18:59 Sep 9, 2000
English to Japanese translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: individual
one who in independent in mind and spirit.

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nakojin or ichi-kojinn
Yoji Morioka
nakosei no tsuyoi hito (個性のつよい人)
Mariko Kobayashi



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kosei no tsuyoi hito (個性のつよい人)

kosei = personality/indivituality
tsuyoi = strong
hito = person

"ga no tsuyoi hito" has a negative implication

"kosei no hakkirishita hito" is "a person with distinct personality"

Mariko Kobayashi
Local time: 10:47
Native speaker of: Japanese
PRO pts in pair: 22
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18 hrs
kojin or ichi-kojinn

The Japanese word "kojin" is positioned in meaning at the exact opposite of "shuudan (group)". The word "ichi-kojin" with the prefix "ichi (one)"is used when you want to emphaisze that someone is more independent as an individual.

Yoji Morioka
Local time: 08:47
Native speaker of: Japanese
PRO pts in pair: 12
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