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Mitsuwa Market Area Japanese Language and Culture MeetUp Message Board › Japanese to English, English to Japanese

Japanese to English, English to Japanese

A former member
Post #: 196
In relation to Janet's question, which of the following phrases is grammatically correct?

1. cute Japanese girls
2. Japanese cute girls

hiro t.
user 13203127
Roselle, IL
Post #: 8
I think 1 is correct. But that depends on whether opened their mouths... I've seen some Japanese girls that are cute but their teeth looked like they grew up chewing rocks. Like the alien hunters from the movie "Aliens" but with makeup and longer hair.
A former member
Post #: 18
This is one of the fun aspects of English: they're both correct! Number 1 sounds more natural though. It depends if you want to emphasize that the girls are cute, or the girls are Japanese. If there are lots of Japanese girls, and you want to specify the cute ones, you would say cute Japanese girls. If there are a lot of cute girls, and you want to specify the Japanese ones, you would say Japanese cute girls. To wit:

A: Hey, look at those cute girls over there!

B: Which ones, the Australians?

A: No, the Japanese cute girls!
A former member
Post #: 197
Thanks for your answer. The difference becomes very clear to me.
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