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めったに~ない

~するのはほとんどない。

〔例〕店長【てんちょう】は優しい【やさしい】人【ひと】、めったに怒らない【おこらない】。

'The store manager is a nice person and rarely gets angry.'

What does で mean in this sentence?

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    Please post text, not images. – snailboat Jun 15 '18 at 10:03
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This で is continuous form of a auxiliary verb だ that means "conclusion".

It is used when a sentence follows. For example, 私は日本人で、彼はアメリカ人だ。(I am Japanese and he is American.).

  • What do you mean when you say で means "conclusion"? – Blavius Jun 15 '18 at 15:11
  • I mean 断定 because だ is 断定の助動詞. Are there other appropriate words for it? – Yuuichi Tam Jun 15 '18 at 15:16
  • @Blavius It's just the name for the copula in Japanese school grammar, although the name doesn't really make sense. – snailboat Jun 15 '18 at 18:11

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