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Why is "J-Pop" written in Japanese sometimes "Jポップ"?

when a Latin letter is being used for its name, like a J pronounced ジェー instead of it just making the sound it makes in jump, usually it'll be written using the Latin letter in Japanese. you will ...
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本来なら in this sentence

本来 refers to a natural, inherent or original state of something, as opposed to its special or modified state. For example: この場所は本来は森の中でしたが、ダムのせいで湖になりました。 This place was originally a forest, but it ...
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Understanding [number]+つ手前

ひとつ手前 is not specifically for train stations. Just as ひとつ手前の駅 refers to a station, ひとつ手前のバス停 refers to a bus stop, ひとつ手前の角 refers to a corner/intersection (see 角), ひとつ手前の扉 refers to a door, and so on. ...
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Why is "J-Pop" written in Japanese sometimes "Jポップ"?

The use of "J" in katakana terms is common when it signifies "Japan". Consider Jリーグ (J-League). In its written form, Jリーグ is much more common than ジェイリーグ and ジェーリーグ. In fact, "...
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Meaning of はっきりせんかい

~ん is an alternative negative form to ~ない, derived from the old ~ぬ form. する became せぬ with that negative, so せん roughly equals しない. In fiction it's often associated with older, strong-willed speakers. ...
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浸る as 「ひたる」or 「つかる」

ひたる is almost always chosen when the target marked with に is a non-liquid or abstract environment like 思い出, 喜び, 感傷, or 闇. When the target is a physical liquid, you can use both つかる and ひたる, and they ...
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Where do i put "簡単" on my sentence?

Please note that 話すできる is ungrammatical. Use either 話せる (polite: 話せます) or 話すことができる instead. 簡単 is a "な-adjective", so you must append に to use it as an adverb. In your sentence, it can come ...
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Meaning of 牽制 in this news

牽制する means letting someone know that they're being watched in the hope that their next actions will be discouraged or deterred. In this context, China said "A certain country is selling weapons ...
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meaning of 決める in もうダッシュ決めてたんだろ

決める used in this way not only means "to succeed/finish/do" but also adds a certain sense of coolness or stylishness. The seventh definition in your link (かっこうよく着こなす) is loosely related. ...
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What does 腕鳴らしに殺されてくれ mean

I believe this is simply a misuse of 肩慣らし ("warming up"). There is a well-known set phrase 腕が鳴る, which is something said before a battle and does look somewhat similar to 腕鳴らし. However, 腕が鳴る ...
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How to write "Production/Packaging/Bottling Line" in Japanese?

Here ya go: https://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E3%83%A9%E3%82%A4%E3%83%B3%E7%94%9F%E7%94%A3%E6%96%B9%E5%BC%8F Apparently I must add more characters to submit.
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