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What does とし mean in the following sentence?

若者はオーストラリア人のようになろうとし、オーストラリアで育ったので、両親の伝統を無視したりします

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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
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    @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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