View topic - 会いたいな 言いたいの
I was listening to a song and reading the lyrics and there is something I don't understand. Here is an excerpt:
What I don't understand are these な and の after the verbs/adjectives. Why are they there? Are they particles or something?
Thanks a lot in advance for your replies! Bye!
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lyrics is pretty much
want to meet you, i cant meet you, i cant express to you my feelings,
i cant tell you, i want to tell you, but i just missed my chance. Its not the literal translation but everyone translates differently dont they?
it would be intresting to think what people who are more skilled then me think what the no and na's do though. *ponders*
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な and の are both adding feeling to sentences, but depending on the rest of the song, the meaning may be different.
the ending の has two general meanings. The first is an expressional ending for women (just as な or や is for men).
The second is as a question marker, much like か, which can be used by both men and women.
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