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What is the Japanese word for a 3D character artist/modeller?

If I were looking for a Japanese manga artist, I would use the Japanese characters for the word "mangaka." I need the Japanese word and characters for a word that means "3D character artist" or "3D ...
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Ask for a facility visit to another Japanese company

I'm in the process of asking another company if they would be so kind to let us visit their facility. Some kind of tour of the company. They already accepted us going there, but we would like to ask ...
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Trouble understanding 着ていったら

I am having trouble understanding 着ていったら in the following sentence: 明日の夕食会にはどんな服を着ていったら良いですか。 I understand how ~たら is normally used, its more combination with ていっ that seems to be throwing me off. ...
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Usage of ★●■▲◆▼ shapes in different combinations

I'm aware that "●▲■" is a famous drawing from a Zen Buddhist priest by the name of Gibon Sengai. This drawing can be interpreted in different ways but the most common is that the circle represents ...
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What does で mean when ordering food/drinks?

In a TV show, I heard the following exchange: Man: 生ビール Izakaya owner: 大?中? Man: 大で I thought で was used to talk about location, so I'm a bit confused. What does で mean in this case?
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と in the first sentence + た in the second sentence

I already learned how と functions. It is used when we’re talking about natural things .When something happens another thing always happens too. I sometimes see と sentence like this one 街灯じゃ暗いと ...
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What does 「ちんちんかいかい」 mean?

Context: Bottom right panel. はーいちんちんかいかい I think it's a made up word because I could not find it's meaning when I searched for it online. It seems like an onomatopoeia. The only thing that comes ...
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How is 「外野が無理に殻をこじ開けて」 related to 「自身の闇」 in this sentence?

Context: I am talking about the panel on the left in the middle section of the page. The main character (highscooler) and his sensei go to see the main character's sister who has shut herself in a ...
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What does the te-form + motion verb mean in 広がってきています?

I came across the word 広がってきています. The sentence is 日本では脱プラスチックの取り組みが広がってきています. I believe this is the verb 広がる, to spread, in its て-form plus the continuous form of 来る. Is that right? So, if this ...
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How to say a noun can be an adjective in japanese

My orgional thought for this came from trying to say: various kinds of woman can be beatiful. I got; いろいろな女 は きれいでいられます. As my best guess. I realize rareru or eru can be used for verbs but i dont ...
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Using a question phrase (~か, ~のか) as an adverb

I'm guessing this MUST have been asked here before, but I can't find anything on it. If there's a relevant link please let me know. An example of this is: 髪ときたら 、夕べはふさふさと豊かだったのに、けさはまだシャワーを浴びていないのか、...
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こんなものか、こんなところか at the end of sentences

I often heard this at the end of sentences or just standalone by themselves, with a questioning tone. One example:纏めると、とりあえずこんな所か… I have no problem understanding it in the larger context, but I have ...
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Verb Classification of あげる (to give)

I've been doing some housecleaning for the sake of correct grammatical conjugation, which includes classifying verbs. Jisho.org's top result doesn't have あげる as meaning 'to give' (granted it's ...
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How to address / refer to a specific kanji in speech

Original Question When talking about kanjis or trying to explain a certain kanji, how do Japanese people usually refer to that specific kanji in speech without having to write anything or point to ...
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Is て います always used for the present?

I'm so confused. Every book teaches that ます is used for the future, but also for the present. e.g. 肉を食べません 1. I don't eat meat 2. I'm not going to eat meat. But now I think that it has to be ...
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How do you use ってこと

I heard in a podcast ってことは、たったままでねるってこと I think it means something like "So that means you can sleep while standing?" but I'm not sure what the ってこと is doing here. The first one I get it's ...
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あるか確認 vs あるかを確認

I understand that both have almost the same meaning. But I was pointed out. Is this a preference issue, or is one prioritized? i.e 「リンゴマークがあるか確認します。」 「リンゴマークがあるかを確認します。」
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Potential verb form and を [duplicate]

I saw “私は日本語を話せます。” in an online lesson. Is it grammatically correct?
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What is the meaning of かつ here?

Hello I am wondering about かつ. I got this sentence below. For context I put the line before the one I am asking about. でも 金で解決できるならそうすべきだ。 何より その道のプロに任せた方が美しいし合理的かつ経済も回る。 Does かつ mean "and" here ...
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What does 気持がある mean?

I know sometimes 気持 can be used to express a good feeling or sensation, but what about other feelings ? By the way, the sentence i found was 彼女に成功して欲しいっていう気持ちもあるけど、正直、帰って欲しくない I think it's something ...
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Car warning sign [closed]

In this image shows a warning sign that i just dont understand
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What is the general way to say something like “in your room?” without a verb?

For example, 部屋にいました would be "was in your room", but is it possible to say just "in your room" without the verb? Something like 部屋に? Or 部屋で?
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Saying い adjectives without pronouncing the い

As the title above, why do japanese locals remove theいfrom the いadjective when speaking. For example, I have heard words like 早、やば、高 being used when speaking. Is this only used amongst friends (very ...
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What is the etymology of the term “特定厨”? [duplicate]

For those of you who have never heard of the term “特定厨”, please allow me to explain. According to Weblio, there are two definitions: person who identifies someone's private information (esp. ...
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Why are the verbs connected with てhere? 連れて帰って

I understand that you need to use て to connect two verbs but all the example I have seen are like 起きて、コーヒーを飲んだ . There's always a more "complete" sentence for the action that follows the first verb. ...
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Could anyone tell me about how to use か at the end of the news article I see it a lot and get confused about it all the time

I get confused about it all the time Please explain how to use and how to translate it Thank you for your explanation
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Why is の所 used after ドア in this sentence?

