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What do the conjugations of いる mean?

I know that いる means "need" (as in "I need something"). And some of the conjugations make sense: いります - need (something) いりません - don't need (something) いりました - needed (something) ...
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Translation of ははのはさみですか and ちちのほんですか [closed]

I use a free web page for translation but it fails me on those ones.
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What does って事にするくてたんだ mean?

Context: a girl is telling an embarrasing story about how she once peed in class. While telling her story, she says the following: クラスのみんなやさしくて汗って事にするくてたんだ I know that クラスのみんなやさしくて means Everyone in ...
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Is this a standard use of 意識?

From Durarara!! episode 16, many people become like zombies after being stabbed by a powerful entity manifested as a sword, one of the "zombies" tells a main character that it was hard for ...
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What does に mean in 口止め料にこうして色々やらせてもらってる [duplicate]

I am uncertain about the function of に in this sentence: 口止め料にこうして色々やらせてもらってるし I think this に indicates a reason. So, 口止め料に mean "because I receive hush money"? (Source: she is beautiful ...
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Understanding いつもは隠してあるわよ

I have difficulty making sense of いつもは隠してあるわよ in the below panel. From a grammatical perspective, it is odd to me to mix an adverb いつもは with a verb that describes a resultative state 隠してある. I assume ...
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Saying "although it is unlikely but..."

There is one sentence from this page I am not certain about: 望み薄だと分かっていても正面から箱庭と交渉するかも知れない It seems to me that 望み薄だと分かっていても is a way to say "although I understand it is unlikely but..." Is ...
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Meaning of 賭け方出そろいました

From Kakegurui ch. 3: You can see that they are in the middle of the game 丁半博打. I am not familiar with this game or its rules. In this manga, this game seems to involve placing chips on some kind of ...
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がら instead of から, is this Tsugaru dialect or a lisp or an error in subtitle?

In The Makanai's second episode, within the first few minutes, Kenta says 今がら朝練なんだ. At first, I thought that this was a Netflix subtitle error, but then I listened again to the dialogue and he really ...
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わかい とき and 子ども の とき. Why there are の after こども and not after わかい?

"わかい" とき、あまり べんきょうしませんでした。 "こどもの" とき、よく かわ で およぎました。 I know before とき any noun will marked by の and an adjective will marked by nothing(な adj will marked な). if わかい is an ...
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The use of たり here is unclear to me, please explain to me! [duplicate]

A quote taken from 女王の教室ドラマ. It is said that 「いつまで経っても、何にも気づいたりしません。」 What is the use of たり here? I don’t understand… I couldn't wrap my mind about this. Thanks in advance
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Is ないの by itself used as imperative at the end of a sentence?

いやだ! けいちゃん 自分が指導者じゃないからって怒んないの! 弱いって思われちゃう! The character is scolding her friend けいちゃん because he didn't get picked as a leader, telling him to not get mad. Is it alright to 怒んないの as an imperative ...
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があっての? is it the same as あっての?

勝算があっての判断か A character is commenting on the other's plan and says this. Does があっての here have nuance as Nounあってのnoun?
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Meaning of 痺れを切らした in this context

Here is a scene from She is Beautiful chapter 42: Let me write a brief summary of what happened so far in the story. 清香 and くるみ ran away from the place 箱庭. Two agents 岬 and 葵 from 箱庭 was dispatched ...
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ように vs と in delineating quotation

I'm trying to write some practice sentences and I've come across a bit of a dilemma; I can't decide which clause conveys my meaning accurately. I am trying to say "I realized I liked playing ...
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Does Xと同じ and Xも同じ mean the same thing?

It seems to me that there is no difference in meaning between Xと同じ and Xも同じ. They both translate to "same as X" is that right? Are there any situations when Xも同じ is understood as "X is ...
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Does 輝璃身 and 花実 make sense? [closed]

I have spend about an hour researching japanese kanji and i think i've finally come up with an accurate name that means what i want it to mean, but i'm not sure. i only have very basic knowledge of ...
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Can you use ヲ in translations of foreign names?

