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    Need help with a line

    Hi, I'm having a bit of trouble with this one line and I was hoping someone might be able to help me out:

    せめてアイツらについててやりてーからよ

    The part that confuses me is "ついてて." Does that mean "付いてる" or "について?" (And if it's について, how does "てやりてー" even function in this sentence?) I'm probably overlooking something very simple and complicating things, which is making me get it wrong. The only context I can offer is the character was angry about another character stopping her from going and helping her friends (since at that point, they thought there was nothing that could be done.)

    Any help would be appreciated! Thanks!

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    Re: Need help with a line

    Quote Originally Posted by Lintwhite View Post
    Hi, I'm having a bit of trouble with this one line and I was hoping someone might be able to help me out:

    せめてアイツらについててやりてーからよ

    The part that confuses me is "ついてて." Does that mean "付いてる" or "について?" (And if it's について, how does "てやりてー" even function in this sentence?) I'm probably overlooking something very simple and complicating things, which is making me get it wrong. The only context I can offer is the character was angry about another character stopping her from going and helping her friends (since at that point, they thought there was nothing that could be done.)

    Any help would be appreciated! Thanks!
    せめてアイツらについててやりてーからよ

    せめて=少なくとも (すくなくとも) at least
    アイツらに=彼らに (かれらに) them
    ついて=付いていて=側にいて (そばにいて) with; be beside ~; stay by ~'s side; stay with ~ 
    やりてーからよ=やりたいから=あげたいから (I) want to ...

    XXXに~してあげる/~してやる=I do ~ for XXX
    やるis more casual and less polite than あげる.

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    Re: Need help with a line

    Ahh, thanks so much! I had a small, tiny inkling it had that kind of meaning but I thought I was really reaching with it. Guess not! This helps a ton!

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