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ぎりぎり決断は何ですか?

Postby tōkai devotee » Sat 03.19.2011 1:38 am

I was watching the NHK news in relation to the Fukushima nuclear reactor problem and the headline was ぎりぎり決断.
Now I know that ぎりぎり means 'just' as in almost, but not quite (or something like that. It's hard to translate)
and 決断 means decision, so what does the phrase mean in this instance?
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Re: ぎりぎり決断は何ですか?

Postby Dustin » Sat 03.19.2011 1:42 am

tōkai devotee wrote:I was watching the NHK news in relation to the Fukushima nuclear reactor problem and the headline was ぎりぎり決断.
Now I know that ぎりぎり means 'just' as in almost, but not quite (or something like that. It's hard to translate)
and 決断 means decision, so what does the phrase mean in this instance?


ぎりぎり also shows up as "at the last minute" for me, so it seems fairly intuitive to say, a last minute decison :)
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Re: ぎりぎり決断は何ですか?

Postby Dustin » Sat 03.19.2011 1:47 am

Just confirmed it though usually it's written ぎりぎりの決断     ;)
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Re: ぎりぎり決断は何ですか?

Postby tōkai devotee » Sat 03.19.2011 1:52 am

Dustin wrote:Just confirmed it though usually it's written ぎりぎりの決断     ;)



なるほどね。   :D
So, last minute decision .... that makes sense. Thanks!
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Re: ぎりぎり決断は何ですか?

Postby Dustin » Sat 03.19.2011 2:14 am

tōkai devotee wrote:

なるほどね。   :D
So, last minute decision .... that makes sense. Thanks!



Just doing my job, lol
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Re: ぎりぎり決断は何ですか?

Postby tōkai devotee » Sat 03.19.2011 4:34 am

Dustin wrote:
Just doing my job, lol



Hope they pay you well :D
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Re: ぎりぎり決断は何ですか?

Postby Dustin » Sat 03.19.2011 4:57 am

tōkai devotee wrote:
Hope they pay you well :D



Actually, that's a good point.

I don't get paid

I DEMAND A RAISE!! :D
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Re: ぎりぎり決断は何ですか?

Postby tōkai devotee » Sat 03.19.2011 5:39 am

You should ask for AT LEAST double what you're getting now :lol:
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Postby Dustin » Sat 03.19.2011 5:52 am

tōkai devotee wrote:You should ask for AT LEAST double what you're getting now :lol:


I'll settle for 80% with an annual cost of living increase of 4% :dance:
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