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What does this mean? Second sentence confuses me

The sentences are : 本当に頭を使わない男だな もうチンコだけになってしまえばいいのに First sentence seems to say "I'm a man who really doesn't use my head." But the second sentence is where I get confused. It contains some grammar ...
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ことに(と)なった indicates reason/cause?

時計の数字から影が漏れ出た瞬間、狂三の左目の時計が恐ろしい速さで正方向に回った気がしたのである。 だが、その疑問は、すぐ頭の中から追い出されることになった。 「な......」 真那の怪訝そうな声が、士道の耳に届く。この位置からでは真那の表情は窺い知れないが、恐らく士道と似たような顔を作っているに違いなかった。 狂三が、左手に握った短銃の銃口を、自分のあごに押し当てたのである。 「一体何をーー」 ...
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is writing sentences in full kana instead of having a kanji acceptable? [duplicate]

There are some sentences where there are so many kanji present and it is difficult to read at all specially if you're just a beginner. So, is writing sentences in full kana instead of having a kanji ...
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The use of や and sentence meaning

まつさんはラーメンやのうしろの公園に行きます。 In the previous sentence, what is the purpose of the や after ラーメン? I'm also unsure if the sentence is saying that "Matsu went to the park behind the ramen shop." or "Matsu ...
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A question about 思っての愛のある

あくまでその子のためを思っての愛のある行為でなくてはならず This should mean something like: "it should be an an act of love putting the kid's interest in mind." How does this 思っての愛のある行為 grammatically parse? Why is it ある行為 and ...
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A question regarding お迎え入れること適わず and 身の上にて陽の下

見れば他にも大勢のお客人がいらっしゃるご様子。貧相な住まいにございましては到底お迎え入れること適わず、本来なればわたくしが門前にてお迎えするが礼儀存じますが、なにぶんひ弱な 身の上にて陽の下はご容赦頂きたく First is お迎え入れること適わず more or less the same as 迎え入れて適わない? Second does ...
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Adjectival noun in this sentence

前日のキャンセルですと、50%のキャンセル料金をいただくことになります。 My understand for this sentence is "If you cancel the day before, we will get 50% of the cancelling fee" (there's a fixed cancelling fee) PS. In case my ...
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ここを行かれる meaning [duplicate]

I found the sentence in my textbook. ここをまっすぐ行かれますと、右手に受付がございます。 Why を is used with 行かれる (行く) here ? I think it should be に/へ. If possible, I'd like a translation. Thank you very much !
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clarification about ながら and だが being linked together

幾重にも、幾重にも、その手を血の色で上塗りしていきながら、だが男は決して怯まなかった。 Can one use ながら and だが together ? this seems rather perplexing to me .
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On the meaning of ようにするには

恨みが 残んねーようにするにはどう 分ける I understand that it talks about: how to split it so that no one feels slighted? but i am a little confused by 「ようにするには」, I searched about this grammar structure but to no avail....
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君を思う気持ち meaning and nuance

I am listening to a song and came across 君を思う気持ち. I thought it just means "the feeling of thinking about you", but apparently not. Looking at the lyrics translation, it means "you are always on my ...
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残り一分を切る meaning

試合時間が残り一分を切ったところで、ゴールを決められて負けてしまった。 I'm not sure about 残り一分を切った. I tried gathering some information and found that 残り一分 = 1 minute left. But I haven't seen 切る used in this context before, so I ...
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What is the meaning of どうかは here?

一般的にどうかは置いといて、私の場合は遠のいているかもですね(笑) 実際してないですし So the person (female CEO) is asked about if marriage and birth hinder ones job, so she answer with this. Does どうかは置いといて mean "not to mind it"? ...
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What does 次に繋がる デート mean?

