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Can you help me understand these parts in these two sentences? [closed]

唯一の友達だった人も、「きしょい」といってくるようになりました。 After putting it in a translator I understand what the sentence means and the first part makes sense to me. It's the part I put in bold that I don't know how to break ...
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Understanding としてこなかった

日銀は15日、毎日実施している特定の利回りで国債を無制限に買い入れる「指し値オペ」の対象銘柄を拡大して実施した。オペの対象としてこなかった償還までの期間がやや短い国債の価格が急落し、金利が急騰したことに対応した。 https://www.jiji.com/jc/article?k=2022061500505&g=eco I understand として as "as" ...
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Does 「『そんなわけで』もねえとは思わねえのか、あんた」mean "Don’t you think there is no 'therefore'", or something else?

「そんなわけで、君達は今日から連邦市民ってことになったからね」 『……ほぼ一月ぶりに顔見せて、開口一番『そんなわけで』もねえとは思わねえのか、あんた』  隔離室の強化アクリル板の向こうのライデンはいたく刺々しい声音だったが、当初のような警戒ゆえではなく、単に不機嫌なだけらしい。 86─エイティシックス─Ep.2 ─ラン・スルー・ザ・バトルフロント─〈上〉 安里アサト Does the bold ...
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how to use 士 in a sentence as a word by itself?

I am studying Kanji and it helps me to learn vocabulary in context. I understand 士 is a word by itself, meaning "man (esp. one who is well-respected)​" https://jisho.org/word/%E5%A3%AB In ...
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What does やの mean in 汚れやの匂いがする? [closed]

汚れやの匂いがする I know the sentence means something along the lines of "smells like dirt". But I have no idea what the やの means. The context is that it is talking about the natural forest ...
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Whats the diffrence with に and を in this sentence?

I am having trouble understanding the use of に in this following sentence, and also if putting を instead of に would change the meaning of the sentence. 何に興味がありますか。
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What does キャンセルをキャンセル mean? Why people write like this?

I wonder what does this mean. Is this cancel? Or cancel and cancel? I cannot understand very well...... Why people write like this? Can you tell me What is the best way to write this, or is there ...
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What is the meaning of なりうるがため in this context?

恐るべき 事態に なりうるがため、 子細を 伝えることはできぬ。 The context is that I'm talking to a wizard in the game who happens to know something about my future. Currently, I am trying to figure the exact construction/meaning ...
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Help understanding the meaning: 「ごまかしたってちゃんと聞いたんだからな」

I've been trying to get the meaning of this sentence for a while and I just can't figure out the grammatical structures behind it. The sentence is: ごまかしたってちゃんと聞いたんだからな I found out that ごまかした the ...
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Why "We've worked" can't be in the past?

On Duolingo with the phrase "We've worked at this bakery since twenty eleven." It doesn't accept 私たちは2011年からこのパン屋で働いていました. It says the correct answer is 私たちは2011年からこのパン屋で働いています Why can't I ...
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Why is 起こしましたか woke up while 起こったのですか is happened?

Why does どこで起こしましたか means where did you wake up while どこで起こったのですか means where did it happen?
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What is もしくは doing in this comparision

I saw this sentence in an episode of Attack on Titan ライナーができないと言うようにもしくはライナーでさえここで休まざるを得ない現状を鑑みるに The speaker is referencing something that ライナー said they can't do I don't understand why you would ...
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What does なり mean and how is ように used in this sentence?

化粧をすると、声が高く、大きくなり、相手の目をよく見て話すようになるそうです。 My understanding: When you wear makeup, your voice becomes higher and stronger [the なり grammar I don't understand], and your partner [becomes able to do ...
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Word order for "Why do all German words sound the same?"

"Why do all German words sound the same?" What is the correct word order to say that? なぜドイツ語の単語はすべて同じに聞こえるのか? [Naze doitsugo no tango wa subete onaji ni kikoeru nodesu ka?] ...
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~のは at the end of the sentence. What does it mean?

I started reading 君の名は and this sentence came up: そんな気分になったのは。。 (1) what does the なった means here? Is it the past tense of the verb なる which means “to become”? What meaning does it have in this ...
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Two verbs along with つもりです

あした、すうがくをべんきょして、すうがくをおしえるつもりです。 I am trying to connect two grammatical structures and I do not know if that is how it works. Also, is there any difference between: だが and だけど The first one is just ...
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What is the purpose of どうすれば and why does こと appear two times?

