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スポーツ. Language used in the context of sports. Sports-related phrases in everyday speech.

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What do you call a ブザービーター in baseball?

Is it possible to have something similar to a buzzer beater in baseball? What is it called in Japanese? If not, how would you refer to a game-winning action in a sport?
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“I got it!” / “もらった!” in Rocket League

Recently, I have switched a video game I play, Rocket League, to Japanese to get some more exposure to the language. For those who may not know, it’s basically soccer with cars. In the game, players ...
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Sounds like Ohio Buckeye

I had a friend in high school whose mother came from Japan. I remember she told us that her mother laughed whenever anyone mentioned the OSU team, Ohio Buckeyes. I remember Ohio sounds like the word ...
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Is 三角 pronounced "sangaku" in any dialects?

The word 三角 is often used in judo to describe a position enclosing your opponent's head and arm in a "triangle" created by interlocking your legs. However this word is occasionally spelled sangaku (as ...
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Meaning of 親子同士のペア in the following sentence

Context: In the manga リクドウ, Riku is going to fight against Hyodo. Hyodo is a boxer and the son of a former world champion boxer, so he's a thoroughbred (サラブレッド). He didn't have a good relationship ...
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Meaning of 調整役 in the following sentence

Context: in the manga Rikudo, Riku is going to fight against the number 2 of the OPBF (Oriental and Pacific Boxing Federation), a Filipino boxer named Alan Sedenho. Alan has been offered by the ...
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Metaphorical meaning of ゴミの分別

Context: Riku is a young boxer in Baba's gym. Yanagi, an older boxer, used to be in Baba's gym too in the past, but he moved to another gym because he was not satisfied with Baba's methods. The two, ...
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Offensive/negative meaning of 雑草

Context: a boxer called Hyodo is going to fight against an opponent called Yanagi, whose nickname is Sniper. A friend of Hyodo tells him not to worry and then says this: ...
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Meaning of 合わせる本命の拳 in the following context

Context: a match between two counter puncher boxers in the manga リクドウ. After a calm fist round, in the second round they begin an intense fight during which both throw a lot of counter punches to each ...
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Meaning of 小せェもんに縛られてる

Context: in a flashback, a Cuban boxer is thinking back to when he was in Cuba before seeking asylum (亡命) and migrating to America. He had just won a gold medal for his country in the Olympics. ...
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Meaning of 小せェサル in the following sentence

A Japanese boxer that has never been beaten in Japan is fighting against a Cuban boxer in his first match against a foreigner. After easily taking the lead of the match, the Cuban boxer says: ...
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Meaning of もったいぶらず in the following sentence

Context: while talking about himself, a boxer says: 今持ってるモノはもったいぶらず全て出す。それが俺の武器に繋がるんでねェ。拳に表れるんだよォ ――――[生き方]【スタイル】ってヤツは。 According to dictionaries, the meaning of もったいぶらない is unpretentious, modest. ...
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Word for pulling a punch in karate

During karate training my (English) karate teacher uses a word that sounds like "son dame". He says that this describes the action of stopping your punch just before making contact with the opponent. ...
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Meaning of 荷重が乗りきる

Context: a boxer has just landed a great uppercut with an upward movement. His father describes the punch in this way: 荷重が乗りきってからの急激な〝縦〟一閃 I think here 乗りきる means "to overcome", so my rough ...
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Meaning of フリッカー and ニュル in the following sentence

Context: a boxer is having a hard time understanding the punches of his tall opponent. ノッポのリード… フリッカーでもねェのに この〝ニュル〟…… 読めねっ… Does フリッカー refer to フリッカージャブ? If so, could the first part of the ...
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Is there a contradiction in these sentences?

