Teach Yourself Japanese
Subject: Re: ない vs なくて
Date: Fri, 13 Nov 2009 16:07:57 GMT
References: 1, 2
> > これぐらいとか、このようなとか指示できない、不明の状態や性質などを表したり、それを尋ねたりするときに用いる。
> > Hey, in the sentence above, I was wondering why its できない and not できなくて? It just seems like the sentence would connect better with that instead. But then, I'm probably not interpreting it correctly,
> > Your help would be appreciated,
> > Lawrence
> > P.s. this comes from the goo.ne.jp definition of どんな
> できない is modifying 状態, that's why (technically I guess 指示できない is). It's a compound modifier.
> P.S. You forgot to close out your bold tags. :-p
Yes that makes sense, Japanese punctuation almost always throws me off in complex sentences. I thought that that was a separate clause but it seems kinda obvious now that you mention it. LOL I recognized that when I posted it and slapped myself because it looked weird.
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