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  1. Pot-Bouille Senior Member


    I'm reading volume 23 of D.Gray-man, a manga by Hoshino Katsura and I'm a little puzzled by the following section.


    It can't literally mean: "go on vomiting blood" ?

    I looked that phrase up on the Internet and found the following sentence:

    Does it mean something like: to be given a really hard time ?(that seems too polite, I would say "en prendre plein la gueule" in French).
  2. frequency

    frequency Senior Member

    Tokyo, Japan
    Yes! Vomit containing blood resulted from hard labour and exhausting. So the guy urges the boy to try harder to show him an interesting thing.
    まくる just emphasises the action; you're doing that constantly and a lot. But 血反吐を吐く is basically an idiom, humorous use.
  3. Flaminius

    Flaminius coclea mod

    capita Iaponiae
    日本語 / japāniski / יפנית
    This, as opposed to the other example, seems to be speaking of real blood.
  4. Nobu.0

    Nobu.0 Senior Member

    According to kotobank.jp,

    ちへど 【血反吐】
    Vomit that contains blood. It is also used to describe great hardship. "a feeling as if I'm vomiting blood-puke."

    Last sentence sounds a bit strange, but hope this helps...
  5. Pot-Bouille Senior Member

    Thank you so much for your help !
    All is clear now.

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