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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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Who is being referred to in 責任を持って送り届けよう?

My question here is about whether the speaker is talking about the 戦士たち in this sentence, or perhaps someone not mentioned. One of the reasons I am not sure if he is talking about the 戦士たち is because ...
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What does 権威 mean when referring to goods?

Looking online it looks like it means either: 他の者を服従させる威力 ある分野において優れたものとして信頼されていること。その分野で、知識や技術が抜きんでて優れていると一般に認められていること。また、その人。オーソリティー。 Obviously definition one doesn't make any sense in context, ...
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Why 気にされる instead of 気にする?

These two characters are discussing ヒューバート in the below, and about how he lacks self awareness. However I am not sure why 気にされる was used instead of 気にする here. I know that される can be used as an ...
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Meaning of 連絡入れる前の話が筒抜け in this exchange?

I need some help understanding the below conversation. A bit of context before this: JD asked them to go somewhere and 'call' him when they arrive (he can use powers to realize they are trying to ...
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How does the conditional(れば) + 一緒 structure work?

How does the conditional + 一緒 structure work? This person ate a raw prawn and was then berated by his friends in the following exchange. 「さ、さすがに生は……どうかと思うぞ」 「残酷な食べ方ね」 「残酷も何も……...
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「認めるところである」とはどういう意味ですか。

下の例文で「ところであり」ってどういう意味ですか。 例文)「そのすぐれた才能はだれもが認めるところであり、巧自身、大人が相手であっても自分の球が打たれるなどとは考えていません。」 よろしくお願いします。
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木村さんの彼はどんな人ですか? [duplicate]

そのフレーズがあまりわかりません。誰のことを言ってるの? 答えは、英語か、簡単な日本語で、よろしくお願いします。
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How to split “をしていたとされ” to correct words? I try to split to words and query in dictionary but get nothing result

I tried to split and query をしていたとされ in https://tangorin.com/ but get nothing result. 日本軍占領下の江蘇省で日本の特務機関ジェスフィールド76号に協力をしていたとされ https://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E6%B1%9F%E6%B2%A2%E6%B0%91
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Meaning of 安そう in 永代使用料とか安そうよね

I need some help understanding what 安そう means in the following context. Is character 3 saying that the 永代使用料 for this cemetery looks like it would be inexpensive? This seems a bit out of place to ...
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Is '大勢の人' redundant?

According to jisho.org, [大]{おお}[勢]{ぜい} means 'crowd of people; great number of people​'. Yet I have seen '大勢の人' several times: is it redundant?
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What is meant by 魔法が単なる数式みたくなって意味を見いだせなくなってしまう

I need some clarification on two sentences in the below. My first question is that I am not sure what それ is referring to in それを自分で把握, which makes me unable to understand the next sentence. A few ...
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How to read this sign and what it means?

A friend sent a picture he received from another friend of this framed parchment with some very flowery and old looking Japanese written on it asking me if I could read it and if I knew what it meant: ...
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Understanding 一面の緑 in this sentence

窓をがらりと開ければそこは一面の緑。 I'm not sure what the end of the sentence means. I can guess that when he opened the window, there was some vegetation but I don't understand how the last part (一面の緑) works. What ...
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Does this Kanji: 全効答 (Zen kō Kotae) mean “total efficiency” or at least convey it symbolically?

I've been playing around with using Kanji as a quick way to convey a company's goals and/or ideals. As I understand it, Zen 全 means "whole/complete", Kō 効 means "efficiency/result" and Kotae 答え means "...
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Desperation 死に物狂い

I came across a sentence that said: [死]{し}に[物狂]{ものぐる}いになれる[環境]{かんきょう}が[相応]{ふさわ}しい but I don't understand what he means by saying "死に物狂い", an environment where he can struggle to the death or to ...
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Difference between 戦争 and 戦火 in this exchange

I need some help understanding the difference between 戦争 and 戦火 in this exchange to understand what is meant by 領地にも戦火が及びかねない危機に陥る. To provide some additional context, カノ controls her own territory ...
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The meaning of 振り in 無茶振り

We know the meaning of 振り in 手振り身振り is "imitation," combined with words 手 and 身 to form the meaning of "use of gestures and body languages to mimic." But in the word 無茶振り, 振り does not seem to mean "...
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Why does いい加減 have diametrically opposite meanings?

