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How say the Lord Prayer for language in native (informal) Japanese? [closed]

The apple is red. It is John’s apple. I give John the apple. We give him the apple. He gives it to John. She gives it to him. Is the apple red? The apples are red. I must give it to him. I want to ...
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Is this still valid すきはなんですか?

People say that the correct way to ask "what do you like" is なにがすきですか but if I use すきはなんですか is that still consider grammatically correct? and will people raise an eyebrow at me?
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word before compound sentence

Jumping straight to an example: あなたはずっと大切で忘れない Does the ずっと belong only to 大切? Or does it also belong to 忘れない? In other words, does the sentence mean "You are forever precious and I'll never ...
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Is the sentence correct? [duplicate]

I want to say a phrase “I have learnt a lot of words by heart”. Is it correct to say: 単語をたくさん習いました。 I mean is it the way native speaker would say it?
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“I would rather watch that cold dream where I died” ぼく わ むしろ それ つめたい ゆめ みる どこ しんだ

I am 6 days into learning Japanese, so I don't know if this makes sense but my problem is this, I want to say, "I would rather watch that cold dream where I died". The way I write it is ぼく ...
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この文で「高い」って何のことでしょうか

あるサイトでこの投稿を見たけれど、意味がよくわかりません。 部活の推薦で高校へ行くか、自分の学力で行くか迷っています、、、部活は剣道の推薦で偏差値的には全然普通に受ける高校の方が高いです、、、 これはその投稿のすべての内容ですが、前半は大丈夫ですけど、後半で僕の理解が正しいかどうかはわかりません。二つの選択肢があって、投稿者は推薦のことを考えてるみたいです。後半について僕の理解: 部活(...
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When is に needed and when can it be omitted in がある constructions?

Someone asked me about the meanings of two English phrases. I replied: 両方はたくさんの意味がありますから、文がないと具体的な説明が難しいです。 Almost instantly it hit me that I might've made some mistakes in that reponse. I know the ...
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Punctuation troubles in fiction

Started reading Sword Art Online, and since it's my first time reading novels in Japanese, the first paragraph is already making me ask questions on Stack :P 職人クラスの酔狂な一団がひと月がかりで測量したところ、...
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What is the meaning of 自分 in this sentence? Does it indicate suicide?

Context: There is a man who is telling a story about himself. You can call him Bi. Bi was a suspect of assault and was sent to the prison. And one of the lines in his dialogue is "父は服役してる間に自分で死んだ。...
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Can someone help explain this meaning of this Japanese sentence in English

聖なるものの持つ一同性が、そこでは否定され、しかも日常的な俗に転落しきることなく、いつも対岸のそこに存在するがゆえに、聖は悪の影を宿す I understand the first part is talking about how same sex marriage is denied by 'holiness/religion' but I have no idea what the ...
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What is the meaning of 「真{ま}っ無{む}」 in the sentence 「真っ無だったかな。」? [closed]

The sentence is from here. The previous sentence is: 「そんなに目が見えないくらい。」 The translation given is "Where you always like this?". I can't find 「真っ無」 in any dictionary, and a Google search for it ...
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思います grammar including て-Form

I have question regarding the following sentence in English: I also think that holidays are good and people need it. At first I came up with this: 私も休日がよくて人はそれがいると思います。 But I am not sure whether ...
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How would you translate this and what does 'には' mean here

So, the sentence in question is: 私には何もない I've seen it be translated as 'I have nothing/ I have nothing going for in my life', but i don't quite understand how that is.
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Use of のどこが when asking about traits

I have noticed a recurring sentence pattern of Xのどこが好き/嫌い e.t.cですか? meaning what do you like/hate about X. I was just wondering if anyone knows what exact function どこ is performing in this sentence. I ...
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The usage of 「見違える」: positive or negative

オフィスで係長が話しています。 係長: 皆さん、先月の会議でオフィス環境の改善についてお話しましたが、取り組んでくれていますか。机の上に個人情報を出したままにしないというのは徹底してくれているようですね。以前はメモがたくさん張ってあるパソコンをよく見ましたが、最近はなくなりました。えー、今は使わない昔の書類ですが、ダンボール箱に入ったままになっていますね。...
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何から何までちょっとはずれたヤツでして・・・

The main character (桐生) gets a request of the owner of an 揚屋 (we're talking Edo period here) to get rid of a guy squatting in front of said store, not bulging for days. As the MC beats up the guy, he ...
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Why is 毎日 placed before 家 here?

"妻は毎日家でお茶を飲みます。" It seems so weird. I was told by a Native that in Japanese, they tend to put words for time at the start of the sentence, so putting it before 妻 makes sense to me. I'm using ...
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How should I understand the ありそうなものだったが?

