Neko atsume again, I still have a few questions

Context sentence:



Google translate’s translation (I know I shouldnt use it but it doesnt seem to bad and I couldn’t take the words apart to well to get a better translation on my own):
It’s a little big
The elasticity of the rubber makes it squeaky
It seems to be good


  1. What is the め in this first line?
  2. So ぐいぐい is squeaky? I can’t find a definition that says that
  3. Why is ぐいぐい a verb? Is it trying to say it makes a squeaky noise?
  4. Is the イイ らしい two diffierent things, as in the らしい being a suffix meaning “appearing”, “seeming”, “-ish”, etc.?
  5. How is のがんか split up? の が なんか? Or のが なんか?
  6. What purpose does the の が serve?

Tip: It’s one big sentence, but this is the format of it in game

Getting so close to the end of the tutorial!! 多分。。。

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大きめ is a word that means like, “biggish.” Weblio has 比較的大きいと感じること.
Here’s an article about how it’s constructed:目/め-me/

I don’t think ぐいぐい is squeaky. Here it’s more like a way of just saying it’s really elastic. The onomatopoeia doesn’t have to be literal.
Lots of words like that can be する verbs.

I don’t know what’s going on in your third quote. Can you doublecheck the transcription or provide more context?

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It’s all one big sentence, not separate quotes, but thats the format its in in the game, sorry for not mentioning that

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I’m assuming this is all one sentence split up so the third part would be taking the entire clause before it (the elasticity of the thing) and marking it with が as the subject of the final clause. I’m not sure if のがんか is a typo missing the な on the front of なんか or a colloquial shortening of it, but either way works. Unless it’s something else entirely and I’m completely off.


It is なんか that was a typo on my end, my apologies

Ah, that makes sense. Oh and yes, いいらしい could have 2 meanings here depending on context. らしい can be attached to a word or a complete logical clause. When attached to a word it gives the speakers impressions of the word so “appearing”, “seeming”, “-ish” would work. It can also be attached to the end of a logical clause to indicate the entire clause is conjecture or hearsay. I think the first meaning is much more likely in this sentence.

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