I didn't understand "ようじゃね" in this sentence. 大チャンスで 2分の1をはずすようじゃね
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なんていいから and にしちゃい ?

please help me understand this sentence grammar, especialy なんていいから and にしちゃい parts パジャマの話なんていいから、早くお昼にしちゃいましょ I think translation is something like "listen up conversations about pigamas and ...
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Meaning of それだけだと言い切っても構わない

I'm looking for some help understanding それだけだと言い切っても構わない in the following exchange. For some context, his sister noticed that he was happy (because he got a girlfriend the day before) and he tried to ...
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grammar question: ka? or ga? And what is the grammar? [duplicate]

i am thinking of whether the grammar in the question is. Ive never seen any problems like this. What is the case? And how should I answer this question?
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What is the meaning of 「真{ま}っ無{む}」 in the sentence 「真っ無だったかな。」? [closed]

The sentence is from here. The previous sentence is: 「そんなに目が見えないくらい。」 The translation given is "Where you always like this?". I can't find 「真っ無」 in any dictionary, and a Google search for it ...
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What is the meaning of “Tomo” in Japanese? Does “tomo” mean friend? [closed]

I would like to check the meaning of “tomo”. Not sure if it means something.
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What does 「とある」 mean in these sentences?

The following sentence appears in this video at around 7 min: 教科書の中でキツツキは木に穴をあけるとありましたが、一秒間のうちに何回どんどんどんどんってできるでしょうか? The follwing sentence appears in this answer: "メニューには売り切れとある" (menu ...
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What's the meaning of “住まい” in “住まいが一番大変” sentence?

I would like to ask about "住まい" meaning. I know that "一番大変" is the hardest. And I also search about "住まい" and they said it's "address, home, live, dwelling, ...
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なか (not なんか) as “conversation filler”? [closed]

I'm just starting with Japanese, and to "immerse myself", I'm using some podcasts. I noticed that sometimes they use the phrase "...なか..." as a filler between words. Is this a ...
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meaning of 最初にして最後の見せ場

Context: the boy has just died while saving a girl and is now in the afterlife. 「……あの女の子は。……俺が突き飛ばした女の子は、生きてますか?」" 大切な事だった。 俺の人生で、 最初にして最後 の見せ場だったのだ。 命懸けで助けに入って、結局間に合わなかったのだとしたら悔し過ぎる" It ...
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What does 「ほど」 mean here?

Below is the lyrics from the song "letter song" 好きな人と歩いた場所も その時見た景色も 振り返らず 今を駆け抜け 私は何と出会うの 立ち止まるほど 意味を問うほど きっとまだ大人ではなくて 今見てるもの 今出会う人 その中でただ前だけを見てる I want to know what does ほど mean here? ...
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Specific question about the use of “sugiru”

I learned you can use stem + sugiru, I adj - i + sugiru and na adj - na + sugiru to say "too much". How would you translate "I woke up too early"? Hayasugiru okimashita Hayaku ...
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Meaning of “見るとこは見てくれてる”

Context: A and B are talking about B's son, 景明 A:「景明を信じて託すと云うのか」 B:「うん」 A:「……儂とて奴には信を置くところがある。 でなくば冗談にも山賊退治を命じたりなどせん」 B:「あぁ。あんたも見るとこは見てくれてるな。 母親としちゃ、嬉しいことだ」 What does "見るとこは見てくれてる" mean in ...
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Meaning of 求められる様にキス

How do I understand how 求められる様に modifies the below? 何度もキスをする Would just just simply mean that they kissed many times. Obviously 求められる is the passive form of 求める which means to want/request/seek. Since ...
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which meaning does ものだ have here?

