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What do Japanese people eat for breakfast??

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RE: What do Japanese people eat for breakfast??

Postby Ongakuka » Tue 08.15.2006 2:44 pm

日本人は朝食に何を食べますか。


All that for a に ...

I don't know what to say... P)
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RE: What do Japanese people eat for breakfast??

Postby magma » Tue 08.15.2006 2:50 pm

P) says it perfectly
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RE: What do Japanese people eat for breakfast??

Postby keatonatron » Tue 08.15.2006 4:18 pm

朝ごはんとして、日本人はだいたい何を食べますか?

For breakfast, what do Japanese people usually eat?

として means "acting as". In this case, "What food, acting as breakfast, do the Japanese usually eat?"
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RE: What do Japanese people eat for breakfast??

Postby two_heads_talking » Tue 08.15.2006 4:33 pm

would you be able to substitue no tame ni for toshite?
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RE: What do Japanese people eat for breakfast??

Postby LaughingMan » Tue 08.15.2006 4:48 pm

two_heads_talking wrote:
would you be able to substitue no tame ni for toshite?


I don't think so. If you say 朝ごはんのために食べます, it may cause one to believe that your eating somehow benefits or is to the advantage of the concept of breakfast, which doesn't seem to be the case. You're not eating for the benefit of breakfast itself; you're just eating something during breakfast time.

Of course, I could be wrong and have absolutely no idea of what I'm talking about. :p
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RE: What do Japanese people eat for breakfast??

Postby keatonatron » Tue 08.15.2006 5:55 pm

two_heads_talking wrote:
would you be able to substitue no tame ni for toshite?


No, they're completely different.

"no tame ni" means "for the benefit of [someone/something else]". It's easy to see the comparison when using people:

お母さんのために、スーパーに行って晩御飯を買いました。
"For the benefit of my mother, I went to the supermarket and bought dinner."
Normally the mother would have to go to the store, but I'm going so she doesn't have to.

お母さんとして、スーパーに行って晩御飯を買いました。
"[Acting] As a mother, I went to the supermarket and bought dinner."
In this sentence, the speaker is the mother. She's going to the store as part of her role as a mother, implying that she has a duty to go because she is a mother and isn't going simply because she wants to. ("I'm here as a mother, not just a woman shopping with herself in mind")
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RE: What do Japanese people eat for breakfast??

Postby two_heads_talking » Wed 08.16.2006 1:03 pm

keatonatron wrote:
two_heads_talking wrote:
would you be able to substitue no tame ni for toshite?


No, they're completely different.

"no tame ni" means "for the benefit of [someone/something else]". It's easy to see the comparison when using people:


ok, that's what i was thinking as well. thanks

i remembered it being "i did it for your benefit etc.. "
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