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.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
1
vote
1answer
72 views

What does 消耗せえへんし mean?

I just read a sketch written by 又吉 直樹さん, and here is a sentence: 動かんからエネルギーは消耗せえへんし腹減らんねん。 The part of 消耗せえへんし makes me feel a little confused. I probably know it means “doesn’t consume much so”, ...
1
vote
1answer
39 views

仕事がたくさんあるが、明日までにできることはできる。でも、ミスが出ないか心配だ。

仕事がたくさんあるが、明日までにできることはできる。でも、ミスが出ないか心配だ。 I do not get the part that says ミスが出ないか心配だ Does that not mean that I am scared of NOT making a mistake, 2 negatives = a positive meaning no mistake? What would ...
6
votes
2answers
1k views

Meaning of それだけ in this sentence

Here is the sentence : 人数が多ければそれだけお前達が有利になる。 I've difficulties finding information about this word. From the examples I read, it seems to me that, when used after a clause ending in ば its meaning is ...
0
votes
1answer
156 views

What does いやよね mean in japanese?

Is there a word such as いやよね ? I heard The Anime Man mention it in this video(https://youtu.be/k8UmX17DXWg) at around 14:34. However I couldn't find this word in any dictionary.
-1
votes
1answer
144 views

葉が四枚になったところで、大きい植木鉢に植え替えた。

葉が四枚になったところで、大きい植木鉢に植え替えた。毎日どんどん(a)ーーーーー、とても楽しみだった。 そのうち、蔓が伸びてきた。棒を立てて、この蔓を巻いてやった。折れないように注意しながら、伸びた部分をなるべく横に(b)ーーーーーといいそうだ。 For selection b there are 2 choices: 1 - 広げる 2 - 広がっていく I chose the 2 which ...
0
votes
1answer
242 views

How often do normal Japanese people use "Seiso" to refer to purity?

Normally meaning clean, seiso can also mean pure when applied to people in certain contexts. I've googled seiso and found some people claiming that the term originated with Vtubers, but obviously that'...
0
votes
1answer
185 views

Why no んです in お花見の時はどこへ行っても、人がいっぱいです?

My question is, when の/んです の/んだ refers to a situation or state of being, as per the following example: クリスマスの前デパートはいつも込んでいるんです。Before Christmas, the department stores are crowded. ...why is it ...
0
votes
0answers
37 views

この商品は人気があるから、十日ぐらいで売り切れるはずだ [duplicate]

この商品は人気があるから、十日ぐらいで売り切れるはずだ Can someone explain what the で in this sentence means? As far as I know で has these 3 meanings: 1 - (連用形) of the assertive auxiliary (断定の助動詞), or "copula", だ/です 2 ...
10
votes
2answers
554 views

What does ギスる mean?

Conversation goes: A: まだひきずっていたのか B: え、お前忘れたの?ギスってたの俺だけ?びっくりする B: 次はねぇぞ The ギス I know means having a cold atmosphere or strained relationship. But here, I am not sure I get what it means.
1
vote
1answer
536 views

What does やさぐれ mean?

I believe it has something to do with bullying. Also, I think I heard it as a verb: やさぐれる I can't seem to find much information about it. Is it slang?
3
votes
1answer
441 views

が and けど at end of a sentence

I know that when in a sentence-final position が and けど can be used as softeners or to convey hedging, but in some situations understanding them as such doesn't feel right. Although my brain ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

What does "taka" mean in this sentence

As topic, "(アタシは当時、バイクなんて全然詳しくなかったけど、タカのその横顔が、すごく楽しそうに見えた)" タカ in this sentence, what does it mean (it's not a name taka for sure)
3
votes
1answer
174 views

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 ...
-3
votes
1answer
53 views

What does the word もえる mean in the following sentence and what is the kanji for it? [closed]

Here's the sentence: もえるごみと一緒に毎週土曜日に集めます。 That sentence has been taken from the text explaining different ways of garbage disposal. What does the word もえる mean here and is there a kanji for it?
2
votes
2answers
313 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
101 views

How to understand the meaning 時にいくつか in this sentence?

「今野のケータイのデザインを決める時にいくつか入手したのですがすごくカワイイです 時に」 I don't quite understand the meaning of sentence due 時にいくつか As I suppose the translation maybe: It's a few to determine Konno's mobile design, when it ...
1
vote
1answer
72 views

Meaning, origin and "type" of 多き

I have come across 多き being used in combinations such as 恵み多き宝 or 恵み多き地. I believe the correct reading is おおき. However, I was not able to find an explanation to the differences, e.g. to 多{おお}い. Does ...
4
votes
1answer
362 views

「春じゃもの」の「じゃもの」はどういう意味?

