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動詞. A class of words which describe events or states and can be inflected to indicate tense, aspect, voice, and so forth. In citation form, all Modern Japanese verbs end in -(r)u.

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How do you translate 作ってみたら in 妹がチーズドックを作ってみたら兄がwwww?

It would seem to me the sentence says "little sister makes cheese dokku (whatever that food is) and .. big brother ... ? I can't understand 作ってみたら . Is みたら the tara conditional form of 見る? Is it ...
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Hajiku 弾くversus Hiku 弾く

For my Japanese class we recently went over how to say stuff about playing instruments, but looking online had me confused about how to use a certain couple of verbs. I know that my textbook says ...
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What does “僕の分も君が振ってくれ。” mean?

The title is self explanatory. I don't seem to understand this sentence as a whole. Can somebody please explain this word by word for me? Also what form is "振ってくれ" in? "振る" in this context means "to ...
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What is the meaning of はった when modifying a noun?

I found the following sample sentence in an Anki deck: 食い意地のはった少年は料理を全部たいらげた。 The greedy little child ate all the food. I am wondering what the function of はった is here. The meaning of the sentence ...
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Meaning of 世界観に入り込む in the following sentence

The following sentence is taken from the afterword of the final volume of a manga: そんな風に名残惜しさを感じたり、世界観に入り込んで描くことができたのも、たくさんの人に読んでいただけて、キャラクターや作品が好きだと言ってもらえてものすごい励みになったことが一因だと思います。 I understand the ...
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Why is しっていません a mistake ? [duplicate]

I was told many years ago by a native Japanese speaker that saying 知っていません instead of 知りません was a huge mistake. I would like to know the reason of this fact. Is it because the meaning of the verb 知る ...
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How can one determine the appropriate meaning of 伺う in formal speech?

Is it based on the particle connecting the object of the verb? For example, に/へ伺う to go vs を伺う to ask Is it purely based on the context of the sentence for distinguishing between ...
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Meaning of 利く and examples

I would like to know what's the meaning of 利く with this kanji 利. Could you also give me some examples, please? I've searched in kotobank for a difference between 効く (to have effect) and 利く, but I ...
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Using だ as a Verb

I was reading through the following blog and came across a particularly interesting example on the use of は and が. The author explains that in the context of a young man pointing at a number of ...
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Can “suru” be also added to japanese verbs?

I thought that "suru" was used with english verbs to create japanese verbs (ie ドライブする) or with japanese nouns to create japanese verbs (ie denwa suru 電話する) Can "suru" be also added to japanese ...
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What does the kana 「し」 do in this phrase?

It comes from the video game title. 過{す}ぎ去{さ}りし時{とき}を求{もと}めて I looked up in online dictionary thinking that it should be a conjugated form of the verb 去る but it is not.
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Can 趣味{しゅみ} be used with a verb?

Can you combine 趣味{しゅみ} with a verb? 趣味{しゅみ}はジョギングをします。 translation: My hobby is jogging. (verb) 趣味{しゅみ}はジョギングです。 translation: My hobby is jogging. (noun)
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How to understand 態度を片付け

私は奥さんの態度をどっちかに片付けてもらいたかったのです。 これも usage of ぎりで in this sentence とおなじで、夏目漱石の「こころ」の一文です。 この「てもらいたかった」はこれによると「てもらいたい」の過去時制だとわかっています。 質問は、 この「てもらいたい」は「てほしい」と同じ意味ですか。 「片付け」は「部屋」や「書類」などに使う語のはずです。いみは「...
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A sentence's meaning

About the sentence 北海道では雪が降っています。 Does it mean: It is snowing in Hokkaido, or It is still going to be snowing in Hokkaido?
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Existence verbs in the Kansai Dialect

In this part of this Wikipedia article, it states In other areas such as Hyogo and Mie, いる /iru/ is hardly used and おる /oru/ does not have the negative usage. What I want to know is, does this ...
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Prohibition in Japanese depending on level of formality