I am trying to understand もの completely but I fail to understand it and mix up the meanings sometimes. I know that ものだ can mean that you want to emphasis something you feel etc according to this post, ...
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Sentence ending in 娘

It's difficult for me to understand why both lines end in 娘. Is this some sort of quirk? It's from a character bio in Tokimeki Memorial 2. The general meaning of the sentence is clear, but the ending ...
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Who performs the action 「ホームルームを終わらせて」

My question stems from the last part of this excerpt where he says さっさとホームルームを終わらせて自由の身になりたかった. My question is because he is not the the teacher so he doesn't really have control over causing homeroom ...
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How does 参{まい}る relate to love?

Google translate lists "be madly in love" and "be infatuated" as alternate translations for 参{まい}る. When I saw it I was like, huh? I searched 参{まい}る 意味{いみ} on Google too and the ...
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What does わ in this sentence meant?

そうね、じゃ、これかこれね。このポケットは大きいから、たくさん入るわね。 Does これかこれね mean is it this or is it the other? From my understanding the whole sentence meant something like - Because it has big pocket so I can put a lot of ...
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Could you help me understand this sentence?

I came across this sentence: "恋愛してもいい歳だ"google translator says it means: "I'm old enough to love" but is that really what it means? Could you please explain this grammar pattern to ...
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Meaning of 冷やかし上等

From what I understand the word can be used to describe teasing, window shopping, etc, but I am not quite sure what it means in this context. 「そんなあなたにぴったりのこのコーナー! 題して」 「『どうやったらそんなに一途な恋を見つけられるんですか!?』...
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Help with this conditional

The speaker was holding his girlfriends hand as she was sick in bed and he said: いい加減寝てもわらないと手が痛いんですが However I am looking at this and wondering whether this should be parsed as two separate parts i....
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Meaning of 懐に入れた人間

I've come across the expression 懐に入れた人間 a couple of times in texts describing (male) characters, e.g. 一度懐に入れた人間はとことん甘やかしてしまう, but I don't quite understand what it means. "Once he thinks dearly of ...
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Meaning of “らめえ”

I already search for it on Jisho, but I was not be able to find the meaning of this "らめえ" thing. Could someone help me? Edit: about the context, it was a rich teenager girl who was talking ...
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What is 次第 doing in this sentence? [duplicate]

先日の会議の内容は、後ほど書面にてご報告する次第です。 I think the sentence means something along the lines of: "As for the contents of the meeting the other day, it will be reported in writing later." But this kinda ...
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Kara at the end of sentence

千円、ここに置いておくからね。 For this sentence may I know what kara at the end of sentence means? As I understand, the whole sentence means "I will leave 1,000 yen here for you"
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Te Okimasu and sentence ending with Kara

I have some questions to asks on Japanese grammar. What does 次{つぎ}の会議{かいぎ}までに何{なに}をしておいたらいいですか tsugi no kaigi made ni nani o shite oitara iidesu ka mean? How is this question conditional (oitara)? ...
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What does 普通に考えたら mean

The girl was playing the game of life(人生ゲーム) with her friends and said this(It sounds like this event caused her to go bankrupt): あ、交通事故で資産マイナス300万だって。何コレ普通に考えたら速攻で破産なんだけど What is the difference ...
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Translation of the word ごった煮

The specific context of this word is ごった煮です。 This sentence is prefixed by multiple other statements that I have translated to be about themself, ending in ものです。 I am confused about what exactly this ...
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許してやる forgiveness?

I was wondering if i said 許してやる it would come across as " i will forgive you" or something else...?
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Meaning of 太ももを鍛えたなんたらいうシナリオ

I'm struggling to understand what is being said in this line. To provide some context the person was discussing with a girl about his muscles and let her touch them. She then asked if he wanted to ...
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What is the meaning of キロ四方?

