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Questions tagged [meaning]

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's the difference between それならいい and それならいいんですが [duplicate]

What is the difference between それならいい and それならいいんですが? I'm guessing that the んですが implies some sort of unsaid reservation or concern.
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Furu meaning in sentences

Kaze ga furu and Ame ga furu. The wind is blowing and the rain is falling. Are the two sentences written correctly? TYVM.
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What does ずっと前から mean?

I couldn't understand this structure, so I would like an explanation for this and a translation 日本語をずっと前から勉強してきて、結局はやめた。
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What term refers to the written characters used before kanji? [duplicate]

The kanji characters were borrowed from China, so what were the written language characters called before kanji was introduced?
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What are the uses and origins of the word 肌?

Why is there a table radical in the word 肌? In what contexts is the word 肌 used? Is 雪肌 an appropriate way to say fair skin?
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What does ぐいつ mean? [closed]

Can somebody help me, please?.
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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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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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Meaning of ハチ代(hachidai?) [closed]

I’m reading the manga WORKING!! and came across the word in this strip (corner of the last panel): From the context and the -代 suffix it seems to refer to some kind of payment to the employees but I ...
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What is the meaning of うが? [closed]

I know that omae means you but what does お前うが mean? [for reference the whole sentence is 毎度お前にばかり...すまなくお前うが]
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Construction of this sentence?

本当に来てくれたんだね。へー、こういうのもアリなんだ。個別の相談事なんてのもさ。 I think I understand the global meaning of the sentence, but I don't understand how the sentence has been made. I assume that by 個別の相談事なんてのもさ。it means that ...
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The meaning of となった in this context

the meaning of となった in this context is not entirely clear for me. Help, onegai. 世界同時株安の発端となったニューヨーク株式市場は、11日も売り注文が続き、ダウ平均株価は一時、前日に比べて700ドル近く値下がりしました。
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How to translate “動いた拍子に” this?

For context this is the whole sentence. "動いた拍子に,立て掛けて置いた刀が倒れかけ慌てて押さえた.". "立て掛けて置いた刀が倒れかけ慌てて押さえた" I know that the gist of this part is that a sword was placed against something and fell over. But I ...
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What is the purpose of 「順風満帆」 used in business context?

I was involved in a talk about certain company's future and a colleague wrote this in the middle of discussion: ここまで会社{かいしゃ}の経営{けいえい}があまりに順風満帆{じゅんぷうまんぱん} 過ぎ{すぎ}でした。 本業{ほんぎょう}も、副業{ふくじょう}も果たして{...
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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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大恋愛の末に結ばれるわけではないから、アバタもエクボということはありえなかった。先行するのは条件である。 [closed]

Could somebody please help me decipher the phrase above which I came across while reading 逃がした魚は大きかった。It’s about two people in relationship. I understand that the first sentence means something like “...
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Looking for the correct spelling of “tsundoku” in Japanese [closed]

I am not learning nor will I be learning Japanese any time soon so I’ll be glad if you could help me out here. I am a designer and I wanted to play with the correct Japanese spelling of this word “...
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Could someone clarify the meaning of these sentences?

I'm having some problems with a few pieces of a script I'm reading. These are the following phrases: "こうであってほしいっていう願望は別でもいいでしょう?" : context for this one is that someone was asked what they thought ...
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Meaning of もなく construct

I am trying to understand this sentence. 父は旅{たび}じたくをするようすもなく片{かた}手{て}にバケツを持{も}ち、”行{い}くぞ”とさけんでいる。 My guess is, it can be rewritten as 父は旅{たび}支{じ}度{たく}をする様{よう}子{す}もなく片{かた}手{て}にバケツを持{も}ち、”行{い}くぞ”と叫{さけ}...
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Meaning of 道々 and 口々

I wanna clarrified meaning of these words. Is that right 道々 is 'along the way' and mean of 口々 is 'bad mouthing'? Is there any chance that both of them have another means?
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Can だけど and しかし be used in the same way, or is one considered more formal?

I see だけど used frequently in conversations, whereas しかし is predominantly used on TV programs. Thank you.
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自分の小市民ぶり meaning [closed]

「―――いえ。 誰にも遠野くんは傷つけさせません。 それだけは信じてください」 ……というか、そんな事より旅費とかパスポートとかを心配してしまう自分の小市民ぶりが情けない。 I cannot understand the last sentence, especially 自分の小市民ぶりが情けない。 Can someone help?
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Please help me understand this sentence [on hold]

ご家族の皆様もお変わりなくお過ごしのことと 存じます The question also asks me to replace the underlined word with one of the following words: 思います お願いします 祝っています 知っています And the correct answer is 思います. I think the problem ...
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Japanese sentence [closed]

授業中に出題したレポート課題の提出内容で評価していきます. -> the teacher will evaluate based on the homework that i will upload during the lessons. Or homework that the teacher give during the lessons, and i upload it at home?
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Specifying Objects in Japanese

How do you say and write 'this is' and 'that is' in Japanese? Expanding on this, how would you say and write 'these are' and 'those are'? Around this topic, are there any male and female words in ...
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Meaning of 伝わる and AよりもB, 温かい, and て-form+から+でも

I need help understanding some Japanese sentences. All the sentences are connected except the last one. 今も手紙はたまに書きますよ。 mailよりも気持ちが伝わるんです。 I know that the first sentence means "people also write ...
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What is the Little つ? What does it mean? [duplicate]

We have a school project for Japanese and we have to explain what Little つ means but I can't find the meaning of it anywhere and our teacher won't tell us what it is. Please help!
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What does さちゅえい mean?

