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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 眠らせあげる

What does 眠らせあげる mean in the following sentence? 夜は優しくも高らかに眠らせあげるのである。 Is it the same meaning as 眠らせてあげる?
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On the meaning of ようにするには

恨みが 残んねーようにするにはどう 分ける I understand that it talks about: how to split it so that no one feels slighted? but i am a little confused by 「ようにするには」, I searched about this grammar structure but to no avail....
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Who is it referring to in 舌先が動き、吸い上げられる度に呼吸が荒くなる

I'm a bit confused in the below. The scene is describing two people kissing but I'm a bit confused on the last sentence, grammatically how does one understand 舌先が動き、吸い上げられる? From what I understand ...
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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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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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The meaning of 気もない

I was intrigued by the meaning of 気もない, and so far I could only find one reference from Romajidesu.com. It described 気もない as: 1. showing no signs of; there being no hint of, 2. unthinkable. I was ...
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Need help understanding what 全体 is referring to in this context (NSFW)

You'll have to pardon the example as it is NSFW(I didn't see anything explicitly disallowing these types of questions). The context of the text below is that the main character is having sex with his ...
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What is the difference in connotation between できれば and できたら?

Is できれば more polite? Is one more often used when describing favors? Also could you please provide some examples?
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ところ+particle(助詞) precision

Hy, I am currently working on with 新完成マスター N3 for my grammar part and I get stuck on a small section of the lesson related to ところ(~p.17)。 So far, I understand that, according to this lesson, ところ can ...
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てform + よ meaning

https://www.lyrical-nonsense.com/lyrics/haku/shoudou/ In the first line 近づいて気付いてよ 恋の衝動 what is the purpose of putting よ after 気付いて. I would understand it if it was a plain form. Does the line mean "...
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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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もんだと after する verb meaning

I found a sentence: キップを連想するもんだと思うが What does mean? I found it could mean 揉う but I am not sure if it is correct.
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What is the difference between だから and なので

I'm talking about using them at the start of the sentence, meaning "so" or "therefore". 「今日は暇だ」 「だから、映画でも見に行こう?」/「なので、映画でも見に行こう?」 I'm assuming that the difference is simply the same as the ...
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What is the meaning of く here?

く‥、邪悪な気が強くなっている‥ く‥‥好むと、好まざるとまわりをまきこみおし流してゆく‥ Are these く the same as くっ? (1) SFX for "damn it" like a silent curse; (2) Mumble under the breath when in a difficult situation; (3) When one ...
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Use of '判宦' in 九郎判宦義経

A simple name cartouche 九郎判宦義経 uses '判宦' instead of '判官'. I assume it is supposed to be read Kurō Hōgan Yoshitsune. Yoshitsune received the title Kurō Hōgan (九郎判官) from the Imperial Court; sometimes ...
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来年受験 - What does taking an exam in the coming year mean in this context?

In this doujin that I'm reading, a character - Hinata - comes to his new friend's volleyball practice. When an excited Hinata asks if he could join in their practice, the club members crowd around him,...
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“自然な流れ” and “サボろう” mean

In this sentence "自然な流れでサボろうと思ったのにちょっと言い過ぎたかな" ,there are two phrases i don't know the meaning "自然な流れ" and "サボろう" . "自然な流れ" I think it means "natural flow" but what is " natural flow". Also, "サボろう" ...
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How would I ask for a persons Age, Sex, and Location (ASL) in Japanese?

The abbreviation means age, sex and location, and is used frequently in English speaking chatsites during introductions. Is there a similar term used in Japanese chatsites?
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The meaning of もしかして

What is the meaning of もしかして? Sometimes I got it on my Japanese novel (Japanese people have given it to me for free), and on films I watched. But, I don't know what is the meaning of that.
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What does the name “Ashido” mean?

I keep searching around for what it means, since I want to use the name as one of my characters. But the closest I've ever gotten to a translation was Mina Ashido's name being a pun on meaning Acid. ...
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In what context can kiniira mean 'pleased'?

I gave this sentence as an example before(どういう関係) 何か気に入られてる、みたいなんだけど But Jisho says it means 'pleased' and in english there's a difference between liking someone and being pleased with them so I'm ...
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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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What is the meaning of 今回のように?

If you run 今回のように through google translate, it gives: "As of this time", and "Like this time", but nobody speaks like this in real english. もちろん。 それだけじゃありません。 今回のように有名人を島にお招きするのも村おこしの一環なんです。 Of ...
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what does した mean?

What does した mean? Google translate says it means "did", but once again i'm not convinced. Thanks!

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