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comment Strive to achieve something
Absolutely stunning answer, thank you. Yes, such is the danger of translating from an unrelated language as I mentioned in my comment. Thank you so much.
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comment Strive to achieve something
That's what I did in my attempts above, but starting off with an English mindset often misdirects, and you can come out with a Google Translate sort of sentence. Sometimes it's better to focus on the concept than the exact words. Relevant video: youtube.com/watch?v=dhFqV2P9Mo0
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accepted How to playfully scold someone?
May
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comment How to playfully scold someone?
Thank you Kohsuke! :) So ultimately you think 恥を知れ could be used playfully given the right context? Do you have a preferred way to do such a thing? Like to playfully scold children and such?
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Apr
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comment How to playfully scold someone?
I must say I am slightly at loss with your example… :/
Apr
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comment How to playfully scold someone?
はい、そうと思う。「やっとかめ」=とても久しぶり
Apr
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comment How to playfully scold someone?
Also I want to add that I want to call him on the phone rather than sending him an email, so I guess I can convey playfulness without relying on assumptions on his part.
Apr
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comment How to playfully scold someone?
Thanks for the suggestions, as for お久しぶり, obviously I could say it. He's actually from Nagoya and I could go on and say something like 「やっとかめだがな」, but I wanted to add this playful reproach tone to it. As for @istrasci's suggestion, thanks! But I also feel like it would sound a bit weird as a male speaker. Anyhow, I added the context to my situation.
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comment How to playfully scold someone?
Not sure if your first sentence is sarcastic: I will assume good faith, though. Thank you for your detailed answer, that is very helpful. I added the exact context in my question, so if you want you can elaborate a bit more on what you think it's more appropriate.
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revised How to playfully scold someone?
Added some context
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