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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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おおい / すくない+[noun]は あまりつかいません [closed]

I read in this file (p. 7) the two statements : すくない+[noun]は あまりつかいません おおい+[noun]は あまりつかいません No translation being given, I'm wondering what the meaning of these sentences is. Maybe "I don't ...
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What does 必要最小限にお願いします。 mean?

必要最小限にお願いします。 I can't translate it at all, what could it mean ? "Please, do what's necessary" ?
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What is the meaning of 現箱さき親方?

本名ジョー•力石、現箱さき親方 現 is reality/consciousness or present/current, 箱 is box/shamisen, 親方 is master/craftsman. And さき is 先? So 現箱さき親方 is "top shamisen craftsman of the present day"?
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The meaning of “XX GAME お客様サポート係 横井でございます”

Recently I sent an email to a game's support channel and the first paragraph of their reply email contains this sentence "XX GAME お客様サポート係 横井でございます". I tried Google translate "横井" but it only shows "...
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How to interpret できた

How can I interpret できた in this paragraph: 昨日、リング上でも言いましたが、最高の空間を作って下さった会場のお客様に、感謝しますよ。まあ、最終戦の13日・両国大会に限らず、全大会、素晴らしい雰囲気の中、素晴らしい空間の中で試合ができたと思いますし、過去最高の『G1 CLIMAX』だったんじゃないかなとボクは思ってます。 Naito ‘I ...
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what does “そんな心算ではありませんでした” means?

I saw on a pic that said this phrase in my language is " I didn't mean to do it " But when I google translate to English its said " It was not such a mental count " ???? So confused.
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What is the meaning of “僕にだって 見えってものがあるさ”?

This is from the opening of an episode of Sazae-san: Kazuo is buying a necktie for his father (who is bald) store clerk: 父の日の贈り物ですか? Kazuo: ええ。 store clerk: どんなタイプの方かしら? Kazuo: あの すらっとした ...
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I don't understand the premotification of the noun コ一ト

真冬みたいなふっかふかのコ一ト  Is the coat described above a winter coat?
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What does 響きがものすごい mean?

It was used sort of like this: それは響【ひび】きがものすごい which I'm unsure whether this should translate as "that sounds terrible" or "that sounds awesome". Google Translate suggests the former (I'm still ...
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Can't understand this spoken sentence

I can't quite tell what the person is trying to say here: 今日は酒____悪いなー! Something about the sake is bad but what? It almost sounds like he is saying ぐせ悪い but I can't find a word that would match ...
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What is the meaning of this (義兄弟) combination? Are there any cultural connotations?

Quick one, I have heard a few interpretations of this and had some suggestions that there might be some cultural usage that isn't immediately obvious, hoping to get some clarity. Please forgive ...
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Japanese subtleties in these sentences

I want to know which one of these sentences mean loving someone the most, more than anybody else, loving someone more than the rest of the world. It has to be the person someone loves more than any ...
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What does 二系列の交叉点 mean?

I’m currently reading a Japanese text about political philosophy, but I can’t put my head around the term 二系列の交叉点. It comes up in the following sentence and is frequently used afterwards. ...
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Meaning of the kanji 圀 in 光圀 [closed]

This a name of a traveler name from Tokaido board game. I figure out that 光 literally means, light or shine but I can't found what means or how 圀 it's translate literally to English.
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Meaning of なってねェよ?

What is the meaning of なってねェよ when used in this context: Speaker A: 何すんだ!!コイツはおれの仲間になったんだ!! Speaker B: なってねェよ!!!
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What do 限定 and ポイント mean in this sentence about marketing?

限定とポイントで買わないことを損にする I am currently working on a difficult translation to do with marketing that has very little context with a lot of sentences in isolation. It is to do with behavioural economics. ...
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Is 夢を見せる the same as 夢を見る?

I see both 夢を見せる and 夢を見る spoken by Japanese. Do they have the completely same meaning? == Update == I'm referring to a 夢を見せて which is from the lyrics of a song called おはよう。 The full version is a ...
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What does なってる mean?

Can anyone tell me what this means? The only definition I could find was "summer vacation" which made no sense in the context. This is what's on ether side of it: これ完全にマウン卜ポジシヨンになってるから!
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What does であればこそ mean?

