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Cut-Tongue Sparrow Part 5

Shitakiri Suzume at TheJapanesePage.com
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奥から oku kara From the back
つづら tsuzura Basket; chest
二つ futatsu Two (trunks)
出してきて dashite kite Brought out
たずねました tazunemashita Asked

こちらに kochira ni Here we have…
重いつづら omoi tsuzura A heavy trunk
to And
軽いつづら karui tsuzura A light trunk
があります ga arimasu There are…
どちら dochira Which
どちらよろしいですか? Dochira yoroshii desu ka? Which would you like?

もう年だし mou toshi da shi I’m already old and...
帰りの道のり kaeri no michi nori The distance back home
遠い tooi Far
~にしよう ~ni shiyou I choose ~

こういって kou itte saying that, he…
もって帰りました motte kaerimashita Carried (trunk) and went home

帰りが遅い kaeri ga osoi Being late in returning
ので node Therefore
いったい ittai Just what is…?
どこへいった doko e itta Where did he go?
だろう darou I wonder…
いったいどこへいったのだろう ittai doko e itta no darou I wonder just where did he go?
ぶつぶつ butsu butsu Murmuring , complaining
いいながら ii nagara While saying…
待っていました matte imashita Was waiting
そこへ soko e There (at that moment)
おみやげ omiyage Souvenir; gift

いったいどこへ行っていたのですか? ittai doko e itte ita no desu ka? Just where have you been all this time?!


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