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Please do my survey on images about family


8 Aug 2003
Please help me with a survey. I am writing an essay about images that people have about family members. I'd like to know what adjective people think about when they think of father, mother, grandpa, and granma.


Also I tried it in Spanish, but am not done with translation. Can someone tell me what these adjectives are in Spanish?

Scaryツ 窶堋ア窶堙ュ窶堋「
Sweetツ 窶堙「窶堋ウ窶堋オ窶堋「
Strictツ 窶堋ォ窶堙鯛?堋オ窶堋「
Funツ ナ?y窶堋オ窶堋「
caring 窶堋ィ窶堙?窶堋「窶堙「窶堙ィ窶堋ェ窶堋?窶堙ゥ
affectionateツ ヒ?、ツ湘ョ窶堋ェ窶堋?窶堙ゥ
Meanツ 窶堋「窶堋カ窶堙ュ窶堙ゥ
Distantツ 窶ー窶懌?堋「窶伉カツ催

Thank you.
Can you please tell me a little more about your survey before I take it? Like, how will the information be used, what is it your intention to find, and do you intend to break down responses into nationality? Thanks -M
Hi, I am writing essays for Japanese students to read, so they can practice reading English. I wonder if people use different adjectives to describe family members.

In Japanese I searched for "scary father" and I get stuff that I think they should look like. But I do the same in English and then I get things about fathers who are scared of something. But when I search for strict fathers, I get what I thought I would get.

I just wonder if "father" is perceived differently across cultures.

Yes, break downs are done by nationality, age, and the number of kids perhaps.
Well most GOOD writers in english would not say "my father looked scary."

they would say, My father looked at me with a flame of anger in his eyes.

If you really want to use scary. Its kind of hard to use and make it sound good. I have honestly never heard someone use the word "scary." in my life.

Father would be the same as it is in japanese. The differnce is that we describe stuff in a differnt way. Here is just an example of how you would write for a college papper in america with the word father.

My father looked at me with a great anger in his eyes, It was as if a fire was burning inside of him. He quickly moved towards me, stomping with every step, for the first time I was scared of my father and what he might do.

BTW I used scared NOT scary because the sentance is in the past.
Scary would be present tense.

Also strict is more like, saying you can not go out after 9, You have to goto bed at 10. Strict would involve lots of rules / punishments and the like.

Scary would be to cause people around you to become scared. Such as a skeleton might be scary or a man pointing a gun at people would be scary.

I am guessing in japan strict is suposed to be scary? Well here, Scary normaly involves fear of physical harm, Strict is what you are looking for I think.

My father was a very strict man, He was allways setting rules, Telling me what I can and can not do. I really hated him at times because of it but I know it was for my own good.
scray versus strict

Hi, thanks for this thought.

In Japanese we say kowai chichi (father that is very scray) and kibishii chichi (strict father). Technically there can be strict fathers who is not scary and scary fathers who is not strict.

I think kowai chichi is more like a quiet type who has a temper and all of a sudden beats his kids. This person may not be strict at all.

What do you think is the adject that is appropriate?
My Mexican friend said that her mom used to tell her "wait and see till you dad comes home." In this case, her dad was a scary dad? I don't know if he necessarily set rules.

Hello, I started doing the survey again. If you have not done it yet before, I hope you can help me. It is the same survey--about images of family members. I am interested if people have different images and how that varies by culture. I am writing an essay based on the results. I will let high school students read it for their practice in English.

Thank you very much for doing this.

The survey can be taken either in English, Japanese, or Spanish.
I did the survey. Though my answers may not be too standard seeing as my parents are divorced and I have a strong dislike for my Dad. (That and I rarely see my remaining grandparents...hard to describe them in an adjective.)
Seems like my survey did not collect your response. Could you try again? Thank you.

I fixed the site. Could you try it again? This time it really works.
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