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why do they use 程 when requesting [duplicate]

in the company culture why do they say ご確認の程お願いします? what is the purpose of 程? is it to add a level of politeness?
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What's the meaning and nuance of ばっかり in this sentence?

A girl is worried and upset because she believes she is more excited and happy about the relationship with her boyfriend than he is. So she says: わたしばっかり浮かれてる気がする…… I think the sentence means ...
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What is the order of importance of 重大 重要 大切 大事

What is the difference in order of importance and contextual usage of the following: 重大 重要 大切 大事
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ほうをかす lend a hou [closed]

I was watching another 45 second video, same theme as the last one about 'Illegal uploads', but ran into some trouble with the above. I will post the entire subtitles for context purposes. 違法だよ!あげるくん ...
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What does 「はった」 mean?

I heard this phrase in a video 「はったはった」, and I am only guessing that it might be the verb 「張る」. It passes in a rap verse so I can't really think of a context to give other than that our rapper is a ...
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How to produce づ? [migrated]

I'm kind of embarrassed to have to ask this, but I honestly can't figure it out. How do you produce づ with your keyboard? I was studying some kanji when the word 手作り came up. Since I didn't really ...
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What's the difference between ないわけにはいかない and ずにすまない??

I think they both mean that you have to do something because there is a social pression like なければならい、but I'm not certain that I can use them interchangeably. Could somebody confirm it?
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What's the difference between 海獣 and 怪獣? [closed]

What's the difference between 海獣 and 怪獣? Do they both mean the same thing, or is one proper and the other one not?
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What does なんと mean here? [duplicate]

I'm reading this introduction to mahjong, and found this use of なんと I cannot match to anything in Daijisen. 1回目のツモがまったく関係ない西で、そこでローワンをアンカンしたら、なんとリンシャンからイーソウをツモ。 As I understand it, the line means ...
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Temporal ambiguity on mochiko packaging

I am making some shiratama mochi and want to know if I have to scoop the mochi out after they rise, or 1-2 minutes after they rise: だんごが浮{う}きあがって1~2分してから順{じゅん}にすくいあげ、冷水{れいすい}にとって、さまします。 My first ...
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difference between particles の and を for the verb 紹介する

家族にはまだ彼氏を紹介していません。 and 家族にはまだ彼氏の紹介していません。 are these two sentences same please explain
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Is there any rule for hiraganas after the kanji in a verb

The hiraganas go after the kanji in a verb are so confusing. I know there's always an U character, like 行く, 話す ... but sometimes i see there are 2 characters after the kanji, like 終わる. My question is ...
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What does 今一概に言える equate to? “Now, unconditionally said thing?”

I was watching a 45 second video, but ran into some trouble with the above. I will post the entire subtitles for context purposes. テレビ番組を勝手にアップロードするのは違法だからな 10年以下の懲役か1000万円以下の罰金か、その両方だが ...
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Is there a difference between the dekiteru/dekita part in “Junbi wa dekiteru/dekita”,and ii in “junbi wa ii”?

I would like to know if, like: Junbi wa ii Junbi wa dekiteru Junbi wa dekita Are all interchangeable? I feel like the last two mean "Plans are complete" and "Plans have been completed" ...
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With what verbal form can とたん be used?

I studied that とたん must be used after a verb in the past form, and that, also the clause that follows it is in the past form. In this case it bears the meaning of "as soon as something happens, ...
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noun adjective sentence pattern

最近は海外旅行より、国内の温泉旅行やスキー旅行の方が若いカップルに人気です。 why we use 若いカップルに人気です. Noun に adjective, what does it mean ?? can anyone explain this sentence pattern ??
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How politely to say “you”?

I found many variants in the internet, but they include あなた, which as I know isn't polite and better not to say it to a stranger. So, if I don't know the name/last name of the person, don't know the ...
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What does “グジュグジュ” mean?

Found it here. https://www.hostfamily2012.com/3657.html コッカーのムーさん お耳の中、グジュグジュ・・汚れ改善したいですね!! お肌は大丈夫かなぁ~今日も大人しくできました~>^_^< カットもOKかなぁ~!! I've tried looking it up in as many ...
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Use of って when quotation doesn't make sense

I'm playing through a game right now and I'm seeing って used at the end of sentences a lot. I know って can be a shorthand version of the と particle, but it doesn't make sense as nobody is being quoted ...
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Why does 電池 take the を particle

The sentence 咲は電池{でんち}を時計{とけい}に入{はい}れました。 Translates as "Saki put the batteries in the watch" but would would 電池 take を in this case?
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Explaination for はずです?

What is the difference between 貴方{あなた}には、会うべき御方{おかた}がいるはずです。 and 貴方{あなた}には、会うべき御方{おかた}がいる。(or います for politeness) ? According to Jisho.org はずです means "be supposed or expected to (do)" but ...
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How to say “The following” in Japanese

Since the word order in Japanese is kinda vague and also mostly reversed to what English speakers are used to, I always wondered how to say things like that in Japaense: The boy said the following: '...
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What does <verb>ことのある<noun> mean?

In a chat with a Japanese person, he told me 「ドイツ語で読んだことのある本を日本語で読んでみるのはどうですか?」 Context is that we talked about books. Can someone translate that into English and explain me what the ことのある本 part ...
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What's the difference between 役割 and 役回り?

Weblio gives both the meaning of role or part (duty is there too as a less used meaning), so I assume the difference is on the nuances. In addition, 役割 seems to be much more used by Japanese natives ...
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explanation verbs form 座る 座って 座り

Hi may I ask for explanation of the following, I read here form verb 座る (sit) and polite form 掛ける for form Please sit down there is this forms 座る -> 座れ (very rude) -> 座って (better form) -> 座ってください (...
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How to say “How long have you had this dream?”