Especially in the context of this sentence: およそ二十キロ四方の巨大な湖は、ひっくり返した瓢簞のような形をしており、上の湖と下の湖に分かれている。 To my understanding, this sentence translates as "This lake was approximately twenty square ...
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Meaning of 流石に甘いとか言うレベルじゃなかった

To provide some context, the character speaking was fooled by their mother into eating a cake that was supposedly "not sweet", but turned out to be very sweet(she doesn't like sweet things). ...
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Meaning of どれも一枚のバインダーに収まるくらい

In the below I am a bit confused by what the narrator means in the below. Part of what is confusing me is what is meant by 一枚のバインダー. I understand the sentence to mean something like "The ...
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What does 対向拠点 mean?

Full text: VPNにおける対向拠点は最大1000対地. My understanding: VPNにおける = "At VPN" 最大1000対地 = "Maximum 1000 tunnels/zones" My Issue: 対向拠点. Does it mean some counter for positions or is it ...
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Whats the difference between 「睡眠不足」and 「寝不足」?

Is there is any difference between the words 「睡眠不足」(すいみんそく) and 「寝不足」(ねぶそく)?
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What does 。。んだようなものだもんね mean in this sentence?

I have problems translating the last part of this sentence, specifically the part of んだようなものだもんね 寮が個室だからこの学園選んだようなものだもんねっ Let’s go by parts as Jack the Ripper said. Haa! Haaa! I know that the ん ...
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Uses of その他/他に(も)/他(に)は

I’m currently studying tobira and in ch9 there is this sentence 「浪人」というのは、もともと「主人のいない侍」のことを意味したが、今は希望の大学に入れなかったために予備校に行ったりしながら受験勉強をしている人達 のことを指す。その他、受験の厳しさを表す言葉には「四当五落」や「試験地獄」という表現もある。 I understand ...
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i wanted to name myself a Japanese name,(first-last) but i wanted to know if it was okay to do so

Can someone please answer my question somehow? I would like to respect and honor the means of Japanese people/culture. I did not want to name myself a Japanese name without permission from the ...
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Why is わからない the wrong choice in this sentence

I came across the following exercise for JLPT N2: 親に本当のことを言おうか言うまいか_ a わからない b 3日も考えている c 関係ない The right answer is b, which makes sense. Though I wonder why a wouldn't also be a reasonable choice here....
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Can I use the word ちる when I want to say that ´the apples fell from the tree´?

It is usually used for leaves, blossoms
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What is meaning of “よ—ん”

I only know that "よん" is means "four" (kanji: 四) Some reference is https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puyo_Puyo~n where is also "よ—ん" written. Words and example: うわ—い! かったよ—ん! ...
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What usage of とは is this?

What is the とは in the below sentence?  I was thinking that it could be something like 彼とは相性がいい but because he says 俺たち afterwards this doesn't sound right. 以前翔も言っていたが、打てば響くを地で行く可憐とは、...
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Does this ように mean “as if” or “so that”. 恥ずかしさを誤魔化すように

In context, his girlfriend did something embarrassing and he called her out on it. 恥ずかしさを誤魔化すように、俺をそっと抱きしめ、そして右頬にキスをしてくる I ask this because I have seen other sentences where 誤魔化す is used with ために e.g. ...
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please help me understand the meaning and structure of this sentence

流行りものとは突き放すことはしないまでもある程度距離を置く The most confusing part for me is understanding the しないまでもある程度 part. another thing I’m not so sure about is the first と particle. Is it in this case modifying (?) the ...
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Why 無茶ぶりした and not 無茶ぶりされた

In the below I would have thought 無茶ぶりした時 would have been 無茶ぶりされた時. Am I missing something? でもあんたって、どんな仕事でも途中で放り出したりしないでしょ? 無茶ぶりした時こそ必死になって動くのが、あんたの昔からの長所だからね
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How to understand 「数えりゃ」in a song lyric [duplicate]

For a project for school (compulsory song research), I have chosen 緑黄色社会の『sabotage』 (time 1:48); a requirement is that I understand what is being said, so I proceeded with the translation process. I ...
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What is the symbol for faith?

I would like to get faith in Japanese for a tattoo. This is what I’ve seen. “信” and “信頼“ What is the difference between the two?

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