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信じられないほど青い目、まるで淡いサファイアのようだ。その目がハリーを観察している。そして額の傷にじっと注がれた

Why did they use passive form in this sentence and what does it mean when coming after noun + に ?

  • その文の前に、「視線が」か「目が」などの主語はありませんか? – Chocolate Oct 9 '16 at 15:17
  • This is the preceded sentence: 信じられないほど青い目、まるで淡いサファイアのようだ。その目がハリーを観察している – Narutokage Oct 9 '16 at 15:25
  • Ah. So the subject is 目, or 視線. 「視線を注ぐ」 is a set phrase to mean "to watch/look/stare." – Chocolate Oct 9 '16 at 15:30
  • This is the whole chunk: その目がハリーを観察している。その目がハリーを観察している。 そして額の傷にじっと注がれた。 I'm not sure about the subject. – Narutokage Oct 9 '16 at 15:35
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    Yeah, so 目が傷に注がれた "The eyes were focused on the scar." i.e., (The owner of the eyes) stared at the scar. – Chocolate Oct 9 '16 at 15:36
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その目がハリーを観察している。そして額の傷にじっと注がれた

The subject for the 注がれた is (その)目.

「(~に)目/視線を注ぐ」 is a set phrase to mean "to watch/look/stare (at~)".

Here it's used in the passive voice: 「目が額の傷にじっと注がれた」, literally "The eyes were focused intently on the scar on his forehead", i.e. "(The owner of the eyes) stared/gazed at the scar on his(=Harry's) forehead."

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注ぐ = pour
額の傷 = the wound on the forehead

額の傷に注がれた
was poured onto the wound on the forehead

  • Nope, my friend. 注がれた in this sentence doesn't mean pour or even it does, there is no point of using passing form here. – Narutokage Oct 9 '16 at 15:18
  • そそぐ【注ぐ】: flow into, water, pour on; sprinkle dictionary.goo.ne.jp/je/44007/meaning/m0u/%E6%B3%A8%E3%81%90 – hisao m Oct 9 '16 at 15:22
  • how about concentrate ? – Narutokage Oct 9 '16 at 15:24
  • It depends on the subject. I need the context. I need the text that comes before that sentence. Japanese is highly dependent on the context. It is difficult to understand a sentence out of context. – hisao m Oct 9 '16 at 15:27
  • This is the preceded sentence: 信じられないほど青い目、まるで淡いサファイアのようだ。その目がハリーを観察している – Narutokage Oct 9 '16 at 15:28

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