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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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there's a sentence that's in negative in japanese, but translated to english is in positive, why

The sentence is 俺は自分が生き残ることしか考えていなかった‌. the only thing I thought ‌about was surviving.‌ ore ha jibun ga ikinokoru koto shika kangaeteinakatta‌. i don't really understand why in japanese it uses the ...
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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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Trouble understanding a sentence, notably 渡さんぞ

「積み荷は渡さんぞ、この泥棒めが!」 I have trouble with two parts: 渡さんぞ, what is the idea for this construction, I just don't understand. It seems like it's coming from 渡す and some kind of mix between the んだ form ...
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Is ないとだ correct Japanese?

A: めっちゃ好き かっこよすぎ B: だね A:あッ 来週ドラマ出るし 見ないとだよ From the context (them talking about a celebrity), I understood that "見ないとだ" is similar to "見ないといけない". But when I searched for it ...
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What does 金一封はもらった means?

The source is from the manga Blue Period. For further context, students were split into teams to make curry, and whichever wins will get money for prize.
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What does 冷静になんかなんなよ mean?

This is from the manga Blue Period. Meaning of the sentence aside, I also want to understand what role is なんか and なん playing here.
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What does 付き合い悪くて mean?

Translation: I'm a busy man I got this from the manga "Blue Period". The translation provided above is from the official translation. From my understanding, 付き合い indicates a relationship, ...
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Making sense of 店の小使は五時の汽車に彼が乗るものと思って待っていて、彼が遅れたことをとっくに報告してしまっているはずだ

I'm (still) reading metamorphosis (by Kafka) and am having trouble with the following 店の小使は五時の汽車に彼が乗るものと思って待っていて、彼が遅れたことをとっくに報告してしまっているはずだ For more context : the narrator wakes up being a bug and is ...
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Problem with translation of 言ってんのね

俺はさ、お前らにお友達になれって言ってんじゃないのね‌。中学のときにネットを挟んだ敵同士だったとしても‌、今はネットのこっち側同士だってことを自覚しなさいって‌言ってんのね。 Official translation: Do you get it? The source is from Haikyuu season 1 episode 2 (around the 10 minute mark). ...
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How should I express "somebody else is good at/bad at/dislikes/likes XYZ"?

I'm writing about a group of people disliking the act of choir. I guess that my question generally would be talking about a certain thing from someone else's perspective; I think it could be [person] ...
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What's the meaning of うろんな貝 in this sentence?

なんだかこの会話自体がズレているようで居心地が悪いし、情報が少なすぎるし、そもそも、断るつもりなら今頃ベッドの上でうろんな貝の気分になっている。 I went to search the meaning and I find that うろん = 胡乱. With a literal translation it is "A suspicious-looking shell",...
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Meaning of のか in this sentence?

The sentence is this one: その音に反応したのか、わたしの耳に一つの声が届いた I kinda understand the connotation that のか has in some sentences, but I just don't understand it in this particular one.
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What is the meaning of クイズ感覚 in this sentence?

「うん、あの、別に当てちゃうぞー? みたいなクイズ感覚で聞いたわけじゃないですからね」 The definitions of 感覚 that I know doesn't seems to fit in クイズ and because of this I can't form a concrete meaning of this sentence at all. For more context:...
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Understanding 物事をかけらもうたがわないたちなのだ

I am nearing the end of the first chapter of Kaori Ekuni's Twinkle Twinkle. However, I failed to parse the following sentence in bold (the rest of the passage is provided below for context): 気にいった? ...
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What is the right order of this sentence? (JLPT N2 practice question)

From Shin Kanzen Master JLPT N2: 新しい店をオープンする _ _ _* _ かたまってきた。 1 の 2 ようやく 3 にあたって 4 方針が The right answer at the starred position is 4. One arrangement I thought might make this answer work is: ...
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Why does this sentence has a negative connotation and what does 外れ mean in this context?

I came across this sentence "予報外れの雨が降った" in a manga, and it's translated as: " It rained despite the forecast for today". Few things I want to ask: First, a look up in the dict ...
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Meaning of 情状酌量以前 in this sentence? [duplicate]

『……いや。というか敵。何であろうと敵。 悪いけど情状酌量以前に敵……! I know what 情状酌量 is but how the 以前 changes it in this sentence? My personal translation therefore poor is something like: "Sorry but hostility/make a enemy ...
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What does a noun + に mean? How does the particle に work here?

I found the next sentence: 魔物が防御に徹するかのように動く。 And when I searched the word 防御 I found out that this word works only as a noun and as a のadjective, hence my doubt regarding the use and meaning of に in ...
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Meaning of 無数の人工物が細やかな直線を交差させている in this sentence?

遠く見下ろす街。無数の人工物が細やかな直線を交差させている。背の羽根をかかとの方向へ引き絞るように翻すと、俺の身体は推進力を得て一気に中空を滑り出した。猛スピードで逃げてゆく景色を片目に俺は、「天使か」と呟いていた。 I came across this sentence and I've some doubts with the part "無数の人工物が細やかな直線を交差させている&...
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Help with the meaning of this sentence

彼女の見ていた振袖は、彼女にぴったり似合いそうで、俺はせめて0がひとつ少なかったらと嘆くのだった。 I get the first part but I don't know what "0がひとつ少なかったら" means. At first I think is something like "0 becomes 1" but I really don'...

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