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Why is 重宝する used in the passive here?

Dialogue from the anime Dungeon Meshi, where character A (マルシル) wants to give character B (センシ) beard oil because they have not taken care of it for... an indefinite amount of time. A:これ あげる... ...
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How to use たがわず as “Regardless of"

Context: two smugglers arrive at village as part of their current assignment Rock:それにしても閑散としてるな Revy:人のいねえゴースト ・ ヴィレッジなのさ この島じゃ 2 年も前から戒厳令が敷かれてる 昼夜たがわず治安部隊とゲリラが鉛弾ぶち込み合ってんだ もっと都会の島にでも逃げちまったんだろここの連中は   ...
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how is this sententence divided?

俺は 死に際にこそ人たるロマンを感じる My first reading was akin to "死に際にこそ人たるロマン" but I'm not sure it makes much sense? 俺は ロマンを感じる is I suppose "I feel the romance" Maybe it's "In one last ...
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Meaning of にしておく here

This is from a tweet from a Staff writer of 朝日新聞 talking about their history with and understanding of the term 名誉男性 (honorary men) in relation to the term 名誉白人 (non-whites given certain privileges, ...
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さすが vs. それでこそ - "Just what you'd expect from"

Differing from それこそ, それでこそ seems to have a function to act very much like さすが and essentially mean "just what you'd expect from". Here's an example from Kill la Kill where the main character ...
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言いたいところだ: Similar to English "I would say"?

This comes from the anime Black Lagoon where A and B are smugglers who are upset that a newer crew member isn't willing to do more dirty work (he cares too much about morals etc.) for the business. He ...
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What does 設定盛りすぎた mean here?

This is from the anime Noragami, with a girl teasing another girl about how she is very tired (鯨飲中学生 refers to either that she got into some accident via drinking and thus was sleepy or was just a ...
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How is それでも used here?

This is from the anime Black Lagoon, with context: in 1945 a naval corporal tells his crew to prepare for battle against a British ship, an enemy of Nazy Germany (the naval crew in question), but ...
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How do I connect a list of items to a previous sentence together?

I think how it's said in English is "My family has 4 people in it; my dad, my mom, my older brother, and me," and in Japanese, I know how to say that. What I don't know is how I'm supposed ...
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What does で済ませる mean in this sentence⁇

I found this sentence in a book. いつも夕食は簡単な料理やスーパーのおそうざいで済ませている And this is the translation: My dinner is always something simple or some side dish I bought at the supermarket. I get that they probably ...
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Where do i put "簡単" on my sentence?

Im not really good at the sentence structure and my question is, if i want to say "I can speak english easily" do i say "僕は英語簡単を話すできる" or "僕は英語を話すできる簡単", I just want to ...
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How do you negate っこない

I don understand how to negate the grammar point of っこない I get that you put the verb in the ますstem before っこない Like in the example 泳げっこない --> There is no way I can swim But what if I've always been ...
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Using one する for multiple する nouns

This comes from Hunter x Hunter, where a character is describing the 語源 of じゃんけん to two main characters: そしてグ ~ は外部破壊のための 「 拳 」 。 その昔破壊のみを求めていると誤解されて → 武術全般が 「 邪拳 」> と呼ばれ迫害禁止されていた頃 → ...
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Can 目印 refer to people?

This is from Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood where a main character gets off the train onto the station and thinks to themselves about previous instructions they received: 西口で目印が立ってるから ...
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Is exhaustive-listing が here acting like a topic marker?

This comes from a podcast where the speaker is describing the two reasons why feeling Mono no aware is difficult to do, with 1. there is no time due to responsibilities and 2. that with the influence ...
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Use of トランク: Translation suggests "suitcase" but Japanese suggests "car trunk"

This comes from episode 1 of the anime Black Lagoon where the protagonist joins a crew of smugglers and asks one of the newer members how they wound up in the crew. He [A] responds and another more ...
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Usage and reason for が in XというのがYだ sentence

These are two replies from a long Twitter debate over broadly whether Japan should increase military spending for threats of foreign invasion (much more but not important here, DeepL translation): [A]...
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Understanding the verb 諫める: broader than English "to admonish"?

