October 27, 2017

辻斬り Samurai who Kills Someone with a Sword on the Street

辻斬り (つじぎ  )

Samurai who kills someone with a sword on the street

Samurai who kills someone with a sword on the street

辻 tsuji crossing, street corner
斬 kiru murder, kill

辻褄 tsuji tsuma - consistency, consistent - usually written in hiragana only [A]
斬新 zan shin - novel, novelty [A]

Gets them every time.



ayashii otoko wa, tsujigiri no geshunin to omowareta ga, katana no kawari ni hana o dashita. hanayasan datta.
The suspicious man was thought to be a street assassin, but instead of a sword he drew out flowers. Turns out he was a florist.

  • 怪しい ayashii - suspicious; suspect; strange
  • 男 otoko - man; male
  • 下手人 ge shu nin - criminal; murderer
  • と思われた to omowareta - was thought to be [passive voice]
  • 刀 katana - (Japanese) sword
  • 代わりに kawari ni - instead of; in place of
  • 花屋さん hana ya san - florist
  • だった datta - was [simple past]

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