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Cut-Tongue Sparrow Part 7

Shitakiri Suzume at TheJapanesePage.com
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を聞くと o kiku to Upon hearing that…
怒って okkotte Angry XXXXX (iimashita or imashita?)
どうして doushite Why?
重いほう omoi hou The heavy one
もらってこなかった moratte konakatta Didn’t receive and come back with…
もっとたくさん motto takusan Much more
はいっていた haitte ita Was inside
にちがいない ni chigainai Without doubt; surely
じゃありませんか ja arimasen ka Isn’t that right?

次の日 tsugi no hi The next day
雀の宿 suzume no yado The sparrow’s house
出かけていきました dekakete ikimashita departed
~どこだ? ~doko da? Where is ~?
すると suru to Upon doing so…
ここ koko here
to Question marker
聞こえてきました kikoete kimashita Be able to hear
声のするほう koe no suru hou Direction of the voice
行ってみると itte miru to Go and…
舌を切られた雀 shita o kirareta suzume The sparrow whose tongue was cut
家の前で ie no mae de In front of the house
待っていました matte imashita Was waiting

ようこそいらっしゃいました youkoso irasshaimashita Welcome
どうぞお入りください douzo o hairi kudasai Please come in (polite)

なかへ入ると naka e hairu to When (she) entered…
雀たち suzume tachi The sparrows (plural)
お料理 oryouri Cooking; food (polite)
ya And
踊り odori Dance
用意 youi Preparations
しています shiteimasu Doing
でも demo But
そんなもの sonna mono That (food and dance)
どうでもいい dou demo ii Not interested in…
はやく hayaku quickly; hurry up
おみやげのつづら omiyage no tsuzura Trunk with gifts
だしておくれ dashite okure bring out
せかしました sekashimashita made to be hurried


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