I found this phrase from a short manga strip.

Man: ミチ子さん その金はもしかして...
Woman: 元々はあなたの金です。どうぞお取りください。
Man: え?

Man: そういうつもりであげた金ではありません!それにこれを取ったらもうおわりってことですよね。
Woman: そうおっしゃらずに。
Man: でもボクまけちゃうんですよ。
Woman: これで終わりにしましょ。

It turns out they are playing Japanese chess.

My question is what does "そういうつもりであげた金ではありません" mean and how to use this phrase.

Thank you so so much.

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    [金]{かね} じゃなくて [金]{きん} だったのねww – Chocolate May 17 '19 at 14:20


You'd read the 金 as かね, "money", before you know they're playing 将棋. So you'd read this line as "I didn't mean that / It was not my intention when I gave you the money"... probably like 「別れるときに返してもらうつもりであげたお金ではありません。」 or even "I didn't give you the money for dating me", perhaps..

And you'd interpret:


implies their relationship will end if he gets the money back.

Aand... it turns out they're playing 将棋. Then you realise that the 金 was きん, 金将 (gold general), and these lines actually meant:


"I didn't mean/intend that when I gave you the 金将.
Also, if I get the 金将 back, the game will be over." (← The man loses the game)

  • Thank you so much Chocolate san. That's a very clear explanation. – user348715 May 18 '19 at 5:41
  • 別れるときに返してもらうつもりであげたお金ではありません。」this means i didn't intend to give you the money to get it returned when we break up? – user348715 May 18 '19 at 5:45
  • @user348715 そうですね。。 yes, I think so. (Sorry I wasn't sure how to say it in English..) I think it's literally like "I didn't give you the money with the intention of getting it returned when we break up" – Chocolate May 19 '19 at 16:27
  • Thanks again Chacolate san – user348715 May 21 '19 at 6:37

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