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Break down the sentence 喧嘩{けんか}が強{つよ}い上{うえ}に、男前{おとこまえ}

I can't get the correct translation and understand the structure of this sentence: けんか{kenka}  が{ga} つよい{tsuyoi} うえに{ueni}、おとこまえ{otokomae}。 喧嘩{けんか}が強{つよ}い上{うえ}に、男前{おとこまえ}。 This is a quote said by a ...
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What does the phrase 「かかってこんかい」 mean?

It is said by a boss before a battle begun in a video game. Does the こんかい mean 'now' in this phrase? Does it share the same meaning with 「かかってこい」(bring it on)?
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What does 見切り最少の動作で mean in this context ? (describing a girl dodging an attack from a robot)

Much thanks if anyone can help me understand the correct meaning 名状しがたい唸りを発して長い右腕をしならせ、鞭のように放つ。 Girl「ハッ!」 それを完全に見切り最少の動作でかわすと、美麗な戦姫が軽やかに舞い上がる。 (my guess is "After she had completely dodged that ...
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What does this mean in this context? なんかもう、色々とグダグダだ

There is a sentence describing MC's thought, but no subject at all. Context: MC is trying to rescue his childhood friend from an aliens princess. She ordered a robot (I assumed its shape looks like a ...
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Is there a character that looks like "ot," or is it a different language? [closed]

I'm playing a game and don't recognise this character. It looks like an "ot" or "of" to me, but that might just be the font. I can only read the following: どんな夢も[ ]うんだって Can ...
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What does the word 「よいな」 mean in this sentence?

It was said by an old man to a boy named 'X', for example, that he would be waiting for him at a kind of vehicle. わしは天の箱舟で待っておる。 じゅんびがすんだら お前も来い。 よいな Xよ! If it means 'good', I think it looks not ...
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Is やんろー a version of 野郎?

I’d like to make sure that I understood this correctly. このやんろー!! appears in Cave Story (洞窟物語) game. トロ子 calls this after the player enters her hideout. I’d suspect the word やんろー to be a version of ...
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Meaning of 心さえ in 探索する心さえ忘れなければ

I encountered this sentence in the Cave Story (洞窟物語) game. It appears when I pick up a device that gives me ability to look at a map. 探索する心さえ忘れなければ、いつか外に出られよう。私はそれを願う。 Unfortunately I can’t get the ...
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What does the phrase 「ああなんだべか」mean? [duplicate]

I came across this phrase from a video game. After having a discussion, a boy named ナムジン left from the place and a guy who still remained there with others said this sentence. はあ ナムジンさま どうして ああなんだべか…...
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Does the slogan「やればやるほどディスクシステム」only mean, "if you play, play more, Disk System"?

There are a lot of different translations out there all over the web for this slogan. This is the one I generally trust the most since it appears on page 4 of the book "Hardcore Gaming 101 ...
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videogame "longplay" translation

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Longplay_(video_games) Would a good translation of "Longplay" be "攻略"? It seems to be used in a similar way, but just about the only translation I ...
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What does the word 「いっこめ」mean? [duplicate]

I came across the word from the sentences. いっこめはサービスだポ。もっていくポ。 Does it possible come from a combination of 「一個」, which means a piece or an object, and 「め」, which means somewhat or quite?
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What is the difference between 「でがす」 and 「です」?

Here is the sentence I came across the word 「でがす」. とりあえず これはアッシからのおみやげでがす。 受け取っておくんなせえ。 I'm not sure if it is an archaic form of the copula「です」. Is there any nuance between them?
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what does に do in this sentence これがある限り俺たちに拒否権はない

I saw this sentence in the final fantasy 16 trailer これがある限り俺たちに拒否権はない I'm aware it means as long as we have this we have no right to refuse but I'm confused by why に is used here I was under the ...
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恋 written as 恋ひ and 恋ふ?

A song in Final Fantasy 14 named Sunrise has a line listed as such, from an official source: 清らに優し 恋ひ恋ふ吾が君よ ⇒きよらにやさし こいこうあがきみよ What are the purposes of the い(ひ) and う(ふ) being written outside of the ...
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What is the difference between ギャンブラー, 博徒, and 博奕打ち?

I was looking up a character from a Japanese game whose profession/specialty was gambler and saw that the word used in Japanese was ギャンブラー. My general distaste for katakana-English inflamed, I looked ...
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What does the word 「かまっちって」mean?

Here is the sentence which includes the word. あたし エラフィタの近くにいる かまっちって 魔物がときどき落とすよるのとばりが どーっしても必要なの! In my understanding, it comes from 構う{かまう} which mean to concern about. However, I cannot find the ...
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キミの心が、綺麗なのがいけないんだよ? >> What does this mean ? "Why is your heart ,it's beauty made me so hopeless/defenseless against you ?"

Context is a girl talking with MC ,looks like they're about to H Girl: キミとひとつになるってことに……私、期待してる。 身体の奥、熱くなって……胸の鼓動が早くなって なんだろう、この気持ちは……もしかして、一目惚れってやつなのかな。 私にはそんなこと、絶対にないと思ってたのに キミの心が、綺麗なのがいけないんだよ? I ...
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ほいほい騎士団が誘い出された時点で、半ば勝負はついてるんだよ >>What does this mean?

