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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 is 「切れ」 in 切れかけの蛍光灯?

What is 「切れ」 as in 「切れかけの蛍光灯。」?
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What’s the difference between 「長」,「長い」and「長く」?

I’m trying to understand the difference between「長」,「長い」and「長く」 I believe they all mean “long”, but I’m not sure what context to use each one in.
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What's the meaning of “冒頭の言葉”?

I was trying to read a novel when I encountered this phrase: 出た感想が冒頭の言葉だ。 I can't seem to understand it. The only thing I found out was that 冒頭 meant beginning, but it doesn't seem to make sense ...
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japanese ambiguous sentences [closed]

hello guys can you help me to translate this ambiguous sentence? これは道路の上に作られた細い溝と、その上を通るタイヤによって作られるのだが、制限速度で走らないと音楽らしい音楽に聞こえない。 translation: it is narrow gutter which is laid on top of road, ...
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Help to understand japanese sentence [closed]

私自身、自分の作ったものは先ほど書いたようにどんどん忘れていってしまうけれど、大好きで読みついできたよその作者の小説についてならば 先ほどの意味? → long time ago/just now? I tend to forget what I write just now/long time ago? 私 → author? What does よそ mean? ...
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Kanji for Hirohito [closed]

I cannot find the kanji for hito, as in the name Hirohito, in my Modern Reader's Japanese-English Character Dictionary (Andrew Nelson). When I searched online I found that the hito was shown as a four ...
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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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Can 参加 be used to invite someone to a chat?

Context: I invited a person to participate in a chat. チャットに参加してください was my original sentence. Is my sentence and word choice correct? I was considering the word 関与.
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Does 病 refer to a short or long term illness?

Does 病 refer to a short or long term illness? I was in a chat and the word was used in response to someone chatting about a head cold. I asked the person if they were hospitalized, and they were not. ...
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Tsunetero from tsundere [closed]

I once heard a word and it’s “tsunetero” which is kinda a verb for tsundere but when I googled the word I couldn’t find it anywhere and I’m questioning myself if this word really exist or I made it up....
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What is the difference between お風呂 and 銭湯?

I saw that the term お風呂 can refer to both and 銭湯 is apparently used for a public one. I see the term bath listed in Jisho. Would I take an お風呂 at a 銭湯?
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Can the term kaiwa no heya be used to mean an actual location/room to chat in?

I know that the term chattorumu is used for online chats. What term would be used to denote an actual room for this activity? A room to chat in.
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What does どうしてこのサイトに来てるのかな?

My question is why is かな being used in this sentence? The person is asking me why I come/came to he site? or wondering why I came to the site? Would かな be added after the の? I am used to seeing かな ...
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What does 具志川mean? [closed]

Does it mean a sandy marshy area by a river? Thank you.
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The proper use of ご確認ください [closed]

I often see in Japanese business letters ご確認ください。what and how do I use this phrase?
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What does おせわになってます mean?

あなたにいつもおせわになってますからね. What does the above sentence mean? I'm confused about the おせわになってます part.
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What is the meaning of キルフェボン? [closed]

キルフェボン好きの人 雑談好きならココにおいで キルフェボン I dont understand the meaning of this word. The context is the heading of the chatroom. Thank you.
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part time job and visa vocabs [closed]

this was my email to my prospective employer ご返信ありがとうございました。 今学生ビザを持っていますが、労働許可証を持っていません。 労働許可証もご所望ですか? どうぞよろしくお願いいたします I was wondering if I needed work permit to work too. his reply was: ...
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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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what does sho ga nai mean? [closed]

what does sho ga nai mean? Shiran?
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What does 染めちゃえ mean here? [closed]

Saw this on twitter: A: マオにゃん、シドギャの彼女が出来ない僕に一言くれたら幸いです ... B: 付き合った後に染めちゃえ What is 染めちゃえ here?
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Can a conbini be referred to as a benriya when translating the term literally?

Can both terms be used to indicate a convenience store? I was having a discussion about convenience stores, and a chat friend sent 便利屋. I answered as convenience store. My answer was correct. The ...
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What does “hennaiatsu” actually mean?

I don't know how it is written, but it was subtitled as "she's weird". For context: It was thought by one character after seeing another essentially tell others to go away so she could sleep in class. ...
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What is the difference between genkikana and genkidesuka?

I want to determine the difference between kana and desuka. I was able to translate them as "How are you." Thank you.
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What is the difference between いい and きれいな?

Both of them mean "nice". So, what exactly is the difference between them?
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Do any other widely used romaji based acronyms besides KK and NHK translate directly into Japanese words?

Do any other widely used acronyms besides KK (Kabushiki Kaisha) and NHK (Nihon Housou Kyoukai) translate directly into Japanese? I have seen DIY, SS, NTT, JR, and LDK to name a few, but the terms ...
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Help with translation of 今後ともよろしくお願い致します

こちらこそありがとうございます! 今後ともよろしくお願い致します🙇‍♂️ First sentence is fine. Second is tricky, I don't know exactly meaning. But my guess is, From now on we can be friends. is it correct and what is this male ...
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“Infinity” as a tattoo [closed]

I know this is really "Mainstream", but let's say I would like to have the word "infinity" as a tatto. (edit) 4. Which one would be the right ? And what exactly does each of them mean ?
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Does the kanji term Mitsukoshi 三越 have a meaning when the 2 terms are combined?

三越 is the name of a department store. Three is the meaning of the first character and I get the meanings of surpass, cross over, move to, exceed, and Vietnam when I research the term. Is there a ...
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What Japanese term would be used to describe the image that Japanese see when they look at the moon? [closed]

What do Japanese see when they look at the moon? In America, we see the face of a man. Is it the same in Japan? A fellow Japanese learner asked me this question online.