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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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Nuance of Aに甘えてしまう, to spoil A or to depend on A

I have the following passage: S の…息子の時はあの子の自身の意志の固さもありましたが... 私もまだまだ未熟で…… 正直、あの子に甘えてしまって今に至ります その息子からも二人のことはよく考えて欲しいと その機会を与えるようにお願いすると 強く…言われまして Curetnly my translation ...
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What is the difference between 悩み and 疑問?

On the Q&A site OKWAVE, it says that its purpose to help people resolve their questions and/or problems, and it uses 悩み and 疑問. According to Weblio, 悩み has the meanings of “trouble(s), worry, ...
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What does てもいい mean? [duplicate]

I don't understand what もいい means in the following sentence: 鶏肉は炒めてもいいし、焼いたり、ローストしてもいい。 Any suggestions?
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Question about で in this sentence

"「タクシーに乗る」は英語で、I ride a taxiで正解!?" I saw this question being posted on the web by someone and my issue is about the meaning of the sentence itself specifically the phrase "I ride a taxiで正解!?". Does ...
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What is the meaning of きたきがする in this sentence?

The sentence is: 俺もすこし分かってきたきがする、ま、勘違いなんだろうけど I just need some help understanding how this sentence is structured and what 'kita ki ga suru' indicates over here?
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Mada me o mirenai

It's a manga title that has two versions of translation. The first is "can't look into his eyes yet" the second is "still can't see" 'me' means eyes so I'm inclined to think the first is right?
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What does the phrase 「全部ダメダメなんでしょ?」mean?

These are part of the lyrics to a song and I just can't seem to figure out what it means and what each of the words mean. Google translates it as "I guess they are all bad." but trying to pick it ...
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How do you say “remaining” in the sense of asking how long someone is staying in the country?

E.g. How much longer are you staying in the country for your holiday? 残る sounds wrong. So is 住む。 Help appreciated.
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「逝ったぁ」what does mean?

「逝ったぁ」と友達からかいたが、この言葉は意味がなんですか How about use it?
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少しはマシになってきたな meaning

Without context can it mean a couple of things/ have a double meaning? Like 'you're looking better' 'things are looking better' 'it looks better' The person who said it talked about two different ...
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Why no んです in the following sentence…?

Happy 2018 everyone! And I'm (a little) belatedly kicking it off with a question that may quite possibly be a duplicate, but I thought I'd risk it anyway. I quick searched it but there are so many ...
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Impossible to find following kanji

I am trying to find the meaning and pronunciation of this kanji, but this kanji appears impossible to find.
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what does wankyuu mean? kanji is 椀久 [closed]

what does wankyuu mean? the kanji are 椀久 have tried many Japanese dictionaries but have come up empty also are there any resources that are better than jisho and the like for looking up Japanese? ...
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How to recognize the abbreviation of spoken Japanese? [duplicate]

When I am watching the Japanese drama, I can always hear some abbreviations of expression. But I can not get the original expressions so how to learn them. For example, 直んねー 、すげぇ、
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きたんだろう at the end

I am bit lost by the きたんだろう in this sentence. あれはお前が勝手にしてきたんだろう something like you do what you want with me? I read somewhere that this きたんだろう means something like the speaker "knows" what to do. ...
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Need help understanding a sentence I came across. Possible ては

I came across this sentence while playing Hatoful Boyfriend. At first I had trouble with the 外見が鳥類では part. Would I be correct in saying that the use of では in 外見が鳥類では is an example of the ては ...
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What do these Japanese characters mean? [closed]

Sorry, but cannot find it. Could you tell what does it mean? And which symbol is correct writing on keyboard? Can i type it?
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Is there a difference between 出来る and 作る。

I was in a discussion with someone online, and wanted to know if both terms can be used similarly. Thank you.
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Is there a term for “English that doesn't make sense”?

There are a lot of crazy combinations of English words and translations that don't make sense. Is there a specific term that identifies this?
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AM and PM in Japanese

Some details first. I am building a clock and it will be all in Japanese. Getting the numbers isn't a problem. I want there two be two lights that indicate if AM or PM. I don't want to just ...
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しゃかいじんの悩みランキング means? [closed]

I read a conversation and I don't understand what it talks about ! A:ちょっとこれみてください。 B:なんですか。 A:しゃかいじんの悩みランキングなんですが。どうおもいますか。 B:やっぱりにんげんかんけいがいちばんおおいですね。よくわかります。わたしのしょくばでも、おなじかもしれません。 ...
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What does 古えの地綺譚 mean, how do you read it, and what is its origin?

Looking at the meaning of the individual kanji doesn't help much--Jisho says each means: old or ancient; earth or ground; figured cloth or beautiful or thin twilled silk fabric; and talk--and although ...
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Are どう、どこ、どれ、どの、等、exclusively question words?

Are words like 何、いつ、どう、どこ、どれ、どの、exclusively used to request confirmation for a unknown? Or can they also be used to say the Japanese equivalent of things like "This is HOW you do it", or "This is WHEN ...
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Which is the correct meaning for 保護猫? Protected cat or protecting cat?

保護する猫 protecting cat 保護される猫 protected cat But when the bold parts are removed, I don't know the exact meaning. Which is the correct meaning for 保護猫? Protected cat or protecting cat?
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The particle に when used with 移動する

部屋{へや}へ移動{いどう}します。= Move to the room. 部屋から移動します。= Move from the room. But if I use に, does the sentence「部屋に移動します。」mean to "move to the room" or "move from the room"? Or can the meaning be either ...
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What is the meaning of もう and もじ? [closed]

わたしのむすめはもうもじをよむことができます。 What is the meaning of もう and もじ?
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Whats the difference between ぢ and じ? [duplicate]

please also give the pronunciation
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What is the difference between 非親告罪 and 親告罪?

