Though the speaker is supposed to support her boyfriend who is fighting, she looks like she supports his opponent. Another character then says to her :

おまえ なにいってんだよ ボーイフレンドだろ...!

Just what are you saying? That's your boyfriend isn't it?

She responds :

いいじゃない べつにあこがれるぐらいかってでしょ!

Yeah, yeah, give me a break. [?]

I'm a bit lost there, I'm used to see べつに in negative sentences, and I don't see what かって means here... I suspect the end of the sentence is omitted but I can't figure out what the omitted part would be...

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    There is a fairly big difference in meaning/nuance between the "dictionary" 「別に」 and the slangy 「別に」 (and you are clearly 'seeing' the former). The latter does not need to take a negative phrase following it.
    – user4032
    Nov 28, 2015 at 13:26
  • Do you mean I'm seeing the former though it's the latter or that it's the former that can be seen here? : ) Is the slangy べつに you mention something vague like "Whatever/I don't really care" in english?
    – Alox
    Nov 28, 2015 at 13:58
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    I am saying that you are 'seeing' the former when it is not the case. (At least, that is what I think from reading your question. I could be wrong, though.) The colloquial/slangy meaning is much like "meh".
    – user4032
    Nov 28, 2015 at 14:07

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"勝手(かって)" in this case means "license" and " abandon ", "one's own way", etc. For example, 私のかって means "That is my choice" and " As I please",etc.

  • Thanks, but I'm still lost regarding the general meaning of the sentence... If the general idea is "Whatever, I do what I want!", I don't see how あこがれるぐらい fit in that...
    – Alox
    Nov 28, 2015 at 14:07
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    For example, The one said 彼には恋人がいるよ(He has a girl friend.). She answered あこがれるぐらいは勝手でしょ。(Only yearning is license, isn't it?). And We can use ~するぐらいは自由でしょ and ~するぐらいは良いでしょ instead of ~するぐらい勝手でしょ. Nov 28, 2015 at 14:34
  • So, that would be something like "I can at least admire the other(s) as I want can't I?"
    – Alox
    Nov 28, 2015 at 14:41
  • Yes, I think so. Nov 28, 2015 at 14:50
  • If you could comment on how べつに affects the rest of the statement, it would make your answer more complete.
    – Flaw
    Nov 29, 2015 at 13:47

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