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Postby leylia » Sun 04.03.2005 10:33 am

Hiya ^_^ I just want to know howyou say "follow me" in japanese.

Some films say "kochira" and it says "follow me" in the subtitles.

Some say "..... ni tsuite"

Thanks for the help in advance ^_^
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RE: follow me

Postby Mugen » Sun 04.03.2005 11:19 am

ni tsuite would make more sence. Given that the partical 'ni' is implying direction.. asking someone to go with you.
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Postby Mukade » Tue 04.05.2005 8:50 am

Perhaps the most common polite way would be to say "Kochira, douzo", which would be something like "This way, please." A slightly more casual for of the same would be "Kochira e".

You could also say "Watashi ni tsuite kite kudasai", which would be a more literal "Please follow me." This can be shortened to "tsuite kite kudasai", or even "tsuite kite".
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Postby Spaztick » Tue 04.05.2005 8:57 am

what does "tsuite kitte" literally mean?

I know kitte is the command form for "to come" so is it "come this way?"
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RE: follow me

Postby Mukade » Tue 04.05.2005 9:53 am

Spaztick wrote:
what does "tsuite kite" literally mean?

I know kite is the command form for "to come" so is it "come this way?"


In this sense, "tsuku - 付く" is "to stick to," or "to adhere to."

So, "tsuitekite - 付いて来て," would be "stick (to me) and follow."
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RE: follow me

Postby Spaztick » Tue 04.05.2005 12:32 pm

Ah ok. I didn't know the command form for tsuku. Well, I did, I just only see it as tsukete (which means to attach, but I guess it would be different in this case).
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RE: follow me

Postby Mukade » Tue 04.05.2005 2:23 pm

Spaztick wrote:
Ah ok. I didn't know the command form for tsuku. Well, I did, I just only see it as tsukete (which means to attach, but I guess it would be different in this case).


You're mixing up 付く and 付ける, the Intransitive and Transitive forms, respectively, of the same verb.

"To be attached" = 付く -> 〜Te Form is 付いて

"To attach" = 付ける -> 〜Te Form is 付けて
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RE: follow me

Postby Spaztick » Tue 04.05.2005 2:41 pm

aight, i get it.

watashi wa battery case o tsukeru - i attach batter cases
watashi wa anata o tsuku ga mitta - i saw you be attached?

I get the forms, just trying to use it in a sentence is kinda hard to do.
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RE: follow me

Postby Oni » Thu 04.07.2005 6:45 am

leylia wrote:
Hiya ^_^ I just want to know howyou say "follow me" in japanese.

Some films say "kochira" and it says "follow me" in the subtitles.

Some say "..... ni tsuite"

Thanks for the help in advance ^_^


Just like to add a bit.

Tsuiteiku (ついて行く) means to follow too.
So, わたしをついていく。 would also mean "Follow me."

FYI: Kochira is saying "This way" or "This direction" than "Follow me", close enouph for the translator I guess.
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