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English translation: Being very popular; being in great demand

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04:54 Jan 24, 2002
Japanese to English translations [Non-PRO]
Japanese term or phrase: 引く手あまた
能力の高いし、仕事もできるし、会社からもすかれると思うし、あの人だったら引く手あまただね。
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English translation:Being very popular; being in great demand
Explanation:
I'm not sure what that first dot was supposed to be, but I'm assuming it was 能力(nouryoku-knowledge). So the phrase would be as follows: "He has a great deal of knowledge (or he is smart), is able to work, and I think his company likes him, so if I were that guy, I'd be in great demand." It sounds like you're talking about a person's strength in the job market so you could probably change "so if I were that guy, I'd be in great demand." to "so if I were that guy, I'd be highly marketable." For a proper translation, a complete sentence would make things easier.:P
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4 +2Being very popular; being in great demandshyboy75


  

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31 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +2
Being very popular; being in great demand


Explanation:
I'm not sure what that first dot was supposed to be, but I'm assuming it was 能力(nouryoku-knowledge). So the phrase would be as follows: "He has a great deal of knowledge (or he is smart), is able to work, and I think his company likes him, so if I were that guy, I'd be in great demand." It sounds like you're talking about a person's strength in the job market so you could probably change "so if I were that guy, I'd be in great demand." to "so if I were that guy, I'd be highly marketable." For a proper translation, a complete sentence would make things easier.:P


    Reference: http://www.csse.monash.edu.au/cgi-bin/cgiwrap/jwb/wwwjdic?9U
shyboy75
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agree  mimichan: I would go for "be in great demand", "be highly marketable"
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agree  LEXICON KK
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