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Re: [Lingo] 間vs間

On Wed, May 30, 2012 at 5:31 AM, steve <> wrote:
> How does one know when 間 is pronounced あいだ and when it's ま?

You have to remember. But wait, I think there is some rules

> I have two sentences.
> This is from a short story by Haruki Murakami and according to its
> furagana it is ま.
> 少年は少し間を置く。

There are  5 forms including 間(ま)を, take a look at
in these examples, "ma" stands before "wo"

> And this is from an example on the dictionary for あいだ:
> 彼を長い間待たせておいた。

長い間: ながいあいだ

# It is even more complicated than I thought.

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