When scolding a misbehaving child, we tell them to be iikagen: いい加減にしなさい。 But we can also tell a misbehaving child to stop being iikagen, or describe something bad as iikagen: もういい加減でやめなさい。 ...
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What would be the correct way to say “Moose” in Japanese? Ty in advance [closed]

I go by “Moose” as my online alias or online name in video games and have friends that call me moose as a nickname. I recently decided that I want to get a tattoo of the word “Moose” on my wrist but ...
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Describing personalities, saying colourful

How would I describe characters as being colourful ? Would this be fine?: とうじょうじんびつはいろがおおいです。  Also when describing a characters growth, would this sentence be fine?: もじのせいかくはせいちょうするがいいです。 If ...
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what's the difference between 痛い and 辛い?

Online dictionaries give 痛い and 辛い the meaning "painful" and among others: 痛い (itai): sore 辛い (tsurai) bitter, heart-breaking In what contexts one of them can be used while the other can't? ...
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What does そういうこと mean in this exchange

I'm struggling to understand what Amane means when she says そういうこと in 「そういうことよ。まったく、メル友の十人や二十人くらい、いるでしょ?」. I'm assuming failing to understand this is what is also causing me confusion in understanding ...
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Difference 記念日 vs 周年

What exactly is the difference betweekn 記念日 and 周年? I found both to mean "anniversary". Thank you in advance.
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Meaning of “お戯れを”?

Can someone tell me what "お戯れを" means? I came across this in a Japanese drama. I can't quite figure out if this is almost like a formal and polite request to make somebody stop 'kidding around' or if ...
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What does っちゅう mean in this sentence? [closed]

難しい言葉でなくても、道路の表札には、途中で切れずにとても長い道路の名前が書いてあることが諸っちゅうあります。 Obviously, I should describe the context behind this sentence, so here goes: On Tell Me!goo (教えて!goo), there is a question where the ...
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Meaning of 前を歩いてた人

Context: in the manga りくどう, a girl named Naeshiro is thinking over the friendship between her boyfriend Riku and a boy named Mihara. Both of them are boxers, but Mihara is older than Riku and is ...
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What does 水をこざく mean?

I was reading something and saw the following lines spoken by an old male artist: 船が、水の下の者どもに気を配っていて大海原を往けるだろうか? 芸術も、人生も、しょせん水もの… 水をこざいて浮き上がった者だけが勝つのだ! Someone else then responds: ...
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Meaning of ご休憩一時間コース

Can anyone help me understand what Hiragi means by "ご休憩一時間コース" in the below? Is this to be understood literally, or does it have some other type of meaning? 二人の顔がゆっくりと近づき、 その唇同士が触れ合おうとした瞬間、...
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What or where does 所 refer to in しかるべき所に相談をしておきたい

I guess my question here is clarifying what 所に相談をする means. Obviously something like 友人に相談する makes sense to me however, I'm not quite sure I understand what the example I have provided (how can one ...
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Meaning of 一軒 in context

This is from the manga 「腐女子交流記 ~アラサー×JK~ 」, a 4-koma about the life of female otaku. On this page two colleagues are discussing how it’s not easy to be an otaku when one is no longer young and friends ...
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What does the ~たものか mean in どうやって彼らを誤魔化したものか?

I stumbled upon this sentence: どうやって彼らを誤魔化したものか──と思案するように、ヒューイは愛想笑いを浮かべた。 and I was told that I should understand it as どうやって彼らを誤魔化せばいいだろうか──と思案するように、ヒューイは愛想笑いを浮かべた。 However I can't find in ...
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Meaning of ガッといく

Stumbled upon this phrase. Dictionary as well as google does not yield any results. Example would be: 3年の威厳ってやつをガッといったってください。
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Meaning of 彼女だけは普段と変わらなかった

