し in 安心しきった寝顔

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MeitanteiJesus
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し in 安心しきった寝顔

Post by MeitanteiJesus » Sun 11.25.2012 1:35 am

Does it function like 'and'? As in:

安心しきった寝顔
A relieved and exhausted sleeping face (きった is exhausted right?).

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Ongakuka
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Re: し in 安心しきった寝顔

Post by Ongakuka » Sun 11.25.2012 1:55 am

きる(切る) on the end of a verb means that action is finished or complete. In this case it is on the end of the verb 安心する
なぜなら、おまえは・・・・・・人形だ

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Re: し in 安心しきった寝顔

Post by MeitanteiJesus » Sun 11.25.2012 2:49 am

Oh so し is from します and the ます is cut off for きった?

So it kind of makes 安心 into a verb?
安心 Relief
安心しきった Relieved

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Re: し in 安心しきった寝顔

Post by Ongakuka » Sun 11.25.2012 3:06 am

Yes kiru takes the 'masu' stem of the verb. So 食べきれない = unable to finish eating (何も残さないように、最後まで食べることができない)

安心しきった寝顔 is kind of like a sleeping face that is perfectly relaxed (maybe you can think of a smoother translation)
なぜなら、おまえは・・・・・・人形だ

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