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Is で marking end of the sentence in this case?

I was struggling with this sentence from Yoshimoto Banana story called ミイラ ...それは普通のセックスで普通に気持ちいいというものではなくて、何か歪んだ喜びだった。 My translation: it was kind of perverted pleasure, (何か歪んだ喜びだった) ...
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What does もの in the following sentence mean?

In the Wikipedia article https://ja.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E6%89%B9%E5%88%A4%E7%9A%84%E6%80%9D%E8%80%83#CITEREF%E9%81%93%E7%94%B02001, it talks about critical thinking and the details that come with it....
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Interpreting Japanese sentences from right to left or left to right

Are Japanese sentences (horizontal) to be read/interpreted from left to right or right to left? For e.g: the word "Inshoku" when read from left to right, means Drink and food, but the translation ...
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木村さんの彼はどんな人ですか? [duplicate]

そのフレーズがあまりわかりません。誰のことを言ってるの? 答えは、英語か、簡単な日本語で、よろしくお願いします。
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How to say “I read the book again yesterday” in Japanese?

I read that また can mean "again", so could the phrase be written as: 昨日本また読んだ(?) (I used a casual form because I was writing for a friend) Please let me know if this phrase would be correct! Thank ...
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“My age is a secret”

My online language class taught us how to reply with our age(s) in a sentence. We were also told that you could reply with "naisho" meaning secret if you weren't going to provide your age. However, I'...
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What does おとくな けいじばん mean?

I was playing ポケットモンスターファイアーレッド (Pokémon fire red) when I noticed that this appears when I start reading most of the signs: I've searched for it in a couple of sites, and it looks like けいじばん is ...
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ってことはどっか Usage in プロってことはどっかスポンサーがついてるってことですよね?

In Terrace House, several people are sitting around a table sharing information about themselves and answering questions. One of the guys asks a snow boarder the following question: ...
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Does 舐めんじゃねぇぞ mean don’t fuck with me?

I know that なめんじゃねよ means don’t fuck with me but does 舐めんじゃねぇぞ have the same meaning or not ? if not what is the real meaning of the sentence 舐めんじゃねぇぞ?
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What is the meaning of 私から手ぇ離せ? [duplicate]

I know the meaning of 私から手を離せ but what does 私から手ぇ離せ mean?
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How to say “This is how I do […]”?

私はかんじをべんきょうします。 This literally says "I study kanji". But I would like to say "This is how I study kanji." or "I will show you how I study kanji". Can anyone help with this structure?
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俺は考えてみた - Literally translates to I'll think and see?

It literally translates to that but does it actually mean I'll try to think? Or I'll give it a thought?
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青春とは噓であり、悪である ‐ あり vs ある? [duplicate]

So this is a line from the anime Oregairu. From what I know, I would say ある and あり mean the same thing. However, I could be wrong so is there any special reason why 'ari' was used first and 'aru' was ...
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What does やから mean in this sentence?

清くない男女交際をするやからである I think this translates to 'being only interested in indecent relationships'. However I am not exactly sure what the word やから means over here.
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How can I tell the reason after the fact in the second part of the sentence

Let's make an easy example sentence ラーメンが好きだから、毎日食堂で食べます。 In real life conversations I sometimes start a sentence with the second part 毎日食堂で食べます Then I want to tell the reason for this and I ...
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Adjective-No in a Question format?

I'm having a difficult time understanding the use of の-Adj in the JLPT N5 grammar examples and practice I've been studying and haven't found a good resource for finding the answer. The sentence is ...
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What does 弟は友だちの大きいくるまで学校に行きます properly translate to?

I was asked to translate the following sentence: 弟は友だちの大きいくるまで学校に行きます。 I first split it up (in my head) so it looks easier to read, whilst recognising the particles. 弟は 友だちの 大きい くるまで ...
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一週間続いたあなた パワーアップ -1.2kcal

The second step of these stairs has a sticker that reads: 一週間続いたあなた パワーアップ -1.2kcal What does it mean? In particular, are "パワーアップ" and "-1.2kcal" parts of a sentence, and if yes how does "-1....
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Difference between 満足 and 円満

I am confused about the usage of two words 満足 and 円満. According to dictionary 満足 is satisfaction and 円満 is perfection, peace, harmony and satisfaction. So I used it in a sentence : 今の収入で円満じゃありません。 ...
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What does 9月とか10月なんですよ mean?

What does 9月とか10月なんですよ mean? 日本で台風と言うと 9月とか10月なんですよ 7月に上陸とか聞いたことありません We were chatting about typhoons. Does it mean "What? We still have September and October, you know"? In particular, I ...
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I do not understand why と is incorrect when trying to say “both” [duplicate]

Before I begin, this post is unrelated, despite the similar title. Here was the question: My father and mother both are English teachers. 父と母は英語の先生です。 父も母も英語の先生です。 父も母も英語先生です。 ...
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What is the difference between ばんごはん and よるごはん?

I looked at two different sentences: 六時半に母とばんごはんをつくりました。(At 6:30, I made dinner with my mother.) よるごはんのあと家族とえいがをみました。(After dinner, I watched a movie with my family.) In both sentences, ...
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Meaning of the the structure 〜V1てV2ようとしたが、〜 in the sentence

In the sentence (from Harry Potter) below Dudley tries to grab the letter and then read it. ダドリーが[手紙]{てがみ}を[奪]{うば}って[読]{よ}もうとしたが、おじさんは[手]{て}が[届]{とど}かないように[高々]{たかだか}と[掲]{かか}げていた。 When I read it ...
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What particle to use in this sentence? [closed]

I want to say “I like spending lunchtimes with Sarah.” (Sarah is a fill-in name) I am absolutely clueless, because I’ve only done Japanese for a semester at school (but I plan on choosing it as a ...
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Simple response to あなたはばんごはんを食べて、なにをしますか

あなたは ばんごはんを 食べて、なにを しますか。 This seems to be saying "what do you do while eating dinner?" How to reply "I just eat"? Does it make sense to say nothing?
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How should I say someone “let me through”?

