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So pardon for this being quite a specific question, but I'm trying to communicate this idea in a letter:

  • Looks like you had fun, so I'm glad.

Actually I'm finding it difficult to get my Japanese right in expressing this.

This is what I have so far:

  • Emilyさん は たのしかったのようなですねから、わたししあわせになりました。(name changed to protect the innocent ;))

I'm unsure of whether it would be なりました or なる. In fact, I'm unsure of the sentence in general - the ような part is important because I don't want to say 'you definitely had fun!', but I'm a little confused about how to structure it. Does it sound unnatural?

I would appreciate any help, thank you for reading. :)

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幸せ{しあわせ}is used for long-lasting happiness or a state of happiness that continues. A better word could be 嬉{うれ}しい .

So your sentence could be:

Emilyさんは楽しかったようですから、私も嬉しいです!

  • Hehe! Wanwan :3 – ishikun Feb 9 '17 at 0:30
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You could say 楽{たの}しい or 嬉{うれ}しい (i.e., 私は楽しい/嬉しい). In addition, you could also say that something which makes you happy is 楽しい (e.g., 楽しい映画 "fun movie").

幸{しあわ}せ is happiness that's more sublime and persistent. Also, with 幸せ, you don't need to use になります. You could just say, like, 私は幸せでした.

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