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Take a sentence like:

そういうのはな(noun)だったらこう。。。

I'm not sure what to make of the のはな part. I'm not even sure they're all particles. I suspect the な might be a negative. I'm guessing the の turns the first word into a noun, like "that sort". So, maybe it's saying "If that sort of (noun) wasn't こう..." But, I'm not familiar with a word こう. 子, yes, but...

The context is, a character talking to another character after thinking about the other forgetting to cut his hair. Full bubble: だったらさ! そういうのはな男だったらこう。。。 The other person then seems taken aback.

  • Can you edit the question and give us the full and concrete example sentence with the context? It's difficult to explain this sentence because it's a very vague sentence with vague words like それ・こう・(noun). – naruto Dec 25 '15 at 7:48
  • Yes. The context is, a character talking to another character after thinking about the other forgetting to cut his hair. Full bubble: だったらさ! そういうのはな男だったらこう。。。 The other person then seems taken aback. – johnnd Dec 25 '15 at 7:59
  • I made a mistake but corrected it in my comment. – johnnd Dec 25 '15 at 8:03
  • It's still way too vague. ”はな” could just be a word written without Kanji, possibly even two words... Might also be something related to the piece you're reading. If you could perhaps link us to the page or something, we could really help you out more here. – strawberry jam Dec 25 '15 at 11:04
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It's pronoun の, particle は and interjectional particle な.

そういうの : such things

は (topic particle)

な (filler)

男だったら : if you're a man

こう : this way

  • So, it would translate something like: Come on! Doing such things this way if you're a man is... – johnnd Dec 25 '15 at 14:09
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    こう can also function as a filler. I might translate it as "For a man, those things are... (こう = 'how should I put it...')", but it really depends on the context. – seafood258 Dec 25 '15 at 19:06
  • Thanks for your input. That masks sense as well. (こう being used that way.) – johnnd Dec 26 '15 at 16:45

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