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Usage of てき。

Jace *\(^o^)/*
Asked 7 years ago

I need some help understanding how てき modifies the noun of a sentence.

 

For example, this sentence refers to "a" bird.

とりはとびました。

 

This sentence refers to "this" bird.

このとりはとびました。

 

But which bird is this sentence talking about?

てきのとりはとびました。

Know someone who might be able to answer this question?

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Hi Jace-san!


Well, てき in the sentence you mentioned means "enemy."  Here's the link to the dictionary.

http://www.nihongomaster.com/dictionary/entry/55985/%E6%95%B5-%E3%81%A6%E3%81%8D-teki 


So, the sentence is talking about "the enemy bird."  Did you think about this てき?

http://www.nihongomaster.com/dictionary/entry/41987/%E7%9A%84-%E3%81%A6%E3%81%8D-teki

Hope this helps!

Masako
Answered 7 years ago

Ah, the meaning of teki for this sentence is "rival." てきのとりはとびました。 The rival bird flew away. Makes perfect sense! ありがとうごさいます。

Jace *\(^o^)/*
Commented 7 years ago