I can't find this in any dictionary, but it seems to mean something like picture. Is that right? I don't have an example sentence, because that word was the whole sentence.
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What does “ばーーーか” mean?

I was texting a friend earlier and I tried speaking Japanese with her (utterly failing) and she sent "ばーーーか". I understand that this word means "fool; stupid", but I'm confused about the usage of ...
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Why is a bubble tea called 'タピオカジュース' or 'タピオカティー 'in Japan?

I love drinking bubble tea, especially in Indonesia, China, and in Japan where there are many famous bubble tea sellers, especially Chatime or KOI (there was one when I visited Indonesia). However, ...
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How do I say the term cold as in the sickness, in Japanese? [closed]

I am using 鼻水 but it doesn't seem right. I wanted to find the term for a head cold.
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What is the “rice milling commission” on sake? [closed]

I was looking at a bottle of sake I had been given. It had a 60% on it and I wondered what it meant: I ran it through the Google Translate for images - and it gave me this: In regard to the ...
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What does 帰りに寄ってください mean?

Can someone tell me the meaning of this phrase 帰りに寄ってください ? I use google translate but it seems to give an answer which is kinda weird. The verb 寄る has a lot of meaning which confuses me.
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What is the real meaning of せずに in Japaneses language? [closed]

I don't know anything about Japanese language; I'm just researching about Japan. I got an email that said (This is summery): There is no meaning (concept) for sin in Japanese culture, and the shame ...
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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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Meaning of 指摘しない程度に

I do not understand this 「指摘しない程度に」 . It appears in advertisements and also I received a letter, an answer to my Q and I just don't get it: これで本人が力みもなくちゃんと演奏出来るのであれば、わざわざ指摘しない程度にきちんと構えられていますよ!
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Meaning of the name Moki [closed]

Can someone please tell me what the name Moki means in English? And is it a boy's or girl's name? Thank you
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What is 「切れ」 in 切れかけの蛍光灯?

What is 「切れ」 as in 「切れかけの蛍光灯。」?
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What’s the difference between 「長」,「長い」and「長く」?

I’m trying to understand the difference between「長」,「長い」and「長く」 I believe they all mean “long”, but I’m not sure what context to use each one in.
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What's the meaning of “冒頭の言葉”?

I was trying to read a novel when I encountered this phrase: 出た感想が冒頭の言葉だ。 I can't seem to understand it. The only thing I found out was that 冒頭 meant beginning, but it doesn't seem to make sense ...
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japanese ambiguous sentences [closed]

hello guys can you help me to translate this ambiguous sentence? これは道路の上に作られた細い溝と、その上を通るタイヤによって作られるのだが、制限速度で走らないと音楽らしい音楽に聞こえない。 translation: it is narrow gutter which is laid on top of road, ...
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Help to understand japanese sentence [closed]

私自身、自分の作ったものは先ほど書いたようにどんどん忘れていってしまうけれど、大好きで読みついできたよその作者の小説についてならば 先ほどの意味? → long time ago/just now? I tend to forget what I write just now/long time ago? 私 → author? What does よそ mean? ...
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Kanji for Hirohito [closed]

I cannot find the kanji for hito, as in the name Hirohito, in my Modern Reader's Japanese-English Character Dictionary (Andrew Nelson). When I searched online I found that the hito was shown as a four ...
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Help with meaning

I read in a manga this bubble: てめぇ一回だって自分の力一つで何とかできたことあったかよ?" One translation says: Have you ever handled something with your own power? The second translation says: You've managed to settle ...
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How do you say “ 14 days left and will finish the vacation ”?

I'm a little bit confused , I tried to find a good answer of how to say 2 days left +verb like 2 days left and will start dieting or 2 minutes left and will be ready or 14 days left and will ...
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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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Why is だめ written in hiragana?

I usually see the word written in hiragana and wanted to know the reason.
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What does 具志川mean? [closed]

Does it mean a sandy marshy area by a river? Thank you.
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The proper use of ご確認ください [closed]

I often see in Japanese business letters ご確認ください。what and how do I use this phrase?
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What does おせわになってます mean?

あなたにいつもおせわになってますからね. What does the above sentence mean? I'm confused about the おせわになってます part.