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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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Meaning of this sentence, confused by まで

So, Google translate shows this as meaning After 7pm on the day... But doesn't まで mean "until" so why would it be after 7.. And not up until 7? フロント【内線8番】にて当日19:00まで受付しております
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How to break 信じようとしていただけかも知れない into separate parts?

I tried, but I came up with either: 信じる(~よう(vol.)) + とする(~ていた(prog. past)) + だけ + かもしれない。 信じよう + として + いただける(stem) + かもしれない。 I highly doubt that second one is true, because かもしれない "takes" dictionary ...
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Meaning of ちゃっかり in ちゃっかり口には入れてた

I found a definition for ちゃっかり:自分の利益のために抜け目なく振る舞うさま however I'm still not quite sure of the nuance of this word example below. 「ムキィッ! カズさんだけズルイよ!みんな、僕にも『あーん』してっ?」 ジュー! ジュー! ジュー! ...
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How to understand 素直

For the longest time, I thought 素直 meant "honest" (because my dicitionary gave it as one of several meanings). Now I've also seen the meaning "docile". and now I'm totally confused. Eg. in the ...
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Meaning of 境 in その日を境に

その日を境に Why does this mean 'On that day', does 境 mean something other then 'boundary'/'area' in this sentence?
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What is the difference between それでは and それなら

My grammar book says they both mean ‘if that’s the case...’ but it doesn’t clarify the differences. Thank you!
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Is this a pre-noun adjectival?

Does ような work as a pre-noun adjectival in this two sentences? これに匹敵するような車は日本ではずっと高いでしょう。 各大会で多くの方があなたのグッズを身にまとい一大ブームとなっており、かつてのnWoに匹敵するような状態となってます。 Because when I look for sentences ...
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Help translating this paragraph: doubts about 「への」and「と共に」forms, and structure of a sentence beggining with 「これ」?

The paragraph is from the introduction to the wikipedia article on David Ben-Gurion: ポーランドのプロニスクで生まれ、パレスチナ移住後はユダヤ系住民のイギリス軍への参加を呼びかけると共に、ナチスの弾圧によって多くのユダヤ系難民がパレスチナへ押し寄せる様になると、...
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Japanese Flag - Translation needed [closed]

First off I am considering sending this back to Japan IF I decide to go that route I already know about obonsociety. I've just purchased this and would like to know more about it first. Japanese flag,...
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Meaning of 表現する in an article about programming

The original sentence is NamesファイルのLast_name配列の1要素分をAttributesクラスで表現します。 Normally, 表現する is translated as "express" but since we don't say "express one element of the Last_name array with the ...
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What is Yamouen/Yamoen?

I've been hearing something like yamoen for the meaning of "can't be helped". Similar to shouganai from my guess. I can't find it in any dictionary. Am I getting the word wrong or is it a colloquial ...
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Meaning of 「微細にわたる説明」

I'm looking at the definition of 微細 in different dictionaries. One dictionary gives the example 微細にわたる説明. Does this mean "an explanation that barely gets across," or does it mean something more like ...
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The meaning of ぐっぽぐっぽ ; グッポグッポ ; グポグポ(?) ; ぐぽぐぽ(?)

I came across this ぐっぽぐっぽ word while reading doujinshi. "ぐっぽぐっぽセッXス穴ほじくってる" From the images shown when I searched for its meaning, it seems to be the sound made when sucking something. Does it have ...
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The meaning of 吸口 in this context

The situation (story from Edo period, but in contemporary Japanese, at most stylised on old language): three thieves A, B, and C working in a group. Pickpocket A is caught in a crowd, B disappears ...
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How to cut and understand long Japanese noun sentence

というのは、中学の時、登校拒否になって家に引きこもったクラスメートを心配して励ましているうちに、私は自身がストレスで髪が抜けたり食欲がなくなったりした経験があるからです。それで母は、私が他の人の悩みを聞いて、一緒に悩んでしまうのが、心配でたまらないというのです For example i want to cut this sentence ...
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How would one translate or understand the word 死鬼 in English?

I'm reading a fictional book which deals with Japanese mythical/fantasy themes. One chapter describes dead people being resurrected through a complex operation in which their bodies were reworked and ...
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What does ひと匙 mean in this manga and has it been used colloquially?

I’m reading this manga and I came across this scene that the character is describing the new member of the school team that 音駒【ねこま】にあとひと匙【さじ】 欲しかった決定力になり得る存在 *Note: 音駒 is the highschool name. For ...
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(Verbs) To arrive ~ Touchaku suru vs Tsuku vs Todoku

Good day to everyone, I am a student here in Japan studying 日本語 and I was watching a few videos of Japanese lessons and noticed that there are a lot of verbs that have the same meaning. For example, ...
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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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するだろうな wonderment or a question?

