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tobrio

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hi,
does anyone know what ぐわっと means, and in what context it can be used in?
thanks ^ ^;
 

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In what context did you see it?

It sounds like a sound-effect type adverb ( ~っと endings are common for those). Often these just have to be figured out from context - new ones seem to pop up all the time.
 

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In what context did you see it?

It sounds like a sound-effect type adverb ( ~っと endings are common for those). Often these just have to be figured out from context - new ones seem to pop up all the time.

It was from a question I received on a drawing I uploaded.
の爪のぐわっとした感じってどうやってだすんですか?
I've been trying to figure out what it means. So it's a sort of sound effect?
 

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It was from a question I received on a drawing I uploaded.
の爪のぐわっとした感じってどうやってだすんですか?
I've been trying to figure out what it means. So it's a sort of sound effect?

Onomatopoeia or some such thing.

They're asking how you achieved a certain effect/appearance on the character's nail/claw/talon.
 

tobrio

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Onomatopoeia or some such thing.

They're asking how you achieved a certain effect/appearance on the character's nail/claw/talon.
Thank you so much! This is very helpful.
They also said this: SAI初心者で分からないことだらけなんです・・・,
So, would じゃ、それはフォトショップです be a grammatically correct response? Or would I need to be more specific? Thanks!
 

Mike Cash

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Thank you so much! This is very helpful.
They also said this: SAI初心者で分からないことだらけなんです・・・,
So, would じゃ、それはフォトショップです be a grammatically correct response? Or would I need to be more specific? Thanks!

Since he told you he's a beginner and there are tons of things he doesn't understand, merely saying "photoshop" wouldn't be terribly helpful.
 

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Thank you so much! This is very helpful.
They also said this: SAI初心者で分からないことだらけなんです・・・,
So, would じゃ、それはフォトショップです be a grammatically correct response? Or would I need to be more specific? Thanks!
They are talking about SAI, so フォトショップ使ってるんです is the best.
 

tobrio

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They are talking about SAI, so フォトショップ使ってるんです is the best.
Thank you so much, Toritoribe and Mike Cash! I had already sent a response by saying it was Photoshop's blur tool (じゃ、それはPhotoshopのぼかしツールです), would that sentence be grammatically correct? I had not considered saying "フォトショップ使ってるんです", unfortunately. Sorry for all the trouble ^ ^;
 

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Although it sounds awkward (obviously said by a non-native Japanese speaker), you conveyed what you wanted to say. I would say "Photoshopのぼかしツールでやったんです".
 

tobrio

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Although it sounds awkward (obviously said by a non-native Japanese speaker), you conveyed what you wanted to say. I would say "Photoshopのぼかしツールでやったんです".
Oh, thank you so much! That's such a big help. May I ask what やったん means, and how you'd use it?
 

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That's やった(the past of やる) + so-called explanatry "の/ん".
Noun-related particles - Tae Kim's Japanese grammar guide

This ん adds an explanatry tone to the sentence, therefore the sentence performs as an answer to the question. This is also the same as ん in 使ってるんです, meaning something like "I'm actually using Photoshop, not SAI."
 

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That's やった(the past of やる) + so-called explanatry "の/ん".
Noun-related particles - Tae Kim's Japanese grammar guide

This ん adds an explanatry tone to the sentence, therefore the sentence performs as an answer to the question. This is also the same as ん in 使ってるんです, meaning something like "I'm actually using Photoshop, not SAI."
Hm, I think I get it now! I appreciate the help! Have a nice day ^ ^
 
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