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辛くも何と──

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辛くも何と──

Postby MeitanteiJesus » Mon 09.10.2012 3:30 am

Context:

A man is walking and slips on ice, falling face first. A woman next to him teases him and asks him repeatedly if he's okay. After getting up and saying he's fine, he slips again.

He says this during the above events: 大丈夫です!全然、全く大丈夫ですってばっ!辛くも何と──うあっ!

What exactly is he trying to say in 辛くも何と──? That he's barely hurt?
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Re: 辛くも何と──

Postby NileCat » Mon 09.10.2012 6:05 am

J-J Dictionary would help. :)

からくも【辛くも】
http://dic.yahoo.co.jp/dsearch?enc=UTF- ... na&stype=0

なんと【何と】 (definition 2-1)
http://dic.yahoo.co.jp/dsearch?enc=UTF- ... &pagenum=1
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Re: 辛くも何と──

Postby MeitanteiJesus » Mon 09.10.2012 4:59 pm

Thanks!

Edit: So 何と is said one when is surprised or in admiration of something.

So is he trying to say 辛くも... "I'm barely... (hurt)" and then he slips and says "何と──うあっ!" in surprise?
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Re: 辛くも何と──

Postby NileCat » Tue 09.11.2012 3:26 am

Well, to me, it sounds like he slips after he said 何と: Something like “I’m fine! I’m totally alright! At the last moment, thank God, I….Nooo!.”(He slips again)
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Re: 辛くも何と──

Postby MeitanteiJesus » Tue 09.11.2012 3:34 am

Ah I see, so 何と was referring to 辛くも, he was about to explain the actions he just barely performed at the last moment.

Thanks for your continued help :D
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