If a person says " レイどんな顔をするだろうな" Is it more correct to translate it as: I wonder what face Rey would make. Or How do you think he will react?
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Meaning of に in 本当に

In the sentence これは[本当]{ほんと}に[高]{たか}いです, meaning "This is really expensive", I'm having trouble understanding the meaning of に, which usually has some connotation of "to", "on", or "at". This is a ...
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Tsunetero from tsundere [closed]

I once heard a word and it’s “tsunetero” which is kinda a verb for tsundere but when I googled the word I couldn’t find it anywhere and I’m questioning myself if this word really exist or I made it up....
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Possible bad meaning of サル (Saru)?

Good day everybody, My name is Salva, which in katakana is written サルバ (saruba) However, the japanese word for Monkey is SARU, written in kanji as 猿, but it is also very common to see it written in ...
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What is the function of “に” in the following sentence?

奴隷の分際で王に敬称で呼んでいただくなど……恐れ多いことです。 The slave asked the king to call him by his first name instead of using his surname + "san", so the king asked him why. Then, the slave answered the above sentence. I ...
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What is the difference between 仮定 and 想定?

I see a lot of different explanations online but I'm not sure if I understand the nuances correctly From what I can gather: 仮定 is used when a situation is unclear and an assumption is made based on ...
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What could 何も無かったり、有ったり mean?

I'm having a lot of trouble understanding what this means (bolded): どこに行くんですか? あ。。。森。。。ですか。。。 森の中、そこだけは 何も無かったり、有ったり 過去の遺物の集積場 「ここにやがてつまれるのかな?」 What does 何も無かったり、あったり mean? This is ...
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What is the difference between 扱う、捌く、 解決する and 処理する

These words have similar meanings along the lines of: "deal with" "take care of" "settle" "manage" "handle" "process" some issue or something For example what are the nuances of these sentences? ...
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What is the meaning of バキン?

In 亜人 manga I've found the word バキン, at least it seems to me so (look at the picture), but I've only found the translation of the word バキッ baki (crack) and パキン pakin (also crack). But on the picture I ...
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ずぽ meaning in ずぽハメ

I came across this term while reading doujinshis & also on R-movies description, but I can't find the meaning of the word. Is it all right to translate it as ハメ (screwing, xxxx-ing)? Or does it ...
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Meaning of 目 in 思っている目 and usage of honorifics to refer to oneself

From this blog:https://web.archive.org/web/20150427230456/samuraimoon.blog67.fc2.com/blog-entry-226.html (うわ、こいつストーカー? センター試験から目を付けられてたわけ!? 月くん貞操のぴんちっ!)とか思っている目ですが、おくびにも出さずに会話を続けます。 Context: It's ...
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What does グパ mean?

There is a sound グパ in this manga (a plant tries to eat someone and makes グパ sound), but I can't find it in dictionaries and understand what it means and how it can be translated. What does グパ mean? ...
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What does 面と向かってどうするってんだ mean

Looking at other posts I found this meaning of どうする and was wondering whether this is the same meaning and how the ってんだ changes it compared to if he said 面と向かってどうする. I am guessing the difference is ...
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Help understanding whose 解釈が間違ってる

I need some help understanding whose 解釈が間違ってる in the following exchange, and also what types of situations/contexts 解釈 can be used for this type of meaning. From the below extract it is clear that ...
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What's the meaning of ヌき所 in this sentence?

このシーンはヌき所だな. Does "This scene is gold, ain't it." work? Many thanks in advance, sensei-tachi.
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Understanding meaning of ここまで来ると

What exactly does ここまで来ると mean, and how do I understand it in the below context? What is the subject that is doing the verb 来る? Looking online one definition of 来る is "事態が進んで、ある状態に至る" which I guess ...
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What does それはそれでまったく意味が分からん mean in this context?

The situation was describing how the older sister suddenly stopped in front of the gate, staring at the building ahead, with the other sister following suit. Context leading to the sentence in ...
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Help understanding 最高のアングルっていうのは魂の叫びなのよ

I'm unsure of how to correctly parse the below. I originally thought that it might have had, for example, an implied part of the sentence before e.g. ここを 最高のアングルっていうのは魂の叫びなのよ。However this doesn't ...
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Trying to figure out how どんなとこ works [duplicate]

他にどんなとこがよかったの? The context is in S1E9 of Aggrestsuko in which Retsuko is asked about her new love. The official translation is "What else do you like about him?" but I am not sure how that is pulled ...
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What does “Itatakimas” actually mean?

What does “Itatakimas” actually mean? Do Japanese use it only before starting to eat or it means more than that? I was watching an anime and someone used that word when he was leaving the house, and ...
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Help translating 系 and ネタ this sentence

こいつはこっち系のネタにとにかく弱いのだ The definition I found of 系 (system) doesn't seem to fit here. What does that mean? As for ネタ, I know it can mean ''joke'' but is it really what it means here? In the official ...
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Help understanding this line

The two parts of this line I'm not quite sure I understand is the meaning of 来てる and who is being referred to in 体あったまってきた. Looking at this website it appears that 来てる can have a positive meaning. Is ...
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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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「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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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 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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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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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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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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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 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……...