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~という願いをこめて行う。

Postby katafei » Sun 06.21.2009 6:56 am

I can't get a good grip of some of the grammar is this sentence, which means I won't be able to use it myself.
So, if anyone can help me with it, that would be great!

ひな祭りは、子供が元気に成長するようにという願いをこめて行う。
Rough translation:
Hinamatsuri is held in order to ask (the Gods) that our children will grow up healthy.

をこめて行う ~ performed (held/celebrated) with total input
という願い ~ to ask for
It's the という bit I can't quite get down....what function does it have in this sentence?

(which is an example sentence for usages of をこめて, so again no context)
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Re: ~という願いをこめて行う。

Postby Mike Cash » Sun 06.21.2009 7:15 am

It would be easier if they used quotation marks:

ひな祭りは、「子供が元気に成長するように」という願いをこめて行う。

The part in quotations is what is being referred to in という and tells the contents of the 願い.

こめる (込める) means to include something in something else, including abstract concepts.

It would also be easier to understand if they put the phrases in a different order:

「子供が元気に成長するように」という願いを込めてひな祭りは(を)行う。
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Re: ~という願いをこめて行う。

Postby Mike Cash » Sat 06.27.2009 6:23 pm

From your silence I assume my reply sufficiently answered your question.
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Re: ~という願いをこめて行う。

Postby two_heads_talking » Sun 06.28.2009 7:34 pm

Mike Cash wrote:From your silence I assume my reply sufficiently answered your question.


Either that, or as trend has been, she just might be busy, or otherwise preoccupied.

I found the response informative, if that makes a difference.
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Re: ~という願いをこめて行う。

Postby Mike Cash » Mon 06.29.2009 6:14 am

Glad to hear you found it informative.

I noticed that she hasn't checked in for a few days. I know it can be a pain to find a post that has dropped way down the page (or onto the next page) so I figured a bump wouldn't go amiss at any rate.
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Re: ~という願いをこめて行う。

Postby katafei » Mon 06.29.2009 4:49 pm

@Mike,
Yes, sorry, I was a bit busy with other things and forgot about this question....
I had read your answer earlier, but still didn't quite get it....
Today I heard a sentence with ~という again (okay, not very uncommon, I know ^^) and it reminded me of this thread.
Am I right thinking it can sort of be translated like 'so to speak' or something in that order?
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