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Inch High Samural Part 4

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ところが tokoro ga However
鬼 oni Ogre; demon
おなか onaka Stomach
おなかの中 onaka no naka Inside the stomach
針の刀 hari no katana The needle sword
で de (using the needle)
ちくちく chiku chiku The effect of pricking
刺した sashita Pierced; stabbed
だから dakara Therefore
たいへんです taihen desu Is troubled

いてててて itetetete Augh [sound of being in pain]
こりゃ korya Hey!
痛くてかなわん itakute kanawan So painful it is hard to stand

吐き出す haki dasu Throw up; spit out
大急ぎで ooisogi de In a great hurry
逃げていきました nigete ikimashita Ran away

お姫様 ohime sama Princess; daughter of a nobleman
大喜び ooyorokobi Great joy
ありがとう arigatou Thank you
あなた anata You
小さい chiisai Small
けれど keredo But
とても totemo Very
勇気 yuuki Bravery
と to And
知恵 chie Wisdom
勇気と知恵があるのね yuuki to chie ga aru no ne (You) are brave and wise, aren’t you!

そして soshite And then…
ふとあたり futo atari By chance (looking) around
みると miru to Looking … And…
なんでも nandemo Whatever
願い negai A Wish
かなう kanau Come true
なんでも願いがかなう nandemo negai ga kanau Make any wish come true
という to iu Such a…
打ち出のこづち uchi de no kozuchi A small mallet (Ogre’s magic hammer)
落ちていました ochite imashita Was fallen

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