For example, if your name was say, William, could you write it as ヲリアム? Or would it have to be ワリアム? (I guess it could also be ウィリアム)
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Plain + Masu Form Implication

In the Japanese version of Deltarune, the character Spamton speaks in the manner of your typical overzealous slimeball salesman, but also makes heavy use of corruptions that only work in text「DIEすき」 ...
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What's the difference between つくっている and つくる?

What's the difference between: ロボット を つくって いる かいしゃ に はいりました。 and ロボット を つくる かいしゃ に はいりました。
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1. だれ "が" つくった。 2. だれ "の" つくった。whats the difference? [duplicate]

Whats the diffarance bitween これ は だれ "が" つくった ケキ です か。 and これ は だれ "の" つくった ケキ です か。
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Is 気ばかり only used with 焦る?

I ran into this usage of 気ばかり from Dungeon Meshi Episode 14: 気ばかり焦って なかなか前に進めないな。 I had never seen 気ばかり before, so I checked one of my dictionaries for 焦る and came across these example sentences: ・...
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Help understanding a section of "Why" from Crisis Core

I'm translating the song "Why" from Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII. The section below is giving me a hard time for several reasons. 視線をそらす あなたの瞳に 一人で寂しい夜に抱きしめられる そんな温かさ知ってる? Is this a long ...
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Understanding なの after an adjective in a question

I'm trying to translate the song "Why" from Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII. Some bits of the sections given below are giving me a hard time. One being: 世界の全てを手にしたとしても それがあなたの幸せなの? The ...
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Understanding this particular usage of たり

For a bit of context, 清香 has been looking after a patient in a coma. Occasionally, she would converse with her even though she was in unconscious state. I am uncertain how this sentence is understood:...
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What does っつぅ mean?

example sentences (from wind breaker anime): 食べるものっつぅよりこうやってみんなでワイワイしながら食べることが好きなんだよ 俺がてっぺんだっつぅこととなんの関係もない simple sentences despite the fact I've never seen っつぅbefore. It feels similar to って but its ...
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Is the "ぐらい" always needed in "どのぐらいかかりますか?"

The examples that I see regarding asking how long something (e.g. a train ride) takes always translates to "どのぐらいかかりますか?". But from what I understand, "ぐらい" means "about (how ...
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What's the difference: 「ワンさんがはたらいているびょういんはこうべ[に・が]あります」

ワンさん が はたらいて いる びょういん は こうべ "が" あります。 ワンさん が はたらいて いる びょういん は こうべ "に" あります。 What is difference between those two sentences?
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IS there a term for "Leading from Below" in the context of japanese military history?

During the Interwar period and the 2nd World War (~1918-1945), there were many incidents where lower-ranking officers of the Japanese Army created situations that were meant to become either the Casus ...
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How to say I am hungry? おなかが空きます

how do you use the phrase 'おなかがすきます' to express you are hungry? I heard from different sources that 'おなかが空きます' is apparently better than 'おかかが空いています', is this true? Because grammatically the second ...
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ミラさん が すんで いた うち を かいました。Who bought the house? Me or Mira-san?

When I first tried to translate ミラさん が すんで いた うち を かいました。 it was Mira-san brought the house where Mira-san lived. But someone said it would be I bought the house where Mira-san lived. I can see ...
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Is there a different in context or meaning between "健康診断" and "身体検査" when referring to a medical checkup?

Are they synonyms or is there specific context for each use? Do they both mean different types of medical examinations?
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Can は function like など?

There is one sentence in the below page I am uncertain with: 成長カプセルはともかく記憶力プセルはほとんど完成までこぎつけたものが入っているし Based on my understanding もの refers to 力プセル. In that case, I think は means など because 記憶力プセル is ...
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The (apparently) same sequence of symbols in an Aikido diploma results in weirdly different translations in Google Translator. Can someone explain?

