I have a question about the meaning of それと in the following sentence. Does it has the meaning "and, also" here, so both 「何かのタンクや配管といった」 and 「めぼしい」 modifies 危険物?

Some sort of translation: Driving through the narrow passage I was throwing thermite grenades, every time I seen some/with something(?) tanks or pipes and other dangerous looking objects.


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    Does it really say 「めぼしい」? – l'électeur Aug 3 '15 at 2:47
  • @l'électeur 何かおかしいですか?「それ(=危険物)ではないかと思われる、目立ってそう見える」みたいな感じではないかと思ったんですが・・ – Chocolate Aug 3 '15 at 3:31
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    @l'électeur ああ、「それと[思]{おぼ}しき」ではないか、ということですね? – Chocolate Aug 3 '15 at 3:45
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    @choco 「おぼしい」の間違いでは、という意味です。 – l'électeur Aug 3 '15 at 4:06

めぼしい is a additive form of [目星]{めぼし}. (Note that you usually write めぼしい in Hiragana, where you usually write 目星 in Kanji.) 目星 means "what you think something you are looking for", or "something it looks like what you are looking for". For example, [殺人犯]{さつじんはん}の目星 means "a person that you think is a killer".

So, それとめぼしい menas "something looks like it".

危険物 menas a dangerous thing. If you put "それとめぼしい" before it, it means only dangerous things that looks like what you are looking for.

何かのタンクや配管 is just talking about the examples of "それとめぼしい危険物".

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  • Thank you, I'm a bit confused though, this と before それ is a quotative と? In this case, similar to それというめぼしい危険物? – renchan Aug 3 '15 at 8:47
  • @DarkAkira I'm not sure it is a quotative, but それというめぼしい危険物 sounds all right to me. – Takashi Aug 3 '15 at 9:36

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