This usage of いさめる is from a sentence in Hunter x Hunter, where two characters are together and one of them [A] senses an enemy from the shadows about to attack them. The other character [B] asks why ...
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Meaning of ことを受ける

This comes from a new Reuters JP article I read today about Netanyahu's responses to Iran's missile/drone launchings: [エルサレム 14日 ロイター] - イスラエルのネタニヤフ首相は14日、イランが発射した300超のドローン(無人機)...
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When is it wrong to use んだけど for introducing a subject/adding background information?

These are two corrections (told to remove bolded) from my teacher of some of a short presentation I did on Hokkaido dialect phrases I learned about from an anime: まず、登場人物によく使われていたのは「したっけ」というものです。標準語では「...
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Is this で with 思い当たる the particle or te-form

From the anime "Heavenly Delusion", and a main character asks someone about their knowledge of a place called "Heaven" (天国): あっ あと 天国って場所で 何か思い当たることないですか? Oh, before I forget, have ...
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Confusing use of あきれる in past-progressive passive

This is from episode 9 of Dungeon Meshi, with the context of a person apologizing for insulting the following speaker's ill-commitment to take care of their axe: 構わん。 わしが鍛冶全般に興味がないのは事実だからな。 鉱石の見分けもつかず ...
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Why is の used here instead of こと?

On a grammar website (that tries to use somewhat more literal translations) I came across this sentence: 彼が出席しなかったというのは、よほどのことがあったんだろうね。 The fact that he did not attend must mean that there were ...
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Is the sentence, "あなたはこれを望んでいた。" grammatically correct?

I am a beginner in learning japanese and I've seen many different takes on grammar and where to place verbs, subjects, etc. I know it's a subject-object-verb language and I want to be sure I have the ...
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what does どっかの神様だって岩戸から姿あらわすレベルだろ refer to here?

There's a hard conversation for me seems to be relating to some kind of Japan god mythology, hope somebody could help me understand them correctly, feel free to correct me. Context: Protagonist ...
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「さえ」と「くらい」についての質問

A: 日本へ行くなら、簡単な日本語くらい話せないと苦労するよ。 B: 日本へ行くなら、簡単な日本語さえ話せないと苦労するよ。 A文とB文どちらの方が自然な表現ですか?また、不自然なほうにはどんな違和感があるのか聞きたいです。教えていただけませんでしょうか!
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What does 女子が好きな趣味の人 mean here?

This is an answer for a question from a 腐女子 about whether having their shipping changed ex a loves a female and b loves another is a source of annoyance or not this is the answer : ...
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How can the mentioned sentence can be shortened

文が長くて、短くする可能がありますでしょうか?(文法とか使って) data source A, B, C あります. 以下を日本語で説明したいです。 "Application should get data from source A, but if source C has data available, then it reads data from Source C, and ...
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Does というのも used as "because" always require a から or んだ at the end?

Found this sentence from social media, and put it through DeepL: ほぼ毎朝5時に起きます。朝に強い。というのも、小学校5年生から新聞配達をしていました。 I get up almost every morning at 5am. I am strong in the morning. This is because I have ...
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Difference between ごとに and おきに

In grammar explanations, it is often given that ごとに and おきに have the same usage for time expressions such as 時間. Lets say we have these two sentences: 私は一時間ごとにお茶を飲みます。 私は一時間おきにお茶を飲みます。 These two ...
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で particle following い-adjective

A sentence from 「ぼっち・ざ・らじお!」episode 19, where the host 青山吉能さん thanks the audience for nominating their show in four categories for a radio show awards show. She then says: ...
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Meaning of てやる in 忘れてやらない

Yes this the title of a song from Bocchi the Rock ("Never Forget"). Before learning about what てやる meant (I now do) it confused me, but even now the title still confuses me. I assume this ...
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Is the tense and conjugation in my sentence understandable?