であればこそ、そうした課題の地平に、私たちにとっての「里」、そして、自然との折り合いかたをたえず模索する契機となりうる新たな《里山》 像という結実が期待されるだろう。 Can someone explain what であればこそ means?
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Katakana that I can't get right

"渡辺さんってサブラの?" - what could this mean? Just can't catch the meaning of "サブラ". Help please.
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Difference between car 損保 and 車両保険

A person asked for car insurance recommendations, and here is the whole reply of another person: うちは以前ソニー損保つ使ってたね。何回か事故ったりしてたけど特に不満はなかったかな、値段も安かったし。車両保険はつけたことがないのでよくわからないんだけど。 I am confused: Isn't ...
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Do 親切な (taisetsuna?) really exists?

From a basic Japanese book I'm reading, I found that word in a vocabulary table. Now I'm having problems finding that word using Google, jisho.org, etc. I can find 大切な (taisetsuna) and that kanji ...
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What is the meaning of ように here?

Can someone tell me what ように means in this phrase? あの人にそんな秘密があるようには全く見えないがな。
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思いついた plural or singular?

It's not the full sentence but i heard this : 方法を思いついた And i was wondering if it means that the person came up with a method alone or it could be a few people who have
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What is the meaning of うなじや in the following passage?

雪乃の汗で濡れ光っている白いうなじや、上衣の合わせ目から覗くほっそりとした鎖骨は、清楚な容貌とは裏腹に淫靡な色香を漂わせている。 what does うなじや mean here ? 清楚な容貌とは裏腹に淫靡な色香を漂わせている。 Also what does 裏腹に refer to in this context?
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What is the difference between 北 and 北部 [duplicate]

What is the main difference between 北 and 北部? I heard that's words that contain 2 kanji sounds more polite, but not sure that it's the current situation.
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Understanding this incomplete sentence

I'm not quite sure how to understand the second sentence below as it looks incomplete to me. If it was because the speaker interrupted what he was saying with the next line then I would have expected ...
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Meaning of そうでもない

In this sentence: 神野{じんの}菜生子{なおこ}さして意外そうでもなくうなずいた I'm having some issue in understanding そうでもない, and according to how I read it it reverse the meaning of the sentence: as far as I understand, ...
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How can [わかんないとこがあった? 私 にわかるとこなら 教 えるけど?] be translated?

I'm tring to read a novel, but am completely dumbfounded with this sentence. Context goes like this: A: {Suddenly stands up} B: 「どうしたんですか?」「トイレ?」 C: 「わかんないとこがあった?  私にわかるとこなら教えるけど?」 My ...
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Meaning of 棒立ちの様子

I got this sentence from Boku no Hero S01E13 (06m25s) それにどうやら子供らは棒立ちの様子です. Besides, the children appear to be frozen in fear. (translation from the site) I understand everything except the ...
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Can a supermarket be considered a yaoya if it sells vegetables in addition to other things?

Can a supermarket be considered a yaoya if it sells vegetables in addition to other things?
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Usage of ★●■▲◆▼ shapes in different combinations

I'm aware that "●▲■" is a famous drawing from a Zen Buddhist priest by the name of Gibon Sengai. This drawing can be interpreted in different ways but the most common is that the circle represents ...
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How does これ以上する work in this particular context?

I've already learned how to use これ以上 when it means "beyond this" or further than this". But I'm confused as what it means in this particular context I came across. I've been reading a sports manga. ...
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Help understanding whose 解釈が間違ってる

I need some help understanding whose 解釈が間違ってる in the following exchange, and also what types of situations/contexts 解釈 can be used for this type of meaning. From the below extract it is clear that ...
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Meaning of に in もう彼女に抵抗の余地はないのでしょうか?

ライトは事もなく照子の名前を入手することに成功しました。 照子も結構鋭いところを見せてくれますが、もう彼女に抵抗の余地はないのでしょうか? せっかくの「きれいなお姉さん」なので、なんとか頑張って欲しいものです。 Context: On episode 6 of Death Note, Light is trying get information from former FBI ...
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Help interpreting a chain of Kanji from manga

me and my buddies are reading a novel based on the manga series "Bleach." We are trying to interpret the name of a character's power-up 逆様邪八宝塞 (sakashima, yokoshima, Hatsubou, fusagari) The ...
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A seemingly strange use of も: 「今度もきつねの言うとおりにしました」

Take a look at this sentence: そこで、[山羊]{やぎ}は、[今度]{こんど}もきつねの[言]{い}うとおりにしました。 The mo after kondo seems strange. I know it means also, and it is indeed translated as so. However, there is no previous ...
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Can anyone help identify this character 僮?

I found this character on a website and the only associated meaning was "child, servant." Can anyone elaborate on when it may be used and why?
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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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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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