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How do I say 'As to why I chose this topic…'

I have a highschool Japanese oral exam coming up in which we discuss a topic of my choosing, along with an accompanying image that relates to said topic. I have already memorised responses to many ...
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How to message or mail to teacher for making a appointment? [closed]

I need to send a message to my teacher for asking an appointment. But I don't know how to. He is gonna check my homework tomorrow and he wants a message. > 先生こんにちは。 作文をチェックのために7日に予約したいです。 ...
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Asking a business contact to make a request on my behalf?

I am helping to plan an event featuring the work of a Japanese artist. I'm speaking to his representative, and would like to ask the question, Can you ask (name) if he would be willing to write a ...
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Alternatives to 「…」というラベルが付けられている

As I understand it, the phrase 「…」というラベルが付けられているもの literally translates to something like 'a thing with a label reading "..." attached to it'. Unlike in English, there is no verb equivalent to '...
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How do you say that you have/do not have a body part

For example, someone who was born without an arm, or has an extra leg and wants to be able to express this in words. Or perhaps in a fantasy setting have retractable wings, and wants to tell people ...
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How would you say someone's on a need-to-know basis?

何が英語の「need-to-know basis」の日本語訳なの? 私はよくない日本語だと、すみません。
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何が「The lady doth protest to much, methinks」の日本語の対等なの? [closed]

何が、ハムレットからの「The lady doth protest to much, methinks」の日本語の対等なの? 私の日本語はよくないなら、すみません。
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How to express that “something is not right” with a friendship

I'm a 1st year senior highschool student in Japan and have lived here for about two years. Sometimes when I'm with my friends they don't talk or look at me as if I don't exist and I ask myself if I ...
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How to make requests not to do something in reported speech? [duplicate]

Specifically in the sentence: “A guide asked us not to touch the exhibits during the excursion”. Do we use 〜て/でください as if we are saying “don’t touch this” or do we simply put a negative form and then ...
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How do you say “thank you” for work that is good for the community?

I remember a Japanese student using a specific phrase for thanking a person for work for the good of the community - like cleaning up the common area of the dorm. Seemed like and idiom. Does anyone ...
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How would you say “I'm so confused”

Just wondering how you would say "I'm so confused" or just, "I'm confused", for context it (if needed) would be for deciding something, if someone couldn't decide what they wanted, what would be the ...
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How to say “here and now”, I mean being present in this very moment.

It is connected with buddhism, much is told about living here and now, so I guess there must be some kanji or a special phrase for describing that. Would really appreciate your help!!!
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Order of sentence's parts in building sad-mooded rhetorical question

太陽を最後に我々は見たのはいつだ? literally: The Sun last time we saw-state when are? meaning: When did we last time saw the Sun, f**k!? context: it is a sad rhetorical question about bad rainy weather. It is not a ...

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