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Help with this sentence

Discussion in 'Learning Japanese' started by ElementStar, Jun 17, 2017 at 23:44.

  1. ElementStar

    ElementStar Registered

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    Hello. So I wanted a bit of help with this sentence.

    「先輩、すっごく格好いいよ!先輩の魅力だったら、どんな男でも放っておかないね!」

    Context is a younger guy praising an older girl after she tried wearing a cute costume. I think he is saying no man would leave her alone since she is so attractive, but I'm not sure. In particular I don't understand this grammar, 放っておかない. Could I get some help please? Thanks!
     
  2. mdchachi

    mdchachi 先輩
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    放っておく means "leave alone" according to alc.co.jp.
    So you're correct. It means no guy will leave her alone when exposed to her 魅力.
     
  3. ElementStar

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    Got it. Thank you for the help!
     
  4. OoTmaster

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    Can't leave alone could have two meanings in that sense. One being can't leave alone in the sense that you are going to flirt with them and then the other being a literal can't leave them by them self. Is there a possible double meaning like that in the Japanese too or is it one or the other?
     
  5. Toritoribe

    Toritoribe 禁漁期
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    It only means the first one; "All guys can't help trying to chat up you/her" or like that.
     
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