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Im looking for the correct Word for a fav person [on hold]

first of all thanks in advance for all your support. Im looking for make a tattoo in memory to my daughter. I´m looking for something like this in englisch: Person i like My favorite human being My ...
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role of -られ, -し, and construction of the phrase

Trying to translate a song lyric and was caught off guard by this sentence: 雨に降られ行き場なくしなんの罰さ?と空を睨む I feel like I get the gist of it, but uncertain that my parsing is accurate so far. Here's what ...
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What does “舐め取られてる” mean in this sentence?

何者かによってチョコが舐め取られてる Found it here where people talked about the pocky snack.http://ogiri.doorblog.jp/ Is this "舐め取られてる" just another way of saying 舐める as in "to underestimate"? Does it mean lick or ...
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What does “腰抜ける” mean?

Was browsing through japanes IG pages and saw this post https://www.instagram.com/p/Bp61vFtAdFo/?hl=ja Someone left this comment. ボヘミアンラプソディ!! 腰抜けるぐらいよかった!! Haven't found what it means on any ...
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What does 気楽 mean when attached to ビール or お酒?

I first found this here: https://www.ettoh.jp/ 楽酒=気楽なお酒 Does this mean the drink is easy to drink? Or that it's meant to be drunk in a carefree setting? One example I was taught for 気楽 is in ...
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Expressing that something is multiple things at the same time (e.g. “She is an artist and a poet”)

How does one express multiple states of equality? (Probably the wrong terminology.) For example, "She is an artist and a poet" in Japanese. I know です can be used to show equality. For example:「彼女{...
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How does 付きやがって function with 勝手に?

Just learned about やがる. But I found a usage of it that I'm wondering about. 久々に敵に会うからって 勝手に薄弱 付きやがって My guess here is "It's been a long time since you've met your rival yet you became feeble ...
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袂を分かつ Can someone explain this expression?

I was reading a light novel and I looked up the meaning of 袂を分かつ, but I wonder, can someone explain this expression in more detail as to why it means break off relations with/part with someone? ...
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What does 意識が遠くなる mean?

I ran into this japanese medical site. http://www.kojinkai.or.jp/msc/outpatient-selfcheck18.html The title "意識が遠くなる" stumps me. Best I can guess is "Consciousness is fading." Is that right? "...
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How do you say “or” at the beginning of a sentence?

For example, if I was saying something like “Did you buy the groceries?” and then I wanted to add “Or do you want me to?” how would I translate the “or” at the beginning? Another example: “Do you ...
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っていうことになったんですけど - meaning?

I had just received a somewhat rushed 'transliteration' of a 1 minute video. To me, Shigeru Miyamoto speaks in a way which is extremely difficult to understand. I am adding the full transcript just ...
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Does “酒入ってる” mean drink alcohol?

I read this line from this blog: https://boundary.futureartist.net/diary/104512 これはほんまにお酒入ってるのかと疑うほど、甘くて美味しくてなんともならんかった。 Does "酒入ってる" mean drink alcohol? Why not just use 飲む?
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I couldn't help but~ [closed]

interested in thoughts on how to say: I couldn't help but notice (for example)
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What does “体張ってるかいがある” mean?

I was looking through very old japanese travel blogs and reading comment sections for practice. I ran into this phrase that I can't look up anywhere. Here's the full page if context helps. http://...
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What does もうここにいられる気がしない mean?

I know that "しない" means "not do", and "いられる" means can exist, but I can't put it all together. My best guess is that it means "The mind/spirit that could be here won't do it".
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How to say “There we go!” and “Lemme think…”

how would you say “There we go!” meaning you got what you wanted, it’s there, etc? and would “Lemme think...” just be 「そうですね…」?how would you translate that in an informal setting?
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What does 一発 mean in this context?

I saw an ad for a japanese radio station which had this in it. Here's the full facebook post for context. https://bit.ly/2vXWVHg 「一発解決お悩み相談」を始めました。 What I'm wondering here is how 一発 would ...
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Does さっさと here mean “quickly” or like “hurry up”?

I just read a fighting manga where 2 characters fight after years. For context the 1st character is much older than the second (about 15 year gap). The second character is about 22 years old at this ...
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Is どんな in this context a question?

I was reading some web novels online but I'm kind of stumped by this particular dialogue. 佐倉ちゃんがどんな子供とぶらぶらしてても... 僕で遊んでくれて... こうして虐めさせてもらえて... To put some context into this, a little kid ...
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What does “用意する身にもなれっての” in this dialogue mean?

I'm still fairly a novice and I just came across the word "身になる" which apparently has several meanings. I looked up the word online to look for more examples. I came across this on a blog: いつもいつも ...
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What does もとめたのココ mean? [closed]

The full line I came across was this. I think it was a webcomic for mother's day. ゴミ もとめたのココに If the context helps, the character saying was holding a trash bag and saying this to his mother. Would ...
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What's the meaning of 遺る and 強くなんない in the context of drinking?

I asked a question here recently regarding the same material and thanks for that. I have a different question this time though. For context, 3 people (Uncle and Nephew + Nephew's friend) are drinking ...
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What does 人の手により in this sentence mean?

I have problems understanding following sentence, especially the meaning of 人の手により 新しいデザインを作るまで、多くの人の手により出尽くした感もあるけど、諦めません。 Does he speak here about other designers? Something like Until a new ...
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How does 恋バナ function here?

Been reading more japanese material lately and ran into this dialogue. Person 1:ホント毎週転がり込んで... Person 2:まーたそんな水臭いこと!そんな気遣うヒマあったら恋バナの一つでも持って来いっての! For context 2 people are drinking beer at home. ...
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What does “回る” mean in this sentence?

