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How do I read 100°C in Japanese?
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It is in a slightly different order in Japanese. First comes Celsius, then the amount, and degrees at the end. This would be one hundred degrees Celsius written out: 摂氏{せっし}100度{ど} Fahrenheit for ...

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What does 「そのせい」 mean?
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~せい marks the reason for something, basically means "Because of ..." その means "that" Combining these the whole sentence means: Ending up on the rooftop was because of that too.

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Particle と in "Feliksas と申します。"
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Yes you are right, the と is used as a quote. Feliksas - I am called that. Once you know the root of the word 申します the reason becomes clear. 申します is the keigo (polite) form of 言います. と言います can be used ...

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What does "Ouen shite iru yo!" mean exactly?
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応援する is an expression that can have a lot of different meanings. The most basic meaning is simply stating that you hope something goes well. This also means that you can use 応援する even when talking to ...

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How to say, "I've been living in America for 9 months" (and still am)?
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住む is indeed the correct verb, but you have to structure your sentence differently to make it clear that you are still living there. 前から is basically what you are looking for. 9か月前からアメリカに住んでいます。

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Meaning of 再現 in this sentence
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Having read your comment, you wrote her that they served you dishes that were made on a cooking show. She is assuming that you did not mean that the food that you ate was prepared live on a cooking ...

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嫌い in "私のことを好きか嫌いか", etc
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Being passive-aggressive in complicated situations is part of their culture. If you ask someone if they loved you, they could simply answer no. If you, however, ask them if they hated you, you will ...

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How do Japanese speakers transition from polite to plain form amongst friends?
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Whenever it feels right. This is probably not the answer you were looking for, so here are my observations: If it's anything work related, or official, you stick to the polite language, no matter how ...

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How to handle というと in this sentence?
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As Leebo mentioned in the comment section, it's the conditional use of the particle と. Simply put, the pattern is "If A, then B", or A⟹B if you are more familiar with logical expressions. Here's a ...

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Origin of Natsume Soseki's Translation of "I love you"
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It is 月が綺麗ですね. Apparently Souseki used it to teach the phrase "I love you", because as you might know saying I love you is considered too bold for many Japanese even nowadays. Just imagine how hard ...

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What does the phrase 「やった人」 really mean?
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It's the short form of やったことがある人 "People who have done this" in English. Most commonly used on sites like Twitter, as in "retweet this if you have done it"

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Tokyo Ghoul "Unravel" Translation
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The opening song describes the basic plot and the setting of the anime Tokyo Ghoul. This answer might contain minor Tokyo Ghouls spoilers so keep that in mind. Kaneki Ken, the main character, is ...

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How would you say "doing something in preparation for something else"?
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It's not just a particle that is missing. のために means for (the purpose of) きょうかしょを よんで、テストのためにべんきょうします のために is linked together with the noun that stay in front of it, in your case テスト. Some other ...

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Passive form of 逃げる: 逃げられた vs. 逃げられる
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Both are correct. The potential form of 逃げる as you said is 逃げられる. The sentence you found, however, is the past conjugation of the potential form. 山田さんは奥さんに逃げられた Mr. Yamada's wife ran away ...

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