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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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What does 石ころネタ mean?

: 昔{むかし} 脚本{きゃくほん}にダメ出{だ}ししようとして「いきなり現場{げんば}に来るとは何事{なにごと}か帰れ二度と来るな」って怒鳴{どな}られた原作{げんさく}の話とか聞きたい? : なにその業界石{ぎょうかいいし}ころネタ!? I don't get what 石ころネタ means in this sentence. I've found an entry for a ...
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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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Please help me translate this sentence [明よせっないスキャットが] [closed]

I am reading a manga and I can't understand the sentence [明よせっないスキャットが]. So basically, here's the deal. Some people talking about the music. And one girl said: それに2曲目の金延幸子! よく知ってたわね~ 金延幸子! ...
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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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What is the meaning of the word “イケた”?

The word wasn't in any sentence, the person simply said that one word in the speech bubble. Here's the context situation if it's any help: Guy: //kisses girl Guy: お (Oh) Guy: イケた Girl: ?! (...
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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 帰れん mean?

from the youtube channel 釣れるまで帰れん is it won't go back or can't go back if translated or neither?
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Is there a difference between tomo and tomodachi?

I was able to translate the terms as friend. Is there any difference in meaning between the 2 terms?
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How to understand 委ねる in this line

I'm failing to understand what it means for the 戦い to 委ねる in the below sentence. Is there anyone who could clarify what it means in this case? この戦いは国の勝ち負けだけじゃなく一人一人がどちらを選ぶのか委ねている Additional ...
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Can a supermarket be considered a yaoya if it sells vegetables in addition to other things?

Can a supermarket be considered a yaoya if it sells vegetables in addition to other things?
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What is the meaning of 着て行く? [duplicate]

I came upon these questions in my textbook. Here is the dialogue: 私は学校にせいふくを着て行きますが、何を着て行きますか。Now, I might assume 着て行く is close to 着ている as it still makes sense using the latter, but why is this verb ...
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Japanese equivalent of a brain fart

Is there a Japanese equivalent term(s) to describe a brain fart/absentmindedness? I noticed the term karahenji in Jisho.
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Is there a difference between 「目を覚ます」 and 「目覚める」

I just recently learned these phrases were a thing and I can't find the difference anywhere online. Is there a difference between 「目を覚ます」 and 「目覚める」 ? Any help would be appreciated!
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Alternate meaning for えぐい

One of the dictionary definitions for えぐい is "amazing". I've never actually come across this sense of the word in any sentences. Does anyone have examples of where native writers have used えぐい to ...
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Is there a term for being able to understand a Kanji meaning, but unable to pronounce it?

Is there a term for being able to understand a Kanji meaning, but unable to pronounce it in Japanese?
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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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美しくつくろい飾ること This つくろい's meaning

I searched 修飾's meaning and it described "美しくつくろい飾ること" I know what 美しく's meaning but I don't know つくろい. Can anyone explain it ? ^ Picture here
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Is there a grammar pattern like 〜うち + Noun? [duplicate]

Context: https://komachi.yomiuri.co.jp/t/2019/0805/908840.htm?g=02 1か月のうち仕事?とよばれるものはトータルで3時間もないと思います。ボタン押すだけです。夕方、鬱屈として叫びだしたくなります。 I think the phrase in bold means "one month's work". What kind of ...
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shakaijin or otona?

I have always used the word otona to signify adult. Recently, I have seen the word shakaijin. Is there a significant difference between the two words? It seems like shakaijin is a member of society. ...
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Meaning of ギャップ in the following sentence

Context: a couple is checking out the otters while visiting an aquarium. Boy: 苗代【なえしろ】はカワウソが好きなの? Girl: うん!動物で一番好き。食べる時とか時々ブサイクになるギャップがたまんないの。 What is the meaning of ギャップ in this sentence? ...
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What does this line mean?

So this line is from a song. Its とうとう たらりたらりら たらりあがりいららりどう ちりやたらりたらりら たらりあがりららりどう Okay so this line is written in the booklet itself, because of that this line is part of the lyrics ...
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Usage of ★●■▲◆▼ shapes in different combinations

I'm aware that "●▲■" is a famous drawing from a Zen Buddhist priest by the name of Gibon Sengai. This drawing can be interpreted in different ways but the most common is that the circle represents ...
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Meaning of 「神様、仏様、X様」

I was recently watching a few videos about 橋本環奈{はしもとかんな}, and I came across an introduction (if it can be called that?) that I've never heard before. Whenever she introduces herself, she finishes ...
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Japanese don't learn kanji meaning only readings? Does it make sense for a kanji to have a key meaning to identify it?

As I understand it works like this. By the time Japanese kids enter first grade they have more or less decent vocabulary of words they know. So when kanjis are taught I can't even imagine how to tell ...
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What does 気持がある mean?

I know sometimes 気持 can be used to express a good feeling or sensation, but what about other feelings ? By the way, the sentence i found was 彼女に成功して欲しいっていう気持ちもあるけど、正直、帰って欲しくない I think it's something ...
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Can もうbe used to express frustration?