公明党が容認に回ることで、両議会での議決が可能となることから、4年前に続いて、2度目の住民投票が行われる見通しとなりました。 Quoted from an NHK news article, which might not be accessible weeks after being published. Or to put my question in another way, how ...
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What does 松の木に吊るされた mean in this sentence?

I've been reading 『ひこばえ』, a novel that's being serialized on the Asahi Shinbun website, and yesterday I came across a bit of dialogue that I'm finding somewhat puzzling. The speaker is the priest of a ...
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What does オト mean here?

I ran along this sentence while reading a novel online. To put it into context, 3 guys were drinking beer at home to celebrate something. Guy 1 had his arm around Guy 2's neck in a friendly way. Guy 2 ...
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How to say “lose track of time” [duplicate]

If I want to imply that two people "lose track of time" do I say 「時間を忘れた」or this there a specific phrase?
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How does これ以上する work in this particular context?

I've already learned how to use これ以上 when it means "beyond this" or further than this". But I'm confused as what it means in this particular context I came across. I've been reading a sports manga. ...
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Translation feedback request

I'm redoing an older translation of mine and, within a part that I already find very difficult (ie, I don't know if my sense of context is correct), there's a line I can't get through. え〜 めんどくさいな〜 ...
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What does emphasis mean in the がして of the following sentence? [duplicate]

I'm translating this old book I have from Japanese to English, and I come across the following sentence. 背後で聞き覚えのある声がして、思わず一歩後ずさってしまった。 I think in the above instance the して is being used to ...
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Are there any tools that enable me to convert sentences to Furigana? [migrated]

I'm looking for some tool that can help me but I don't know if this exists. What I would like to do is to be able to convert the output of for example Google translate to a sentence that contains the ...
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What does ぐいつ mean? [closed]

Can somebody help me, please?.
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What is the meaning of 「隣のおじいさんは言いました」

I am reading 「花咲かじいさん」and there is a phrase used a lot like... 隣のおじいさんは言いました。 I have not seen this before and it doesn’t make sense to me from my understanding of 隣 meaning “next to”. What does ...
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What does it mean these symbols? [closed]

Levi is trying to clean the room with the vacuum cleaner
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What does のそ mean in this picture?

What does のそ mean in this picture? A friend of mine said that it was "a moment later...", but I'm not really sure if that's the real meaning. What does this annotation mean?
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How accurately can のこと be translated as 'with regards to' in the following sentence?

While stumbling over my serval-month-old translation notes out of boredom, I found that I had made note of のこと to mean 'with regards to (noun)" for the following Japanese sentence. それでも彼には、...
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Purpose of のは in this sentence?

What is the purpose of のは in the sentence “今浮かんだのは”? The context is, I asked someone what their favorite English word was and they said “Hmm 今浮かんだのは bullshit. Just kidding!” Would the translation be ...
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Bさんといるところを評価されれば meaning

Confused of the meaning of Bさんといるところを評価されれば as it just doesn't seem to make sense translating it. For context the whole sentence is: 君と話しているときには、コミュニケーション能力が高いように見えても、Bさんといるところを評価されれば、...
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Would Painful Death Place be an appropriate translation for 痛死名地

So, I am writing a story where the MC, while native born in Japan, has a foreign mother and surname, which is Tusinachi. I understand that typically this would make his surname in Katakana, but I ...
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Meaning of 挙げてきた in this sentence [closed]

実際問題として、近年多くの企業が新卒求職者に求める能力として挙げてきたのが、まさにコミュニケーション能力、「コミュ力」なのであった。 The 挙げてきた part is confusing me, I can't seem to find a definition of this word. In general struggling to translate this sentence and ...
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Is the following Japanese sentence negative or positive in English?

Context: Character A has just told the character who is the narrator that he has the talent to be an assassin. Being a normal person, and thus taken off guard, the narrator responds with the following:...
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Is my translation of “こちらから訊くより先に、低く呟くような声が返ってきた” correct?

While working on a translation for the following Japanese sentence, my brain inexplicably spits out a translation without giving me a reason for each translated segment. こちらから訊くより先に、低く呟くような声が返ってきた。...
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What does 何か mean in this sentence? [duplicate]

I’m having trouble understanding what 何か means in the following sentence: 今のチンさんの発言に対して、何か意見がある人は手を上げてください。 For the most part I understand the sentence, just not 何か
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Difficulty understanding the sentence: 私たちは生命の危険を失うおそれがあった。

私たちは生命を失う危険があった。 私たちは生命の危険を失うおそれがあった。 These two sentences are translated the same way over various databases. I can properly understand the first sentence as: "We were in danger of losing our ...
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I need some assistance with understanding これといった in the following sentence

身体を起こし、手足がこれといった支障もなく動くのを確かめた。 This article says that これといった means the following. "Since 「これといった」 is always used in conjunction with a negative expression containing 「ない」, the basic idea of a ...
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Asahi Dry Black beer can

What does ビアホール仕立ての黒 on Asahi Dry Black means? Specifically 仕立て(sewing?) and ビアホール(via hole?). I tried searching it on japanese web, but it's kinda assumed as common knowledge and never mentioned ...
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What does “gentle interrogative” mean?

While browsing Jishio.org, I come across this definition of こと. I tried googling "gentle interrogative Japanese", and found not much that explains what differentiates a "gentle interrogative" from ...
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In terms of comma placement, does the following rough translation match the Japanese?

In terms of comma placement, does the following rough English translation match the Japanese? 厄介よ、 あの国のマスコミは How bothersome, that country's mass media. I know that in terms of proper English, ...
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How is 今一度 a noun in Japanese/English?

I came across the bolded segment in the following sentence and translated it as "once more". だが私としては、彼には今一度実りある人生を歩むチャンスを与えてやりたい。 Both Jishio.org, and tanoshiijapanese.com say that 今一度 is a noun, ...