help with Japanese expression...

Pete   Fri Jul 20, 2007 4:59 am GMT
Please, could anybody tell me what is the meaning of the phrase: 'tatoema kuroshi datoshitemo'? I hope it is coherent Japanese.

Thnaks in advance.

Pete from Peru
beneficii   Fri Jul 20, 2007 5:32 am GMT

Could you provide a source for it?
Guest   Fri Jul 20, 2007 5:34 am GMT
"Tatoema" is probably "tatoeba". "kuroshi" is close to "koroshi" (killing), "kurushii" (painful), "kuruoshii" (crazy). I'm guessing it's one of the latter two. So, the intended meaning of this phrase is probably, "Even if it's crazy (or painful)". I can't tell you whether it's "painful" or "crazy". I'm guessing "painful", though.
Native Korean   Sat Jul 21, 2007 9:46 am GMT
I think 'tatoema' means 'for example'.
The rest of words are unclear to find the meaning.

I need Japanese text to figure out what that means.
Could you re-write the phrase in Hiragana or Kanji please?
Presley.   Sun Jul 22, 2007 4:40 am GMT
"Tatoe, kurushikutemo" means "even if [it is] painful".

"Kurushii datoshitemo" doesn't work because "datoshitemo" works only with nouns. "Kurushii" is an adverb so you take off the "i" at the end and add "-kutemo". I hope I'm making some sense.
Guest   Sun Jul 22, 2007 11:24 am GMT
Maybe so, but the phrase was probably written by a non-native speaker, so the grammar isn't necessarily correct.
Presley.   Mon Jul 23, 2007 5:10 am GMT
Ā«"Kurushii" is an adverbĀ»

I lied, I lied. I meant adjective.