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Meaning of ~だのと in this sentence

Here 情 is a word with a deep meaning similar to "sympathy", "compassion" or "humanity". Apparently, it's used as an example of words that sound nice but don't help solve ...
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Popular: モテ vs 人気

モテる is a purely Japanese word. See: Why are katakana preferred over hiragana or kanji sometimes? Why is the word オタク written in katakana? And for the etymology, read these: What is the etymology of ...
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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 ?'?

お嬢ちゃんも先生似だしいけるんじゃねーか? For some reason your translation directly connects じゃねーか to 先生似 and ignores everything in between. し here is a particle indicating the preceding clause is a reason, and いける is ...
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What does 悲しいほど青い空 mean?

It basically means the writer (or the character in focus) is being overwhelmed or upset at something, "the blue sky" in this case. I think there often is a certain sense of conflicted ...
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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)

For the set theory operation, there are a few terms as given in this Wikipedia article, including: 共通部分{きょうつうぶぶん} 共通集合{きょうつうしゅうごう} 交差{こうさ} 交わり{まじわり} 積集合{せきしゅうごう} 積{せき} Although the article points ...
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Trying to translate a shirt, I've gotten most of it but I can't figure out this one piece?

It's 東{とう} 京{きょう} 通{とお}り 家{いえ}に帰{かえ}る Literally that means Tokyo Drive, Return Home Of course this is not a complete sentence but two fragments. But the meaning here is not hard to deduce. Go home ...
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Is it necessary to include の in the following?

There must not be の. In general, の is a noun-linking particle, and there must never be の between a relative clause (verb) and a modified noun. I don't speak Chinese, but I know this is a very common ...
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Does the Japanese word "akasuki" means "bright improvement" in English?

Akasuki is not a Japanese word. It might be analyzed as a sentence, Aka, suki ("Red, (I) like"), but of course it's not suitable as a name. There is a word akatsuki (あかつき in hiragana, 暁 in ...
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Meaning of the word 水戸黄門. Is there a hidden nuance?

I checked the actual video (うさぎドロップ 第6話 わたしの木). The girl said "あっ、水戸黄門" simply because the guy just said 黙らっしゃい like 水戸黄門. For now, you have to know nothing about him other than that he is ...
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What does 前かmean?

What does 前+か mean here? In this case, "か" means "or". Examples 黒 か 白 = black or white はい か いいえ = yes or no 家を出る前 か ホームルーム前 = before leaving house or before ホームルーム starts ...
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What does ふらふら mean? And can お花 mean 花嫁?

ふらふら is a mimetic word that describes instability. Although ふらふらした暮らし is not a common phrase, this sentence should mean Kiki's life is not that stable/settled enough to proudly teach how a "life ...
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What does いろりのそば mean?

An いろり (囲炉裏 in kanji) is a hearth placed in traditional Japanese houses. It was common more than 100 years ago, but today most Japanese people would see one only in museums and samurai dramas. Thus ...
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How to ask about someone's opinion regarding the future?

Both are great. (I tried to say something more useful, but there is not much else to say, really.)
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What does 白と茶色を基調とする mean in this sentence?

Three words/phrases are modifying 外壁: 〖白と茶色〗を〖基調〗とした which uses 〖white and brown〗 as 〖base colors〗 真新しい new 洋風の western-style Note that 白 and 茶色 are joined with と ("and"). Here 白と茶色 is a ...
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