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Difference between 織物, 生地 and 布

布 refers to cloth or fabric in general, without specifying its construction, use, or quality. It's a broad term that can refer to rags, wiping cloths, or the material used for expensive dresses. 生地 ...
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What does せいっ/セイッ mean?

セイ is just another かけ声 meaning nothing in particular. It's one of the variations of "Arrrgh!", "Ha!" or "Hi-yah!", and it has nothing to do with "Say", 性, 勢, ...
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Understanding the verb 諫める: broader than English "to admonish"?

1.) It seems that いさめる is mostly used in the context of warning a superior to not redo a mistake I don't think so. I've just noticed dictionaries say 諫める is mainly used towards one's superior. ...
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Parsing of 置いてあったってしょうがない

しょうがない is a reduced form of しようがない, where しよう is synonymous to し[方]{かた}, “way of doing.” The underpinning imagery is that the situation at hand is such that there is nothing you can’t do about it, or ...
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Meaning of うっかりを発動させる

うっかり itself is something like "absentmindedness", "carelessness" or "oversight", and it is jokingly treated as 無乳's "(bad) skill" or "(negative) trait"...
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