So, I was talking to this girl about how I like japan and she asked me that:


There are somethings I don't get, first the parsing...




Is my parsing correct?

Now for the meanings I don't get:

いやな思い Is this the いや that means negative/bad? so a bad feeling or bad thought?

一いつも I Just don't get why there is a 一 before いつも

My full attempt in translating is

Did you have any bad impressions after coming to Japan?

Even if my attempt is correct, can you help me clear these points?

Thank you!

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    一いつも -- 「 [一]{ひと}つも」の間違いじゃないですかね・・
    – chocolate
    Aug 25, 2017 at 23:55

3 Answers 3


Did you copy it as it was?


The before いつも is a kanji 一【いち】, not a long vowel marker or a dash. You can confirm it by copying it to somewhere else and apply some serif font. While a dash or a long vowel marker can be typed just by pressing -, the kanji 一 is unlikely to appear by a simple mistype.

So I think she really wanted the kanji 一. I think it's a typo for 一つも【ひとつも】 ("even once"). Maybe she typed 1つも first, and then tried to correct it to 一つも.

So, after coming to Japan, you did not experience bad things even once?


Are you texting the message with a girl, right? I guess 一 is mystyped with いつも. Parsing aside I don't think that no mistakes in translation. I think 嫌な思いをする means that you have met a thing which makes you feel unpleasant. So, she asked if you had encountered any unpleasant, bad or strange things .

  • Yes, it's through instant text messages, so probably a typo then. Why would she use する and not ある? In this case? Aug 25, 2017 at 21:28
  • @FelipeOliveira 〜な思いをする means that you have an experience makes you have some feelings. It's a little bit different than just having some feelings. When you met a thing, you felt bad.
    – user25382
    Aug 25, 2017 at 21:39
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    〜がある is normally used to describe there is something. It's more concrete than to do 〜をする.
    – user25382
    Aug 25, 2017 at 21:53
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    I believe she mistyped 一つも "not a single" as opposed to いつも. It makes more sense in the context.
    – Jimmy
    Aug 25, 2017 at 23:13
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    思いをする you go thorough 思いがある 思いがある means have a strong towards something. This time she asked if you had gone through having a bad feeling. have a thought normally means have an idea. So, it means 考えがある。
    – user25382
    Aug 25, 2017 at 23:58


This is a set phrase whose meaning is explained in other answers.

In this phrase, as you know, 嫌な is an adjective meaning unpleasant, 思い is a noun meaning feelings, emotion, sentiment or experience ​and する means to feel or to experience.

As for 思い, please look it up in jisho.org here, then you'll find interesting meanings words related to 思い, also look up 思{おも}い出{で} here.

The antonym of the phrase 嫌な思いをする is 良い思いをする. "良い" is normally pronounced as "よい", but it is usually pronounced as "いい" in this phrase.

"日本でいい思いをしてください。 I hope you will experience pleasant feelings/things in Japan", and "良い思い出をたくさん作ってください。 Please make a lot of good memories while staying in Japan".


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