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「空港の人がもう一度搭乗券確認したと私に。。。」

通させた? 通してあげた? Is that right? Are there more ways of saying this? In the most natural way possible please.

  • わたしに・・・させていただけませんか, わたしに・・・させてくださいませんか – K. Broflovski Jun 13 '18 at 17:42
  • ありがとう、質問ではないだけど、「私に通させていただいた」とは大丈夫ですか? – holyeyeolo Jun 13 '18 at 17:48
  • 質問に let = 過去、 "how should I ask someone to let me through" と違う。 – holyeyeolo Jun 13 '18 at 17:51
  • Causative structure in Japanese can mean make s.o. do something, but it can also mean let s.o. do something. Example from the internet: 全部食べさせた。Made/Let (someone) eat it all. See:guidetojapanese.org/learn/grammar/causepass – ajsmart Jun 13 '18 at 21:37
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To mean "(Someone) let me through", you can say...

「私を[通]{とお}した」
「(私を)通してくれた」

[通]{とお}した is the past tense form of the transitive verb [通]{とお}す.


If you want to use causative, you can say 私を通{とお}らせ(てくれ)た. The present form is 通らせる. This is the causative form of the intransitive verb 通{とお}る. (But I think [通]{とお}し(てくれ)た is more common.)


空港の人がもう一度搭乗券確認したと私に

確認したと is grammatically incorrect. If you're trying to say "After they checked my boarding pass one more time, they let me through", you can say...

空港の人は、もう一度搭乗券を確認すると、私を通し(てくれ)た。
空港の人は、搭乗券をもう一度確認したあと、(私を)通してくれた。

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    There's a lyric ♪ちょ~っと[通]{とお}してくだしゃんせ~ in a わらべ歌 (nursery song) 「通りゃんせ」 – Chocolate Jun 14 '18 at 2:20
  • Why is it gramatically incorrect though? Also, how is 通す different from the causative form of 通る? – holyeyeolo Jun 14 '18 at 8:14
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    The conjunctive particle と for "When/If" should be attached to the dictionary form, not the past form. So it should be 確認すると. You can also say 確認したら, 確認した[後]{あと}, or 確認してから. 通す is transitive for "let ~ pass, let ~ through, pass ~ through" etc. 通らせる can mean these too, but 通す is more commonly used. And they are often uninterchangeable, eg ◎「独身を通す」「光を通す」「客を部屋に通す」✖「独身を・光を・客を部屋に通らせる」 – Chocolate Jun 14 '18 at 13:28

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