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やつ at the end of a verb?

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やつ at the end of a verb?

Postby domokun1134 » Mon 02.01.2010 2:24 pm

I posted an entry at lang-8.com and here's one of the corrections I received.

my original sentence:
それはアイスクリームがゴムに入った

corrected sentence:
それはアイスクリームがゴムに入ったやつ

What's the やつ about? I'm not familiar with it.

The whole thing is here if anyone wants to read it:
http://lang-8.com/114009/journals/357934/
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Re: やつ at the end of a verb?

Postby Yudan Taiteki » Mon 02.01.2010 4:04 pm

It's a more casual form of もの ("thing"). The reason you need it there is that "それはaction verb" generally has to mean that the それ is either the subject or object of the action verb. Your English sentence is "It was [noun phrase]", which is what you want in Japanese as well -- so you need "それはnoun phrase". The やつ at the end makes アイスクリームがゴムに入った a modifier for it, thus meaning "A thing that is ice cream inserted into rubber."

Note that the other corrections you received are along the same lines, for instance,
それはゴムに入ったアイスクリーム。 (the noun phrase here is ゴムに入ったアイスクリーム)
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Re: やつ at the end of a verb?

Postby domokun1134 » Mon 02.01.2010 5:26 pm

Thanks for the explanation. I was confused about もの as well. It's a bit clearer now. :)
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