非親告罪【ひしんこくざい】 vs 親告罪【しんこくざい】 To my understanding 親告罪 means: A type of crime which requires a formal complaint from the victim in order to prosecute. 非【ひ】 means: a mistake, negative, injustice, non, ...
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Can someone help me translate 見つけ出す in this sentence?

唯一の救いを見つけ出すような目。 Are these the "eyes that seem to look for the only salvation"? But in this case shouldn't it be 探す? I'm confused, could someone help me please?
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How To read this Calligraphy? [closed]

Our DOJO is covered with slogans and proverbs. Often calligraphy that is not done by a highly trained person. I can translate most of them but a few are baffling. Some of the others read "kunren" "...
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When is 日本語、お上手です used?

When is 日本語、お上手です (your Japanese is good), or possibly 上手い instead of 上手, used? Is it based solely on the person's level of proficiency, or their proficiency compared to what was anticipated, or ...
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Can you translate this for me? [closed]

Can you tell me what is this means? It's on my T-Shirt. https://gyazo.com/3736d4a55d523b427086f5c531271556
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What is the difference between 類義語, 類語, 同意語, シノニム?

What are the differences between these words? 1.類義語 2.類語 3.同意語 4.シノニム In English we say 'equivalent word' or 'synonym'. How about in Japan? As I investigated it further, there is called 'quasi-...
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コレ meaning in this sentence

長さ的には丁度いい。 しなりもなんとか。 ……こういう“強化”は初めてだ。 けど原理は間違っていないと思う。 要は補強に補強を重ねて、きちんとしたモノに仕上げればいいだけの話。 それにコレだったら、あいつが持ってたから参考になる。 くわえて、魔力ならさっきから体に流れっぱなしだ。 あとはいつもの工程を繰り返せばいい。 As for the lenght, it'...
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What is the meaning of 一点で?

I saw [一点]{いってん}で used a handful of times in examples like [一点]{いってん}で[撃ち抜く]{うちぬく} or [一点]{いってん}で[討つ]{うつ} and while I know what the word itself means, I don't understand how it's being used with these ...
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Meaning of メロメロ, ギッタギタ and のす

EDIT : Part of the answer here : meaning of ギッタンギッタン with reference The speaker just said : オレさまはおまえみたいなカスでもようしゃしねえぞ。 I won't show mercy, even to a scum like you. And continues with : ...
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what does とつて in the context of エサとつてくる mean? [closed]

I want to break the sentence エサとつてくる into different parts. It is translated as "I'm going to get some food" エサ means bait or food(relating to animals). くる means come or will come. but I'm ...
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Japanese writings in Brazil [closed]

I've seen these writings in the ground of Brazil. I've already tried to translate it with my friend but there are some complex kanji that we don't know. I'm very curious to know what they say, can ...
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Meaning of 具体的に [duplicate]

What is the meaning of 具体的に? Usage of particle に in this context is not very clear to me.
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Is “besides, I think you already know” a correct translation of “なにせもう覚えったようなもんだから”?

なにせもう覚えったようなもんだから = "Besides, I think you already know"? Also, is 覚えった a misspelling of 覚えた?
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History and Meaning of Soran Bushi

Recently I've found several versions of Soran Bushi, and this puzzles me-I don't understand why it would be different in different places. Moreover, I don't understand some of the vocabulary in it: ...
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Noun + に続いて + Verb phrase

I am struggling with the meaning of に続いて in the following sentence: 貞操に続いて今度は命を守り抜くために、この街を走り続ける羽目になった。 I know that the sentence carries a rather ironic meaning and that 貞操 is not used in a ...
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To find / to look for / to detect

Whats the difference between 見つからない and 見当たらない? Is 見つけない used for physical objects? Like i cant find the book etc and 見当たらない eg -> I cant find that line on this page? In the middle of all this ...
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What is the difference between なにかな and なんだろう?

I want to see if なにかな or なんだろう, would be used in a similar way. I asked about what would be a good chat topic and the response was なにかな. I have also seen なんだろう and jisho gives similar definitions. Don'...
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What does “のではないかともいわれておる” mean in the following sentence?

I have to say that translating Japanese sentences into English can be very challenging! Here is a sentence from Felony Imprisonment With Hard Labour. 短期の懲役刑(6ヶ月程度)では、...
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Using 於ける and 中

I'm having some trouble seeing when it would be more appropriate to use one over the other. Could someone explain any difference in nuance, and perhaps put things into context with some examples? ...
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Meaning of “ホーケー” in a sentence

I'm reading some R-rated doujinshi on the internet and came across this line: この立派なホーケーチOチンで! I don't understand what "ホーケー" means. My guess is that it means something "take a look at this!" type of ...
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Meaning of 文字起こし? [closed]

話し合って、らいあんさんにはエンディング、オープニング、エフェクトなどの編集をお願いします!もう1人お願いする方がいて、その人に文字起こしなどお願いすることになりました! I am working as a video editor for my client and I understand the first sentence, but I am having difficulty ...
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Describing personalities, saying colourful

How would I describe characters as being colourful ? Would this be fine?: とうじょうじんびつはいろがおおいです。  Also when describing a characters growth, would this sentence be fine?: もじのせいかくはせいちょうするがいいです。 If ...
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What does 皮膚の裏側 mean?

白羽さんは鼻で笑い、笑った拍子に鼻がプーという音を出し、鼻水が鼻の穴に膜を作っているのが見えた。  白羽さんの紙で作ったような乾燥しきった皮膚の裏側にも、膜をはるような水分があるのだなと、私がその膜が割れるのに気をとられていると、 「特にないですよ。僕は大体わかってるんで」  と白羽さんが小声の早口で言った。 'rear of the skin'?