What does the じゃもの in 春じゃもの mean? The phrase is a koto song title, so I can't give much context. I think my teacher said it meant something like "clearly", or "the essence of". But I can't remember, ...
1
vote
1answer
106 views

Subject of adjectives describing feelings

I think I have observed certain patterns regarding adjectives describing feelings. Are the following observations correct? Take うれしい as an example. The Wisdom English-Japanese Dictionary defines うれしい ...
1
vote
2answers
175 views

2ヶ月でこんなにできるなんてすごい

I posted on an app a self introduction message, and I mentioned that I'd been studying Japanese for two months, one of the comments was this: 2ヶ月でこんなにできるなんてすごい!! I get that the general idea is that ...
1
vote
1answer
122 views

ソーラン節の「おとこどきょう。。。」と言った線

The line (線は違う?) in Soran Bushi that says 男度胸(おとこどきょ)なら 五尺(ごしゃく)のからだ どんと乗り出せ 波の上 チョイー what does it literally mean? I think I know the words, but I can't understand what they mean from those meanings......
4
votes
1answer
307 views

も and the double を in それこそ ハイエロファントグリーンを使えば苦痛を感じる間もあたえず一瞬のうちに

それこそ ハイエロファントグリーンを使えば苦痛を感じる間もあたえず一瞬のうちに。 My translation: If I used Hierophant Green, pain would not last more than a moment. The context is: a character wondering about another one sleeping near ...
-2
votes
1answer
111 views

知名度の高い執筆者ばかり適当に揃えて一冊の雑誌を作る編集は

知名度の高い執筆者ばかり適当に揃えて一冊の雑誌を作る編集は、例えて言えば、インスタント食品をうまく使って食卓を賑わす料理人みたいなものだ。 So I am trying to find the Topic of the sentence, the verb, and the object. Is this whole sentence the topic? Why the hell do ...
2
votes
1answer
222 views

What does 戯んでいた mean?

I'm a little confused, I was reading a book an this turned up; at first I thought it would be a verb ending in ぶ or む, but it turns out it's not really a verb, I guess it's a noun. I found out that ...
5
votes
2answers
284 views

Can 決めてない mean "crazy"?

Context: after the commander of a platoon (小隊長) says some apparently incomprehensible things, one of the soldiers whispers to another: 「こいつ、なんか決{き}めてないか?」 What is the meaning of 決める/決めてない here? ...
4
votes
2answers
1k views

Under what circumstances is でたらめ used?

だれかこの単語の使いかたを説明してくれますか。辞典にはたくさんの意味が載っているようです。 Can someone explain the usage of this term 出鱈目{でたらめ} to me? It seems to have a lot of meanings.
2
votes
3answers
357 views

このほか、体につけると普通の30%ぐらいの力で重い物を持つことができる機械もあります

このほか、体につけると普通の30%ぐらいの力で重い物を持つことができる機械もあります。(source) In addition, there were also machines which could lift/hold heavy things with about 30% of the regular strength, when you wear them on your body. ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

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.
2
votes
1answer
128 views

Can someone explain this sentence? つくろうとしている

つくろうとしている つくる ー To create している ー Is doing What is the うと part?
7
votes
2answers
3k views

Are Japanese princesses and princes referred to by a different word in Japanese than princesses and princes outside of Japan?

I know that Japanese emperors are referred to as 天皇 rather than 皇帝 which is used for almost all emperors outside of Japan including Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas but does the same thing apply ...
0
votes
1answer
89 views

Meaning of 「いらないなら、いいけど 」

Context: I am torn between three meanings: It's ok if you don't need it (You don't want it) If you don't need it, then ok (I'll take it) I don't need it, but ok (I'll take it)
0
votes
1answer
40 views

What's the literal translation for 切れ味鋭い?

I know the 2 words mean "sharp". 切れ味 is a noun while 鋭い is an i-adjective. Looking at an example sentence, it looks like 切れ味鋭い means "sharp" too: ステーキは切れ味鋭いステーキナイフがないと食べにくいよね。 If (...
1
vote
1answer
102 views

Parsing 中村さんは私を相撲を見に連れて行ってくださいました

Can someone break down this Japanese sentence into simpler parts? 中村さんは私を相撲を見に連れて行ってくださいました。 I was stuck at the 私を相撲を, didn't realize that it's about watching sumo that's why there were two をs.
3
votes
1answer
217 views

What does the expression "sour mouth" mean? 口を酸っぱくして

オレが口を酸っぱくして教えたよね? To my understanding, it means "Did I teach you to do it with a sour mouth?" or actually, "Didn't I teach you with a sour mouth?", but I'm not sure what sour ...
2
votes
2answers
115 views

What does でしかない mean in this sentence?

