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Re: [Lingo] explanation for いなくて寂しい

On 09/11/2015 11:31 PM, Jim Breen wrote:
On 12 September 2015 at 14:30, steve<>  wrote:
>Can someone explain this expression to me.  Since いなくて is the
>negative te form of いる and 寂しい means lonely, it seems like
>いなくて+寂しい should mean "to be not + lonely."  Is this just one of
>those quirks of the language or am I missing something?

"Being without" -> "lonely".

Ahh -- that makes sense.  Thank you Jim.

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