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Subject: Re: ～てるやつ
Date: Tue, 11 Nov 2008 04:00:05 GMT
References: 1, 2
> > I was reading and came across the following: "めがねをかけてるやつ."
> > I understand that the statement means basically to wear glasses, but the ～てるやつ ending confused me. I'm not sure what meaning it adds, or if it's just conversational--the statement is part of a dialogue.
> > If anyone could shed some light on this I'd appreciate it.
> > Thanks in advance.
> "The loser who is wearing (the/her/his/my) glasses."
Thank you very much. That does fit in with the conversation. ^_^
Out of curiosity, is this a verb construction that can be used to describe anyone doing a certain action as a loser, or is the るやつ completely separate from the verb?
For example, would 本を読んでるやつ be the "loser reading the book?"
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