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Postby genyue » Sun 04.17.2005 12:25 pm

Hello,

分かってる <-- What does the -る means in this case?

Thank you in advance for the answers.
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RE: wakatteru?

Postby Daisuke » Sun 04.17.2005 1:32 pm

Isn't -ってる a verb form?
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Postby hihlordjp » Mon 04.18.2005 1:32 am

It's a shorter, more casual form for わかっている, and the more polite form わかっています.
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Postby genyue » Mon 04.18.2005 10:32 am

Ahh.. thank you very much, that's the best answer I've ever got ^^
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Postby clay » Mon 04.18.2005 1:08 pm

You can often hear this when the person means, 'I know, I know, now leave me alone!'
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Postby Opgots » Mon 04.18.2005 4:23 pm

I see now! I was confused since it was 1 word. Where'd you get this from? Did you read it in something professional, or something just loose. Or maybe you heard it?

Its a sort of conjunction thats made with the verb "Iru." You know about "Iru", ne? Well if you dont, it just shows you are doing something progressively. Its alot like the "-ing" ending for Englsih grammer. So like, "I am eating" would be something to the tune of "Watashi wa tabete iru."

Watashi wa = I
Tabete = eat
Imasu = "In state of", "-ing". [-Masu form of Iru]

Wakatteru, if my theory is right, is actually "Wakatte'ru" being a smashed together form of "Wakatte iru" meaning "I know." Or more loosely, "I know, I know.." since "I am knowing" isnt right. So:

Anata wa nihongo o yoku hanasenai.
Wakatte'ru...

"You cannot speak Japanese well." (I think)
"I know, I know..."

You see?
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Postby Spaztick » Mon 04.18.2005 5:19 pm

can this be done with every verb?
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Postby Diggity » Mon 04.18.2005 6:58 pm

yoku means often; much
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Postby Mukade » Mon 04.18.2005 10:07 pm

Spaztick wrote:
can this be done with every verb?


Yes.
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Postby Opgots » Tue 04.19.2005 4:11 pm

Diggity wrote:
yoku means often; much


Yes, but Im pretty certain that "Yoku" is the adverbial form of "Yoi" or "Ii" both meaning good; well. Thats what Ive been taught (by myself might I mind you).

If any correction is necessary, Id appreciate this.
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