How to use 〜に対して ( = ~ ni taishite)

「最近、私に対しての愛情表現が足りないんじゃないの?」

= Saikin, watashi ni taishite no aijou hyougen ga tarinain janai no?

= I feel the way you express your affections towards me is not enough.

「おやつ増やしてね。」

= Oyatsu fuyashite ne.

= Increase the amount of snack, OK?

Hi everyone!

I am your guest teacher, ( = Ukko). はじめまして = Hajimemashite = Nice to meet you!

I am going to teach you how to use ( 〜に) 対して ( = taishite) today.

Here we go!!

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First let’s look at the usage of = たい = tai

= たい = tai = versus, ratio, as opposed to

Ex. ワールドカップ決勝 日本アメリカ

= Waarudo kappu kesshou Nihon tai Amerika

= World Cup Final Japan vs. the U.S.

Ex. 1で勝った。

= San tai ichi de katta.

= We won 3 to 1.

Ex. 今、何何?

= Ima, nan tai nani?

= What’s the score now?

Ex. 試合は、44で引き分けになった。

= Shiai wa yon tai yon de hikiwake ni natta.

= The game was tied 4-4.

Ex. 「昨日の合コン何人きたの?」

Kinou no goukon nannin kita no?

= How many people came to the Singles Mixers (party) yesterday?

「44だった。」

= Yon tai yon datta.

= 4 men and 4 women.

1) ~に対して ( = ni taishite ): against/ towards / to

* How to form:

noun + ( = ni ) + 対して ( = taishite ) ~

* to have some feelings + over / towards / on + something /someone

* one’s attitude + towards / against / to + something /someone

OK, let’s compare the following two sentences.

Haven’t you been a little cold towards him lately?

→A: 最近、ちょっと彼に冷たいんじゃない?

= Saikin, chotto kare ni tsumetain janai?

→B: 最近、ちょっと彼に対して冷たいんじゃない?

= Saikin, chotto kare ni taishite tsumetain janai?

They mean the same but when you focus on who/what your action/ attitude/ feelings are directed to you use 対して ( = taishite)

Ex. マギー先生は宿題をやらない生徒に対していつも厳しい。

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