View topic - Meaning of 'to' in this context?
aru hi, ojiisan ga fushi no hikatte iru take o kiru to, naka ni kawaii akachan ga imashita.
From what I understand it's basically saying, "One day, the old man (or grandpa) cut a shining (or glimmering) bamboo shoot and inside was a cute baby."
I looked up fushi online and the definition given was immortality/eternal life but the English story says a strange glow. Can fushi mean strange in this context?
My main question is the to after kiru. I know to can be used after a single noun or phrase to mean with, but from my limited understanding I thought that was just a me and you together kinda thing and not bamboo with a baby inside. What does the to mean?
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"To" here is an "if" or "when" (when fits better here), read about conditionals in Japanese here.
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