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警察はその事故がどんなふうに起きたのかを、その目撃者に詳しく話させた。

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CK CK December 15, 2021 December 15, 2021 at 4:46:06 AM UTC link Permalink

@JimBreen

I'd suggest linking the to second one for your dictionary examples.

eng
The police made the witness explain in detail how the accident had happened.
eng
The police had the witness explain in detail how the accident had happened.

JimBreen JimBreen December 15, 2021 December 15, 2021 at 5:10:08 AM UTC link Permalink

Thanks. A bit more literal. (From what I know of the Japanese police they probably did make him/her.)

CK CK December 15, 2021 December 15, 2021 at 5:24:21 AM UTC link Permalink

The sentences wouldn't necessarily refer to the Japanese police, though.

CK CK December 15, 2021 December 15, 2021 at 5:25:14 AM UTC link Permalink

Of course, させる sometimes is translated as "make" or "force."

JimBreen JimBreen December 16, 2021 December 16, 2021 at 3:31:17 AM UTC link Permalink

なるほど.