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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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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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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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Passive voice + ようにする

I came across with this problem: 彼女はその場を離れようとしなかった。 母親に手を引かれるようにしても、 何故かパイプ椅子から立ち上がろうとしなかった。? what would be the meaning of "ようにする"? My dictionary says: "ようにする. try to, make sure to" so with that ...
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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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What is もしくは doing in this comparision

I saw this sentence in an episode of Attack on Titan ライナーができないと言うようにもしくはライナーでさえここで休まざるを得ない現状を鑑みるに The speaker is referencing something that ライナー said they can't do I don't understand why you would ...
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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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word before compound sentence

Jumping straight to an example: あなたはずっと大切で忘れない Does the ずっと belong only to 大切? Or does it also belong to 忘れない? In other words, does the sentence mean "You are forever precious and I'll never ...
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Can someone help explain this meaning of this Japanese sentence in English

聖なるものの持つ一同性が、そこでは否定され、しかも日常的な俗に転落しきることなく、いつも対岸のそこに存在するがゆえに、聖は悪の影を宿す I understand the first part is talking about how same sex marriage is denied by 'holiness/religion' but I have no idea what the ...
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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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