Hi,

I can't be sure what this "Here" is doing here. Would you describe it? Does it mean like "up to this point"?

Oh, by the way, this is from a book.

and why had she taken so long to reveal herself? Here I'd thought of her as a cold-blooded person agent when she was really nothing but a slightly dopey, inexperienced speech teacher. She wasn't a bad person, MIss Samson, but her timing was off.

Thank you for your help,

M
Hi,

I can't be sure what this "Here" is doing here. Would you describe it? Does it mean like "up to this point"? I'd say it's more like 'At this point', in the sense of indicating the person's condition.

It's a bit like saying, 'You used to be such a cute little baby, and here you are, a lawyer'.

Oh, by the way, this is from a book.

and why had she taken so long to reveal herself? Here I'd thought of her as a cold-blooded person agent when she was really nothing but a slightly dopey, inexperienced speech teacher. She wasn't a bad person, MIss Samson, but her timing was off.

Clive
Okay, thank you for the reply.

M
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mitsuwao23I can't be sure what this "Here" is doing here. Would you describe it? Does it mean like "up to this point"?
Wow! It seems you've run across a very idiomatic and nearly untranslatable use of 'here'. It's certainly not a very formal usage.

I'd paraphrase it with something like "And wouldn't you know it, but" or "I can't imagine what I was thinking, but" or "And all the while, erroneously,"

CJ
Hi CJ, thanks for the reply.

I know exactly what you mean. when reading it, I actually had no problem with the sentence. That "Here" is toally working and making sense. But when I tried to wirte it down in Japanese, I had no idea how I should I say it.Emotion: sweating

Thank you for your help,

M
mitsuwao23But when I tried to wirte it down in Japanese, I had no idea how I should I say it.
One of these days you'll hear someone say something in Japanese that will ring a bell in your head, and you'll say, "Aha! That's how we say that!". That's if you're lucky. Emotion: smile

CJ
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so true. Emotion: smile