According to the posting guidelines, this is a bit off-topic: I'm not learning Japanese. But I have two Aikido degree certificates where the part that seems to describe the degree results in different ...
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Sunburst, icicle & flame chart in japanese

How do we call in a website, chart type like sunburst, icicle and flame chart in japanese ? do you have some website with the reference of the chart name also in japanese? I've found : sunburst: ...
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そんな VS その - category VS specific

そんな is often translated in bilingual dictionaries (such as jisho) with expressions along the lines of "such, that sort of, that kind of". This suggests to me that そんな literally refers to ...
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What is もの in 持ってるって今まで知らなかったものなら?

I have doubts with もの in this sentence 持ってるって今まで知らなかったものなら. There are two possible interpretations for this もの: Object for 持ってる Part of ものなら construction I think two is likely because the hidden ...
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Use of 何 in constructs like 何者にもなれない

This recent answer reminded me of a quote from the anime Mawaru Penguindrum: きっと何者にもなれないお前たち。 You who are surely unable to become somebody (literal TL) Is there any significant difference between ...
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What exactly is a 山崩し in this context?

Perhaps because I'm not really knowledge of shogi but I'm confused about this sequence here. They are the shogi club and the character on the right wants to play while the one on the left is doing ...
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Does 誰と mean 誰とも?

There is one sentence I am confused with in the below panel: だから気に入らない、誰とつるむでもなく孤高を気取って表面上明るく接して上手くやれてると思ってるアイツが I am bit confused about the use of 誰と. I think it is supposed to be 誰とも. Is it a typo?...
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Usage of わりと by itself?

A: そんなに見えない? B: わりと... The character B took off his glasses and A asks him "You can't see that much?" after B says he can't see past his feet. B answers "わりと..." how is "...
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What does てほしい here mean?

でも騙されてはいけない。やつはわたしの三倍ぐらい素行不良だ。そういうところは出 席日数で判断し (てほしい) 。 What does てほしい here mean? It was translated as "If you wanted" in a fan translation but I don't understand why.
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ということとか VS こととか

In the following extract, is there a reason why っていうこととか is used for the first circumstance, while simply こととか is used for the second circumstance? [...] そういう色々制限は、コロナの人は増えたけど、前よりも制限が少なくなってますね。ま、これも、...
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Can “〜といい” also indicate permission similar to “〜ていい”

Both monolingual and English resources on “〜といい” indicate it means “should” or “hope that” similar to “〜たほうがいい” but I often see sentences like say “何でも好きなものを注文するといい” where it seems to not so much ...
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What does masu + そな mean?

In the song "World's End Dancehall" by wowaka, there is a line that goes: パッとフラッと消えちゃいそな I can, from what I know, translate this as (We) suddenly, by chance, completely disappear, but this ...
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Understanding 好きで続けているんなら必要なことは全部君の気持ちに必ず追いつく

In the below panel, a man is reassuring a cashier who had a bad day at her work. He told her 好きで続けているんなら必要なことは全部君の気持ちに必ず追いつく I have difficulty making sense of his wisdom. Does 好きで続けているんなら mean the ...
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what's the difference between 居る and 要る

In a sentence like "彼氏がいる" in spoken dialogue, I can't differentiate between "I need a boyfriend" and "I have a boyfriend". I'm thinking that 要る can't be used for people, ...
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How to translate the word 文武館 correctly?

I'm having an argument with my friends on the translation of the word " 文武館". From my understanding, the meaning of this word is to describe a multipurpose building where literary and ...
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「今日伺うお店」translated as "go-to restuarant"

I was recently watching a video by Akane San and as she was approaching a dumpling restaurant she described it as follows: "こちらが今日伺うお店です". It seems the direct translation is something along ...
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Question about part of JLPT N4

I am thinking about participating in either JLPT N5 or N4 and I am doing a test right now to see if I can do it, but really don´t understand this question here: もんだい2: * に入るものはどれですか? 1,2,3,4から 一番いい ...
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