I'm translating this old book I have from Japanese to English, and I come across the following sentence.


I think in the above instance the して is being used to emphasis, as defined by the fourth definition on Jisho.org, shown below.

  1. by (indicating means of action); as (a group, etc.)​
  2. indicates patient of a causative expression​ - as 〜をして in modern Japanese
  3. acts as a connective - ​after the ren'youkei form of an adjective
  4. adds emphasis - ​after an adverb or a particle

What does 'add emphasis' mean, and is my understanding of the use of して in the above sentence correct?

EDIT: Added answer to my question: 「して」じゃなくて「する」を調べたほうがいいですよ。#7 to be sensed (of a smell, noise, etc.)​ – Chocolate

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    「して」じゃなくて「する」を調べたほうがいいですよ。#7 to be sensed (of a smell, noise, etc.)
    – chocolate
    May 7, 2019 at 0:31
  • @Chocolate じゃ、 きみは上に「して」をparticleないと思いですか?
    – Toyu_Frey
    May 7, 2019 at 0:52
  • The して in your example is the te-form of the verb する. It's not a particle. The sentence means 背後で、聞き覚えのある声がした。それで、思わず一歩あとずさってしまった。
    – chocolate
    May 7, 2019 at 0:54
  • もう~、私はばかですよ!私はparticleに至る所を見ている!私は日本語を休みにかもしれませんか。。。。。。
    – Toyu_Frey
    May 7, 2019 at 1:04


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