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Is this correct?

Postby Supergrunch » Wed 08.15.2007 11:38 pm

I felt like translating something that popped into my head into Japanese, so I looked up the relevant vocabulary.

母さんが耳の聞こえない子供を教えます。

I'm pretty sure it's grammatically correct, but I just wanted to check.

Thanks in advance.
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RE: Is this correct?

Postby Yudan Taiteki » Wed 08.15.2007 11:55 pm

It is grammatically correct.

However, I have a feeling that 耳の聞こえない子供 is not the way that "deaf children" would normally be expressed in Japanese -- I could be totally wrong about that, though. Also, you should just use 母(はは) rather than 母さん when talking about your own mother to someone not in your family.
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RE: Is this correct?

Postby Supergrunch » Thu 08.16.2007 12:11 am

Okay, thanks, will bear 母 in mind. I initially looked up deaf in the WWWJDIC, and found various colloquial phrases, but no appropriate adjectives. So I had a look in a minidictionary I have, which only listed 耳の聞こえない with no explanation. I did think it seemed a bit literal...
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RE: Is this correct?

Postby Harisenbon » Thu 08.16.2007 12:31 am

Actually, I hear 耳の聞こえないOO quite a bit, especially since my wife went partially deaf a couple weeks ago due to stress.

耳が不自由 is also used, although it feels more "official" in it's usage, like something that a 役場 employee would say, rather than something you would say in casual conversation.
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RE: Is this correct?

Postby AJBryant » Thu 08.16.2007 8:48 am

Jeez, man.... Hope she's doing better.

(I tend to get stress-related nose-bleeds myself, and... well, other "south of the border" complications when stressed.)

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RE: Is this correct?

Postby Yudan Taiteki » Thu 08.16.2007 9:00 am

OK, maybe 耳の聞こえない子 is fine, then.

That's too bad about your wife; I hope she's doing better.
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RE: Is this correct?

Postby Supergrunch » Thu 08.16.2007 11:20 am

Thanks for sorting that out, and sorry to hear about your wife.
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RE: Is this correct?

Postby Harisenbon » Thu 08.16.2007 8:22 pm

Thanks for the words of comfort. :D
She's slowly getting better. Hopefully she'll be completely healed by the time school starts back up in Sept.
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