As far as I know, でしかない means: no more than or merely, but in this sentence that meaning doesn't seem to fit. • それを専攻をするのは天才でしかないよ! So, what exactly does this expression mean in this sentence?
1
vote
1answer
68 views

If you want to say "a person with tanlines" , which of these would be more accurate: 日焼けあとが残っている人, 日焼けあとが残る人 or 日焼けあとがある人?

Are all three acceptable or do they mean different things? 日焼けあとが残っている人 日焼けあとが残る人 日焼けあとがある人
2
votes
2answers
140 views

いや あいつがさ 不可視境界線だっけ… それを探すって聞かなくってさ… 付き合ってただけだって

いや あいつがさ 不可視境界線だっけ… それを探すって聞かなくってさ… 付き合ってただけだって I have trouble understanding the grammar in this informal conversation (all said by one person). What I could process (whether correctly or incorrectly)...
1
vote
2answers
104 views

performers of actions in 自らも同行すると言い出して聞かず

X went on a mission, the speaker just appeared in scene as well. x 「出陣は久々だなぁ・・・ふふっ、なんだか気分が高揚するよ」 手勢を連れて村へ様子を見に行っていたXが戻ってきて、俺に声を掛けてくる。 突然自らも同行すると言い出して聞かず、さらにXの希望で俺まで連れ出されたのだ。 さらにXの希望で俺まで連れ出されたのだ。 is ...
2
votes
1answer
33 views

What does "のこと" mean in the following sentence?

I am in the process of reading through the Japanese Wikipedia article titled "事件". The beginning of the article lists two definitions for "事件". The sentence that I am confused over ...
2
votes
1answer
65 views

Meaning of 祭り as a suffix

I'm watching an anime in which characters often use 祭り, but I'm not sure about its meaning; here's occourrences from the first three episodes: ままた来た!美人祭り…。ヘンリエッタさん なんだとこのムッツリスケベ祭りめっ。僕はムッツリじゃない ...
1
vote
1answer
33 views

What does the の do in それ以上は一切の言い表しようもないほど ...?

本当に死んでいる....それ以上は一切の言い表しようもないほど....彼女は完全に死んでいた。 My understanding is that 一切の言い表しようもない is a clause inside ほど, but I do not understand what 一切の means. I know that の can sometimes mark the subject in ...
0
votes
0answers
42 views

Genki Notebook? [closed]

what does “ the end of an utterance preceded by voiceless consonants” mean?
0
votes
1answer
126 views

Who does this sentence refer to? お前、あたしたちのこと、認めてくれたんだよな?

――いいよな、さくら…? お前、あたしたちのこと、認めてくれたんだよな? だから、何も問題なんかないよな…? My translation: This is fine, right Sakura...? You've already acknowledged us, right? So, you won't have a problem with this, right...? ...
1
vote
2answers
223 views

Help to translate a tweet: よりも, 可能なところ, みな, 数十手先

I'm trying to translate a tweet from a Japanese account but I'm not able. I know almost all the words, but can't understand the sense. My Japanese teacher didn't understand it very well neither and ...
1
vote
1answer
88 views

What is the "B" in AがB in this sentence?

最寄りがいっしょのわたしに一言も話さず黙殺する程度のコミュ力の持ち主がわたしの高校の生徒会長? If A is 最寄り(Nearest person) then what is B? I'm confused in this case because I'm not sure if に can be attached to the end of a complete logical clause ...
0
votes
1answer
245 views

小鳥のキス is this an expression or does it mean something else?

ただ小鳥のキスように. This is the whole sentence. What is a 小鳥のキス? Is it a kind of kiss? Or is it referring to a kind of birds?
0
votes
1answer
16k views

What does "mon" and "kamo" mean in Japanese?

I was reading a blog wherein this guy drew a new character. This is what he wrote under it: 以外にカワイイかもラブラブ 自分の人生なんていうもんに使ってるんだ...(;´д`)トホホ… I am not entirely sure what the second sentence really ...
2
votes
1answer
80 views

What nuance does ひょっとしたら add to かもしれない?

When you add ひょっとしたら to a sentence with かもしれない, how does the meaning of the sentence change? What would be the difference between: • アリスはひょっとしたら来るかもしれない。 / アリスは来るかもしれない。 • ひょっとしたら勝つかもしれない。 / 勝つかもしれない。 ...
1
vote
1answer
116 views

ハナクソの秘密をそっと話くそう Is it just a pun on 話そう?

The character just says out of the blue (in order to lighten the mood) : ハナクソの秘密をそっと話{はな}くそう!! [with dots above the seconds は、な、く and そ] Is it just a pun on 話そう? => Let's talk discretely about ...
2
votes
1answer
378 views

Does わかる carry more implication of assent or agreement than the English equivalents?

The dictionary definition of わかる is usually "to understand" or "to know." But in everyday life it's sometimes used by service staff in some of the same situations as the more ...

1
2 3 4 5
79