Context: after being defensive for the whole match, a boxer finally decides to fight with all his power out of respect for his opponent. These are his thoughts: 選手生命を捧げているキミにとってボクシングの存在 ...
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Meaning of 芯を通す and 芯の通る

In this manga about boxing I found the following unrelated sentences: 1) もっと探れ… 伏黒【ふくろ】さんの拳。小さくても攻撃を未然に防ぐため… 芯を通してくる。 2) 芯の通ったパンチを打ってこなくなって… 後退を優先してる。 In the first the protagonist is thinking ...
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How to say - Soccer Nutmeg

Recently I have been watching the World Cup, I wanted to know how to say Nutmeg (as in kicking it through the other players legs) in Japanese. I figure it's not ナツメグ...
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Meaning of デコ助 in this sentence

Context: a boxer is fighting against a defensive opponent that aims to win on points rather than KOs. The trainer of the boxer says: 守りも決定打を放つためのもの… ぶっ倒す欲のねェボクサーなど存在しねェし相手のデコ助も例外じゃねェ。 ...
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Help parsing and translating this sentence with を at the end

Context: an aggressive and violent boxer (Riku) is going to fight against an evasive opponent that is really good at dodging punches and who always tries to win on points rather than KOs. Riku's ...
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Meaning of 徹している in this sentence

After watching a boxing match, a spectator says about the winner: 相手にボクシングをさせないように自分の全てを発揮してる… 勝つための〝確実さ〟に徹している 徹す seems to have so many meanings that I don't know how to interpret it here. First ...
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Meaning of アウト in this sentence

A boxer is trying to take his opponent down by brute force rather than technique. Someone frome the audience then shouts: アウトもカンケーねーよ!!あんなゴリ押しのタックル…!! I think a rough translation of the sentence ...
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Competition grades in Japanese

I need to make a design for competition certificates in a martial art, and I would like to put the grades in Japanese. I am not sure for instance if this is correct: "二位" for "second place" in the ...
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Meaning of 拳の山の骨

In a manga, a spectator is describing the way a boxer throws his punches: 拳の山の骨で斬【き】りにきよる… 物騒なヤツや What is the meaning of 拳の山の骨? Does it refer to the knuckles? Here you can see the page it is taken ...
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Meaning of シャキン or シャッキン used to support someone

In a manga, before the start of a boxing match, one of the boxers looks at his friends in the audience and says: シャキ〜ン Then they reply more or less in the same way: しゃっきい〜ん What is the meaning ...
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Meaning of ___はんは

In a manga about boxing, the protagonist is going to fight an american boxer. His trainer is telling him how he should train: 白人はんは"拳"を鍛えてるだろうがお前は"足"だ。 I don't understand what "…はんは" is. Is it a ...
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Meaning of 真っ直ぐ向き合う

In a manga, a girl is thinking about the boxing career of his boyfriend, who has recently won a match against a well-known boxer: 何となく思うんだけど、今のリクはボクシングに[真]{ま}っすぐ[向]{む}き[合]{あ}わなくちゃいけない気がするの… I ...
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Meaning of 引き手 in the following sentence

In a manga about boxing, a character is explaining what the famous Muhammad Ali's phantom/anchor punch is. The phantom punch is basically a fast punch landed over the opponent's punch, but I can't ...
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Meaning of 閉店ガラガラガラ in the following sentence

An American boxer has been living in Japan for 3 years. He lives in the Kansai area, so he speaks Kansai dialect. He complains that after 3 years in Japan he still hasn't fought against a really ...
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Meaning of 首ひねり in the following sentence

A boxer has just managed to bring down his opponent landing his final punch. However, he surprisingly goes down too. Here you can see the whole page. His trainer comments with this sentence: [...
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Meaning of おめでとさん

During a boxing match a spectator is congratulating a boxer for winning the previous match saying this sentence: 2回戦突破おめでとさん What is the meaning of おめでとさん? He his clearly congratulating the guy, ...
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Meaning of ハートしている

In a boxing match, a trainer is telling a boxer to stay away from the opponent and wait the end of the round to recover, but he doesn't listen to him. Then the trainer says this sentence: ...
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Meaning of 拳神降臨

During a boxing match there's a banner hanging from a terrace with this expression written on it: 拳神降臨 The match in question is a match of the tournament for the best newcomer (日本新人王戦), could it ...
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Meaning of かませるワンちゃん

Context: boxer A tells boxer B that the president of the gym, who is also boxer B's father, cannot come to watch boxer B's match. Boxer B doesn't have a good relationship with his father. Boxer A: ...
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Meaning of 率いる in the following sentence

Context: in a manga, a boxer is talking about the president of a boxing gym. What is the meaning of 率いる in the following sentence? I know it means to lead or to command, but I don't think it is the ...
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Is に forming an adverb in the following sentence? Or is it just a preposition?