I came across this sentence 次に繋がるデートにしたいと誓う and the explaining was この例文は、デートができる立場でありつつ、まだ完全なカップルとは言えない人の心を文章にしたものです。 デートは毎回勝負で、次回のデートの誘いを断られないよう、努力をしている様子が伝わります。 It appears as if it means to ...
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On the meaning of 場になって思う

今この立場になって思うのは世の中で「女性活躍」ってすごく言ってるじゃないですか The first question is why te form is used in になって? is it to connect it to 思う? Does すごく言ってるじゃないですか means to speak a lot bout women empowerment ? full context ...
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一週間前までに Meaning

The full sentence is 見学を希望する場合は、一週間前までに担当者を通じて申し込んでください。 I want to know this 一週間前までに meaning. I tried thinking and came up with "within one week before (the deadline which is not mentioned)" but I'...
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Tried my best to decipher a long sentence from a tweet. Please help me see if I understood correctly

Tweet: 長い休みの間に中1長男が朝ごはんを作ってくれるようになり最近は「今日は何がいい?」なんて聞いてきて(オイオイ新妻かよぉ〜!)とかニヤニヤしてたら今朝寝坊して慌てて出掛けようとする私に「ひと口だけでも食べてけば!」と焼き立てのホットケーキを口の中に放り込んできて普通にお母さんでした My attempt to understand: As for the recent days ...
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What is 「長い」 modifying in the sentence 「もう日本に来て長いんですか」?

NOTE: The title of the post is regarding the most bugging part of the sentence to me (長い), but my problem is with the sentence as a whole. I came across a sentence in my grammar exercises book I can'...
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conjugating before and after a くれ

What's the difference between: 笑わないでくれ 笑ってくれないで
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に without a verb in a sentence

睨みあうサラスとユキを尻目に、平松がハンカチを差し出してくれた Why isn't there a verb in going with the に in the sentence above? In fact, what does the first sentence even mean? (since there is not verb). Is the 差し出し verb shared ...
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Sentence structure. 学生は、工場で何を作っているときに、見学をしますか。

I'm currently doing some N4 sample papers to prepare myself for the exams and I came across this questions; 教室で先生が学生に話しています。学生は、工場で何を作っているときに、見学をしますか。 It's the second sentence which gets me. I ...
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What does それすら来ないと言うこと means?

I was watching some Let's-players on YouTube, where I saw this sentence: それすら来ないと言うことは……きっと、よほどのことがあったに違いない。 I'd like to know what the first part of it means. Moreover, the entire meaning of the ...
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How to say “If you can't finish the food…”

I am wondering how to say "If you can't finish the food, ..." in Japanese. Googling a bit tells me it's "料理が終わらないなら、...", but it doesn't sound very right to me. A slightly better sentence would ...
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What's the difference between 「軽い」and 「身軽」?

Hellow everyone! I would like to know what's the difference between 「軽い」and 「身軽」? When is good to use each one? Could you give me an example? Thank you!
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く form of たい form of a verb

I am listening to a song and I came across the sentence, 分かりたくもないのさ. What does the く-form of the たい form of a verb turn into? In other words, what is 分かりたく? Is it a noun? Or does it stay a verb? ...
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Some grammar and sentence structure questions from a japanese game

So I am having a bit of trouble with some grammar/sentence structure from a native speaker. I think I have managed to translate most of the items correctly. it is worth noting this is a video game and ...
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とした in his sentence

What does とした mean in this sentence? 心 ばかりの やんわり と し た 暖房 の 教室 の 昼休み。 I saw this Meaning and usage of ~としたことが but I think it's a different とした
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Are these sentences grammar corrected? (お貸し、お借り) [duplicate]

A: この本をお借りしたいんですが。 B: すみません この本はお貸しできません。 I got a little confused when it comes to these word like お借り、お貸し。
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Can you help me understand the first part of the following sentence?

The sentence in question is as follows (the part that I have a question about is in bold): それも体操部全員でかかれとは、いかに戦闘ランクの低い自分の部でも合点が行かなかった。 The context goes something like this: the Fighting Gymnastics ...
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Why is を in this sentence: これからのお話を?

I’ve stumbled upon the sentence これからのお話を, which was translated “a story from now on” but why is を in the end and what is it’s meaning here? As far as I know を is used to indicate direct objects but I ...
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Can you help me understand the following sentence?

その中には巨体の芳江が泡を吹いてノビている姿もある。 I got the above sentence from a short story that goes like this: a gymnastics club made up of high school girls is ordered by the student council to attack one high school ...
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What is the meaning of かけてきた

I am confused by this part にかけてきた. Can someone explain to me? この曲を給食のときにかけてきた放送委員
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Does this sound natural? or is there better sentence that this [closed]

緑の家を見るまで歩って、それは私の家。 Walk until you see a green house, That is my house.
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っといても after a verb

What does っといても mean after a verb, I've seen it several times. I'm guessing it's a slang form or a shortened form? I know that ても means "even if" (roughly), and I've seen って a lot so wasn't sure if it'...
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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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「とまっている」 as figurative “To stay”, “To [figuratively] be in a place”?