「空港の人がもう一度搭乗券確認したと私に。。。」 通させた? 通してあげた? Is that right? Are there more ways of saying this? In the most natural way possible please.
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extending an invitation with alot of information in it

EDIT: The invitation is being extending to someone called N that A/B has just met the invitation is being extended by A to N as B is already going. デニスレストランにいきませんか。Would you like to goto Denny’s ...
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Using 通う(かよう) and 通る(とおる) [duplicate]

How can I distinguish the using of both on a sentence? Please, can you give me an example of sentence that use both? Do both have similar meaning?
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Checking skit translation [closed]

I am trying to make a skit with a group and this is what they have decided they want the beginning to be. We are very new to Japanese, taking a compressed class this summer and are having trouble ...
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how to make a statement with two verbs

私はにほんごとごべんきょします i would like to say i came here to study or learn Japanese (language) and to play go. the best i have come up with is above which says to study both; i know how to say each sentence ...
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creating a question given a response

I encountered the following on a test. Write the suitable question for the given response. R) たけしさんのかばんはそのかばんです。 I wrote the following question to elect such a response: このかばんはだれのかばんですか。 ...
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Is it かも? Or some particles? I'm lost with this sentence!

In 時をかける少女, the mother ask her daughter to bring something to her aunt, and then add this: いつになったら結婚するのかも聞いといてね Which I understand as : "Ask her also when is she gonna marry someone!" (When-...
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Difficult sentence from a grammar dictionary

For the 且つ・かつ point in the Dictionnary of Advanced Japanese Grammar, there is the following sentence. 当社は、個人情報を取り扱うにあたり、個人情報保護法はじめ適用される諸法令、規範遵守を徹底し、適切且つ慎重に管理いたします。 The given translation is : At our ...
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言われてみればそうだった気もしてきたな [closed]

I think this sentence means: "Now that you mention it, I am feeling good." Is this right?
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Can Japanese Sentence Structure be OVS?

So I was reading from this particular site on Japanese sentence structure and what dawn to me was, this particular structure seems to be OVS. (object/noun, verb, subject) There's not a whole lot of ...
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How is my understand of this sentence?

やっぱりゆきのさんにはもったいないな I think it means 'You are not worthy of Yukino-san' Is this correct?
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Is my interpretation of this sentence correct [closed]

日本に思いを馳せてる。。。 Based on the words I would guess this sentence means 'I desire to go to Japan' or 'My thoughts drift to Japan' Not entirely sure how to translate it properly but that's what I would ...
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ではないですか written separately

I was reading a manga when this sentence came up: 暑いではないですか I first thought it meant "isn't it warm?", however, there was just one thought bubble yet the sentence was written in this format (both ...
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What is the meaning of きたきがする in this sentence?

The sentence is: 俺もすこし分かってきたきがする、ま、勘違いなんだろうけど I just need some help understanding how this sentence is structured and what 'kita ki ga suru' indicates over here?
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What does the phrase 「全部ダメダメなんでしょ?」mean?

These are part of the lyrics to a song and I just can't seem to figure out what it means and what each of the words mean. Google translates it as "I guess they are all bad." but trying to pick it ...
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Help with Japanese sentence order

So, I recently decided to take a try at Japanese again. As such I decided to jump right in to using the vocabulary I know in sentences to see how far I could get. The following is what I came up with, ...
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Help with ケ in this sentence/phrase?

I'm still learning japanese, so I'd like someone to help me with this, please! I can't understand the meaning of this phrase/expression: そっちのケはないんじゃ I do understand the meaning of はないんじゃ, but I ...
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経由 - how would I use this in a sentence?

While learning vocab using the kanji 由、I came across the word 経由 which is translated on jisho.org as: Adverbial noun 1. through; by way of; via​ Suru verb 2. to go via; to go by way of​ ...
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~しないとvsでないとvsさもないと

Any difference between the 3 for conditional? Shinai-to can also be just nai-to for verbs like taberu. Is the difference that the last 2 only can be used at the start of the sentence whhile shinai-...
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I need help translating as I'm confused with word usage

I need some help with a bit of the Japanese-English translation I'm currently working on. Here is the full Japanese sentence: 返事をした女の子がこちらに近づき、僕の手にナイフを握{にぎ}らせる。 The following is the bit of what I ...
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Understanding 見せていただいてて

While watching a Japanese TV drama I came across this sentence "私こちらのお店を見せていただいてて。。。" as shown in the image below. I can't understand the "見せていただいてて" part. Can anyone please break this part down and ...
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masu/masho, desu/desho, and -tai forms of verbs

Let's take some rather trivial and also rather casual sentences such as: (1) Want to meet up at X o'clock? (2) Let us meet up at X o'clock. (3) Want to grab (something to eat / dinner) later? / Want ...
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Is ”えんりょしなさい” correct

For this question, the correct answer is choice 2. While I've already known the meaning of "いいかげんにしなさい" is "enough!" and "act properly!", I still have no idea about the reason that choice 1 is ...
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Can に対して be replaced with に比べて sometimes?

Can に対して be replaced with に比べて sometimes? For comparing things. Taishite seems to have other comparison uses that are more specific but kurabete seems more flexible for general comparison use?
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Position of なんか in a sentence when emphasizing a negative feeling

The position of 「なんか」 in a sentence to emphasize a feeling got me mixed up. I've seen this placed in two different ways, however I don't know if there is any difference. Here there are two examples: ...