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Understanding ハッタリ in context

In the song, this person seems to be in despair, so ハッタリ in this context refers to an attempt to make himself look confident or big. It's roughly the same as 強がり here. (As for the etymology, it has ...
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余 with a double meaning? What is the joke here?

This 余 is archaic "I/me", and it's just her first-person pronoun. There's no pun or wordplay involved. (While 余 can mean "remainder" in highly stiff and old legal documents, this ...
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Weird expression: 〇・一秒

If you saw it in a vertical text, 〇 is the (or at least a) correct way to write zero, as explained in here. 縦書きの場合、番地などの住所は漢数字で記載し、数字の「0」は「〇」を使います Even if the text is horizontal, it is possible 〇・一 ...
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difference between 開発元 and 開発者

These two are straightforward: 開発者: "developer" as a person / occupation name 開発会社: "developer" as a development company On the other hand, 開発元 can be either a person or a ...
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difference between 開発元 and 開発者

Does one stand for a company and the other one for a person? Basically yes. 開発者 strongly connotes a real person, and refers to a specific developer. On the other hand, 開発元 refers to an organization ...
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Meaning of 「口をきゅっと結ぶ」

口を結ぶ (or 口を閉ざす) is a set phrase that means to stop oneself from saying something. One possible English translation, according to ChatGPT, is "to seal one's mouth". ギュッと is a mimetic/...
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Combining words to make a name/nickname

As long as you use it to refer to yourself, "baka" itself is not such a strong word that you need to worry about offending someone. However, there is an issue which you might not have ...
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Can somebody explain to me what "Gekihan'ongakushu" means?

It is 劇伴音楽集. To my knowledge, it's not a common word.1 劇 (theatrical) play 伴 to accompany 音楽 music 集 collection So the whole phrase means collection of music accompanying play(anime chapters or ...
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What is the meaning of にならない in this sentence?

それは「大阪のおばちゃんは除く」にならない? Doesn't it (=your statement) come with "Excluding Osakan obachan"? Don't you say "Except for Osakan obachan" too? それ refers to her previous statement. Here ...
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Translating わざとらしい and 頭に入らない

わざとらしい means something is "evidently intentional" (and thus unnatural). For example, わざとらしい咳 is a type of "Ahem!" used to signal "I'm here" without using words. わざとらしい嘘 ...
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Translating わざとらしい and 頭に入らない

活字がすんなり頭に入らない 頭に入{はい}る is a figurative way of saying "understand" or "interpret". 活字{かつじ} is a type of font used for printed media like newspaper or books, and is often used to ...
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How do I say "meaning in between quotation marks" in a literal manner?

Just ignoring most of your contexts, So how would you literally describe this visualization below? "[object A] [object B] [object A]" It would be かっこの間の意味 or 引用符の間の意味 (At least for me, 引用符 ...
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is the use of 突っ込まないで considered rude?

I suppose this question arose from interpreting 突っ込む as a verb with a negative or offensive connotation. However, 突っ込む does not carry a negative meaning like "be noisy" or "make a fuss&...
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is the use of 突っ込まないで considered rude?

Your question is is the use of 突っ込まないで considered rude? so the answer is, no it's not rude. I wonder is the meaning more like "please don't be noisy and leave it", or "haha, it's ...
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is the use of 突っ込まないで considered rude?

For 突っ込む in 突っ込まないで, see for example Trying to understand ツッコミ and 突っ込まない and similiar What does つっこむ べき mean? It is basically 'making corrections to ぼけ (something ridiculous)' in a comedy talk. So, ...
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What's the difference between やぬて and やぬる?

やめる is the dictionary form / base form of the verb ''to stop / to quit doing something'' やめて is the て form of やめる and when it stands alone it is used as a command: in this case meaning stop it.
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Secondary meaning of 飴細工?

飴細工 (see, e.g. wikipedia) is definitely sugar sculpture / candy craft, 飴 being candy and 細工 being intricate craft / craftsmanship. There is no second meaning or other usage for the word. It's just a ...
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