だが、タイミングの悪いことに、お菓子の類が全てなくなってしまっていた。琴里の部屋に行けばチュッパチャプスのストックくらいはありそうなものだったが、それに手を出そうものなら、あとでどんな報復が待っているかわからなかった。 Context: 士道’s friend played “trick or treat” with him but 士道 didn’t have any candies at ...
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How to parse this sentence ending in は

I encountered this sentence which I'm not able to parse/read (in bold): また恋愛中の相手の恋人に、本の話など仕掛けてはいけない。たとえば遊園地に行って黙って恋人とジェットコースターに乗って遊ぶことに比べたら、ずっと不毛な喋りに過ぎないからだ。 だが同じ本を読むことでも、同じ本の話でもいいからやってみた方がいい。...
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How do you say when you learned from something?

If I want to say that I learned from something, Can I use like this? For example: この小説を読むと、いろいろなことわざを学びました。 Or there are other Kanji that I can use? Thank you for any help!
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How do you say you want to share something with someone?

Like this: 私はこの漫画と友達に共有したいです "I would like to share this manga with my friends" It is okay if I use this sentence? Thank you for your help!
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Meaning of もったいないお化けがでる

I came across もったいないお化けがでる What does that mean?
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What does こっちが mean? [duplicate]

I am trying to figure out what ''こっちがキレるわよ'' means This is the sentence it came from: A:「なんですって! 起こしにきてあげたのに逆ギレ? こっちがキレるわよ!」 For context, A is trying to wake B up: B: 「にぁああああああ! 怪我すると思うなら! ...
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I need help to understand this sentence: おじいさんはないをやらせてもだめなんだもの

I'm a totally newbie in learning Japanese and I'm struggling to understand that sentence: おじいさんはないをやらせてもだめなんだもの。 I know おじいさん is "grandfather" and it seems like はない means "is not ...
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What does the text on this jacket say? [closed]

Do the two blurbs of text detailed below say something like: -"Pitiful and lost serene soul(s)" -"Jailer of Chains" I've tried to zoom in on this image to decipher the text to the ...
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Is this 「より」used to make a comparison in this sentence

I have been trying to work on my Japanese particles for the past few days. I’m using a workbook titled “Japanese particle workbook” and I’m on it’s second usage of より where it says it’s the “...
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Use of「ことがわかる」in this sentence

I encountered this sentence in an article from NHK News web easy: 今まで国からお金をもらうためには、旅行した人が本当に利用したことがわかる書類などを「Go Toトラベル」の事務所に出さなければなりませんでした。 I cannot understand what 「本当に利用したことがわかる書類」means in this case. ...
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what's the meaning of とする

I found these two sentences, but I'm not sure about their meaning and in particular what's the usage of とする here. I've encountered it many times with two meanings: when it appears at the end of a ...
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conjugation of なんとかならん

i was wondering about this conjugation[ 何とかならん] of the expression なんとかならん i don't know why it was conjugated like this 戸塚のためにも 何とかならんもんかね
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What does this sentence mean? 夕刻、夢ト見紛ウ

So I found this song "夕刻、夢ト見紛ウ" by AtF and it was awesome, I know that "夢" means dream, and the "ト" could be indicating the particle 'and" so, what does the whole ...
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Use of など after a counter

I was reading this and came across a use of など where I wasn't confident in my interpretation: アメリカから来た人が50人、中国とインドが30人、韓国とフランスが20人などでした。 My interpretation of this sentence is "50 people came (...
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what does いたまえ mean and how was it conjugated? [duplicate]

I was wondering what does いたまえ mean I really don't know the main word when I searched and I don't know how it was conjugated this sentence was from oregairu season 1 ep 4 near the start 好きな者達と組んでもらうから ...
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“そうにない” versus “そうではない”, the negative form of “そうだ”

I was learning "そうだ" and came across these two sentences: あの人は行きそうにない。 あの人は行きそうではない。(もう、行っているよ。) The article says the first sentence simply means "that person doesn't seem to go",...
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Why is there a し in 嫉妬し蹴落とそうとする?

Hi I found a sentence earlier with 嫉妬し蹴落とそうとする and I do not know why し is put there. Anyway, I thought it was the reasoning marker but it does not sound like it from the audio and I don't know what ...
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What's the meaning of 通じづらい, and how was it conjugated?

I was wondering what the meaning of 通じづらい is, and how it was conjugated. I know づらい means "difficult" or "hard to" but I can't find the exact meaning of 通じ. Here is the sentence. The context is that ...
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meaning of つかなく and can word ending in ない be conjugated as i adjectives?

Hi i was trying to find the meaning of つかなく used in this sentence this is from oregairu ep 11 of the 1st season they are talking about how the line towards the theatre is getting out of hand ...
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く usage in 場所は昨年と同じく、たから市民会館ホールです [duplicate]

本年もまたお願いいたしたく、ご連絡申し上げました。 場所は昨年と同じく、たから市民会館ホールです。 What is the use of く here? I think it is something like conjugating the verb to ます form then removing ます to connect sentences. For example: ...
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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"? ...