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What does とし mean in the following sentence?


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なろうとする means "try to become", なろうとし is the 連用形. – dainichi Jun 30 '13 at 10:33
@dainichi: Comments are not for answers – istrasci Jun 30 '13 at 17:47
@istrasci, you're right. Added a very short answer. – dainichi Jul 1 '13 at 0:12

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なろうとする means "try to become", なろうとし is the 連用形. So basically "trying to become like Australians, ..." or "try to become like Australians, and ..."

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