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お願いね used in this script

In this script: 類の母: ごめんね、類。 寧々ちゃんのことよろしくね 幼い類: 大丈夫だよ。 ふたりとも、いってらっしゃい 類の母: うん。お願いね、類 What does お願いね mean here? Is she asking him to take care of Nene?
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のだと between 愛している and 思う

In the sentence 私はあなたを愛しているのだと思う, what's the deal with the のだと at the end? I thought the -て form was supposed to be used.
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Trouble with the meaning of きっかけ in a sentence

The sentence is the following. きっかけはほんの些細なことだとしても。それが、未来の大きな流れを決定づけてしまうこともある。 (I'm not really sure if the first period is supposed to be there, but the narrator took a relatively long pause after ...
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for what てもらいたい use for in this sentence?

「すみません、ちょっと見てもらいたいものがあるんですけど」
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grammar in 他んとこにしてる借金

can anyone tell me how this sentence is working together? The full sentence is 「この7万から 水道代を払って他んとこにしてる借金を払うと…」 I assume とこ is ところ used for "thing"? Or am I off? or is he saying he has a debt ...
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Relative clause or separate phrases?

I'm wondering if the following: 話そうよ星空に二人の夢 Is a relative clause with 話そうよ preceding the rest of the line or two separate sentences? The part that's throwing me off is the よ particle. Does it ...
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Help breaking down this sentence: 配役も、今やったので良かったと思う

Context: Rui: それで——みんな、(ショーは)どうだい? 軽くとおしてやってみたけれど Tsukasa: うむ! 申し分ないと思うぞ! シチュエーションも場所に合っているしな Nene: 配役も、今やったので良かったと思う I can understand each word's meaning, but I'm a little confused as to what to ...
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I don't understand this sentence: 人々は、愛情と尊敬と、人間を超えた才能を持った人という気持ちを込めて、手塚治虫を「マンガの神様」と呼ぶ

人々は、愛情と尊敬と、人間を超えた才能を持った人という気持ちを込めて、手塚治虫を「マンガの神様」と呼ぶ。 So, I have some doubts about this sentence: a) what does the structure nounとnounと means, and how does it relates to the rest of the sentence? b) ...
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What does 本当のところ means in this context?

もっとも内面的には、今とさほど変わらない、未熟な精神的幼稚園児と言うしかない気もする。当時と今で、僕の人間性に大きな違いがあるとも思えない。だが、これはあくまで本人がそう思っているだけであって、過去を美化していたり、現在を卑下していたり、あるいはその逆だったり、そんなこんなで辻棲を合わせているだけで本当のところは色々あるのだろう。 So , here the writer speaks ...
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What is the meaning of 根拠となる土台?

The 概説 for the word 奉仕 on Wikipedia reads the following 往々にしてその根拠となる土台には宗教的な信念や、宗教的な意味合いの神奉仕[1]の形として、神ではないもののその代わりとしての、困難な場面におかれている隣人に手を差し伸べ、できる限りの援助を与えるというケースがある Which I understood as: often 奉仕 is ...
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Having a hard time breaking down this sentence and understanding the meaning

Here's the sentence カン蛙のよろこびようと云ったらもうとてもありません。 I know カン蛙のよろこび refers to "Kan the frog's joy", and I believe that I should read this sentence like this to help understanding the meaning : ...
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〜と考えている at the end of a sentence

An example sentence from NHK Easy (source) 政府は、日本に住む人みんなにマイナンバーカードを作って、健康保険証の登録をしてもらいたいと考えています。 Reading NHK Easy, I frequently see sentences ending in 〜と考えています when it's clear that it's not meant to ...
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In ジョンは台所で本を読みました。does で modify book or kitchen?

I'm trying to teach myself about linguistics, and one example of Subject-Object-verb word order was ジョンは台所で本を読みました Which the Wikipedia article translates as John read a book in the kitchen. But ...
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What does あった and かいは means in here

From what I understand 手に入れた権威をひけらかしたいだけの暴れん坊将軍につき合った can roughly translated into I accompanied a hooligan shogun that only knows to flaunt the power he obtained. What I don't understand is how かいは (...
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What does されています here? レポートには間違っていた箇所が指摘されています

in this sentence (レポートには間違っていた箇所が指摘されています) "Xが指摘されています" can mean: "X will be pointed out" or only "X is pointed out"? "されています" can be used to express actions ...
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Function of だと and と in this sentence: 興味のある事だと、あなたは一生懸命に理解しようと努めるでしょう。

興味のある内容で学習しましょう this is the title of original text where I pick up the sentence to give better understanding of what is said. The sentence is: 興味のある事だと、あなたは一生懸命に理解しようと努めるでしょう。 I know that と can mean ...
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Trying to understand では、能力者だけ集めようとしてうまく回るかというと、うまくいかないと思われる

「能力のある人間しか要らない」考。 株主資本主義者やそれに影響されている人は、よくこのことを口にする。では、能力者だけ集めようとしてうまく回るかというと、うまくいかないと思われる。そんな職場は安心ができないからだ The beginning of this paragraph is pretty understandable, but the highlighted part after ...
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Does this sound natural? [closed]

Does this sound natural? ウェイターはあなたが何かを誂える時を待ちます。 The waiter is waiting for you ordering something
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Popularity of sentence patterns books in Japanese

Why are sentence patterns is a such popular topic in Japanese learning? Comparing with other languages, I found that there are way more books on sentence patterns in Japanese language than in, say, ...
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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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Attack on Titan: 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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"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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