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僕のこと, 私のこと pitch accent

I think the sources I have seen all list 事{こと} as 尾高型: ことを{LHL}. It seems to me 私のことが is pronounced わたしのこと{LHHHHL} and 俺のこと: おれのこと{LHHHL}. So my first question: are they always said like this or are ...
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Meaning of ~だのと in this sentence

I encountered this sentence in a manga and can't quite parse it: 情だの何だのと乳繰り合ってるようなヤツらは踏み台にすればいい Context: a woman is jealous about her love interest getting close with another person (and meeting ...
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Meaning of ただでさえ

Context: the girls need to hide in a shop run by a man who always makes them buy something if they go in in normal times. もし、あの店に逃げ込んだら、ただでさえとぼしいまる子の財布への打撃はさけられない。 If they took refuge in that shop ...
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difference between な+はず and の+はず for nouns?

I have been seeing both のはず and なはず used here and there, apparently なはず is usually used for な adj and の for nouns, but I came across this sentence recently where they are both nouns, but 1 uses な and ...
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Could anyone help, Im practing listening [closed]

https://youtu.be/3Xdo0MVZcSo Could any provide subtitle in Japanese for me? Thank youuuu
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When should I use どうやら?

So I learn recently the word どうやら and the fact that it comes with らしい・みたい. Until now I have been using only らしい・みたい, so my question is why people are adding どうやら at the start? is it neccery?
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What is the difference between 文本 and 本文 in Japanese?

It seems both of them are referring to "text". Can somebody give further explanations of the two similar words?
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Need help with 1 sentence [MC and his secretary. She said this while Mc's complaining about being the next leader of his prestigious family]

Context: MC is about to become the new head of his family ,which has been governing 1 big land for many generations .He complains to his secretary that's it's hard and feels like he isn't ready for ...
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How should we tell an imaginary story or situation in Japanese?

In English, when we tell an imaginary story or situation, we use subjective mood, or use simply present or past tenses accordingly. I wonder how we should tell an imaginary story or situation in ...
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Can we replace the ものか with ことか? And why?

その中間、デスクの前に『休め』の姿勢で立つシンは眉一つ動かさない。独断専行の数々と軍規違反。必要だったからしたこととはいえ、詰問も懲罰もむしろ当然のことだ。  違反の内容からして拘束くらいはされるだろうと思っていたが、今のところ尋問程度で済んでいるのは、扱いを測りかねているものか。 86 ─ エイティシックス ─ Ep.2 ─ ラン・スルー・ザ・バトルフロント ─〈上〉 安里アサト Is the ...
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Pitch accent of "たくさんの人"

I am trying to parse the pitch accent of the bolded phrase in the following sentence: 毎日、たくさんの人が秋夫の船にのります The word たくさん has pitch taKUSAn, while the word 人 has pitch "hiTO" (with the "...
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What does 何一つ mean in positive phrases?

In negative sentences it means "nothing", but what does it mean in positive ones? I found it in this sentence from a song(立ち入り禁止 by まふまふ) and I was wondering what it meant here. ...
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Pronouncing while loops in programming

I am wondering how Japanese developers read aloud a piece of computer code to other developers. Take the following C/C++ code for example int i = 0; while (i < 10) { foo(i); i++; } What is ...
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「認識できません」の意味の広さ

例えば、パソコンのグラフィックボードを挿しているけど、壊れていて、「認識できません」というエラーが出てもおかしくないと思います。 この「認識できません」は一義的にcannot recognizeという意味になりますか。それとも、最初から挿していなかった場合、"cannot detect"という意味としても「認識できません」という表現を使いますか。 このような文脈で、...
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Foreign name writing in Katakana

I was trying to figure out how the name "Saoirse" (pronounced as /Sur-sha/) would be written in Katakana characters. I was just a bit confused, although I know that Katakana bases on the ...
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What can の必要から possibly mean?

From 付(き)合い(つきあい) つき‐あい〔‐あひ〕【付(き)合い】 の解説 1 人と交際すること。「彼とは長い―だ」 2 義理や社交上の必要から人と交わること。「―が悪い人」「―酒」 →交際[用法] Wouldn't で be better here? I think sounds better imo. (Please correct me if I'm wrong) And if the ...
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Can you help me understand these parts in these two sentences?

唯一の友達だった人も、「きしょい」といってくるようになりました。 After putting it in a translator I understand what the sentence means and the first part makes sense to me. It's the part I put in bold that I don't know how to break ...
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Popular: モテ vs 人気

In the anime adaptation of the manga The Quintessential Quintuplets, as well as the corresponding manga, I notice these 3 times (besides this) the word 'popular' (in the subtitles) was used: Scene 1: ...
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Is there any word 'popular' in 'お嬢ちゃんも先生似だしいけるんじゃねーか ?'?

