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raintree_leaf
08-17-2008, 12:25 PM
In this sentence, do I assume that there is a implicit(である) after 日本人 or の particle is a form of copula? The で for 米国人で is a connective だ, so there should be a kind of ending verb for this te sequence after 日本人.
米国人で奥さんが日本人の人を知っている
I know an American whose wife is Japanese.

dabura667
08-18-2008, 12:22 AM
In this sentence, do I assume that there is a implicit(である) after 日本人 or の particle is a form of copula? The で for 米国人で is a connective だ, so there should be a kind of ending verb for this te sequence after 日本人.
米国人で奥さんが日本人の人を知っている
I know an American whose wife is Japanese.

米国人 and 人 is repetitive

plus that is like old person Japanese

say "アメリカ人"

日本人の奥さんがいるアメリカ人を知っている。


Is what normal Japanese say. Maybe just me I don't know.

raintree_leaf
08-18-2008, 12:47 AM
This sentence is from yahoo dict and I'm a bit puzzled by its structure.

Kikyosama
08-19-2008, 05:05 AM
I don't know much english, but I thing this sentence

"American wife knows Japanese people"

Beikoku is a America, in very formal japanese.