Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Japanese phrase of the day - Yearning

Japanese phrase of the day



あの頃の強烈な憧れは、今の若い人には分からないでしょうね。


  • あの頃 【あのころ】 (exp) in those days
  • 強烈な from 強烈 【きょうれつ】 (adj-na,n) strong; intense; severe
  • 憧れ :【あこがれ】 (n,adj-no) yearning; longing; aspiration; (P); 《verb stem》 憧れる 【あこがれる】 ; (v1,vi) to long for; to yearn after; to admire; to be attracted by; (P); ED
  • 若い 【わかい】 (adj-i) young; (P); ED
  • 分 かる :【わかる】 (v5r,vi) (1) to be understood; to be comprehended; to be grasped; (2) to become clear; to be known; to be discovered; to be realized; to be realised; to be found out;
  • でしょう (exp) (1) (pol) seems; I think; I guess; I wonder; I hope; (2) don't you agree?
 
Translation - Young people today probably do not understand the intense yearning of those days

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