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Decoded Slug: Noun にあるまじき Noun (Noun ni aru majiki Noun)

Japanese JLPT Grammar Point
Noun にあるまじき Noun (Noun ni aru majiki Noun)

Noun にあるまじき Noun (Noun ni aru majiki Noun)

Short explanation:

Expresses the idea of 'unfitting', 'unbecoming' or 'inappropriate'.


Noun1 にあるまじき Noun2


Kare wa kyoushi ni aru majiki gendou wo totta.
He took actions that are unbecoming of a teacher.
Kore wa ningen ni aru majiki koui da.
This is an act that is unfitting for a human.
Kanojo wa shachou ni aru majiki furumai wo shita.
She behaved in a way that is unbecoming of a president.
Sore wa shakaijin ni aru majiki koudou da.
That is a behaviour that is not suitable for an adult.

Long explanation:

The grammar point Noun にあるまじき Noun is used to express that the noun doesn't fit or is inappropriate in some way for the other noun. It can translate loosely as 'unfitting for', 'unbecoming of' or 'something that must not be for a/ the noun'.

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