Slang Dictionary?

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RE: Slang Dictionary?

Post by keatonatron » Sat 06.30.2007 11:41 am

Yudan Taiteki wrote:
Although "unintentionally" still doesn't include some of the "contrary to expectation" uses that don't have to do with volition.
For example, 頑張ってみたけど、負けちゃった・・・

It wouldn't work to translate that as "I gave it a shot but unintentionally lost" :D

I like the "unexpected or unfortunate" explanation the best.

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