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Subject: Re: ～てるやつ
Date: Tue, 11 Nov 2008 22:46:27 GMT
References: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
> やつ can also be used for inanimate objects. Example sentence from Shogakukan:
> This jacket is too small for me. Show me a larger one.
> Be careful, that sentence is pretty casual, so don't say it to people other than your friends.
Just did a lil' research.
Goo entry on やつ
This one is the one that I was referring to in the first post. Notice the contemptablity in the example sentence.
This is what Carl just mentioned.
It is also used as a replacement for こと.
All you ever needed to know about やつ. Notice the contempt present in each situation. In 1 it's used to show contempt for the subject. In 2 and 3 it can show contempt for the listener (it's vulgar way of speaking) and as a pronoun (and all of them actually) it should be used only to familiars and people of lower status.
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