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Questions tagged [rhetorical-questions]

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ていい after potential form

I was listening to the song 命に嫌われている and came across the following lyrics: 寂しいなんて言葉でこの傷が表せていいものか そんな意地ばかり抱え今日も一人ベッドに眠る I don’t understand what ていい is doing here. An attempt at a direct ...
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Does a bear sh*t in the woods? Rhetorical affirmations in Japanese. Is there any?

I could not find anything on this website nor with a (quick I admit) search on Google. Does Japanese have any "yes phrase" (or more technically rhetorical affirmation) used to answer questions whose ...
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The meaning/nuance of と言うの [duplicate]

So, i have met this phrase 私があの子を救ってあげなければ、誰が救うと言うのですか? Now, with a quick glance, my brain translated it as something like "if i haven't saved her, who would have done that?". However giving it ...
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About っていうか&っていうの&っていうんだ

Please help me with the following three sentences: ①俺が何をしたっていうんだ。 ②一人だから、何だというんだ。 ③彼女の何がダメだっていうの。 All of them are copied from lines of some Japanese drama. I can't figure out how such ...
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(ものか)そんなばかなことがあるものか — such a stupid thing or not stupid at all?

The full sentence is: 会社が業績不振で給料が30%カットされるなんて、そんなばかなことがあるものか. Does it mean "such a stupid thing" or "not a stupid thing at all"?
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What does っていうんだ mean?

I came across the following sentence: 僕が何を怖がるっていうんだ? which was translated as "What am I supposed to be frightened of?" I know that the first part means "what am I afraid of?" I just can't see ...