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時代に取り残される Left behind the Times

Left behind the Times

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B = Beginner | I = Intermediate | A = Advanced

jidai ni torinokosareru
Left behind the Times

時代 jidai time, period, an age
ni particle
取り残される torinokosareru leave behind

ji - time, hour [B]
dai - time, age, generation [I]
to(ri) - take [B]
noko(su) - leave [I]

There are times when I feel the weight of technology coming like a freight train.


jidai ni tori nokosarenai you ni, soroban no benkyou o hajimeta.

So I wouldn't be left behind the times, I started studying the abacus.


~されない ~sarenai - not ~ed This is the passive negative; I would not be left...
ように you ni - so that; in order to
そろばん soroban - abacus; old adding device
no - possessive in this case, study of soroban
勉強 ben kyou - study
o - direct object particle What was started was the study of soroban
始めた hajimeta - began simple past

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