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Postby rachxo » Mon 09.13.2010 1:54 pm

Hi! I have stumbled across a sentence like this: 道が凍ってて、すべりそうだ。
(the road's icy and I just about slipped)..... I have a question about the tte te part. Is the extra te attached to the verb to create a 'and' like sentence?? Can anyone explain? :) Also! One more question, when using sou da to mean just about happened... is it in past or present? or does it not matter? I would really like to know. Arigatou gozaimasu! :)

OH! sorry i have one more question...... with the sou thing......


彼は大学院へ行かないそうよ。私、聞いちゃった。

Does this mean, I heard he will not go to uni?
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Re: って Question!

Postby Ongakuka » Mon 09.13.2010 8:09 pm

Yeah, I think you understand this pretty well. 凍ってて is a contraction of 凍っていて, in other words the present-continuous ている form, which itself has been put into て form to, as you said, continue the sentence, in a far more fluid way than I have done here.

the そうだ bit was in present tense. 滑りそうだった would be 'It seemed like I was about to slip' in past tense.
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Re: って Question!

Postby rachxo » Mon 09.13.2010 9:41 pm

:) Great! Thanks!!!
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