Here is my sentence, ドアの所にかさを立てておきます. I've seen this の所 usage where it didn't quite make sense in other readings as well. This specific reading is from the tango n4 book and they have the english ...
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Explanation of 「雪も降ってきて」

What does it mean to have も plus the て form and きて?A translation gives me “Now that it’s snowing...” so does するもしてきて mean “Now that it’s X...”? Or is there another meaning to it?
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つけ用 in Udon preparation recipe

I have the following text on some Sanuki Udon I brought home with me ;) This is the part for ざるうどん: 水洗いした麺をざるに盛り、あらかじめ用意したつけ用つゆに、生姜、ねぎ、ごまなどお好みの薬味を添えてお召し上がりください。 So, つゆ is the sauce or soup, ...
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Craving for food?

In this picture below (I snipped it from the digital copy I bought online, 兄の嫁と暮らしています) there is this phrase "もう口がアイスになっちゃった". An obvious reading is that she's really craving for ice cream. However, ...
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Best practice height/character count for text in tategaki format

On a web page, what is the maximum good practice height (in pixels) for text written in tategaki format? A height of about 500px looks good to me, which is about 40 characters. Are there heights ...
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i-Adjective before a Noun, here with a “な”

Source: Lecture notes: Japanese grammar, basic course, University of Duisburg, Germany, Ch. 13, page 5 https://www.japanisch-grund-und-intensivkurs.de/grammar/sem1/lesson13/...
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What is the use of で in this sentence?

I have the following sentence, ケータイが大きな音で鳴っています. This sentence is translated to meaning, "The cell phone is ringing loudly." I'm a bit confused as to why で used here? I thought で was the "event" ...
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How does 「あいつは意気地なんだと」 translate into “he's a coward”? [closed]

There's this sentence on Tatoeba: - According to her, he is a coward. For which the following translation was added: - 彼女に言わせれば、あいつは意気地なんだと。 The first part is clear to me (causative + conditional: ...
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How do you write “Lesson (number X)”?

For example, Lesson 19. Would it be: 1) 授業19 2) 十九番目の授業 Would I use 学課, instead of 授業? I'm a complete beginner, as well, I am literally starting from scratch, on my own. Regards.
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Old Japanese vowels in kana

The modern Japanese vowels /e,o/ each represent two Old Japanese vowels, arbitrarily written e ë o ö in romaji. I assume that Japanese philologists don't all use romaji, so is there a convention for ...
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Stroke order of 濃

What is the correct stroke order to write this kanji 濃 in Japanese? How many strokes will it have and in what correct order. Assume a japanese writing exam situation. Also does anyone have a picture ...
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How would you translate 女将さん

if they are just being called out to like 「女将さん!」 I read that it was translated Mr./Ms. followed by their profession and was wondering if Ma'am or the like would be acceptable and what variations ...
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The difference in からandに as location markers in the following

In the sentenced circled below "The 100 yen coin is found under the desk", It usesから to mark the location. so this made me wonder "oh! if it's used like this, then certainly に should work to as it'...
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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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Difference between 〜がち and 〜つい?

If both can express habits like things you tend to do, what is the difference between their uses? examples: イケメン*が通るとつい見ちゃう。 昔の話をしていると話がついつい長くなる。 Why was つい used here? Would 〜がち also make ...
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On-/Kun-yomi & Hiragana/Katakana

fellow Japanese lovers! I've been studying Japanese on my own for a few months, and have reached the point where I have a question that I can't find decisively asked or answered anywhere. I'm hoping ...
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からできる vs からできている

These were given as two example sentences on a site and I'm wondering if someone can explain the difference/which is right. スーパーは木曜日にミルクからできている製品のセールをするよ スーパーは木曜日にミルクからできる製品のセールをするよ
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Reason for に particle in sentence instead of の

I have come across sentence and I understand what its trying to say, but I don't understand why に is used with 特別. I was really expecting a の particle instead to modify related noun phrase 旅のサポート Why ...
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multiples noun, noun modifiers other noun?

I have a question multiple nouns ( noun + noun ), noun working as adjective? Recently, I've been researching noun modifiers, I wonder if multiple nouns can modify one as an adjective? for example: ...
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What does コテッと mean?

the sentence it's from コテッと首をかしげる
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Difference between ほど and かぎり

I read the following sentence in an exercise: 私たちの目標は競争に打ち勝つことでもなければお金を儲けることでもありません。可能な____すごい製品を作ることだ。 A. あまり、B. ほど、C. はず、D. かぎり The correct answer was D, but I picked B. I understand the ...
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ろくに and trouble understanding sentence meaning

I came across the following sentence in an exercise: 最近まで_____考えてもみなかったことの数々が、なだれるように頭に浮かんできた。 A. ろくに、B. ようするに、C. ぶりに、D. さらに The right answer was A. I'm having a hard time parsing this ...
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What does と mean in と思います, と言う, and と見る?

愛という光 means "The light which is called Love", but why is と used? Why does 見る mean "to see" but と見る means something like "it was judged to be"? What function is と serving?
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What's the difference between 堪える{こたえる} and 堪える{こらえる}?

to bear; to stand; to endure; to put up with What is the difference between 堪える(こたえる) and 堪える(こらえる)? There is also 堪える(たえる) but it got additional to support; to withstand; to resist; to brave ...

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