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with/to possess?

Postby roomwithamoose » Sun 11.27.2005 6:05 pm

How would one talk about an object that possessed something? For instance this sentance:

This is your hard drive with bad sectors.

Would it be this or would it use ある?

これは貴方のHard DriveがBad Sectors備える。

If it uses ある, where would the particles be places?

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RE: with/to possess?

Postby Harisenbon » Sun 11.27.2005 8:20 pm

Well, if you're going from standard Windows terminology, they use 発見 as the verb (to find) bad sectors or errors.

このドライブにはエラーは発見されました。

Just as an aside, I find it kind of amusing that you used the Kanji for あなた, but then wrote hard drive and Bad sectors in English. :D
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RE: with/to possess?

Postby roomwithamoose » Mon 11.28.2005 7:29 am

I think you typed the は particle twice, maybe as a typo? Anyway, I'm guessing from what you said that the 漢字 for the pronoun あなた is rarely used? haha :D. I'm always unsure of when the hiragana is used and when the kanji is used, I try to use 漢字 as much as I can, but I guess theres a lot of things that they just don't bother using it for? Anyway, I was wondering because I have this HD that is all beaten up by a hammer so I wanted to take a picture and write on it "This is your hard drive with bad sectors." Is saying that exactly impossible in Japanese?

これはあなたのドライブにエラーが発見されました。

Wrong I'm guessing?

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RE: with/to possess?

Postby Harisenbon » Mon 11.28.2005 8:25 am

roomwithamoose wrote:
I think you typed the は particle twice, maybe as a typo?


Nope, the は goes there as the subject marker. I *believe* が would be fine there, but I'm not sure. I wasn't sure of the exact phrasing of the bad sectors thing so I pulled the plug on my windows machine and waited till it booted up again and read the error message. ;)
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RE: with/to possess?

Postby zengargoyle » Mon 11.28.2005 8:30 am

FWIW, the EDICT project has a dictionary file of japanese computer terms:

http://ftp.monash.edu.au/pub/nihongo/compdic_doc.html
http://ftp.monash.edu.au/pub/nihongo/compdic.gz
http://ftp.monash.edu.au/pub/nihongo/00INDEX.html#dic_fil

for instance:

不良セクター (ふりょうセクター) (n) bad sector;

might come in handy...

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Harisenbon-さんへ笑う
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