I'm trying to understand the following passage and the meaning of 彼女だけは普段と変わらなかった in this context. I think it means the following: Even after シャロ had changed, she was still the "same" in front of ユラギ....
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Meaning of 生命線を守る in the following sentence

Context: a boxing champion is arm-wrestling against another boxer. The champion is on the verge of losing, but he still doesn't give up, so the other boxer thinks: このチャンピオン君 ちぎれそうでちぎれへん ...
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What is the meaning of 七五三 in the sentence, 七五三のしゃしんです。

I was looking at the following sentence under a picture that I unfortunately cannot provide: 七五三のしゃしんです。 I believe the sentence reads "It's a picture of 753"... which doesn't make sense. I know ...
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whats does あなたわ友達ですか? means [closed]

So I have recently have gotten into japanese and my close friend who is from japan is teaching me japenese, one of the sentence she wrote is this あなたわ友達ですか? which I sort of understand and I know is ...
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What does 王室宮内庁を予算ごと回す mean?

For context in the story the king is saying how he would love to live "here" (referring to the kingdom that the character speaking is in control of) and she responds with: ...
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Order of a dialogue with と言えば and となって

I've been reading examples of how to use 肝に命じる, and in one of the examples there's this part: また、いつまでもくどくどと説教する上司に 「分かりました。課長のおっしゃることを肝に銘じておきます」 と言えば、 「分かってくれたか」 となって話がスムーズに終わりやすいです。 I'm ...
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Meaning of く も in this sentence

This sentence is from Doraemon: そんなのめずらしくもないよ. I think it means "It is not that rare/uncommon". But I don't understand the use of く も here. Should it be interpreted as めずらしく + も? 1. Why they use めずらしく ...
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Does しかたない imply disappointment?

From the context of the original Japanese text, is seems that しかたない does not imply a negative feeling such as disappointment or dissatisfaction. Instead, it seems to mean "That's just the way it is" ...
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Meaning of the construction ~て〇〇年/〇〇か月になります

I saw the construction ~て〇〇年/〇〇か月になります and it looks strange to me. Here is my question: does this construction mean that the action continues until now? For example: この 会社に 入って 10 年に なります。 My ...
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Is 寝るの朝 a set phrase? [duplicate]

In a manga I am reading, I found this sentence: "私も最近は寝るの朝の9時くらい" I understand its meaning from context: I also sleep around 9 in the morning these days. But I don't get why there is の ...
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Translating あくまで一応ですけどね

Translators say: あくまで means: doggedly、insistently、persistently、stubbornly、to the bitter end、to the end、to the last、to the utmost 一応 means: tentatively、for the time being、in outline、just in case、once、...
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These characters were in series I watched and I'd like to know what they mean. Any clue? [closed]

Already tried with jisho.org but I'm having a hard time cause it's an image of drawn characters.
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Meaning of オレンジ in オレンジは右側です [closed]

I couldn't find the answer to this. Sometimes when I'm on the subway in Japan when getting close to the next stop in some trains it can be heard オレンジは右側です, not sure if it's オレンジ though. Meaning the ...
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What is the difference between 「どんぶり」and「ちゃわん」

I understand both are some kind of bowl but I would appreciate if someone could explain about the uses for each one. Can a "ちゃわん" be used for cooked rice? Can a "どんぶり" be used for ramen?
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meaning of なく followed by なし

In the context of a very well fortified place, what does 入る者なく出る者なし mean? It seems like it would mean: none may enter, none may leave, but I'd like to make sure, and understand the naku form better. ...
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Etymology of ~かもしれません

So, today one of the topics boarded in the lessons I'm taking was the form ~かもしりません Now, I'm thinking the しれません part comes from the potential form of 知る. That way, in the sentence, it would mean ...
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Subject and extra information

I'm learning Japanese on Duolingo. I was wondering: 学校は日本にあります means 'The school is in Japan' What is the difference between 学校は日本にあります and the Japanese translation of 'There is a school in Japan'? ...
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Trying to understand what does 見え mean in this short sentence

I'm new to japanese and I'm having a hard time trying to figure what "彼女のいう天使に見え" means. I don't know if the correct interpretation is either "She looked like an angel" or "She saw an angel". I'm ...