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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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名前の語呂合わせはなんですか / Wordplay in names

「オドキリ」、「キョウジュ」、「アーポン」、「ブリガミ」と「ヒルネリ」という名前のついたエルフがいます。「キョウジュ」、「ブリガミ」と「ヒルネリ」の名前の語呂合わせはわかります。「オドキリ」と「アーポン」は?? There are elfs with names "Odokiri", "Kyouju", "Aapon", "Burigami" and "Hiruneri". I ...
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Question about the possible nuances in this sentence

In found this sentence in a novel (甘城ブリリアントパーク). The person that is talked about here is a fairly intelligent guy who is at the time of utterance visiting a theme park. He has seen several mascots ...
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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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When and how to use ie wa, ie kara, koko wa, and koko kara

What is the difference of the following: a)家はここから近いです b)ここは家から近いです c)ここから家は近いです d)家からここは近いです
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Question about the kanji 兵

When I was sixteen I got my first tattoo and I choose this kanji " 兵 " because I saw that stands for warrior. A couple of years after, I saw that the kanji stands more for "soldiers" than "warrior" (...
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What is the meaning of にこだわる?

英語での記載にこだわる理由は何でしょうか? 今まで通り(日本語で)に記載して頂きたいです。 I have no idea what にこだわる means here. The nuance is once day, my Japanese translator who suddenly switched to English (instead of Japanese like normal) ...
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the meaning of 手は抜けない

こうなるとテストで露骨に手は抜けない。 I found 手が抜けない and 手の抜けない, but I couldn't find 手は抜けない. Is there any different meaning between 手は抜けない and 手が抜けない? Thank you in advance for you kind guidance.
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Can't understand this kanji [closed]

I was playing Animal Crossing on the NDS emulator, and I could not understand how this kanji may be written and what does that mean due to really small, almost incomprehensible font. If you know what ...
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What does 連ツイ mean in this sentence?

I'm starting to read some images that talk about tail holes in clothing, for anthropomorphic animals, and I'm already stuck on the first sentence. しっぽ穴とその周辺についての連ツイのまとめです。 What does 連ツイ mean in ...
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Meaning of もクソも in 何かもクソも寝るだけだよ

I know that ~もくそも(ない) is is an expression that can mean: not at all; not even a little​ However I'm still confused at what もクソも in 何かもクソも寝るだけだよ means.!
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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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学年別における meaning

学年別におけるクラスの勝敗。 別: distinction; difference; different; another; particular; separate; extra; exception. The school will hold an exam (a competition between classes), where the 2nd grade student will ...
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What does [私ったら] mean?

Is it conditional like the same as saying 「なら」?
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試験期間は今日を含めて約2週間後の月末 meaning

試験期間は今日を含めて約2週間後の月末。 期間: period; term; interval. 含めて ---> 含める: 1. to include (in a group or scope)​, 2. to instruct; to make one understand​, 3. to include (a nuance); to put in (an implication)​, ...
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What exactly is 最多?

I can't wrap my head around the usage of 最多 in the following: 一日の感染者数の最多を更新しました According to jisho (https://jisho.org/search/%E6%9C%80%E5%A4%9A) 最多 is a noun meaning "the most", but the above ...
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The meaning (and reading) of 間 in context of people, 境 and 混, does it mean 'getting into a group or clique'?

I'm slowly, very very slowly working through this story here while I study kanji (using kanjidamage) and with basic Japanese grammar skills, very much a beginner. 間 seems to be leaning toward 'period ...
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Meaning of 日本の風土

日本には日本の風土に合った教育も重要だ。 I read from jisho.org that the definition of 風土 are: natural features; topography; climate; spiritual features. While dictionary.goo.ne.jp described it as: 1 その土地の気候・地味・...
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I've seen 待つ in the te-form as both 待て and 待って; the latter should be correct. Does meaning/pronunciation change and why it would be written this way

My example, as like many of my recent ones is from {{JP:灰と幻想のグリムガル}}, and is as follows: {{JP:「・・・・俺も行こっかな」と誰かが。男の声だ。「ま、ま、待てってじゃあオレも!」}}. The text itself seems simple enough to understand, I ...
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目当てにさらに Meaning

Context: In a manga, the characters are being attacked and after character X is volunteered to take care of them and does so through persuasion, someone says this line X目当て{めあて}にさらに(enemies)が! My ...
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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 formal かしこまる, e.g. "to ...
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Meaning of 産んだげる? [duplicate]

So I came across this word in a manga and for the life of me, I can't find any sources on what this could mean. The context is a woman talking to MC that she will give birth to MC'c child. The full ...
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行ってこなかった meaning

筆記試験の重要性は今更説明するまでもないが、学校はこれまで、体育祭や合宿くらいなもので他学年との交流を深くは行ってこなかった。 It was a sentence from a light novel ようこそ実力至上主義の教室へ that I'm reading at this moment. The school is going to hold a special exam where ...
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What's the difference between 家 and 宅?

happened to see these two kanjis while writing down some words, they had the same meaning !!! normally I heard うち as home but there but they got translated いえandたく as home-house as well !!! so I'm ...
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XもVba YもV pattern

A girl is on a date with a hot guy in a flashy sports car とにかくザックは注目を集める。  車も目立てば、本人も目立つ。信号待ちで止まろうものなら道行く女性は皆振り返るし、中にはスマホのカメラを向ける人すらいる。 Why is も used twice here and not, for example, a は in ...
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What does 入れこみ mean here?

