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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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Use of 後 in this sentence

「そういうこと考えてたから、俺の方はどうなのかって質問してきたのか?」 「んー、まあそういうこと」 随分とあっけからんとした喋り口だが、その告白がきっかけで色々物思いに耽った後なのだろうということは察せた。 So the character's sister got confessed and she herself is confused on why, so she came to ask ...
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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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Understanding the usage of ならまだしも

アメリカならまだしも失踪した未成年に大麻の検査まではしないだろう Upon some googling, the grammar seems to used for something akin to Pattern 1) Noun[A] + ならまだしも + [B] [A] is the preferred option over [B]. However I'm struggling to ...
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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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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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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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What is this use of てしまう in this sentence?

So the character with blonde hair got asked by a girl in class A to ask the guy with black hair about his type. However the guy with black hair says he doesn't have any example to give him ...
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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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ように at the end of a sentence

たとえ分かってもらえなくても 好きだってことを覚えてあげるように My interpretation was that ようにする So he's saying たとえ分かってもらえなくても 好きだってことを覚えてあげるように Even if I'm not understood. 好きだってことを覚えてあげるように This should be saying that by doing this,...
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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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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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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 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 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 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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キショキショ mean in this sentence?

In the first sentence the character says being in the same class as someone you feel at ease with, is fun. But then he adds こいつは昔からそういう感性なくてキショキショだけど The sentence sounds odd to me. "But this guy ...
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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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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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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 なればと思って have the implications of なればいいと思って?

大きな仕事がしたいと言ったお前の大きなチャレンジになればと思ってお願いしたんです What is the exact nuance of なればと思ってin this sentence? I understand it's "You said you wanted a big job, so thinking it'd be a big challenge for you, I gave ...
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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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Can I say がございませんですが? Does it make sense?

アレルギーがございませんですが、何をいただけばいいでございますか。 Does this make sense? I'm trying to write in humble form and trying to connect the two sentences by using が as "but". However, I'm not sure how to use it ...
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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 焦らしておいて mean? (NSFW warning)

やっぱりエッチなんですね "As I thought we are going to have sex?" To which the other character replies 昨日散々焦らしておいてできなかったんだから My reading is akin "yesterday I was left in suspense, because we didn't&...
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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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What does くるりと回れば means? Is this some kind of expression?

The old woman is recalling what her daughter said before leaving the village. I understand 中の者も 外の者も関係ない "Whatever it's a person from inside the village or outside it doesn't matter" ...
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What does this use of あっていいな mean?

ああ 水車小屋か 風情があっていいな The character said this after stopping in front of a 水車小屋. Why is ていいな here being used here?
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What does 何があんだよ mean here?

なんでここに? Why are you here 飯食いに来た以外に何があんだよ "Other than coming to eat..." I'm stumbled on this meaning of 何があんだよ. From context he seems to be saying "what else is there to do here?"...
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Is there an optimal placement for timing/frequency words?

I'm using Duolingo to supplement a 101 course I took and it doesn't really explain that well where timing/frequency words should appear in a sentence. For the sentence "I often play baseball with ...
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How is ことはあっても used in this sentence?

怒らない。。。の? And his answer: 何言ってるんだ. 何日も懸命に頑張ってくれたのに。。。 感謝することはあっても 怒る理由がない I understand the answer is akin "What are you saying? You did your best for us for so many days." However I ...
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What does 一人 mean in a sentence like this?

こちらは負傷者を一人抱えている "We are carrying a wounded person alone" or is it "We have one wounded person?" In the second case why 一人 is placed after 負傷者
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Does 前の方 have the same nuance of 前方

すごい行列だ でも、運良く前の方に並べたし "What a big line. But luckily, I was standing..." Does it mean the front part? Or does it mean he was standing there fro before?
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What does いいんかい mean here?

So the kid says he only got a present for his grandfather and not his mom after coming back from the trip and that he wants to see his grandpa's happy face. I'm stumbled on the exchange after. From ...
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Is this usage of として here として + negative for "even"?

それで傷ついた心が少しでも癒えるのであれば ひとときの夢物語としてお子さんの話に付き合ってあげるもの悪いことではないと思います お子さんの話に付き合ってあげるもの悪いことではないと思います I think going along with a child's story isn't a bad thing The general sentence seems to be akin to &...
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What does っぽいっつったけど mean?

俺に必死かよ! 淡泊っぽいっつったけど 意外とおこちゃまみてーなとこもあんだなぁ お前よ The character is a delinquent so he tends to slur some words together. The dialog is ALL spoken by a single person. This is the character's response after ...
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What does だっていい mean?

" 先だって " appears to be a proper word but I don't see how it fits here? "Which one... doesn't matter"?
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What does ありゃあねぇ stand for?

ありゃあねぇ= あればいい? From context is seems that but I'm not sure.
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What is meant by そこはね here?

女:手でね、書かなくても、今パソコンで作るからさ、別に問題はないんだけど でも頭の中にあるものを手で書けたら、なんかもっと幅が広がるような気がして 男:これ、あれですね、ペンタブ買うやつですね 女:いや、まずはね・・・まずあの・・・そんなお金はかけない。紙からやるけど、上手になったら考える 男:偉いね!形から入るタイプの人だったらまず買うよ 女:いや、でもさ、...
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What is the meaning of アレよ in this sentence?

Upon hearing the two characters kissed, the girl is shocked and wonders if they are going together despite being two guys, however he explains it was only because of a punishment game. ちょっと ...
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What does 方向 mean in this sentence?

ありあまるパワーの方向がなんか惜しい子 One character says this over a new colleague at work who really wants to work but because she's new, she's not allowed. So she has all that desire to work but she's not allowed.
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How is 痺れた use in this context?

My understand is that the character is saying because the actor performs the victory pose with ピシッと決まってて he himself is 痺れた by it?
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What does かろう かろう なんだけどな mean?

まあ ごめんなさい。 この子 安酒の匂いがに苦手で。。。 "Ah, I'm sorry. This child is bad with the smell of cheap sake" And his answer is あ 匂っちゃったか~ 安かろう美味かろうなんだけどな ひっく! "Ah, it stinks" What exactly is ...
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How is どこぞの is being used in this sentence?

I understand どこぞ is "Someplace/somewhere" and a の adjective, but how it's actually modifying 力自慢?
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What is this use of アリだ? [duplicate]

My understand of the sentence is SWAMが悪い(...)のに he's essentially saying "Despite the fact the SWAM are the ones that failed" 話をすり替えやがって they had the nerve of changing the subject ...

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