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ArrowCG
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How do I say...

Post by ArrowCG » Sat 01.07.2006 3:05 pm

How can I say "You have beautiful eyes" in Japanese
Any help will be greatly appreciated
thanx

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Post by mechakucha » Sun 01.08.2006 6:26 am

Maybe u can say:
Anata no me ga utsukushii
あなたの目が美しい
or
(kimi wa) kireina me wo shiteiru
(君は)きれいな目をしている

But if anyone thinks that the above is wrong, then please correct me,ok?
でも、皆さん、あの文の文法は間違いますと思ったら、直して下さいね。

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Post by LaughingMan » Sun 01.08.2006 4:02 pm

iroirona wrote:
(kimi wa) kireina me wo shiteiru
(君は)きれいな目をしている
Perhaps I'm just ignorant on the subject, but it never crossed my mind that you would use している(shiteiru). Am I wrong to think so?

I was under the impression that you could use
(あなたは)きれいな目がある。
(anata wa) kireina me ga aru.

Please correct me if I'm wrong.
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Post by skrhgh3b » Sun 01.08.2006 6:28 pm

"Kirei-na me wo shite iru" wouldn't have occured to me either, but apparently it's a common construction. How very interesting.... Still, "me ga kirei" sounds better to me as a compliment. Maybe because I recently heard it in a drama ;)
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Post by Harisenbon » Mon 01.09.2006 5:38 am

あなたの瞳は本当に美しい。 -- Your eyes are very beautiful (ひとみis much more romantic than め)

and because I'm a sucker for sweet lines.

あなたの瞳は月の光で輝いていて、とても美しい。 -- Your eyes are beautiful, shining in the moonlight.
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RE: How do I say...

Post by ArrowCG » Tue 01.10.2006 3:35 pm

what does "Anata no me wa totemo kirei desu" mean, if anything?

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Post by richvh » Tue 01.10.2006 3:59 pm

ArrowCG wrote:
what does "Anata no me wa totemo kirei desu" mean, if anything?
Your eyes are very pretty.
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Post by xkanojyox » Tue 01.10.2006 4:07 pm

how do u sa wolf in Japanese?

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Post by skrhgh3b » Tue 01.10.2006 9:38 pm

The line from the drama was: 「ほら・・・、目が、きれいだよ。」 But be warned: he wasn't exactly Mr. Smooth ;)
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