Meaning of "何か来るんやろなとは思ったけどな"

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I saw this pic on 9gag.com! I was able to read the following line perfectly (or maybe not): 何か来るんやろなとは思ったけどな. I'm not sure what it exactly means, but I have a feeling that this is slang.

  1. 来る means to come, but what does 来るんやろな mean?
  2. 思った means "thought" and けど means something like "but". However, I do not know how the addition of な changes the meaning of the phrase.

Here's the page from 9gag in which the image was posted: http://9gag.com/gag/6856310

Ken Gonzales

Posted 2013-03-21T08:58:03.567

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2やろな would be だろな (i think/wonder..) in Kansai-dialect... so translated, "I thought something is coming, but..." – Naytzyrhc – 2013-03-21T09:22:15.227

For the record, this looks like the new year's eve special ガキの使い、笑ってはいけない. 楳図 (Umezu) かずお is a famous horror manga artist. – Dono – 2013-03-21T13:06:44.780

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This usage of な simply emphasizes the sentence.

何か来るんやろなとは思ったけどな
=[[何かが来る]のだろうな]と思ったけどな
= [[something-GA come-NONPAST]-NOMINALIZER right-NA]-QUOTE thought but-NA

Literally, "I thought something must come, but..."

However, usage of けど at the end of the sentence like that generally means something inferable, and in this case it's something like "but I wasn't expecting this". (Just guessing from the screenshot.)

A more liberal translation is "I knew something was going to show up, but not this!"

(P.S., the nominalizer ん/の is there because だろう is a form of the copula だ, which takes a nominal (noun-like) object. There is another form of だろう which modifies verbs, but this is not it, though they are tightly related semantically.)

Darius Jahandarie

Posted 2013-03-21T08:58:03.567

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