Can もうbe used in instances where a person may be frustrated? I heard the term uttered by itself only, but it seemed like the person may have been a little upset. I'm not sure of a specific meaning. ...
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Could anyone tell me about how to use か at the end of the news article I see it a lot and get confused about it all the time

I get confused about it all the time Please explain how to use and how to translate it Thank you for your explanation
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つけ用 in Udon preparation recipe

I have the following text on some Sanuki Udon I brought home with me ;) This is the part for ざるうどん: 水洗いした麺をざるに盛り、あらかじめ用意したつけ用つゆに、生姜、ねぎ、ごまなどお好みの薬味を添えてお召し上がりください。 So, つゆ is the sauce or soup, ...
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Difference between 〜がち and 〜つい?

If both can express habits like things you tend to do, what is the difference between their uses? examples: イケメン*が通るとつい見ちゃう。 昔の話をしていると話がついつい長くなる。 Why was つい used here? Would 〜がち also make ...
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What's the difference between 堪える{こたえる} and 堪える{こらえる}?

to bear; to stand; to endure; to put up with What is the difference between 堪える(こたえる) and 堪える(こらえる)? There is also 堪える(たえる) but it got additional to support; to withstand; to resist; to brave ...
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What does コテッと mean?

the sentence it's from コテッと首をかしげる
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Meaning of 身分をわきまえず

Context: a martial arts master is talking (offensively, I think) about one of his students: たばこを栽培する山から降りて来たサルですよ。うちの武術学校にスカウトされたからと身分をわきまえず李【り】と組んで演武を狂わす厄介者なんです。 What is the meaning of 身分をわきまえず? ...
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「かえって疎まれる」の意味について

「疎{うと}まれる」の意味はわかりますが、「かえって疎まれる」と使われたら意味がわからなくなりました。 「かえって」とは何を表すのですか。
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What does なり切ってしまう mean?

I've been reading a book in Japanese in order to learn new kanji, words, etc., but I've come across something I can't seem to translate. The sentence is as follows. 老人にも若者にも、富豪にも乞食にも、学者にも無頼漢にも、...
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Meaning of はいてなかったり?

I recently came across the phrase はいてなかったり which has me stumped. For context, a character utters the phrase after dismissing the possibility of something: Character: Oh, those guys? Yeah, they're ...
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past tense vs non-past in a book

I'm reading 大きな森の小さな家 (Little House in the Big Woods). This sequence of sentences are all describing a particular occurrence in the past, but some sentences are in non-past forms: ある晩、父さんは、...
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Meaning of “チャラにする”

What does this phrase mean? Here is the context: 死ぬほど悲しかったりすることを全部チャラにする。 I appreciate your help. Thanks!
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What meaning does やって add to the following main verbs?

What meaning does the prefix やって give to the main verbs? Is it a constant one can do with some other verbs as well? For example やって来る やって見る やって退ける やって行く
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The etymology and meaning of Oss, Osu, Ossu

I am training at a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu academy, and their use of the word "Oss" is ubiquitous. I have asked and also answered the question What is the etymology and meaning of Oss? in the Martial ...
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What does おめでとう煜ございます mean?

At first I thought it was a typo, but inserting the character 煜 into birthday wishes or the like seems to be common, e.g. おめでとう煜ございます おめでとうございます煜 おめでとう煜ございます煜 I have several problems: What ...
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Sentence impact: Articles, Negation without verb

In English, abbreviated sentence structure can convey contempt, disgust, anger, etc. — "I'm a doctor, not a mechanic" has a much stronger impact than "I am a doctor. I am not a mechanic." Articles ...
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ごほーし meaning? 18+?

ごほーし meaning? 18+? I know that's lewd vocabulary but I dont what does it mean?
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Explanation of でもあります? [duplicate]

I saw this in my Genki I book and I don’t quite understand how to use でもあります. Also, how would I say this informally? パットはアメリカ人でもある?
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What's the difference between 初心者, 入門者 and 初級者

I see 初級 Written mostly in books which mean beginner or elementary level, the other two were written on the same page for a drawing course i fould online as "入門者向け" and "初心者向け", but i don't see any ...
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Convoluted translation attempt 世界のすべて城砦に抱く

I'm trying to make sense of the words said by a character in a manga who talks in an archaic manner. I tried into account the context, the images, all to help me figure out what he is saying. ...
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What does the title「 僕だけの向こう側」mean? [closed]

Can someone help me with possible translations for this title? [僕]{ぼく}だけの[向]{む}こう[側]{がわ}: Boku dake no mukougawa Also, can you explain why that would be the translation?
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What are the different uses of iroiro?

I already know there is the adjective iroiro+na, and I've learned that, but recently I've learned that iroiro+to and iroiro+no are different ways to use "iroiro", which I have not learned in class, ...
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やることが多過ぎて気が張っているせいか

多過ぎ - too much て - Why is it there? What's its position relating the grammar? 気 - Does it express intention? What does it represent exactly? 張って - to fill, to do maybe? いるせいか - What is the ...
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Meaning of て form plus てね in dialog

I've come across a portion of dialog, which has some grammar that I have not seen before. Focusing on the portion in bold, what is the purpose of て form plus てね? What does てね mean and is it a ...
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What's the meaning of までついて?

The までついて in the following paragraph is presenting some difficulties to me, especially the ついて, which I'm not sure is the て-form of つく or is conjunction ついて(就いて). だけど、...