I saw a short sentence: “A入れこみB”. What does this mean? A enters B? B holds A? Or A says something to B? Or does it mean something else? I found this sentence in a storyboard, looking a bit like this:...
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個々 or 此処 in じゃここは俺から名乗らせていただこう。

Watching / studying from an anime at the moment and I came across the following sentence. じゃここは俺から名乗らせていただこう。 Am I right in my thinking that ここ in this context is referring to 個々? So essentially ...
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Meaning of 君の知らない物語

When I saw the title 君の知らない物語 my mind translated it as Your unknown story (Translation A) However, by searching a little, most sources seemed to translate with the meaning The story you ...
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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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Is there anything special about single vowel words?

I'm not sure if this is a useful question or not. But I was surprised to notice まさか (masaka) was using a single vowel (a) for the whole word. The surprise came from the connection to "bakana" (バカな) ...
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How do you analyze : でも、やられすぎなんじゃないか?

I saw this sentence in the Volume 79 of the manga Detective Conan, but I can't understand where is the verb : is this やられ ? Thank you :)
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ではあるんだろうが meaning

もちろんバスケに対して真剣に取り組むからこそ、ではあるんだろうが。 Is there any specific meaning for ではあるんだろうが in this sentence? The story was about the narrator's classmate, who was strict during the basketball practice and it ...
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META - is there a sticky or list of rules for questions on this site? [migrated]

Japanese is such a highly context-dependent language that questions about the meanings of single sentences out of context are very difficult to answer, not just because the answerer has to do a lot of ...
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Meaning of 性懲りも無く頭を過ぎった

I started translating a manga to get a better real world grasp of the language. I also have the english version to help me cross check my translations. But the following sentence is giving me a hard ...
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Meaning and nuance of 詰む

I have some difficulties to understand the meaning of 詰む in the context あなたとは違{ちが}ってね」  冷静{れいせい}に返{かえ}されオレは言葉{ことば}を詰{つ}まらせた。 I am different from you. She returned my words calmly and "I was ...
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What's the difference between 調整する and 整える?

Both meanings are about adjust or fix, but I can't manage to understand why 温度を調整した ( right ) 温度を整えた ( wrong ) If 整える usually means fix something to the right condition/state the second ...
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Difference between 顔を合わせる and 会う

I would like to know the difference between 顔を合わせる and 会う 彼はそれまで長く親密に交際していた四人の友人たちからある日、我々はみんなもうお前とは顔を合わせたくないし、口をききたくもないと告げられた (from Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage, Haruki ...
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Meaning of っつーかなんつーか

I have difficulty to understand っつーか in the following context 身体に良くないと思うけど」 「好きっつーかなんつーか」   オレはカップ形状のものを手に取って、それから値札を見る。 I don’t think it’s really good for the body though.” “Eh, I was ...
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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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Meaning and nuance of 作戦

I have found a sentence with 作戦 (tactics; strategy; (2) {mil} military operation;) ここはウィットなジョークでも飛ばして、堀北の内部ポイントを貯める作戦に出よう。 Now I could finally score some points with Horikita by telling some ...
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勝手に, how to use it?

My Japanese teacher wrote this as an example : 勝手【かって】に人の部屋に[上]{あが}り[込]{こ}むなんて、失礼な人だ! It is a rude person to come into someone else room without permission. I figure out that 勝手に meaning was : ...
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Meaning of 無理して

A:でも、おおやまさん、いきたくないのに、どうしていくんですか。むりしていかなくてもいいじゃないですか。 B:そうおもって、いちど、いかなかったんです。そしたら、しんじんなのになまいきだっていわれました。しんじんはつくらなきゃいけないって、しかられました。 A:ふうん、そうなんですか。 What's the meaning of "むりして" and I don't ...
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Understanding なんだか

If you look up なんだか in a dictionary it's translated as "for some reason" or "somehow" but sometimes it seems it's being used more in the sense of "kinda" or "somewhat". How exactly should I interpret ...
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What do “どゃでぇ” meaning?

Context:http://mangalifewin.takeshobo.co.jp/rensai/yo-jolife/yo-jo-009/21349/ I try search "どゃでぇ" in Google just get almost nothing.
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Meaning and nuance of 身を包む

I found the sentence バスから降りた、制服に身を包んだ少年少女たちは全員この門をくぐり抜けていく。 translated as: All the boys and girls in uniform got off the bus and passed through the gate. What would be the difference with ...
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覗かせている meaning in this sentence

入学当初よりも学力を伸ばし、そして精神面での成長も覗かせている須藤は、2年次から記録されていく成績を大きく伸ばすことになりそうだ。 I'm a bit confused with the meaning of 「覗かせている」 in this sentence. 覗く: jisho.org to peek (through a keyhole, gap, etc.)​, to look ...
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What does it mean when someone just says “Onegai Shimasu” by itself?

I was watching a scene from one of my favorite shows and at one point the main character just said “Onegai shimasu” to another person without adding anything extra. It was just said by itself. Can ...
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The meaning of 示してみせろ

その点に不服があるのなら、学校側が納得するようにこの1年間で示してみせろ。 示す: 1. to (take out and) show; to demonstrate; to tell; to exemplify; to make apparent​, 2. to point out (finger, clock hand, needle, etc.)​, 3. to indicate; to ...
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What does “nise tsundere “ mean?

I was reading the description of a character and they referred to her personality as “nise tsundere". 「偽ツンデレ」 I understand basically what "tsundere" means. The translation came up as fake tsundere. ...
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Meaning of かかった毛並み in this sentence

I've come across a sentence describing a nekomata that I only partially understand. Here it is: 全身白色の体毛に薄い桃色がかかった毛並みをしている. I understand that it's talking about the nekomata's fur color, which is ...
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What is the name of the writing that appears on the screen when watching television?

When watching the news and other shows on television, I often see various written content displayed on the screen for brief periods of time, usually on the bottom, but sometimes on the right. I just ...

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