I'm trying to understand this sentence: 細い青白い首がぼさぼさになった髪の中に消えた、それがふたつにわかれて頭の両がわから突然にとびだしたという感じの大きな耳に朝の侘しさがとまっている This is the given translation: His thin, pale neck disappeared into his ...
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Answer to この[質問]{しつもん}、[子供]{こども}さえしってるよ。

Aさん:この質問、子供さえしってるよ。 I want to express wondering about myself in answer to the previous sentence. How to do that in the right way, and which of examples are incorrect or sounds strange? 私は知りませんよ。 ...
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Usage of 上で in this sentence [duplicate]

There is a question in the Kanzen Master N2 Textbook: この薬は、_____上でお飲みください a. 食事が終わった b. 医師が説明した c. 説明書をよく読んだ According to the answer sheet, the answer is c. But I don't understand ...
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What is the sentence structure in Japanese and how do you know the correct order?

Let’s say we have “この建物にいいレストランがあります”。Why does “建物に“come before “レストランが”?How do you know in what order the words are to be said and does it matter?
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I can't quite parse this sentence about not remembering something

そうか そういや [ペッパー]{おまえ}は 昔のユトを なにひとつ 思い出せねえん だったっけ。 So the first part, そうかそういや is preamble, "Is that so? come to think of it..." ペッパー is the name of the protagonist who's being addressed. ...
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Meaning of のもののこと

In the story I'm reading right now I found this sentence: 近年入社してくれる若い人間たちなどは、私の姿が自分たちとずいぶん違うことにも気がつかないようだ。異形のもののことを、あえて忖度しない、というよりも、気に留めようともしない、らしい I'm not sure about the meaning if のもののこと: should ...
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how can I say ''I post about Japanese history, mythology and culture'' properly?

I have been learning Japanese for almost a year. However, I still have some hardship on writing something in Japanese... Would it be okay If I put it like this: 日本の歴史{れきし}、文化{ぶんか}と神話{しんわ}について投稿{...
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Meaning and parsing of 伸びるままにまかせている

Since yesterday I'm struggling with this sentence: 六義園と言えば、そばに住むようになって三年ほど経ったその頃には、なかに入ってはじめて見ることができる庭園の手入れの行き届いた芝生の明るさよりも、塀際の、伸びるままにまかせている雑木の暗い木立しか、思い浮かべられなくなっていた I kinda get the first part, at ...
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What does たがった mean in this sentence?

In a short story I'm reading, the protagonist is reminiscing about her past, and she thinks this: 翌年の四月に、私のすぐ上の兄が呆気なく肺炎で死んだ。その四月に、姉は大学に入った。自分だけ取り残されたくなくて、私は姉が楽しみだしたことを自分にも求めた。つまり、ジャズを聞いたり、映画を見たり、...
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question about sentence structure

I came across this sentence in a workbook: 大町は電車や車の音が五月蠅いです。 If it was changed to: 大町の電車や車の音が五月蠅いです。 would it still be grammatically correct? Thank you.
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What is the difference between ~のがすきです & ~がすきです?

They both mean to like the subject/topic, right? I'm trying to figure out what のが actually means/adds to the sentence and when it is appropriate to put it in a sentence or leave it out. I have been ...
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Clarification on 彼のほかに私たち皆が行った

I am studying sentences with my colleagues and this was one of the sentences we picked for the week: All of us went besides him. かれのほかにわたしたちみながいった。 彼のほかに私たち皆が行った。 After I consulted with a native ...
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What does “イタズラ書きだらけの壁にひとつの携帯番号.” mean?

I am around N5 level (almost finished book that is a little bit over this level) and so I decided to try learning some life language translating manga from raw and checking it in a translated version....
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What does “切ったのは俺?” mean in this context?

My friend showed me a doujinshi that she asked me to translate and there is one page that has me stumped. I think it would be difficult without knowing the whole story of it, but I will try my best to ...
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Passive voice + ようにする

I came across with this problem: 彼女はその場を離れようとしなかった。 母親に手を引かれるようにしても、 何故かパイプ椅子から立ち上がろうとしなかった。? what would be the meaning of "ようにする"? My dictionary says: "ようにする. try to, make sure to" so with that ...