This is from 'Easy Japanese 3' in youtube : https://youtube.com/clip/UgkxQ93BT5GcE9RAKrXDdjdD96-cXgF4h76r


I can't break down near ずグーって. ず means not (attached to kangaerare)? What is グーって? Is it a kind of adverb? I understand it's translated 'maybe being made to think about nothing, it's all the way like that?'. I couldn't find a word for グーって or グって. I would be happy if someone could explain it to me.


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I initially thought this was an onomatopoeia for sleeping (see グーグー), but judging from the broader context (40分くらいぎゅうぎゅう詰め), this was not the case. Here I think グー is just a variant of ぎゅうぎゅう or グググ, an onomatopoeia/mimesis of cramming or clenching.

  • Ah, ありがとうございました。(I installed Japanese IME in my PC just now :) )
    – Chan Kim
    Aug 15, 2023 at 5:26

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