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Naomi
How do you say 注意力が足りない thing in English? How do you call the people who make a small stupid mistake? For example, people don't do double check and make a avoidable mistake. In Japanese, we say おっちょこちょいな人 , つめが甘い人 or 細かいミスが多い人. I appreciate if you give me some examples. 

And what do you think what can we do for avoiding making the small mistakes? That's not only the exam but also the work and daily life.
Apr 24, 2018 10:56 AM
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Most harsh (depending on the size of the mistake):

negligent

careless

inattentive (harshness depends on context)

clumsy

ditsy

Least harsh


You can also add "a bit" before those words to soften the adjective. Alternatively, you can add "so" before those words to harshen the description.


Examples:

"She's so ditsy, always bumping into things"

"His writing was a bit clumsy"

"I don't want him at my party, he's so careless when she drinks"

"The parents were so negligent that they had their children taken away."

"An inattentive driver is likely to have an accident"

July 28, 2018

Unfortunately I have no knowledge of Japanese and can't really properly check the online translation, to be more accurate... however! this sounds like somebody who is clumsy! Clumsiness is the noun, and the adjective is clumsy. It's a very common word. So a person who knocks things over and breaks things all the time is often called a clumsy person, or for example, "my best friend Tom is a great guy, but he's a bit clumsy sometimes!". Some synonyms for the word clumsy are: silly, awkward, uncoordinated, graceless, etc. Another common word for clumsy which is more of a colloquial standard is ditzy! This is also commonly used.

To conclude, clumsy is the word I believe you're looking for :D

EDIT: Oops: "And what do you think what can we do for avoiding making the small mistakes?"

Well, I suppose an example of something one can do is to become more responsible. One can also think carefully, and slow down. Perhaps if one is "forgetfully clumsy", then we can write things down in a diary, so as to not forget. One could also get more sleep! Clumsiness is also a symptom of a possibly more severe issue, possibly due to a neurological problem, in which case; one would have to see a doctor

I hope I helped! 

April 24, 2018

Hi! I think I would call them careless, inattentive, or negligent. In life, I think we need to be more careful, to think and rethink our actions, in order to avoid careless mistakes.


:) 

April 24, 2018
Naomi
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