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JapanForever

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French
Hi there!

I would like to know: how saying in Japanese having a crush on someone?For context, it is for saying "Who does he have a crush on?"

Thanks for your replies
 
  • SoLaTiDoberman

    Senior Member
    Japanese
    If it is "love at first sight,"
    it would be:
    一目惚れ hitomebore
    「彼はだれに一目惚れしたのですか?」.
     

    ktdd

    Senior Member
    Mandarin - Beijing
    A crush, in my understanding, is often one-sided feeling. The other party may not even know it (many high school girls have a crush on movie stars). So in Friends season 1 episode 1 when Ross told Rachel "You know, you probably didn't know this, but back in high school, I had a, um, major crush on you" and Rachel said "I knew", Ross was quite surprised. "You did! Oh.... I always figured you just thought I was Monica's geeky older brother." (To which Rachel replied, "I did", eliciting laughter from the audience.)

    What prompted my reply in #4 was last year's phenomenal hit Your Name (君の名は。). Browsing through Taki's phone, Mitsuha found two photos of Okudera-senpai: 「あっ、あの人や!片想い…かな?」 (then she went on to arrange dates for them lol). I watched a pirated version with English subtitles. The English goes "Oh! That's her! A crush, maybe?"
     
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