There are various ways to say and in japanese but what I am interested in is で to mean "and". Can someone explain the usage of で. Example sentence:

貴方の背が高い顔もかっこい憧れちゃう - You are tall and handsome and i end up yearning to be you

子猫ちょっとかわいそう寂しそう - The kitten looks pitiful and lonely

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    Did you make up that first example? If not, where is it from?
    – user1478
    Commented Mar 4, 2020 at 0:02
  • @snailcar Yes, I made it up. I realised that te-form can be used. But I believe I heard people using it like this before
    – Newbie
    Commented Mar 4, 2020 at 3:16

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Do you know how you can use the te-form of verbs to mean 'and'? For example,


I will go to cafeteria, eat lunch, and take a nap.

で is just the te-form of です.

  • Yes, I know te-form i used. So that first sentence in my question is utter garbage and no one uses it like that?
    – Newbie
    Commented Mar 4, 2020 at 3:18
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    I won't comment on whether someone would say that or not. But, I'd normally expect …高くて顔もかっこよくて… (just sounds more natural) Commented Mar 4, 2020 at 3:30

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