I have learnt two variants for prohibition: -ちゃだめ -ではいけません depending on the level of formality… But does an intermediate form of -じゃいけない or -ではいけない exist as well?
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Direct objects of motion verbs and help with the difference between を and に

まちをぶらぶらあるく。 English translation: Walk aimlessly through town. I understand that aimlessly walk takes the object town and that’s why we use を, but wouldn’t it make more sense to use に as the town is ...
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Why 入った and not 入た past tense

I've learned that ru verbs should drop る and replace it with た. But 入る becomes 入った and I'm not sure why. The same goes for 食べる → 食べた しゃべる → しゃべた Are these irregulars or am I misunderstanding ...
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What is the difference between が and を when using verbs?

In this anime-esque example, which is correct?: 私はあなたが殺す 私はあなたを殺す And why? Because I’ve heard it used with number • 2 • を (wo), but other verbs seem to always use が, for example: 「私はエミリアが好きです」 Is ...
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What's the difference between Hanashimasu vs Hanasundesu? [duplicate]

I've see Hanasundesu being used to talk about "everyone": みんな英語を話すんです (Min'na eigo o hanasu ndesu) Is that how you use it? or they are interchangeable.
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Word select: 食べます?/飲みます?

食べ物の場合は動詞「食べる」を使いますが、飲み物の場合は動詞「飲む」を使います。ところが、食べ物と飲み物をいっしょに出た場合はどの動詞を使いますか。 例①:パンとミルクを...(食べます?/飲みます?)… 例②:コーヒーとりんごを...(食べます?/飲みます?)…
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Two or more verbs modifying a noun

I would like to know about how we deal with two or more verbs modifying a noun. Do we connect the verbs using the TE-form or do we keep them in their original tenses? 激しい雷を伴った昨日から降り続いている雨のせいで、...
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Is ょう still one single word/助動詞 in the expression しましょう?

There are some Japanese tokenizers such as Kuromoji. When using the tokenizer on the expression しましょう, it gave the following analysis: Surface form Part-of-Speech Base form Reading ...
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Is it an exception of 「ある」と「いる」の使い分け?

It is a basic grammar that「いる」is used to show the existence of something alive and 「ある」is to show the existence of inanimate object in terms of 存在表現. However, I found some people use "工夫がいる" instead ...
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What form is 超え in 人の理を超え…?

my question is , what does 超え in 人の理を超えその身を保ち生き永らえながら…その全てを搾取支配人を弄ぶことに費やして…何を為そうとした' mean ? Is it a form of 越える? If yes, what form is it (you know, like ~て、~た、~しょう... etc)? I haven't stumbled across ...
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Can somebody give me the right pitch accent for the following verbal forms?

Can somebody give me the right pitch accent for the following verbal forms? As they are verbs, they should all be either accentless or accented on the penultimate syllable (although I am not sure how ...
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Meaning of 欲ばっから and help with the following sentence

Context: Riku, the protagonist boxer of this manga, is fighting against an evasive opponent that is really good at dodging punches and who always tries to win on points rather than KOs. Riku tries to ...
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対する vs 関する? For to 'relate' meaning

What is the difference between 対する and 関する? For the 'relate' meaning.
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Use of でいらっしゃる and でござる

I found a chart listing the plain, polite, honorific, and humble forms of verbs. The chart listed だ →です→でいらっしゃる→でござる with the note “animate only.” I know that だ and です can be used for inanimate ...
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名乗るvs名付ける? Differences?

What are the differences? They both seem to be about naming things.
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Multiple verbs as noun modifiers

I am trying to say something like "The button labeled 'blue' at the lower right is red." I know that adjectives can be connected together with their て-form. It seems like maybe the the same should ...
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non-imperative て ending in a sentence

佐藤:ところで、前田君、すごいよね。今年も優秀社員に選ばれて、ボーナスもアップだっ て。うらやましい~。 ワン:前田さんって、完璧ですね。入社してからトラブルを起こしたことなんて、一回もないんじゃないですか。 佐藤:いや、優秀社員とはいえ、トラブルはあるよ。彼だって最初ワンさんと同じような新人だったから。入社してまだ三年目のときだったかな、...
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Help with a few sentences using 許す

