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Cut-Tongue Sparrow Part 2

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いたい itai It hurts
to Quotation marker
なきながら naki nagara While crying
どこかへ dokoka e To somewhere
飛んでいって tondeitte Flew off

帰ってきた kaette kita Returning back
探しました sagashimashita Searched for
ga But
家にはいません ie ni wa imasen Isn’t at home
どこへいったかな? doko e itta kana Where do you think (the bird) could have gone?
と聞くと to kiku to Asking A leads to B
昼間 hiruma Afternoon
昼間のこと hiruma no koto About what happened in the afternoon
話しました hanashimashita Told (the story)
わたしの watashi no My
大事 daiji important
わたしの大事なのり watashi no daiji na nori My important starch
すっかりなめてしまったものだから sukkari namete shimatta mono dakara Because (the bird) licked up all (of it)
おいだしました oidashimashita drove away [追い出す]
舌を切っておいだしましたよ shita o kitte oidashimashita yo (I) cut the tongue and drove the bird away

それは sore wa That
かわいそう kawaisou Pitiful, too bad
かわいそうなことをした kawaisou na koto o shita (You) did a pitiful thing
だいじょうぶかな daijoubu kana I wonder if (the bird) is alright
大変 taihen Very
がっかりしました gakkarishimashita Disappointed

雀のこと suzume no koto About the sparrow
心配 shinpai Worry
たまらず tamarazu can’t stop
雀のことが心配でたまらず suzume no koto ga shinpai de tamarazu Can’t stop worrying about the sparrow
探しに sagashi ni To go look for
でかけました dekakemashita To leave
探しにでかけました sagashi ni dekakemashita Left to search for

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