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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"? ...
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What does 次に繋がる デート mean?

I came across this sentence 次に繋がるデートにしたいと誓う and the explaining was この例文は、デートができる立場でありつつ、まだ完全なカップルとは言えない人の心を文章にしたものです。 デートは毎回勝負で、次回のデートの誘いを断られないよう、努力をしている様子が伝わります。 It appears as if it means to ...
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On the meaning of 場になって思う

今この立場になって思うのは世の中で「女性活躍」ってすごく言ってるじゃないですか The first question is why te form is used in になって? is it to connect it to 思う? Does すごく言ってるじゃないですか means to speak a lot bout women empowerment ? full context ...
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一週間前までに Meaning

The full sentence is 見学を希望する場合は、一週間前までに担当者を通じて申し込んでください。 I want to know this 一週間前までに meaning. I tried thinking and came up with "within one week before (the deadline which is not mentioned)" but I'...
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Tried my best to decipher a long sentence from a tweet. Please help me see if I understood correctly

Tweet: 長い休みの間に中1長男が朝ごはんを作ってくれるようになり最近は「今日は何がいい?」なんて聞いてきて(オイオイ新妻かよぉ〜!)とかニヤニヤしてたら今朝寝坊して慌てて出掛けようとする私に「ひと口だけでも食べてけば!」と焼き立てのホットケーキを口の中に放り込んできて普通にお母さんでした My attempt to understand: As for the recent days ...
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What is 「長い」 modifying in the sentence 「もう日本に来て長いんですか」?

NOTE: The title of the post is regarding the most bugging part of the sentence to me (長い), but my problem is with the sentence as a whole. I came across a sentence in my grammar exercises book I can't ...
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conjugating before and after a くれ

What's the difference between: 笑わないでくれ 笑ってくれないで
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に without a verb in a sentence

睨みあうサラスとユキを尻目に、平松がハンカチを差し出してくれた Why isn't there a verb in going with the に in the sentence above? In fact, what does the first sentence even mean? (since there is not verb). Is the 差し出し verb shared ...
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Sentence structure. 学生は、工場で何を作っているときに、見学をしますか。

I'm currently doing some N4 sample papers to prepare myself for the exams and I came across this questions; 教室で先生が学生に話しています。学生は、工場で何を作っているときに、見学をしますか。 It's the second sentence which gets me. I ...
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What does それすら来ないと言うこと means?

I was watching some Let's-players on YouTube, where I saw this sentence: それすら来ないと言うことは……きっと、よほどのことがあったに違いない。 I'd like to know what the first part of it means. Moreover, the entire meaning of the ...
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How to say “If you can't finish the food…”

I am wondering how to say "If you can't finish the food, ..." in Japanese. Googling a bit tells me it's "料理が終わらないなら、...", but it doesn't sound very right to me. A slightly better sentence would ...
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What's the difference between 「軽い」and 「身軽」?

Hellow everyone! I would like to know what's the difference between 「軽い」and 「身軽」? When is good to use each one? Could you give me an example? Thank you!
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く form of たい form of a verb

I am listening to a song and I came across the sentence, 分かりたくもないのさ. What does the く-form of the たい form of a verb turn into? In other words, what is 分かりたく? Is it a noun? Or does it stay a verb? ...
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Some grammar and sentence structure questions from a japanese game

So I am having a bit of trouble with some grammar/sentence structure from a native speaker. I think I have managed to translate most of the items correctly. it is worth noting this is a video game and ...