How to translate 'She got him bitten by the dog'?

Can I translate it as: 彼女は彼に犬に噛まれさせた?

Also, how should I translate 'She got him bitten on the hand by the dog'?

Can I translate it as: 彼女は彼に犬に手を噛まれさせた?


I am a native speaker of Japanese but not of English. So my English may not be natural but I hope to be helpful.

If you translate directly, it would be 彼女は彼が犬に噛まれるようにした。 In this sentence 彼女(=she) is the subject and ようにした(=made) is verb.

  • Thank you so much! Now I realize 〜させ isn't the only way to translate 'make'. 〜ようにする can serve more complicated situations. I would also like to ask, does this sentence make sense at all: 彼女は彼に犬に噛まれさせた? Is it possible to make a sentence with 噛まれさせた? (I mean any sentence.)
    – Jo H
    Mar 20 '19 at 14:58
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    My pleasure! 噛まれされた is not grammatically correct because れ cannot connect with された. As another example, 騙された is correct but 騙されさせた is incorrect.
    – suzuki
    Mar 20 '19 at 15:18
  • そうですか、分かりました^_^
    – Jo H
    Mar 21 '19 at 3:37

"She made him bitten by the dog" is meaning She is the reason why he got bitten by the dog.

So it would be 彼は彼女のせいで犬に噛まれた。

彼女のせい = Because of her

  • 1
    Thank you so much! But what about a direct translation without reinterpreting the original sentence?
    – Jo H
    Mar 20 '19 at 13:03
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    @JoH The original isn’t grammatical or meaningful, so you have to interpret it as something else to understand and translate it.
    – user1478
    Mar 20 '19 at 14:56

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