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Quick 2級 question

Postby TheMajor » Sat 09.04.2010 9:19 am

My Japanese reading and writing ability sucks so I have decided to get my reading and writing level up and have been working on Kanji like mad recently. I can speak well but have trouble with everything else. Anyways, I am working through the unicom N2 reading book to help with my 読解.

I have just finished the warm ups and now I started the real reading and hit a wall. I have checked the dictionary and various places to check words and grammar I don't know but I can't find answer for this one. Here is the sentence:

犬がなぜ飼い主に従うかというと、それは犬が飼う主を自分の群れのレーダー犬だと思っているからだとされている。

The sentence's meaning is okay (I think) but the last part confuses me, what does it mean? Any help on the meaning or pointing me towards a place where I could find the answer would be great.

Thanks

Mike
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Re: Quick 2級 question

Postby Hyperworm » Sat 09.04.2010 10:01 am

I'd equate it to "is (generally) held to be ...", or sometimes "is treated as".
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Re: Quick 2級 question

Postby TheMajor » Sat 09.04.2010 12:29 pm

Thanks for the reply.

You couldn't give me some more explains could you?
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Re: Quick 2級 question

Postby NileCat » Sat 09.04.2010 2:41 pm

と・する
格助詞「と」に、動詞「する」の付いたもの

[1]そのように仮定する
e.g. 君がそこに居合わせたとする

[2]そう考える。そう判断する
e.g. これでよしとしよう
  その可能性もあるとしなければならぬ
  目標達成は難しいとされている

[3]ちょうどそうしようとしている
e.g. 出かけようとすると、きまって雨が降る
http://dic.yahoo.co.jp/dsearch?enc=UTF-8&p=%E3%81%A8%E3%81%99%E3%82%8B&dtype=0&dname=0ss&stype=0&index=114140700000&pagenum=1
「と・される」is a passive form of it.
In this case, the meaning is [2].

it is held to be...
it is considered to be...
it is assumed to be...
it is regarded as...

http://eow.alc.co.jp/%e3%81%a8%e3%81%95 ... %8b/UTF-8/
http://eow.alc.co.jp/%e3%81%a8%e3%81%95 ... %8b/UTF-8/
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