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On the tip of my tongue ...

Postby astaroth » Sun 04.26.2009 12:32 pm

There is a famous story of 300 (maybe the number is wrong) samurai who avenged their lord who was betrayed and committed seppuku. It's a classical example of bushidou ... but I don't remember the name of it. Could you help me out?

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Re: On the tip of my tongue ...

Postby AJBryant » Sun 04.26.2009 12:51 pm

"Chûshingura" (trans. "The Treasury of Loyal Retainers").

AKA "The 47 Rônin."
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Re: On the tip of my tongue ...

Postby astaroth » Sun 04.26.2009 12:58 pm

Thanks!
For some reasons I was remembering a much bigger number ...
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Re: On the tip of my tongue ...

Postby furrykef » Sun 04.26.2009 1:45 pm

Maybe your bigger number had to do with a certain group of Spartans who fought a battle at Thermopylae. ;)
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Re: On the tip of my tongue ...

Postby astaroth » Sun 04.26.2009 1:48 pm

Maybe maybe :)
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Re: On the tip of my tongue ...

Postby AJBryant » Sun 04.26.2009 8:46 pm

Go tell the samurai, thou that passest by, that here, obedient to their laws, we lie. :D
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Re: On the tip of my tongue ...

Postby Infidel » Mon 04.27.2009 12:46 pm

lol.

Shame on you. Well, I suppose Sparta could have been the decedents of Samurai that wandered a bit too far west. Yea, that's it.

On the topic of the thread title... What is the Japanese equivalent to the English phrase, "On the tip of my tongue"? Thanks.
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Re: On the tip of my tongue ...

Postby becki_kanou » Mon 04.27.2009 1:42 pm

You say.. ここまで来ている and gesture at your mouth.
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Re: On the tip of my tongue ...

Postby astaroth » Mon 04.27.2009 1:56 pm

For real? :o
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Re: On the tip of my tongue ...

Postby Infidel » Mon 04.27.2009 3:09 pm

Thank you Becki,

I keep having trouble with verbs where -teiru doesn't indicate an ongoing state.
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