田中は私が花瓶を壊したと言う、が私ではなかった。 Tanaka says that I broke the vase, but it wasn't me. I'm figuring out how to make complex sentences so I'll be prepared to write short stories! I want to see if this means ...
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Looking for correction on my sentences made using the ます conjugation! [closed]

田中さんは言いません。Tanaka didn't say anything. 田中さんは私を語ません。Tanaka doesn't speak of me. 明さんは笑いました。 Akira laughed. 明さんは家を作ました。 Akira built a house. 中校に学びませんでした。 I didn't learn in middle school. 田中さんは明さんが見ませんでした。...
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Confusing use of noun following て form

Context from show: villain tries to trick opponent into thinking they were cornered, but it was actually the villain in the end who was cornered): 《 追い詰められたのは 俺のほうと見せかけて奴のほうだったのに そう見せかけて本当に追い詰められていたのは ...
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Understanding ほどに vs. ほど

Context: Speaker is devising means to butter up/get closer to employer who requests them to find certain items on a mission and thus pass a test. 「この距離を限りなくゼロにする。 相手が気を許し秘密の共有をも求めて来るほどに 必ず探し出す」 "...
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Does the second half of a というのは sentence need to end with a noun or い-adjective?

I was reading a forum post and saw a comment replying to someone who said they chose not to curse/chew out people online. Their response was saying that it's not a physically dangerous thing to do, ...
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What does なあって mean here?

I'm trying to figure out what is the significance of なあって in the following sentence: そのままからかいやすい西片でいてほしいなあって It feels like it is there for emphasis or something but I just don't get where it comes ...
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What kind of nuance does どうでしょうか have in this senence?

どうでしょうか 職業柄器用だとは思っていますが In the very first panel, upon reading a report, the character comments that the guy has no particular ability. To which the character replies どうでしょうか 職業柄器用なほうだとは思っていますが My ...
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What is "のほうだろう" here?

So the old woman explains that in place of her dead husband her kid has been helping. Then she says the kid won't settle into a home much but I assume この時節 in "these occasions" but how does ...
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How is といわず used in this sentence?

うめえ。 5キロといわず もっといけたな The sentence before this has nothing to do with it (the character is eating and not listening to the other character's speech) so he blurts out this. The only context is that he ...
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これでこそ vs これだ use in this sequence

I'm stumbled on the actual nuance of this sentence. In the top sentence, the character says that if しき is not with them then it's not "everyone". To which the third character adds これだよ. Then ...
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How to parse上で話し合い

The below example sentence 論点を明らかにした上で話し合いをしないと、時間を無駄にする事になります。 is translated (by bunpro) as If we don't clarify the points of discussion beforehand, we will end up wasting time in the conversation ...
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What does やあいい exactly mean?

いったい どんだけ背負やあいいんだか I'm slightly confused by this やあいい. I can gather from context that he's essentially "How much one must bear?", basically he's complaining that has to bear a heavy burden ...
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Does noun + くらいなら have the same nuance as verb + くらいなら?

多少の貸しくらいならあっさり相殺されるくらい大きな借りが In the first line the character says that he has a debt toward him, so no 礼 will be necessary. Then in the second line he adds I assume the nature of his 借り. I understand ...
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Does とみに here mean intensely?

サトルは正義感がとみに強い男ではあるが、それをいいことに利用しようとすりよる輩も存在していた。 The 広辞苑 dictionary lists とみに to have the meaning of しきりに : しきりに。「老眼が―進んだ」「国運―衰える」 which on of its meanings is "intensely".so, does とみに here ...
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What does thing + さまさまだ mean?

大きな声じゃ言えないが爆破解体さまさまだよ "さまさま" seems to be use to bestow honorific over things and people, however I can't seem to grasp why he'd use it for an explosion? "I wouldn't say it out loud, ...
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How is 側 used in this sentence?

つまり、狂化者を生み出した側の予測を上回る狂化者 my reading is akin "A mad person who surpasses the mad person creator's prediction " However, what is this meaning of 側の? "Is it "third person"? Or ...
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What does なんてからっきし mean in this sentence?

からっきし means "quite; utterly; (not) at all; completely; wholly; entirely; totally; altogether​" however I'm not sure how it's being used here? The character gets asked what exactly he thinks ...
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What does ことになってんだ mean in this sentence? [duplicate]

しばらく構ってやれないが良い子にできるか? Which is "I won't be able to keep company to you for a while, but will you still be a good kid/behave?" To which the character screams this reply: I'm stumbled on the ...
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