かなわないということで正式に断りの返事をいただいた

English translation: she formally declined my offer because she could not leave her current work

15:50 Jun 11, 2010
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Government / Politics
Japanese term or phrase: かなわないということで正式に断りの返事をいただいた
緒方氏について「私からもぜひ就任いただきたいと考えていたが、仕事をどうしても放棄できない事情があり、努力いただいたが、かなわないということで正式に断りの返事をいただいた」と説明した。
farida
Local time: 19:18
English translation:she formally declined my offer because she could not leave her current work
Explanation:
かなわない=出来ない
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Yuki Okada
Canada
Local time: 11:18
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thanks
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4 +4she formally declined my offer because she could not leave her current work
Yuki Okada
Summary of reference entries provided
FYI
cinefil

  

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she formally declined my offer because she could not leave her current work


Explanation:
かなわない=出来ない

Yuki Okada
Canada
Local time: 11:18
Native speaker of: Native in JapaneseJapanese
PRO pts in category: 20
Grading comment
thanks

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Miho Ohashi: Perfect!
10 mins
  -> Thank you.

agree  izziS
22 mins
  -> Thank you.

agree  KathyT
2 hrs
  -> Thank you.

neutral  humbird: これは政府要職に関するものと察しますから、she declined my offer to the office としたほうがよいように思います。
2 days 4 hrs

agree  Lianne Wilson
2 days 15 hrs
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Reference comments


11 hrs peer agreement (net): +1
Reference: FYI

Reference information:
いにかなう[意に適う]
meet with a person's approval
かなう[叶う]
come true; be realized
かなう[適う]
suit; be suitable
E-DIC、朝日出版社

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Note added at 11 hrs (2010-06-12 03:17:38 GMT)
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彼女が出来ない(かなわない)のは、「仕事の放棄」ではなく「就任の要求に応える」事だとおもいます。

cinefil
Japan
Native speaker of: Native in JapaneseJapanese
PRO pts in category: 14

Peer comments on this reference comment (and responses from the reference poster)
agree  humbird: そのとおりだと思います。この際、仕事は口実かも知れませんね。
1 day 17 hrs
  -> ありがとうおざいます。
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