いいなあ。

English Translation

I envy you.

This is a very good simple free translation! You can replace いいなあ with いいなぁ (small あ) or with 羨ましいなぁ(うらやましいなぁ).

Here is the grammatical structure.
いいなぁ → 良いなぁ → 良いですね = That is good, indeed.
So, いいなぁ can be used in either of the following cases:

  1. Just describe the quality.
  2. Compare someone’s possession with the speaker’s, and then the speaker says “yours is better than mine”. Therefore, いいなぁ means “I envy you”.
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