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Help with a sentence for test.

Postby burstandbloom » Fri 12.01.2006 3:12 am

I have a test tomorrow in Japanese. There was one question in particular that I need some help with.
Some things we learned in this Lesson were qualifying nouns and ~ておく.

One of the questions she told us to translate was this. (and it's kinda funny I think) :
"Because my girlfriend is coming to my house tomorrow, I plan to throw away (in advance) all the love letters that I received from the girls I have dated."

明日私の彼女に来るから、付き合っていた女の人にもらったラブレタを全部捨てておきます。

Ok, so I guess I want to know, how off am I? Am I close, more or less right?
What needs to be fixed, all that.
Thanks for the help.
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RE: Help with a sentence for test.

Postby paul_b » Fri 12.01.2006 4:29 am

burstandbloom wrote:
I have a test tomorrow in Japanese. There was one question in particular that I need some help with.
Some things we learned in this Lesson were qualifying nouns and ~ておく.

One of the questions she told us to translate was this. (and it's kinda funny I think) :
"Because my girlfriend is coming to my house tomorrow, I plan to throw away (in advance) all the love letters that I received from the girls I have dated."

明日私の彼女に来るから、付き合っていた女の人にもらったラブレタを全部捨てておきます。

Ok, so I guess I want to know, how off am I? Am I close, more or less right?
What needs to be fixed, all that.
Thanks for the help.



明日私の彼女来るから、付き合っていた女の人にもらったラブレタを全部捨てておきます。

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RE: Help with a sentence for test.

Postby richvh » Fri 12.01.2006 8:20 am

Do you want corrections, or just problems pointed out?
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RE: Help with a sentence for test.

Postby Yudan Taiteki » Fri 12.01.2006 10:37 am

burstandbloom wrote:
I have a test tomorrow in Japanese. There was one question in particular that I need some help with.
Some things we learned in this Lesson were qualifying nouns and ~ておく.

One of the questions she told us to translate was this. (and it's kinda funny I think) :
"Because my girlfriend is coming to my house tomorrow, I plan to throw away (in advance) all the love letters that I received from the girls I have dated."

明日私の彼女に来るから、付き合っていた女の人にもらったラブレタを全部捨てておきます。

Ok, so I guess I want to know, how off am I? Am I close, more or less right?
What needs to be fixed, all that.
Thanks for the help.


In addition to Paul's correction, love letter is ラブレター. I think you are also missing something at the end to express the "plan" part of the English sentence -- have you learned つもり yet? 捨てておくつもりです is how I would write that but I don't know if that grammatical expression has come up yet. But for the most part that's good.

(I almost said to drop the 私の but here I think you would have to keep it here without any surrounding context to clarify things, since 彼女 can just mean "she" and not necessarily girlfriend.)
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RE: Help with a sentence for test.

Postby burstandbloom » Fri 12.01.2006 10:19 pm

Yudan Taiteki wrote:


In addition to Paul's correction, love letter is ラブレター. I think you are also missing something at the end to express the "plan" part of the English sentence -- have you learned つもり yet? 捨てておくつもりです is how I would write that but I don't know if that grammatical expression has come up yet. But for the most part that's good.

(I almost said to drop the 私の but here I think you would have to keep it here without any surrounding context to clarify things, since 彼女 can just mean "she" and not necessarily girlfriend.)


we have learned tsumori (sorry i'm not on my mac)
but i think you'd have to explain further why'd you use that there, it doesn't make sense to me.

sorry about the sig violation.

thanks for the replies,
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RE: Help with a sentence for test.

Postby flammable hippo » Fri 12.01.2006 11:21 pm

You should use つもり at the end because in your original post your sentence was "Because my girlfriend is coming to my house tomorrow, I plan to throw away (in advance) all the love letters that I received from the girls I have dated." When you plan to do something you either put つもり or 嵐閨@(よてい) at the end of the sentence. There are some nuances in use so they aren't 100% interchangable but I'm not sure if you learned that yet so I don't really want to confuse you. Just stick to つもり for now.
 
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RE: Help with a sentence for test.

Postby burstandbloom » Sat 12.02.2006 7:10 pm

then what is that point of ~ておく? we learned to add that to the end of a verb if you're planning to do something in adavance in preperation of something.
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RE: Help with a sentence for test.

Postby Yudan Taiteki » Sat 12.02.2006 7:25 pm

ておく does not directly express planning, it just says that the action is done in preparation for the future.

捨てておく just means "I will throw away the letters in advance"
捨てておくつもり means "I plan to throw away the letters in advance"
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RE: Help with a sentence for test.

Postby burstandbloom » Sat 12.02.2006 7:45 pm

Yudan Taiteki wrote:
ておく does not directly express planning, it just says that the action is done in preparation for the future.

捨てておく just means "I will throw away the letters in advance"
捨てておくつもり means "I plan to throw away the letters in advance"


ohh ok, that makes perfect sense. sorry about that.
ahh someone from ohio, cool.
thanks again.
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RE: Help with a sentence for test.

Postby Yudan Taiteki » Sat 12.02.2006 8:32 pm

By the way, what is your teacher's name? I see you go to the University of Akron...
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RE: Help with a sentence for test.

Postby burstandbloom » Sat 12.02.2006 10:13 pm

The first two semesters: Tomita Kumika
The third(currently in) and fourth: Sharley Chang
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RE: Help with a sentence for test.

Postby Yudan Taiteki » Sat 12.02.2006 10:18 pm

Ah, OK. I know Mrs. Chang's son, that's why I asked.
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RE: Help with a sentence for test.

Postby burstandbloom » Sat 12.02.2006 10:23 pm

Hah, that's awesome. crazy. I wasn't aware she had a son.
She's a good teacher.
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