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Postby BlueCheese » Sun 07.19.2009 5:15 pm

In answering a question in a text book I was trying to say "I am looking forward to learning many things from you". Not really sure about how to connect the two sentences I had a stab in the dark with:

あなたからたくさんことを習いをたのしみにしています。

But I feel certain that's wrong. Can anyone enlighten me please?
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Re: I look forward to..

Postby NocturnalOcean » Sun 07.19.2009 5:22 pm

I think maybe something along the lines of

"いろいろ教えてもらうのを楽しみにしています" 

could be what you want.
As you can see, I have used てもらう which is nominalized by の to be used with をたのしみにしている
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Re: I look forward to..

Postby Yudan Taiteki » Sun 07.19.2009 5:23 pm

BlueCheese wrote:In answering a question in a text book I was trying to say "I am looking forward to learning many things from you". Not really sure about how to connect the two sentences I had a stab in the dark with:

あなたからたくさんことを習いをたのしみにしています。

But I feel certain that's wrong. Can anyone enlighten me please?


If you change たくさんことを習い to たくさん習うこと, it's grammatically correct, but I don't feel like the phrase is very natural. あなた, in particular is rude to use with anyone above station with you (such as a teacher), so that should probably be changed to 先生.

The bigger problem, though, is that it sounds to me like this phrase is something that would not be a good thing to literally translate -- it sounds like a place where よろしくおねがいします would work very well. What is the question in the textbook? What is the context?
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Re: I look forward to..

Postby BlueCheese » Sun 07.19.2009 5:37 pm

Wow thank you both for the quick replies, very much appreciated. The question was about writing a response to an invitation.
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