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Cut-Tongue Sparrow Part 6

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今日は kyou wa Today|
お宿 o yado Residence (polite)
へ行って e itte Went to…
おいしい料理 oishii ryouri Delicious food
それに sore ni In addition to that
こんな konna this
それにこんなおみやげまで sore ni konna omiyage made On top of all that, they even gave me this gift
もらった moratta Received

つづらをみると tsuzura o miru to Upon seeing the trunk…
急に kyuu ni Suddenly
機嫌がよくなって kigen ga yoku natte Became a good mood
おや、まあ oya maa Well now
そうでしたか sou deshita ka Is that so?
なに nani What
いったいなにがはいっているんでしょうね ittai nani ga haitte irun deshou ne I wonder what ever could be in it.
いいながら ii nagara While saying
ふた futa Lid
あけました akemashita Opened

すると suru to Upon doing so…
なかに naka ni Inside
たくさん takusan Much; many
kin Gold
gin Silver
さんご sango Coral
といった to itta such a
宝物 takara mono Treasure
入っていました haitteimashita Was inside
mo Also
びっくり bikkuri Surprised
いや iya Wow [showing surprise ]
驚いた odoroita Suprised
帰りに kaeri ni When leaving
二つ出してきて futatsu dashite kite Brought out two
重いほう omoi hou The heavy one
軽いほう karui hou The light one
どちらがいい dochira ga ii Which is better
選んだ eranda Chose
おばあさんに話しました obaasan ni hanashimashita (He) said to the old woman


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