me japanese 101ing again..

❤ OGI YAHAGI at moments like this lol.


apparentaly japanese people find terumoto to be a lame name aka dasai.. i agreeeeeeeeee/ this was hilarious shit~

me japanese 101ing again.. this time
i’ve seen like僕らしく有りたい
and whatnot b.c. i just remember learning the general rule from tae kim which was like aru is dead iru is alive. are ghosts dead or alive? lol. they’re alive lol according to this rule. so  i was looking for the definiton that included describing living people. there’s a lot of diff ways aru can be used WHICH INCLUDES LIVING PEOPLE. what tae kim said is fine… it’s just a general rule.  you gotta be flexible and immerse yourself. i notice that i know most or almost all of the definitions on yahoo. i just pulled the ones i felt like pulling from there. if you want the full list go to the dictionary.

あ・る 1
〈五〉 在る・有る] (1) 存在する. (2) …の状態にある. ▼逆境に~

yahoo jp dic.
5 (その存在を客観的、抽象的なものとして捉え)人が存在する。居る。「昔々、おじいさんとおばあさんが―・りました」「異を唱える人も―・る」
I never heard of this example.. i guess i have to read more children’s books? lol

7 ある場所に身を置く。また、特定の位置・状態にいる。「現場に―・って指揮に当たる」「長年、会長の職に―・った」「病床に―・る」「逆境に―・ってもくじけない」 this is one of those examples where you use aru on a living person.

3 名詞に助動詞「だ」の連用形「で」を添えた形に付いて、事柄の説明で、そのような性質をもっている、そのような状態・事態である、と判断する意を表す。「人間は考える葦(あし)で―・る」「トマトはナス科植物で―・る」

4 形容詞・形容動詞の連用形、または、その連用形に助詞を添えた形に付いて、そういう性質をもっている、そういう状態であることを言い定める意を表す。「常に美しく―・りたいと願う」「悲しくは―・るが、じっと耐えよう」

this was the bokurashiku aritai

5 動詞の連用形や動作性の漢語名詞などに付いて、多く「お…ある」「御(ご)…ある」の形で、その動作をする人に対する尊敬を表す。「おいで―・れ」「御笑覧―・れ」

+ well i could tell from the its usage in tv shows  but it’s nice to confirm with the definition/explanation.

Also I asked on chiebukuro

「美しくいたい」と「美しくありたい」 はどう違いますか

and only got one answer which was:


you describe this as kimoi in japanese in case you’re wondering.

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