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と usage with いる and the っちゃう ending on a verb

total Japanese noob here. Recently I got the manga しろくまカフェ and I started working through it. Within the first few sentences I'm stumped: でも寝てばっかりいる太っちゃう〜 I got the gist of the sentence "Just ...
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Question about the usage of もの and こと in Shinkanzen Master N2 Grammar

This question is from one of the practice tests in the Shikanzen Master N2 Grammar. あの人が( ) 。遊んでばかりですよ。 a) まじめなことですか b) まじめなものですか c) まじめなはずですか d) まじめというものですか I answered c as my thought process was ...
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difference between [pronoun/noun][particle] and [pronoun/noun]のこと[particle]? [duplicate]

What is the difference between 誰よりも君のことを愛している。 and 誰よりも君を愛している。?
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Verb + ことが○○です vs verb + 〇〇です

What is the difference between Verb + ことが○○です and verb + 〇〇です? And when are you supposed to use one over the other? For example I wrote 映画を観ることが時間です。 It's time to watch a movie. But I was corrected ...
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Using 「という」to describe things

I was learning about how we can use 「という」to describe things and I saw the following example: 日本人{にほんじん}はお酒{さけ}に弱{よわ}いというのは本当{ほんとう}? And my question is, what is the use of 「という」when used to describe ...
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Use of こと in this sentence

Definition: 学校の授業や会合などに出ること。 Word: 出席 (Attendance) I have copied over the word "出席" and its definition above in a dictionary I am referring to. From my understanding, I assume こと is added as a ...
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Conjugation with こと and もの

In my textbook, I did an exercise with the following sentences, where you must conjugate the verb in parentheses and put it on the underline (below is the translation I think matches the original ...
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Why does she use こと at the end? [duplicate]

今は、依頼人を助けるための「情報」を聞き逃さないこと。 I understand the sentence but I don't know why she uses こと at the end.
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こと (Must Do) Confusion

I often see こと used when listing rules: 冷蔵庫の物は勝手に食べないこと→ Don’t eat my things from the fridge トイレ掃除は毎日交代ですること→ Clean the bathroom every day by turns The above examples come from a written list of ...
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What's the grammatical function of こと in this sentence?

電車の中などで見る最近の若い者の態度の悪いこと、全く不愉快極まる。 I believe 全く不愉快極まる is the predicate and the rest before the comma is the subject, but I don't understand how the two parts are connected by こと. Could you help me ...
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What does こと mean?

Please don't laugh at me. I am super new to Japanese and only really have google translate to help me. I can find a lot of stuff online but I can't find a solid meaning for こと, and Google translate ...
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Why is こと used in 「私に何かできること」?

How does it turn this into a noun clause? All I get from it is “I can do something” but I don’t see where こと fits in.
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What does こと mean in this context? 2

余はライダー。こと脚に関しては他のサーヴァントより優位におるぞ。 https://soundcloud.com/felipem-ller/wed-feb-13-2019-1 So, sorry for repeating the title, but the question is simple, what does こと mean in this context?
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How to translate nominalised adjectives from Japanese to English (e.g. スイスがきれいなこと)

I am currently struggling with wrapping my head around こと and how it nominalises adjectives/sentences with adjectives to turn them into noun phrases. With verbs, it's easy: べんとうを食べる (I eat bento/...
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Is this a correct use of 〜ことになる?

Does this make sense and what does it mean? そのあとで、日本語がとくいだことになったと思います。 Does this translate to: After that I think I became good at Japanese?
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Question about “したことのないことばかり”

I came across the dialog and was puzzling over the sentence "したことのないことばかり" (中野さんと大和さんがおみあいをしています。) 中野:大和さんは、お休みの日はなにをされていますか。 大和:ゴルフをしたり美術館を見学したりして、それに絵を書いたり裁縫したりするのです。 中野:わあ、すごいですね。 大和:...
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The nuance of “こと” in “まもなく雪が降ってくることでしょう”

As mentioned in the title, I want to ask the nuance of "こと" in this sentence: まもなく雪が降ってくることでしょう。 and the possible conditions or reasons that people won't just simply put it as: まもなく雪が降ってくるでしょう。
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What do I do when I encounter “Written Japanese”?

I have read in grammar dictionaries some words/phrases that are labelled as "Written Japanese" and should not be used in normal speech. Let's take for example the sentence-ending こと ...
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Is this sentence referring to an individual or a group of people?

それでもあいつが絶対的[窮地]{きゅうち}に立ったら迷わず[助太刀]{すけだち}に入る事 I know it says something like "If he gets into a really dangerous situation, I'll/We'll be at his side in a second!" My question is, would a more correct ...
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こと as an Imperative

I just came across the grammar being metioned here http://japanesetest4you.com/flashcard/learn-jlpt-n3-grammar-%e3%81%93%e3%81%a8-koto/. It states yet another way to form the imperative. To my ...