Would どのくらい夢がありましたか。be correct? I don't really know. This is for a Japanese assignment I have at school.
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What does the word 「やめにしい」 mean?

Here is the dialogue containing the word. A: かってな推測はやめろう おれは青山なんざ... B: 自分をごまかすのはいいかげんでやめにしいな なんでもっときびしく現実をみつめようとはせんのや
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What does「ゴクリ」mean?

I often see people use in twitter smth like「ゴクリ」, usually in the end of the sentence. What does it mean?
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Meaning of に続いて in this sentence

Context: このお祭りは、380年以上前、神社の場所が移ることを祝って木の車に太鼓をのせて町を歩いたことから始まりました。 Over 380 years ago this festival originated from celebrating the move of the shrine and walking through town carrying a drum on a ...
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Chaining verbs with ~て with an object [closed]

In an exercise, the following sentence came out: (complete the sentence with the propositions in the right order, and say which proposition matches the star) 母の誕生日に_____ _____ * _____贈った A. ...
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Why does 生 change pronunciation. e.g. 生 = nama but 生きて= ikite [duplicate]

I am currently teaching myself japanese and I was listening to a japanese song and one of the words in that song was 生きて and as I am learning, I wanted to see what the first letter meant (or radical, ...
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I want to say “There is a convenience store behind the bookstore on the left”

In my book, they translated it in to: Konbini no hidari ushiro ni honya ga arimasu. But from earlier examples of the book it should switch konbini with honya honya no ... Konbini ga... . the ...
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What is the correct parsing of お高くとまる?

I had always thought that the phrase お高くとまる consisted of the adverbial お高く combined with the verb とまる. I never actually paid much attention to the literal meaning since it is obviously a figurative ...
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Why the second “は“ in this sentence?

Why is there a “は” after 以前 in the following sentence? I would have guessed it would read 以前 by itself or 以前に。 人々は人間しか言語を使えないと以前は考えていた。 People used to think that only humans could use language. ...
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What is the difference between 自由に and 自由で?

自由に歩けなくても... 自由で歩けなくても.. can anyone differentiate this
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What does “目ついてんのか” mean?

I've seen it on several sites now like this one. https://bokete.jp/boke/52796390 Seems like some sort of insult to me. I'm not sure what ついてん means here.
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How does “ほじくり返す” work in this sentence?

I was reading Nagatoro where this girl is teasing her senpai. But she says this line that confuses me. 我慢するなら初めからほじくり返すからね From what I've learned, I understand this goes like "If you endure, I'll ...
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What is the meaning of 一切気にかけようともなさらない in this sentence?

I am trying to understand the sentence 人の批難など一切気にかけようともなさらない。However, I have not been able to parse かけようとも into any words and particles I can identify or find in a dictionary. So I want to know 1) ...
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What does “なのかもっと” mean here?

ただでさえ子供みたいなのかもっとそう見えてくるから I asked this once in some other site. Basically, this is a dialogue from 2 old ladies complaining about their husbands. Here's the full dialogue. Lady 1: ...
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what the different te and tte?

hello minasan konnichiwa, what the different te and tte? what te = ( e ru and i ru) or to another? and tte =(a, o , u ru)? because some word i can fine like hairu ( to come in ) become haitte, why ...
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Translate sentences with となると [closed]

規模からいって、おそらく小学校だろう。となると、あの水の音・・・ When is "となると" put at the beginning of a sentence?
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The use of verb stem in the sentence [duplicate]

Why in this sentence the stem of the verb is used instead of the verb 炒める itself? まず、玉葱を炒め、次に肉を入れて下さい。
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What's the meaning of ものだ here? [duplicate]

I came across the following two examples, but I cannot understand their meaning and what that ものだ stands for. Does anybody knows it? The first one goes: "人間というのは、本来一人では生きられないものだ。"While the other one ...
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How to distinguish 恐れがある and かねない?

Both かねない and 恐れがある mean that there is the possibility that something bad can happen. However, I would like to know if there are some differences that make them apart. Thank you!
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How to understand 委ねる in this line

I'm failing to understand what it means for the 戦い to 委ねる in the below sentence. Is there anyone who could clarify what it means in this case? この戦いは国の勝ち負けだけじゃなく一人一人がどちらを選ぶのか委ねている Additional ...
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Delimiting prenominal relative clauses

I encountered this sentence: 提供サービスごとの適切な値付けを行い、事業が継続的・発展的に拡大する戦略を立案する Is there any way of knowing if this is 提供サービスごとの適切な値付けを行い、事業が継続的・発展的に拡大する戦略を立案する or 提供サービスごとの適切な値付けを行い、事業が継続的・...
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What's the difference between 知り合い & 付き合い?

I have answered this 知り合い but in answer's sheet it was 付き合い and I don't get the difference.
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I want to say “which cat is tama” [closed]

My first try was dore no imasu ka but in my book they solved it with dore ga imasu ka Are both possible or does my attempt have a different meaning, or is it even grammatically correct?
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noun adjective grammar

学校の窓ガラスを割った生徒に反省文を書かせました。 in this phrase why did we use two を particles, does it mean two objects are here ?? can anyone explan the sentence structure..any similar examples also
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Is this sentence grammatically correct?

While studying ばかりだ I found in a grammar book the following example: 日本語の成績が下がるばかりだ。 It was also written that in this sentence ばかりだ cannot be substituted by 一方だ, but searching on the internet I ...

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