Japanese help "genin"
  • Hey, I am having a bit of trouble understanding the use of the word "genin" which means "cause" in English.

    Example: "jyosei no risou no dansei ga takasugiru koto ga jyosei ga bankonkasuru genin no hitsotsu ni natteimasu"

    Does this mean that females' ideal male is too high, is becoming a cause of marrying late?
    or does it mean that marrying late is becoming a cause of females' ideal male being too high?

    In other words, does the sentence mean that females have high standards for ideal males because of late marriage, or late marriage occurs because females have high standards for ideal males?

    Another example: "parasaito shinguru no jyosei ga fueta koto ha, bankonka no genin no hitotsu ni natteimasu.

    Does this mean the the increase in parasite single females is becoming a cause of late marriage?
    or does it mean late marriage is the cause of the increase in parasite singles?

    In other words, parasite singles increasing is because late marriage, or late marriage occurs because the increase in parasite singles?
  • I think what you're misunderstanding is the grammar, nothing to do with the use of genin itself (it would be the same if it was something like riyuu)

    First example is just
    X ga Y ni natteimasu
    X has become Y.

    The second is the same but now the ga is replaced with wa (generally speaking, yo u shouldn't use "ha" in romaji for は where it's being used as the particle).

    In both cases X is a noun phrase using "koto" as a generic noun modified by a short sentence. In both cases Y is genin no hitsotsu with a modifier (jyosei ga bankonkasuru or bankonka no). This can only be interpreted as "a cause of..."

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