どうすれば電話で必要なことをきちんと伝えることができるか、。。。 In particular, I don't understand what is the purpose of どうすれば and why こと appears two times. My obviously bad understanding is: What important things you can ...
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When is inversion natural?

A: なんで仕事がそんなにお上手ですか? Eddie: まあ、そんなことないですよ。まだまだ未熟なので。好きだから、この仕事が A is a native speaker, and this is part of a conversation that actually took place. A then corrected the last bit and told me ...
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What is も purpose here?

I'm not certain what purpose も is serving here. I've seen its usage as "also," etc. but I am not certain if it is being used in the same manner here or being used with a different meaning. 「...
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Confused about use of も, し and や

Just a little confused as to the usage of も,し and や in this sentence もちろん向こうの数字にもゼロはあるし、三角法や金属精錬技術もある。 I am guessing all three are being used in the sense of "And" (roughly translating the ...
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Good sources of example sentences?

I have the impression that Deepl.com usually does a good job translating, such as in this sentence: 渋谷【しぶや】は偏愛【へんあい】が集【あつ】まる街【まち】、偏愛【へんあい】に寛容【かんよう】な街【まち】 Shibuya is a town where eccentrics gather, and ...
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Example sentences with 枚数

I'm trying to learn how to use the word 枚数. However, I'm having some trouble to find example sentences that teach me how to use it, since in most websites I know such as Jisho, Tangorin and so on, ...
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How is で used in MVPで言ったら

A:早いとこ結婚したらどうだ。 B:「ウィー・アー・ザ・ワールド」のブルーススプリングスティーンより唐突だな。 B:アル・ジャロウの後に入ってくるやつな。ビックとなるような初見。 A:でもmvpで言ったらブルーススプリングスティーンだと思うけどな。 B:たしかに後半のスティービーワンダーに一歩も引かないあの姿勢はすごいけど。 What I had come up was that で is an ...
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Can someone explain this sentence プロ向けなんですけどね [duplicate]

Using deepl the sentence プロ向けなんですけどね translates to It's for professionals. I'm confused after analyzing the sentence bit by bit as it seems to have a nuance that I cannot grasp. It seems like プロ向けなんです ...
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"原チャで5分の距離を通院もした" The direct object of 通院 is 5分の距離?

先月には、初めて手術ってのも経験した。退院後は、原チャで5分の距離を通院もした。 I think that me not knowing what 5分の距離 means and assuming that it means "distance of 5 minutes with my moped", but I somehow perceive it that 距離 is ...
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Usage of では in this sentence

I have read some topics about usage of では on the internet, like で for places, means, tools and は to mark the subject, argument,... However, I can't apply those to explain meaning of では in this ...
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Are all these sentences trying to say the same thing but different ways?

むかし、フットボールはギリシャでもロームでも人気でした。 むかし、フットボールはギリシャでもロームでも人気がありました。 むかし、ギリシャとロームでフットボールが人気でした。
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Help understanding part of Taisho era sentence - もうちかねまじく

My edition of こゝろ by 夏目漱石 includes an addendum written by his son about his memories of his father. In the part recounting his funeral, he uses the following sentence, which I can't make sense of ...
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What does へ mean at the end of this sentence?

Just wondering what へ means in this context. 日本郵政「かんぽの宿」すべて売却へ Seems like it might be implying that the "Kanpo no Yado" are going to sell off all its assets but I'm a little confused as to ...
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Is the speaker talking about me or themselves in this sentence?

rilesさん日本語上手いのでもっと自信持っていいと思います 笑 I believe I've more or less gathered the translation, in that they think (someone) should have more confidence because (someone) is good at Japanese, but here's where ...
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勝負 being used with あげる、もらう、くれる

Is it possible to use 勝負 with あげる、もらう、くれる? ex. "I'll give you this match." (Give the win) Also, can 勝負 be used in place of a physical videogame?
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Why is there a を in "土日をただ寝て過ごしては"

待っているのは土日をただ寝て過ごしては、絶望の月曜朝を迎えるだけの社会人生活ですよ My guess is What you're waiting for is to spend Saturdays and Sundays sleeping, and a lifestyle of a working adult who faces Monday mornings with ...
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What to do when word ends in は

