how to use verbs as adjectives?

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m_
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how to use verbs as adjectives?

Post by m_ » Mon 07.30.2007 11:52 pm

NANA フアーストシーズンは終わった..最終回で全て感動しました..セカンドシーズン楽しみにしています !! ^-^

I'm trying to express - the last episode was very touching.. instead of I was very touched by the last episode.. I don't think I did it right?

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RE: how to use verbs as adjectives?

Post by maixuan » Tue 07.31.2007 12:05 am

:)

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RE: how to use verbs as adjectives?

Post by a_iwai » Tue 07.31.2007 12:24 pm

最終回はとても感動的でした。

Because in literal translation of English to Japanese, "be" is often translated to "は" and "by" is translated to "で", it might be better to use "は". And in this case, using "全て" might feel meaning of "all parts of the story", I think.

(To express the meaning of "all parts of", it is better to use "全てが" or "全てにおいて".
最終回の全てが感動的でした。
the all parts of the last episode were touching.
最終回の全てにおいて感動させられました。
I was touched by the all parts of the last episode.)

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RE: how to use verbs as adjectives?

Post by Yudan Taiteki » Tue 07.31.2007 1:07 pm

I'm trying to express - the last episode was very touching.. instead of I was very touched by the last episode


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