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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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I need help understanding this に際しての昂揚はすでに収まり sentence

I am having trouble understanding the meaning of this sentence. For context I put the whole sentence. [数日来]{すうじつらい}の[上京]{じょうきょう}に[際]{さい}しての[昂揚]{こうよう}はすでに[収]{おさ}まり [京一郎]{きょういちろう}の[心]{こころ}は、ひとときの[...
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The correct pronunciation of this phrase?

I'd like to know which way is the proper way to say あなたたちは早行きました。 The correct pronunciation of this phrase would be: anata tachi ha sou ikimashita or anata tachi ha hayai ikimashita
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I don't get the meaning of this sentence おや、変だぞと振り返ると乗っている。 [closed]

In the previous part of the text the author says that a taxi driver picked up a young girl. While he was driving, he looked at the rear mirror but he could not see the girl. Then there is this ...
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translation - how come the word “home” isn't in here

So I translated "you can't go home again" into Japanese, from Google translate, and the output looks more akin to "you"ll never return" Output: もう帰ることはできません Why doesn't the sentence make any mention ...
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What is the meaning of 岩圭?

I am setting up a new company. Is the name 岩圭 a good choice or does it make sense as a name ? What is the meaning of 岩圭? I found somebody with that name in the internet. Is that a common or popular ...
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Meaning and use of 身柄

In this sentence (psycho-pass's line): 私は議長の身柄を押さえます The 身柄 can be omitted and thereby result: 私は議長を押さえます I really wonder the use of 身柄 and if it is really necessary.
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言ってるみたいに+conditional

アニメについての感謝イラストを描いたんだけど、暗に「サイタマのイメージが違う」と不満言ってるみたいに取られたら嫌だなと思ってボツにした奴。 考え過ぎかな。 でも描き直します。   I was reading this tweet and did not understand the bold part. My translation would be: Regarding the ...
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What is the meaning of 実質負担金額?

I want to buy new phone but I am unable to understand the meaning of 実質負担金額. Please help me to understand this.
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Is 帰る correct in this sentence?

ハンダは魔女たちの言葉を覚えて、川べりへ帰りました。 Is 帰る correct in this sentence? ハンダ is a name of my character. Can I say 川べりへ using へ? I wanted to write: Handa remembered witches spell and then go back to the river shore....
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How is “あるちゃあるけど” used?

As far as I understand "あるちゃあるけど" is close in meaning to "ないとは言い切れない" and "しいていえばある" but I could not find how it is used, nor understand the exact meaning.
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スポーツと礼の関係について translation

Today I came across the sentence, 「日本のスポーツと礼の関係について話しています。」 I scratched my head looking at this initially thinking the meaning of 関係 is relation/relationship, connection. Then I found out 関係 also has ...
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What does this symbol mean? [closed]

Can anyone please let me know what this is supposed to mean? I heard that it’s a sound effect or sfx like Japanese symbol, but I’m not sure. Thank you!
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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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Why does けってい mean confirm?

I though that けってい means decision. But in this game, it means “confirm” in the English version.
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Difference between 断る and 真っ平

Is there a substantial difference 断る and 真っ平 ? Can you replace one with the other without affecting the meaning ? Here is some context: 今ここで諦めても‌いずれ俺は槙島聖護を見逃した自分を許せなくなる‌ そんなのは真っ平だ‌ If I ...
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Meaning of 寝落ちしてた and differentiating 寝 as either sleep or lying down?

I interpret 寝落{ねお}ちしてた as "I fell asleep", but I can also see it as "I was lying down". As for whether or not 寝 in a sentence implies sleeping or simply lying down, is that determined merely by ...
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What does 「アニメ」 mean in this context?

I know 「アニメ」 as short for 「アニメーション」, meaning an animated film/cartoon; I tried on Jisho and Weblio, but I couldn't find any other meaning. Yet I found these senteces, which I'm not sure about by ...
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「報告書」と「日報」の違いは何?

I have been working in Japanese office since 2 months. And my boss ask me for report(報告) of what I did that entire day in written format in Excel(日本だったらしょうがない). But he asked me to keep last day report ...
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Is は a particle in こんにちは and こんばんは? [duplicate]

Is は a particle in こんにちは and こんばんは?
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Does "朝か晩に” as an expression exist?

I am currently studying for JLPT N5 using Nihongo So-Matome, and one of the practice questions requires me to choose a sentence with a similar meaning to the one that is given, which is ...
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ごほーし meaning? 18+?

ごほーし meaning? 18+? I know that's lewd vocabulary but I dont what does it mean?
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What does the title「 僕だけの向こう側」mean? [closed]

Can someone help me with possible translations for this title? [僕]{ぼく}だけの[向]{む}こう[側]{がわ}: Boku dake no mukougawa Also, can you explain why that would be the translation?
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What is written on my mug? [closed]

I was able to identify 弐 (alternative form of 二 used on legal documents, according to Jisho.org), but I still can't identify the others, in order to know what is written there Full-size
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What is the meaning of いいから in this sentence?

I struggle a lot to understand this sentence : 願い叶うのならひと目でいいから I can't find any coherence with the first part of the sentence.
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Meaning of オレンジ in オレンジは右側です [closed]

I couldn't find the answer to this. Sometimes when I'm on the subway in Japan when getting close to the next stop in some trains it can be heard オレンジは右側です, not sure if it's オレンジ though. Meaning the ...
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May I use 洗濯日 to indicate a day for washing clothes?

I want to say a clothes washing day. Am I correctly using 洗濯日 to indicate a day for washing clothes? I seem to also remember a term sentakubiyori/youri?
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What is the role of そうよ in そうよ存外怖くはないわ?

