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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 得られる mean here?

シャ-カ-ン殿はファティマの碧玉…… そしてそれによって得られるファティマの至宝を狙っております。 From the context, Shakhan(シャ-カ-ン) needs "Fatima Jasper"(ファティマの碧玉) to get "Fatima Treasure"(ファティマの至宝), but hasn't acquired it yet. So would it be ...
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Meaning of あれこれ and あちらこちら

What is the meaning of あれこれ and あちらこちら? Are both describe thing that plural? Or just 'here and there' and 'these and that' ?
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What does しまったり mean?

In this line from a song, 大人【おとな】になるにつれ 遠【とお】ざかってしまったり I'm tempted to say it translates to As you grow older, you're growing apart (from me) but I'm not entirely sure how to interpret しまったり. ...
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What is ちゃんといた?

いた、いたちゃぁあんといたぁ! Is it just ちゃんと and いた, "it was perfect"? It's from video game "Xenogears". Throne and Seraphita(villains) approach Fortress Jasper(where the heroes are) in their Gears(giant robots)....
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What does モダンな時間 mean in this sentence?

大人のためのモダンな時間をあなたに……。バーテンも惡くないですな! My version is - "A modern pastime for mature persons, that is what I offer you......"
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Trouble with Specific lines, possible series of puns

I'm having trouble with a specific set of lines in this song. 本当は噛み締めてなんかいやしない I really didn't understand it 明日の日付も今日も飲み込んじまえ But I understood it completely today and tomorrow ...
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Meaning of 文句 in the following dialogue

A ex kick-boxer that now switched to boxing owes money to the yakuza. The following is a dialogue between him and the yakuza man that comes weekly to collect the money (借金取り). 新人王 is the name of a ...
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What is the meaning of ルンパッパ?

I've noticed the word ルンパッパ (runpappa) is used in the KEMU VOXX series of songs, but I don't know how to translate it. Using google translate just returns rumpappa, which isn't an English word. I've ...
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Meaning of 大振り in boxing

I know 大振り is usually used in baseball to refer to a big swing of the bat, but what is its meaning in boxing? I found it in the following sentence from a manga in which a boxer is being encouraged by ...
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Meaning of Japanese slang phrase「モロです」?

Can somebody provide a explanation of the meaning of the term モロ as used in the phrase 「モロです」? I see references describing もろ/モロ as an adverb meaning "completely" or "totally" but that doesn't seem ...
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Meaning of 保護される in the following sentence

Context: A journalist is talking about a murder. A boy and his mother were in the room where a man was killed (actually the boy killed the man, but it is not known yet). The police arrests the mother ...
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Is 眩しい思いで referring to a feeling or a memory?

I'm wondering if 眩しい思いで in the following is referring to a memory or a feeling: その背中を、眩しい思いで見つめていた。 He gazed at their backs with dazzled feeling/He gazed at their backs dazzled by a memory. I'...
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What is “ホラね、あった” referring to?

The scenario is two friends talking on a cell phone, A tells B she wants to tailor a piece of clothing, B offers to give her materials, A kindly declines the offer saying she'll find the materials ...
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What is という after a verb?

What does という stand for in this sentence: 春から介護の専門学校に通うという女子生徒は「列車に乗るのは久しぶりですが、最後にみんなで乗ることができ、いい思い出になりました」と話していました。 Is it modifying 専門学校 meaning 'the so called...' or is it a different grammatical ...
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What is the meaning of だ when used in a sentence involving a past tense verb like 来たばかりだ?

English dictionaries translate ばかり as "just (finished, etc.)" but that doesn't seem to really work because "I just came" is past tense and "私は来たばかりだ" is present tense. ばかり is an adverbial particle in ...
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Meaning of にかかっている in this sentence

In this sentence(from this site:http://aozora-pwresult.com/archives/4924): このリストはオーエンズにかかっているんだ。 I don't know how to interpret Noun(personal name) + に + かかっている. I've been looking at www.imabi....
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Can someone give me a thorough explanation on なって?

