Questions tagged [set-phrases]

成句. Phrases with fixed words used as a single unit, such as idioms. For questions about a particular idiom, please use the tag "idioms".

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When should I say the phrase ビールのおかわりお願いします?

When should I say this phrase? ビールのおかわりお願いします。 Bīru no o kawari onegaishimasu. I couldn't figure out the meaning. My main source of confusion is that I've never seen this sentence ...
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Simple Phrases in Japanese [closed]

I was experimenting with these phrases to check if they could be used in a normal, everyday conversation in Japanese. Do these phrases make sense? Yoroshiku. (Nice to meet you.) Yoroshiku onegai ...
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How to say “It's not a lie if you believe in it” in Japanese [closed]

Eijiro doesn't have the definition so I thought I'd ask here
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Why do I hear ますから (masukara) so often at the end of sentences?

Yesteday, I was watching this anime. One of the characters said ますから (I'm not very sure, it sounded like "mascara") twice in the same scene. Google Translate translates the phrase as "Because it is."...
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How to say “to look in the mirror”

What Japanese expression is equivalent to "to look in the mirror"? Is it as simple as 鏡を見る or 鏡に見る?
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Phrasing queries about doko

Should I use "doko wa otearai desu ka?" Or "otearai wa doko desu ka?" Or are they the same?
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Meaning of せっかく [duplicate]

せっかくだから、色違いでもう一つ買おうかな What is the meaning of せっかくだから here? I had the understanding that せっかく/わざわざ are used to express the notion of someone undergoing lot of effort/pain to do something for us.
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Words ending in consonants [duplicate]

Using Hiragana, how would you write a word/transcribe a sound which ends in a consonant? Such as 'kon'. Relevant to this, I don't understand why 'hajimemashite' doesn't pronounce the 'shi' in the ...
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How would I say “This place is Heaven on Earth”?

How would I say "This place is Heaven on Earth"? Would このところは地球上の天国です。 be correct?
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Saying 'A little bit' instead of 「はい」 when asked 「日本語ですか?」 or similar?

みなさんこんにちは! Let's say a 日本人 asked you 日本語ですか? or whatever to ask yes/no if you can speak 日本語 or not. If you can KIND OF speak it... but not really(or at least not well...), and thus wanna answer with ...