俺、どこまで行けた?

Discussion in '日本語 (Japanese)' started by Pot-Bouille, Jan 30, 2013.

  1. Pot-Bouille Senior Member

    Hi, I would like to get some opinions on what the nuance of the sentence below might be in the following context. A soldier (a pilot) is about to die in battle. He contacts his team-mates one last time on the radio and says: なあ、俺、どこまで行けた? "how far was I able to go" does not make much sense (to me) in that context. Could it mean: "what did I do with my life?" Thank you all for your help !
     
  2. frequency

    frequency Senior Member

    Tokyo, Japan
    Japanese
    難しいなあ・・I don't think that he's talking about only his flight mileage, either. He's talking about his life and yes, it's 'what did I do with my life?'. Or, this sounds like he's asking how his achievement in the life is big.
     
  3. Pot-Bouille Senior Member

    Thank you, Frequency.
    I thought it might be about life achievements and personal development, with a dramatic touch :)
     

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