I get it that なって is a conjugation of なる (to become) However, there are some thing I don't get, for example: 1 真赤になって怒っている. He is red with anger. なっている is the present progressive. However ...
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Meaning of 自分でもわかってはいるんだが

「朝武さんが寝ぼけてるだけなんですってば」 「ほら、朝に弱いから部屋を間違えて」 「いくら寝起きが弱いと言っても、部屋を間違えたりするものか?」 「もし仮に間違えたとしても、そんなに密着したりしますか?」 「やっぱ、この状況じゃ何を言っても説得力にかけるよな……」 自分でもわかってはいるんだが……。 Context: 朝武さん was found ...
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Translation of a passage discussing zodiac systems

My friend and I are reading 宝石泥棒 by Masaki Yamada. In the beginning of chapter five, there are a few paragraphs that discuss constellations and zodiac systems, but we can't figure out how to translate ...
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What's meaning of ベシュワー and 3つくらい (there is an image)

I can guess that 3つくらい its meaning something like "3 of something" But what's it "something" in this sentence? Floors? Or house? And I don't know anything about ベシュワー, but I can guess that it's sound ...
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Meaning in a technical standard

Trying to understand a technical standard that I have to use but my skills are apparently too weak as I cannot grasp the meaning: 固有の特徴は,機能面の特徴又は品質面の特徴として分類することができる。 In the classification of ...
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What does 元金成長型 mean in this sentence

お預け入れいただく明細は、すべて「元金成長型」のお取り扱いとなります。 what does 元金成長型 mean in the above sentence.
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では vs でも, vs じゃ what is the difference?

Kind of a japanese newb here. I've googled this a bit and haven't seen anything except demo vs temo comparisons. I understood that these words all kind of mean "but, well, so, anyways"....am I way ...
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Detail on the usage of 婚儀 to refer to a spousal relationship?

I was looking up 婚儀 on ejje to understand the differences between it and 結婚式 when I found a third definition for it which confused me 3) union, spousal relationship, matrimony, wedlock, marriage ...
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What does こっちの方 refer to here?

これは、叩いて返せばいいのか。 おう。ぶっ叩いて相手にぶち込んで、相手が落とせば勝ちだぜ。 なるほど。お前はこっちの方が良さそうだな…俺も、手加減無しでいこう。 My question is about what こっちの方 refers to here. It seems that they are playing a game where one has to hit ...
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Meaning of おともだちになるあくしゅ

ありがとう。それでね、これがあくしゅ、なの。 あくしゅ? そう。おともだちになるあくしゅ。 そうなんだ。うん、ことばでおしえてもらったときよりも、わかったきがする。 なんていうのかな、あなたのこと、みぢかにかんじる。 ねぇ、もしかしておともだちになるって、こういうこと? うん、そうだよ。そのとおりだよ。 わぁ。じゃあ、わたしたち、...
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What's the meaning of どんどんいくぞ/わよ?

I might, for example, come across one of these lines after a battle in a RPG or whatever. いくわよ・いくぞ by themselves can mean things like "let's go", "let's do this" etc, but I'm not quite sure how どんどん ...
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The subjects of 言わないと分からない in this monologue

From what I understand, 言わないと分からない is normally used to say something like "I can't understand unless you tell me" Context: The two meet after he has had his bath on the way back to his room. 「いえ、...
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How to say “please be strict with me” in Japanese

I'm trying to figure out how to say "please be strict with me" For when I am practising with conversation exchanges. So far I have come up with: 私と厳しくしてください 私に厳しくてさられてお願いします Are any of these ...
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The meaning of "大好きなこのアリアカンパニーで無理に行き先を決めずゆっくり行こう” and to who it is said

This is the first line of https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TNI7hRPT2z8 My problem is trying to understand what is trying to be conveyed. The sentence can be broken into two parts: 大好きなこのアリアカンパニーで and ...
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Use and examples of 違う

I came across the following kanji on a JLPT N5 vocabulary list: 違う. 違う「ちがう」, is presented as 'different'. I would appreciate it very much if somebody could present me simple examples of the use of it ...
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What does 印象 refer to in 印象に残る?