In some subtitles of S02E06 of the anime adaptation of the manga The Quintessential Quintuplets, there's this line by a character named Shimoda, who was the student of now deceased character named ...
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What does 香代は香代で (Kayo wa Kayo de) mean in this context ?[A husband is speaking about his wife's career, explains why she left him and their child] ] [duplicate]

when reading i met this sentence but not sure about this part ,much thanks if anyone can explain to me its meaning 「香代は香代で、考古学研究の第一人者ですから。そんな人間を、私と穂花で独り占めするのはもったいない」 My guess : "Because Kayo (his ...
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The usage of の at the end of a sentence

A: 子どもたちが寝た後に、部屋の片づけをしていたら、毎日寝るのが夜中の一時を過ぎてしまうのよ、疲れるわ。 B: ダメダメ、掃除は子どもたちのいる前でやらないと。でなきゃどうしておもちゃが箱に戻るのか、子どもがわからないでしょ!(source) Why do we need the の in A's line (一時を過ぎてしまうの)? It seems to me that it's for ...
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What does じゃあ at the end of a sentence mean?

そろそろ学校に行く時間じゃあ? Is it like ですか? Or like じゃん/じゃない? I've thought it could be that じゃ that is the same as だ used by characters who are old, but this one is young.
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What is the meaning of か in phrases such as ~ばかりか and ~のみか?

I'm studying N2 grammar and I was surprised by the meaning of ばかりか and のみか when I first came across them. E.g: あの人は、学校の成績がいいばかりかスポーツもできる。 I can see these か forms are the same as ばかりでなく and のみならず (...
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Is there any significant difference between 駆け回る and 駆け巡る?

I already knew the word 駆け回る, which means "to run about", "to bustle about". Well, I recently came across the term 駆け巡る that seems to mean the same. Are both words safely ...
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Understanding に in 砲撃に

稼働を止めたブレードを力任せに敵機に叩きつけ、半ばで折れ飛ぶのも気にせず次の敵機に向かう。至近距離で炸裂した近接信管の砲撃に砲弾片がコクピットに飛びこみ、サブスクリーンの一枚を叩き割るのに視線も揺らさぬ。ただ目の前の敵機だけに意識の全てを向けている、鋭利に凍りついた紅い瞳。 86 ─ エイティシックス ─ Ep.2 ─ ラン・スルー・ザ・バトルフロント ─〈上〉 安里アサト Does the ...
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Kimi ni negai wo? [closed]

I listened Miyavi's song and wondered why it's named like that. Please enlighten me, Thank you 🙏
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Meaning of 残す, 結びつく and ては

First, a bit of context: there is a knight who grew up with the princess, and they were very close; in the end they killed each other (which is said in the prelude, and then the story kinda goes back)....
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What does 「そう」mean in this sentence? 「ねっ 私の手を引き剥がそうと しないでほしいです」

This line comes from episode two of Konosuba ねっ 私の手を引き剥がそうとしないでほしいです From my understanding of 「そう」, its a verb form for something might happen. For example, 「あの木、倒れそうだよ」would mean "That tree is ...
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What does "なんてもんに" mean in this sentece?

普段から俺は、病気なんてもんに縁がなかった。 I know some of the meanings of なんて and here I think it's just a word to emphasize 病気 in the sentence, but I don't understand that もんに. I think it has something to do with もの, ...
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Who invented the te-form concept?

Today, this question came to my mind when I started cerebrating about what it actually is. My conclusion is that: Te-form is simply another name for the concept of 連用形+て(助詞) that native Japanese ...
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what is the translation for the word "intersection"? when used as an *operation* between volumes or lines. (not a road intersection) [closed]

intersection when used as an operation or volumetric operation between volumes or lines. (not as a road intersection).
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Grammar question about song lyrics

I'm learning a song from the pillows One Life, The first couple lines go: 青い芥子の花びらが 風もなく揺れてたら Aoi keshi no hanabira ga Kaze mo naku yurete tara If the blue poppy's petals sway without the wind... ...
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Understanding ということでもあって

同時に部隊全員の援護を担当するその役割は、部隊全員の状況に目を配っているということでもあって、面倒見のいいライデンにはうってつけの役目だ。ライデン自身は絶対に認めないが。 86─エイティシックス─Ep.2 ─ラン・スルー・ザ・バトルフロント─〈上〉 安里アサト ライデン is a person’s name. Is the bold part roughly the same as ...
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Understanding 変わってくる

作戦域に生き残りがいるか否かで、取れる戦術は変わってくる。力及ばず敗走したならせめて、その程度の情報だけでも援護に来た仲間に渡さなければ。 「もういない、我々が最後だ! 他の隊は、……みな、屑鉄どもにやられた」 『そうですか』  案じるでも悼むでもない、ごく平淡な、突き放した響きの声だった。  噂に聞く〝死神〟のパーソナルマークは、首の無い骸骨。   では──こいつがあの、エイティシックスの。 『...
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Why do some kanji have the 𠆢 radical on top when apparently they shouldn't?