Context: A servant is talking with a prince, about an sealed egg that had been stolen from the cathedral. It can be resurrected to summon back an ancient being who can destroy the world. Meanwhile the ...
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もっとわきをしめて。インパクトの瞬間に力を集中させる。 Relating to JP sword art. What does this mean?

Context: MC is giving advice about sword practice to a young knight. It seems that MC practiced JP sword art "kendo" back when he was still in his original world. もっとわきをしめて。インパクトの瞬間に力を集中させる。...
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今更自分で突っ込まないでよ。追加料金払ってるんだからいいでしょう >>What does this mean in this context

Context : MC is talking with a girl after he brought food to her place from a restaurant, where he is currently staying and working. The girl complains the food is a little bit cold, and suggests he ...
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What does 張ってた (hatteta) mean in this context?

Context: a detective is talking with the police who is the real culprit behind the recent crime. This police threw away his disguise costume to erase evidence, but it has been found by the detective. ...
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1から10まで (ichi kara juu made / 一から十まで) >> What does this mean in this context?

Full context: The MC is talking with a detective who pretended to accused MC as the murderer to the police — put him in jail to trick the real culprit — and then helped him escape from prison. D1: ...
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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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Pronunciation of long o (e.g. in Street Fighter)—"oo" or "ou"?

I have very little knowledge regarding Japanese, but I'm curious about the pronunciation of the long o. In Street Fighter, according to my basic research, the "ō" in "hadōken" is ...
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How to translate「業魔灰燼剣」"Gouma Kaijinken" to English?

How would I translate 「業魔灰燼剣」"Gouma Kaijinken"? This is from Tales of Destiny: Director's Cut (テイルズ オブ デスティニー ディレクターズカット) And here is a short video showing what it looks like: https://www....
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What does the phrase 「こうしちゃおれんな」mean?

Here is the sentence that includes the phrase. なんと 忘れてしまった! 格好だけに こうしちゃおれんな!
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Kanji for „Pro“? [closed]

What would be the Kanji for „Pro“ (Professional or athlete), in a context like Pro-gamer.
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Circle inside a circle character. What is it?

So I started playing Steins;Gate in Japanese the other day. And in one of the Tips about a character from the 雷ネット翔 , キラリちゃん is described as 頭が良くて、スポーツ万能。しかもカワイくて性格も〇 (But inside of 〇 is another ...
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Meaning of Mako variant Kanji from Final Fantasy 7

What does 魔晄 really mean and how is it read? The FF VII Wiki lists Mako (Kanji is 魔晄) as meaning "magic light". I am assuming the furigana for this Kanji is 魔{ま}晄{こう} based on the English word Mako. ...
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What is the etymological origin of the word キノピオ (Toad in Super Mario Bros)?

I just found out the Toad character from the Super Mario Bros is known as キノピオ in Japan. Where does that name come from? I know 茸 (きのこ) means mushroom, but what does the suffix -ピオ stand for? Thanks ...
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Understanding 「やったこと」 and 「〜んだ」。

This is a line from a game that I'm attempting to take apart and understand. A man has committed a murder, and is panic-thinking he doesn't want to be caught for it. He thinks/says out loud this ...
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What does this sentence mean: "これぐらいで, その始末とはな" [closed]

Dear users I have a question regarding a Japanese phrase I encountered in a video game. Context: In the video game, a young boy survives a bandit raid on his home village. Unfortunately his father ...
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Looking to understand a fantasy name

This is related to Beyblade, regarding a team exclusive to a game that didn't get translated to English. Each blader has their own holy beast to command and I'm not getting the name of one of them. ...
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Correct spelling of "Gemu Otaku"

In studies on contemporary Japanese culture, they use "Gemu Otaku" in the sense of "video game nerd", "game freak". Is this an academic term only or do people actually use this term in Japanese ...
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What is オー・マイ・ガブリーヌ?

It's from a video game called Xenogears. You can play rock-paper-scissors with a man and when he loses he says this: 負けたのか、この俺が!? そんなバカな……!? オー・マイ・ガブリーヌ! Is it something like "Oh my God!"?
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Can an English video game be translated into Japanese without kanji?

I want to get my game translated from English to Japanese. Can it be done without the use of kanji (i.e. using only hiragana and katakana)? Kanji characters seem that they will be too small to be ...
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Question about directions and particles

I'm playing a Japanese video game and am having a small problem understanding the configuration instructions for my controller. These two sentences in particular: 左スティック上方向で前に移動 左スティック右方向で右に移動 I ...
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Japanese Term for "Cutscene"?

As in, the kind you would see in a video game. Do people just use カットシーン, or is there some specific term?
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English for 会心 as a stat in an online game

Simple question, Google Translate and rikaikun translate 会心 as "Satisfaction" or "Congeniality", although if it is in an online game where it is a stat attribute, what do you think would be the best ...
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センスで嗅覚も研ぎ澄ます - "sense of sense of smell?" Why use センス?

In the Zelda video game guidebook I am translating there is a part of the game where you transform into a wolf and have to rely on your senses. The title of this section of the guidebook is ...
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Recognizing Japanese handwriting and translating [closed]

I have found an old Japanese note that I would very much like to translate. Background info: I found it in an old gaming console where you're supposed to scan barcodes (barcode is at the back of the ...
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What word is used for an enemy in a Video Game?

What is the most common Japanese word to use when referring to any kind of enemy in a video game. I know the word モンスター is common for non-human enemies, but is there just a general term for any kind ...
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