Inch High Samural Part 5

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あら ara Ah!
こんなところに konna tokoro ni At such a spot
打ち出のこづち uchi de no kozuchi A small mallet (Ogre’s magic hammer)
落ちている ochite iru Dropped
わ wa [feminine ending]
あの ano That
鬼 oni Ogre; demon
落ちとして行った ochitoshite itta Left and dropped...

お姫様 ohime sama Princess
その sono That
拾い上げました hiroi agemashita Picked up…
そして soshite And then…
言いました iimashita Said (to Issunboushi)

この kono This
ふると furu to Upon swinging; upon shaking
なんでも nandemo Anything
願い negai Wish
かなえてあげましょう kanaete agemashou Let’s make your wish come true

そこで soko de So, then
お願いしました onegai shimashita Asked a favor

私の watashi no My
背 se Height; stature
高くして takaku shite Make taller
ください kudasai Please (make me taller)

こづちをふると kozuchi o furu to Upon swinging the mallet…
あっという間に a tto iu ma ni In the blink of an eye [lit. In the time it takes to say ‘ah’]
背の高い se no takai A Tall (man)
りっぱ rippa Great; splendid
若者 wakamono Youth; young person
~になりました ~ni narimashita Became…

この話 kono hanashi This story
聞くと kiku to Upon hearing it…
大喜び oo yorokobi Great joy
大喜びして一寸法師に言いました oo yorokobi shite issunboushi ni iimashita With great joy he said to Issunboushi, ...

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