Context: a person is describing the punches of a boxer. 顔面ノーガードにスウェーから変則的な角度とリズムで放たれる拳。 Is に making an adverb of 顔面ノーガード? Or does it indicates that the boxer is throwing a punch to an opponent ...
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Meaning of スイッチ in the following sentence

Context: in a boxing match, boxer A is fighting against the particularly tough boxer B. Even after having taken a lot of punches, boxer B is still standing. During a break, the trainer of boxer A says:...
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Meaning of 意識を刈りとる

Context: in a manga a man is explaining the rope-a-dope boxing technique (see wikipedia) and he uses these words: ロープに体を沈めて相手の攻撃をかわし更にカウンター。予期しない反撃ならいくら打たれ強くても意識を刈りとることができる。 The meaning of the ...
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Meaning of モロ in boxing

An ex boxer punches a man and then says: おっと… 勢い余ってとどめ入れちまった。生きてる? The man that was punched manages to stand up. At this point, a friend of the puncher says: マジか… 所沢さんのモロもらって… I think that the ...
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Meaning of 大振り in boxing

I know 大振り is usually used in baseball to refer to a big swing of the bat, but what is its meaning in boxing? I found it in the following sentence from a manga in which a boxer is being encouraged by ...
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What is a ladder-like practice tool called in Japanese?

I often find a ladder-like practice tool as shown in the following figure in many dojos or sport halls in Japan. What is it called? As a bonus, what is it for?
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Can 亞 be a simplification of 亜?

I'm trying to translate this sport team name: 東亞学園バレㅡ部 but Google keeps correcting this to: 東亜学園バレーᅳ部 It's obviously difficult to guess which type of horizontal line is meant, but the ...
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What is the hair bun on a sumo wrestler's head called?

Sumo wrestlers wear a hair bun on the top of their heads and I want to know what it is called.
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What are the common tennis terms in Japanese?

Particularly for advantage set / tiebreaker set game set match love (the term used for 0 or a no score situation) 15/30/40 deuce advantage in / advantage out
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Shiai (試合?) vs kyousou (競争?) in martial arts

Within Shodokan Aikido, we practice something we call Randori (乱取り) in which two players fight one vs the other. Mostly, it is a tool for learning how to use Aikido versus a strongly resisting ...
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What are the Japanese words for MMA terminology?

Bit of a niche question specific (mostly) to words. I'm currently living in Japan and I'm a fan of mixed martial arts (MMA / UFC), watching and training. There are a couple of Japanese people I live ...
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Metaphor of collecting dirt [closed]

In episode 24 of the Japanese anime Shin Atashin'chi, around 13:45, a boy on the verge of tears collects a heap of dirt or sand with his hand while holding a sack in the other. This happens in ...
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What does 'タメを作る' mean?

What does 'タメを作る' mean? What exactly is being 'made/created'? What is a 'タメ'(as I understand, is being used as a noun here)? I see the phrase frequently being used in the context of sport, such ...
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Cheering Japanese (volleyball) team (ゴーリゴーリ)

Watching Volleyball World Cup on TV now, I started to wonder where does the cheering 「ゴーリゴーリ」 come from? Seems to be independent of which team serves, but is more loud when Japanese hold the ball. Is ...
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Is スポーツ a plural-only word?

Typically there is no pluralization in Japanese unless specified. For example: この車【くるま】は綺麗【きれい】。 This car is clean. / These cars are clean. Does スポーツ work in the same way? Considering the ...