I'm currently translating a chapter of a manga (SERVAMP) and I only have a few dialogues left to finish it and while I was helped by someone, some particular lines left us confused and we haven't ...
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What does it mean when you add 'おっか' to the stem of a verb? [duplicate]

I've been reading, playing, and watching a lot of Japanese content recently and I keep running into this construction. I feel like I get the gist of it's meaning but I don't know exactly what it means....
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Confusion about conditional だと used in article about beetle

I was reading this article and I am not too sure about sentence I came across. 男の子は「... 珍しいカブトムシだとわかってとてもうれしいです」と話していました。 I have a few problem areas here. I read it as: The boy said 'If the beetle ...
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Use of の in article about beetle

I was reading this article and there are a couple of spots that I don't understand when it comes the grammar. 専門家は「雄と雌の体を持ったカブトムシが生きているところを見たのは初めてです」と話しています。 Roughly: The specialist said 'It is ...
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Which is the main meaning of 与える? [duplicate]

I would like to know which is the main meaning of the verb 与える ? According to the dictionary it means several things: "give", "feed", "bestow", "set homework", "harm". Are all these actions frequently ...
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What do verbs missing their -る mean? [duplicate]

When I read a light novel, sometimes I see some weird verb that does not have る like it's supposed to. For example, I see 越え instead of 越える, or 抱え instead of 抱える. From the first page of 生徒会探偵キリカ: ...
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Meaning of いいようにしなさい

Someone did tell me this: 龍ちゃんの、いいようにしなさい。 However, how is it actually translated? Could it be: It's alright if it's Ryu's I don't mind if it's Ryu's Thank you
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Japanese phrase for “Eyes wide open in surprise”

So I'm a bit confused because I'm still learning Japanese, and I have learned there are shortened words or small phrases that take a lot more to say in English, so I was wondering if there is an ...
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What is the difference between「働かせる」and 「使う」?

What is the difference between the two sentences? 「その特のなぞを解くに、自分の頭を働かせた。」 「その特のなぞを解くに、自分の頭を使った。」
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Nが好き vs Vのが好き what form should be used?

Some nouns can be converted to verbs with する I'm wondering which form should be used in cases like that? Or is it same as in English and can be easily swapped? 旅行するのが好きです 旅行が好きです Also is ...
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Differences between いる and まつ

I understand what the verb まつ (wait) means fairly clearly but my book has no example of いる in a sentence and its definition seems to be similar except it uses が and に as particles for some reason? ...
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How do you say “ 14 days left and will finish the vacation ”?

I'm a little bit confused , I tried to find a good answer of how to say 2 days left +verb like 2 days left and will start dieting or 2 minutes left and will be ready or 14 days left and will ...
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Having trouble parsing out 「私は今までの私ではない」

I've been struggling with the possessive and the statement of existence in the following phrase: 私は今までの私ではない The easy part is "I am until now"...but then I get stuck on 「の私ではない」. By itself, I ...
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The verb after conjugation in たり compound sentence, is still a verb? And if so, why is it despite する being the verb?

雨の日は滑ったり、転んだりする。 If する is the verb, then what is the role of the 転んだり in the grammatical sense? I understand that it is a verb which is transformed into 転んだり in a compound sentence but is it still ...
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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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How to translate 'She was made to make him give me the book'?

How to translate 'She was made to make him give me the book'? (as in: 'someone made her make him give me the book.') Can I translate it to: Kanojo wa watasi-ni kare-ni hon-o kure-sase-sase-rare-ta. ...
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She said she thought he was handsome

How do you translate "She said she thought he was handsome" into Japanese? I wonder whether it might be 「彼女は彼はハンサムだと思うと言いました。」, but I am not sure whether I should use 思う or 思っている in this context.
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Meaning of 重なる in this sentence

Context: a young criminal is not a member of a yakuza clan (半グレ) but he is happy to be their dogsbody (使いっぱしり). After he kills a member of an enemy yakuza clan, a member of the clan he works for ...