Please can somebody tell me how tsukerarete is being used in this sentence?


  • "recently I get the feeling that I'm being followed" ? I'm not confident of my understanding though.
    – Flaw
    Commented Mar 12, 2016 at 3:48
  • I thought so. But can you tell me why tsukerareteru means being followed in this sentence? Normally, it means to stick or to apply, right?
    – shishou
    Commented Mar 12, 2016 at 3:52
  • well if you stick close to someone, that's not entirely unlike following.
    – Flaw
    Commented Mar 12, 2016 at 4:06

1 Answer 1


つける can mean a detective or a maniac/stalker is following someone on the street. つけられる is its passive form. So,


can translate to

I'm even suspecting someone might be following me on the street

FYI, in a racing (marathon, horse race, F1 race or even election race) つける can mean someone is right behind someone else.


(Tänak is the third place finisher (at the moment.))

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