My question isn't about the meaning and usage of it, but rather how it means what it means as I don't quite see it grammatically. For example, I can grammatically understand the usage of 心に残る、耳に残る and ...
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Can someone help me understand this? (From the terms to an insurance policy)

I am working through some terms to an insurance policy at the moment and I came across something that doesn't quite make sense to me. Under the terms for 個人賠償責任保険金 (Insurance Payment for Damages/...
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How to say “Tell Paul to send me the letter I wrote for his father”

I want to say: Tell Paul to send me the letter I wrote for his father. My attempt is: パオロさんに それ 父に 書いてあげる 手紙、出してあげると 伝えてください Is this grammatically correct? How could it be written otherwise?
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What is the English equivalent of ストーリー総監修?

I'm confused as to the meaning of this cinematic term found in the credit of a movie. ストーリー総監修? Story Total Supervising Editor?? I'm not sure what this means. Is there any English equivalent to this ...
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Could someone please clarify if I'm translating these two sentences correctly? [closed]

I think I've translated this correctly, but I started to have doubts about a few words and decided to double-check. (person A) 結婚なんて。。。めんどくせーこと オレはやめとくか。。。 (person B) ああ。。。。。 On my first ...
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授業- is it the class or class-time or more broadly?

http://kotobank.jp/word/%E6%8E%88%E6%A5%AD list this word in one line so it doesn't seems like it should have lots of nuances. Here some usage in my textbook. 出席 してこそ、授業の意味があるのです。 implies a sum ...
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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?
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帰路についてくれた translation

全員空気を読んで、立ち止まることなく帰路についてくれたのはありがたい判断だ。 The speaker told his friends to return home first without him, since there was something he has to do. I'm confused about how to translate 帰路についてくれた. 帰路について (...
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したくち where does the ち come from? [duplicate]

I came across this sentence:  森井靖子も詫田の影響で身体を細くしたくちらしいな、と加賀は思った。 I get the meaning as a whole but I am not sure about the ち after したく. Is it just a colloquial version of したくて?
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Meaning of かっぱ寿司では

I found an article here, and the first sentence contains fragment ~かっぱ寿司では~. Can not translate it - what does it mean? The complete sentence: 回転寿司チェーンかっぱ寿司では、12月13日から「本格ラーメンシリーズ」の第八弾として金澤濃厚中華そば神仙監修の「...
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What is the meaning of のだと in this context?

これが学習者にとっては妙なのだと気付くには慣れが必要かもしれませんが What does のだとmean here ?
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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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Uncertainty on ただひとついでます

Sorry to bother you. I'm still learning Japanese and I'm having trouble understanding this sentence: 天界 地界 十字なる主なる種は ただひとついでますぞ いでますぞ 汝らがもと 日の本に From my understanding, 「十字なる」 and 「主なる」 are ...
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What form is 急がば in 急がば回れ? [duplicate]

What form is this. how do you use it and is it only used for proverbs? The closest I know for the verb Isogu is Isoganai or Isogeba, but not Isogaba.
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What is the meaning of these Kanji? [closed]

I bought this shirt from Monogatari Series but I want to know the meaning of the kanjis
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Don't understand 歌うめぇ meaning [duplicate]

I'm a bit stuck in translating 歌うめぇ. I found somewhere that めぇ can be a colloqiual form of まい, but I don't know if it is true. Could you help me, please? The context is that you've heard someone ...
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What's the meaning of という in this sentence? [duplicate]

I'm going crazy over this, i would like to understand the meaning of という in this sentence and i can't find anywhere a specific answer: 昔の中国 では、珍しい貝殻がお金として使われていたということである。 I know the meaning of という ...
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What does 何分くらい右往左往していた? mean?

「(踏切{ふみきり}に)入っていって後{うし}ろで標識{ひょうしき}をなぎ倒{たお}して、前{まえ}の車輪{しゃりん}がおそらく線路{せんろ}に落{お}ちるという感{かん}じ。(Q.何分{なんふん}くらい右往左往{うおうさおう}していた?)僕{ぼく}が見{み}てからは20分{ぷん}」 (目撃者{もくげきしゃ}) "The front wheel probably fell on the ...
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そっち or そちら What is the difference? [duplicate]

そっち or そちら? The terms are used frequently in chat situations. I know that the terms mean there/you. Is one term preferred over the other?

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