Learn Japanese with JapanesePod101.com

View topic - まるくなる

まるくなる

Have a Question about some Grammar point? Share it with the world!

まるくなる

Postby themonk » Wed 02.15.2012 1:01 pm

Sensei-
This is from the traditional song, Snow. The bolded part is what
i am not sure about and could not be located in a dictionary.

Thank you.
いぬはよろこびにわかけまわる
ねこはこたつで
まるくなる
themonk
 
Posts: 78
Joined: Mon 09.20.2010 8:31 am
Native language: NA

Re: まるくなる

Postby SomeCallMeChris » Wed 02.15.2012 5:15 pm

When you use まるい (the adjective for 'round') as an adverb, it becomes まるく
まるくなる:to become round

In other words, the cat is curling up.
I'm not sure where exactly the cat is curling up... beside the kotatsu, I suppose, since I would expect another construction besides simply marking with で if it was on top or under the kotatsu, and also beside the kotatsu is a good place for a cat to curl up and keep cozily warm without being -too- warm.
SomeCallMeChris
 
Posts: 256
Joined: Tue 08.09.2011 12:54 pm
Native language: English

Re: まるくなる

Postby themonk » Wed 02.15.2012 7:06 pm

SomeCallMeChris Sensei
thank you. That is exactly what the English translation come out to be. you really solved the "curling up" mystery for me.

SomeCallMeChris wrote:When you use まるい (the adjective for 'round') as an adverb, it becomes まるく
まるくなる:to become round

In other words, the cat is curling up.
I'm not sure where exactly the cat is curling up... beside the kotatsu, I suppose, since I would expect another construction besides simply marking with で if it on top or under the kotatsu, and also beside the kotatsu is a good place for a cat to curl up and keep cozily warm without being -too- warm.
themonk
 
Posts: 78
Joined: Mon 09.20.2010 8:31 am
Native language: NA


Return to Grammar Questions and Problems

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 6 guests