This question probably sounds stupid, but I may as well ask. Let’s say I have a dog named Donnaha (pronounced as “dough-nah-hah”), I write it as どんなは. If I say something like どんなはは犬です, is this ...
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How will you break down this part of a sentence? "弊社現在vtuberなどで使用されるアバターの制作"

初めて。dm失礼いたします。こちら株式会社companyname営業部門となります。弊社現在vtuberなどで使用されるアバターの制作並びに、コミュニティー事業をしている者なのですがまだ活動をされていない方あるいはすでにvtuber活動をされている方も含めてvtuberにご興味がある方を探しておりまして、ご自身、...
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How to structure this rhetorical question?

I'm currently shopping together a dialogue between two people, where one person repeats a previously used phrase in a mocking way. 彼女はいわゆる『真鍮のような』語っていますか? Kanojo wa iwayuru "shinchū no yōna"...
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Is this sentence in passive form? ナツキの目が一瞬こちらに向けられた

>ナツキの目が一瞬こちらに向けられた Natsuki's eyes turned to me for a moment Is 向けられる here used as passive? Is 目が向けられる a phrase? Trying to search for the meaning of 目が向けられる only 目を向ける shows up
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"Good day" as "良い一日": Yoi ichi-nichi vs Yoi tsuitachi?

Do Japanese say "Good day" as the conventional way of their greetings (?): 良い一日。(?) Furthermore, it seems that: Google pronounced this as Yoi ichi-nichi. But the Google translator shows:...
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What does で mean here in this sentence?

みんな同じ地域で小学校から育ってきたところに学年で僕1人だけ渋谷から引っ越して入学したんだよね。 The で here confuses me, here is what I think the translation is and I'm not sure if mine is even correct. When everyone from the same region grew up ...
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Correctness of this sentence

The original sentence was: 運転教官は私に毎日運転するように言いました。 The driving instructor told me to drive every day. But I wanted to change it into something more complex or perhaps similar to how a native speaker ...
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What does "人の入れた曲にしかも小声で座ったまま!" mean?

I can understand the sentence from "しかも" onwards, but the former part is quite confusing to me. In particular: Who does "人" refer to? Does "入れた" here mean "insert&...
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Can someone break down this sentence for me?

「人は話せるようになるとすぐ いろいろなことを尋ねます」I would like this sentence to be broken into Subject, Object, Verb... I can only distinguish a few of the particles, and I understand (because of dictionary) that「話せる」means ...
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"いまあたまがすっきりした", Is this phrase correct?

The context would be, "After traveling for two weeks, my mind is way clearer than before."
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Can someone explain why こと is being used in this sentence?

私が彼について言ったことは、彼の弟にについても当てはまる. I don't know the grammatical explanation for the use of 'koto' in this sentence
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What does "こっち" mean in this sentence?

From "Run with the Wind" episode 1: なんでタバコなんすか。臭い、臭い、臭い。これ訴えたら百ゼロでこっちっすよ The person who said this is a law student. Not sure if it helps but I just want to add that. I can only parse the ...
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What role does たん play in this sentence?

To me, the sentence roughly means "You see a familiar face or something?", and I'm pretty sure of it. I just don't get what the たん here is.
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What does なるようになれだ mean?

The meaning of the sentence aside, I also wonder why だ is used at the end. Is it for emphasis or something like that?
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What does "天然記念物" mean in this context?

The dictionary I have defines this as "natural monument" and "protected species" and I don't see how it relates to the conversation at hand. Based on the context though, since the ...
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Confusion over usage of に

I am not 100% sure what role に is playing in this sentence. 「そんなこと、記憶にありません」 I understand the sentences meaning (something along the lines of "I do not remember that") but I think I'm ...
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What does this sentence mean ドリンコはママの味に? [closed]

It's a TV show episode title, so there isn't any context to be found, and I have a hard time figuring out what it means. (ドリンコはママの味に)
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What does ここはどことも知れぬどこででもある国 mean

The person is narrating a stage play. とくとご覧あれ ~ !‌ ここはどことも知れぬどこででもある国‌。勤勉質素を奨励するおもしろみのない王様が国を治めておりまし た‌。 The part that confuses me the most is "どことも知れぬ". As for the part that follows, I ...
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