I heard そうよ存外怖くはないわ in a song, but I don't get the meaning of そうよ.
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Question regarding structure of a sentence : use of と here?

There is a sentence which is highly confusing me. A character says this : 『どうして王様は裸なの?』と無邪気な子供に指摘されるまで、恥を晒しておめおめと舞台に立っているのは、あまりにも情けない What does the と after the phrase in quotation mean? From what ...
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What does 日 mean when used with days of month?

As にち, 日 doesn't seem to be a counter (which is always preceded with dash in dictionaries). Does this mean that 日 means Sunday when used with days of the month? If so, how does it make sense? EDIT: ...
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Strange use of はてる

I was translating this song (lyrics here: http://vocadb.net/S/87131) and I came across these lines. I'm mostly having trouble with the last one. 嘆きの堕天使 我が邪気眼(め)に 預言書(アーモス) 孵(かえ)し 羽輝(はてる)聖霊 喘ぐ音 ...
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Potential verb + でも: meaning?

The sentence is: あの 狐ねばばあに 餌付けでも  されたか? 餌付け - is a potential form of the verb. What role is でも playing here?
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What is オー・マイ・ガブリーヌ?

It's from a video game called Xenogears. You can play rock-paper-scissors with a man and when he loses he says this: 負けたのか、この俺が!? そんなバカな……!? オー・マイ・ガブリーヌ! Is it something like "Oh my God!"?
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What does 降土 mean?

It's a conversation from video game, people live in a flying saucer-like city (Shevat). Context - これは、プラントシェルだよ。このなかでシェバトで必要な 野菜やら果物やらを育ててるのさ。今は大切な降土期だから、 関係者いがい立ち入り禁止さ。人間は、バイ菌のかたまりだからね。 土 is soil, ...
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Difference betweenすればいい and すれば

私は何をすれば? I thought that すれば only stood for the conditional form, how come does it bear the same meaning as すればいい ?
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What does とろミノ mean / what is it?

I was watching Samurai Gourmet on netflix today, and in the following scene i tried to read the menu on the left side of the screen: I marked the item that is interesting me with a red box. If it am ...
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What does this person do on the show?

I was watching an anime ("The Royal Tutor"), and I noticed someone with an interesting name (presumably a pen-name) - 子子子子 子子子, which as far as I can tell is a reference to "Neko no ko koneko, shishi ...
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What does だって mean in this sentence?

大界王神様{だいかいおうしんさま} の弟子{でし}のままでいれば。。。私だって復活{ふっかつ}パワーを使えた{つかえた}んだ。 NOTE: The character talking was a disciple of the daikaioushin. What is the だって doing in this sentence and how should I be ...
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Combining words [closed]

Well i wanted to know if combining finnish word "Erakko" and japanese word "Hikikomori" into "Erakomori" would mean something stupid or could actually be used...? I mean, hikikomori is kind of its ...
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Who is the subject in 思うがままの人生を送れたら、どんなに幸せだろう?

思うがままの人生を送れたら、どんなに幸せだろう。 If X can send man as what Y imagine, how happy it will be. Do you know the subject X and Y in the sentence above?
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Use of 都合の良い (tsugounoii) in text of Akutagawa Ryuunosuke “藪の中” [duplicate]

I am a little bit nonplussed about the meaning of a certain sentence in Akutagawa Ryuunosuke's "藪の中" where the robber is telling his version of the events. The sentence is: わたしの仕事をしとげるのには、...
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ある vs. いる in regards to 親 and 責任

In regards to this sentence why is it ある and not いる for 親 and 責任? 親である限りは、子供に対する責任があると思う。
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How is し used as a verb in this sentence?

I found these two sentences in "A Dictionary of Basic Japanese Grammar" under に(purpose): 学生が質問をしに来た。 A student came to ask questions. そこへ何をしに行くんですか。For what are you going there? When I ...
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help me understand a few elements in this sentence

I have a few questions on this sentence: 彼{かれ}は彼女{かのじょ}の手を捕{つか}まえた What's the difference between 捕まえる and 捕える? both of them mean to catch right? about 彼 and 彼女. From what I understand 彼 is he and ...
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What does また mean in 右、左、または、まっすぐ?

What does また mean here: 車は右、左、または、まっすぐに行ってもいいです。
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What is the meaning of あまり in this dialogue?

Is doesn't seem to be "not very much"... A: 運転ができますか B: あまり、うまくはないですけど I would be grateful if someone could help. :]
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Whats the meaning of しょせい

I have encountered this word a few times whether in games or just spoken in drama/anime. In the game, it just written as しょせい without any kanji while being placed at the beginning of the sentence. I ...
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Basic conversation question

Good morning. I was wondering if I can get some help with translating a sentence from Japanese to English, and also if I can receive some feedback about the way that I try to speak Japanese. Me: ...
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Difference in usage/nuance between 厚生, 福祉, 福利 and 生活保護

厚生[こうせい] 福祉[ふくし] 福利[ふくり] 生活保護[せいかつほご] Translating "welfare" into Japanese seems a bit complicated. Could someone maybe provide for context the most typical phrases/chunks that use these words? I'm ...
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What is the らせ form of a verb?

I'm trying to understand this: 賞品?おそらく!リナちゃん.....私の後ろの笑い声輝くん​がたくさんで黙らせ The last word, 黙らせ, is confusing. Is this a combination of different forms?
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What do these 2 symbols mean [closed]

I'd love to know what these symbols mean if you have any idea. Thank you very much.

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