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two grammar questions

Postby spank » Wed 12.28.2005 8:04 am

コミュニケーションの方法が多種にわたって増加する一方で人間関係が希薄なものになりつつある。まさに本末転倒だ。

The interpersonal relationship is becoming thin while the method of communications increases over many kinds. It is mistaking the means for the end exactly.
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what is this (verb base 2 + tsutsu aru) grammar mean? i've never seen it before?
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高く上がれば上がるほど空気は希薄になる。
The higher we go up, thinner the air becomes.
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also, (verb base 4 + reba + verb base 3 + hodo), does this mean, the more one does [verb]....?

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RE: two grammar questions

Postby zengargoyle » Wed 12.28.2005 9:20 am

(Vconj) + つつある -> (suf) to be doing ~; to be in the process of doing ~. (according to the rikaixul firefox plugin.. :o it's not in my grammar book.)

(Vcond) + ば ~ ほど/だけ -> "the more ~ the more"; expresses a proportional relationship between two actions or states.

この絵は見れば見るほど美しい。
the more i look at this picture, the more beautiful it is.

語学は勉強すればするほど面白くなります。
the more you study language, the more interesting it becomes.
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RE: two grammar questions

Postby coco » Wed 01.04.2006 3:44 pm

「つつある」の用例から意味が推測できると思います。
アルクの英辞郎は便利です。
要するに ing=つつある のようなものではないかと思いますが…。
アダルト小説から政治、文化まで守備範囲が広がりつつありますね。;)
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