I have been studying vocabulary from tea descriptions and I found two kanji that have the radical 𠆢 「ひとやね」on top but they can't be found in any dictionary, there are kanji without the radical that I ...
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What is the difference between 感触 and 触感

From my limited research both mean "tactile sensation". 触感 strictly means "tactile sensation" while 感触 can have a broader meaning closer to 感覚 and 印象. Also according to Anime, ...
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What does 悲しいほど青い空 mean?

I'm kind of beginner so maybe I'm wrong, but I understand it as "The LATAM sky sadly blue" but I don't really get the meaning behind the words. Since Japanese language is a lot about context,...
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Meaning of おつけして in 「4900円のところ、今日はなんともうーつおつけして、4900円」

さあ、次の商品は、今アメリカで話題のパワーキャッチャーのご紹介です。運動不足で、お悩みのみなさまにお送りす驚きのパワーキャッチャ。使い方はとても簡単。体の気になるところにパワーキャッチャーをのせるだけで、ほら!このとおり。のせにくいところには、専用ベルトをこのようにつけて巻けば、どこにでも使えます。形は丸くて、体にぴったり。四角ぃ窓には、残り時間や運動量を表示します。...
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Why can't に対して be used in this sentence?

I'm currently using the 新完全マスター N2 Grammar book. One of the questions required completing the following sentence: 今回の選挙では、環境税 () 候補者たちの意見が対立している。 Two of the options were に対して and をめぐって, and をめぐって ...
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Using 単一 in Place of ある

So I'm working through a text book and wondering why I can't make the sentence "山田さんは、私の単一の友達." According to my colleague, you can, however, say "山田さんは私のある友達だ." Is it really ...
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Does と mean "with" or "for", here?

あたしと学校とりかえっこしてみない? I already know it means "Why don't you try swapping school with me?", "Why don't you, and I, try swapping school?", but I wonder if it can also mean "Why ...
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Do Japanese communicate differently than other people? [closed]

So, today I read some information about the Japanese language but I don't know the real source of it, it says that Japanese instead of saying "do you want to drink this lemon juice?" they ...
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ひらがなで書くかわりに、カタカナで書く中国とかんごく

Why are the Japanese names for the countries "China" and "Korea" written in Hiragana instead of the usual katakana?
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Why isn't と necessary in the following list of items?

This is a Google Translation: English: We can talk in Chinese, English, or Spanish Japanese: 中国語、英語、スペイン語で話せます。 I eat wondering: Why isn't it necessary to add と after each list item?
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の甲斐もなく and を甲斐もなく [closed]

I know 甲斐もなく following a noun + の means "despite, even though"; I found several sources about this meaning, but in a book I found this sentence: 治療を甲斐もなく息を引き取る I didn't found を甲斐もなく on ...
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What does 「たけた」mean in this sentence? 「他人に依存することばかりに たけた寄生虫」

These lines came from season 1 episode 1 of Kaguya-sama: Love is war at the 22:42 mark (かぐや) 人の姿をした家畜 プライドがなく 他人に依存することばかりに たけた寄生虫胸ばかりに栄養が行っている脳カラなんて おぞましい生き物 From my understanding of the context, ...
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In regard to the structure of 余裕のある自分が嫌になります

Here is a sentence taken from a song written by 宇多田ヒカル 余裕のある自分が嫌になります It looks like I can conjure up 2 ways of dissecting the first part of it. 余裕の/ある -- 余裕/の/ある自分 -- this way ある seems to be ...
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I can't type some specific words using Google IME [closed]

So I am into hentai and ecchi stuff Sometimes when I try to type out words like 騎乗位、手コキ、淫乱、淫ら etc. I need to change to Microsoft IME to be able to type these words. I tried search in Japanese on ...
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Difference between イライラする and イライラしている

I already know that the ている expresses a state after an action ended, rather than a continuous aspect in some verbs, but in some contexts I wonder why the natives would opt for する instead of している. “...
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Understanding ていたこともあり

マスコットの職分は極論すれば『部隊にいること』だけだが、フレデリカはシン達が特士校に在籍している時から一足先に試験部隊に配属されていたこともあり、研究開発班や部隊指揮官との連絡調整役を積極的にかってでている。 86─エイティシックス─Ep.2 ─ラン・スルー・ザ・バトルフロント─〈上〉 安里アサト A girl called フレデリカ is acting as a mascot in the ...
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