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Lesson 57 --- Lesson 70 (Part 9, 10)(These lessons were emailed to my colleagues daily, from Oct 1995 to Mar 1996).
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[Part10] SPRING HAS COME
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============================================================ ============ PART NINE. JAPANESE POPS ================ ============================================================
This part was removed due to the copyright issues. ============================================================ ============ PART TEN. SPRING HAS COME ============== ============================================================
LESSON 64. Calender (1)
It was a worm weekend, wasn't it? $B$*$@$d$+$J=5Kv$G$7$?$M!%(B Odayakana shuumatsu deshitane. Yes, it was. Spring has come now. The "Keichitsu day" in our calender was already gone. $B$=$&$G$9$M!%$@$s$@$s$H=U$i$7$/$J$C$F$-$^$7$?$M!%$b$&!$7
;D$J$s$G$9$h$M!%$@$+$i!$B@M[Nq$H$O0l%+7n(B $B$[$I$:$l$k$s$G$9!%(B Ee, jitsuwa kono koyomi, "Taiinreki" no nagori nandesuyone. Dakara, "Taiyoureki" towa ikkagetu hodo zurerundesu. Then I'm confusing. Keichitsu-day should be moved a month later, isn't it? $B$H$$$&$3$H$O!$7 .K~(B shouman (around May 21) $Bgj .=k(B shousho (around July 7) "small hot" $BBg=k(B taisho (around July 23) "big hot" $BN)=)(B risshuu (around August 8) beginning of autumn $B=h=k(B shosho (around August 21) "a little bit hot" $BGrO*(B hakuro (around September 7) "white frost" $B=)J,(B shuubun (around September 23) day-time=night-time (holiday) $B4(O*(B kanro (around October 8) "cold frost" $BAz9_(B soukou (around October 23) frost falls $BN)E_(B rittou (around November 8) beginning of winter $B>.@c(B shousetsu (around November 22) "small snow" $BBg@c(B daisetsu (around December 7) "big snow" $BE_;j(B touji (around December 22) longest night-time $B>.4((B shoukan (around January 5) "small cold" $BBg4((B taikan (around January 22) "big cold"
LESSON 65. Calender (2)
I also found that in a Japanese calender also has comments on each day that Butsumetsu, Taian, and so on. $B$=$&$$$($P!$F|K\8l$NNq$K$OKhF|!$J)LG$H$+Bg0B$H$+$$$m$$$m=q$$$F$"$j$^$9(B $B$M!%(B Souieba, Nihongo no koyomi niwa mainichi Butsumetsu toka Taian toka iroiro kaite arimasune. Those are not formal one, but it is often says that Taian is good day for wedding ceremony, or Senshou is good day for beginning a new thing. I don't know who decides these schedule, but I feel the number of Taian day in the weekend is larger than others. $B7k9=B/$C$]$$J*$G!$7k:'<0$OBg0B$NF|$,$h$$$H$+!$?7$7$$J*;v$r;O$a$k$N$O(B $B@h>!$NF|$,$h$$$H$+8@$o$l$F$$$^$9!%C/$,7h$a$k$N$+!$=5Kv$K$OBg0B$,B?$$(B $B$h$&$K$b46$8$i$l$^$9!%(B Kekkou zokuppoi monode, kekkon shiki wa Taian no higa yoi toka, atarashii monogoto wo hajimerunowa Senshou no higa yoi toka iwareteimasu. Darega kimerunoka, shuumatsu niwa Taian ga ooiyounimo kanjiraremasu. Only six kinds of such a day classification exist, I found. $B$_$?$H$3$m!$A4It$G(B6$B
l$,(B $B5Y$_$H$+!$0l=54V(B7$BF|C10L$h$j$bF@$9$k$3$H$,$"$kJ,Ln$G$N$_!$$3$NIw=,$,(B $B;D$C$F$$$k$s$G$9$h!%(B Sokoga pointo desu. Tomobiki no hiniwa soushiki wa shinai toka, butsumetsu no hiniwa kasouba ga yasumitoka, isshuukan nanoka tan'i yorimo tokusurukotoga aru bun'ya denomi kono fuushuu ga nokotteirundesuyo. A proverb says a monk gathers all money. $BK7 !(B senshou $BM'0z(B tomobiki $BJ)LG(B butsumetsu $B@V8}(B shakkou $BBg0B(B taian
LESSON 66. Season of Separation
The spring is also a season of separation, like in a commencement [a graduation ceremony] or a transfer. We can watch many couples saying good-bye with tearful eyes at a platform or at an airport. $B=U$H8@$($P!$B46H<0$dE>6P$J$I$NJL$l$N%7!<%:%s$G$b$"$k$s$G$9$h!%Ht9T>l$d(B $BFC5^Ns
l9g$O=U$K8B$i$:!$$G$7$?$1$l$I$b!%(B Iya, watashi no baai wa haruni kagirazu, deshita keredomo. Sorry for interrupting your story. Then what? $B$9$_$^$;$s!$OC$r@^$C$F$7$^$C$F!%$=$l$G!)(B Sumimasen, hanashi wo otte shimatte. Sorede? All right. What I want to say is that you have a chance to say you love her before she leaves. A proverb says, "Don't follow a leaving monkey", but it doesn't make sence in your case. $B$=$&$G$7$?!%;d$,8@$$$?$+$C$?$N$O!$JL$l$NF|$rL\A0$K$7$?9pGr$N%A%c%s%9(B $B$b$"$k$h!$$H$$$&$3$H$G$9!%!V5n$k$b$N$ODI$o$:!W$H$$$&;Q@*$8$c!$H`=w$O$G(B $B$-$^$;$s$h!%(B Soudeshita. Watashi ga iitakattanowa, wakareno hiwo mokuzen nishita kokuhakuno chansu mo aruyo, to iukotodesu. "Saru mono wa owazu" toiu shiseija, kanojo wa dekimasenyo. These words sound heavier, because you are talking. $B$"$J$?$,8@$&$H!$=E$_$,$"$j$^$9$M!%(B Anata ga iuto, omomi ga arimasune. In my cases, all trials were end up in fails. $B$$$d!$;d$N>l9g$O<:GT$G$7$?$1$l$I$b!%(B Iya, watashi no baai wa shippai deshita keredomo.
LESSON 67. Season of Encounter
The spring is also a season of encounter, like in a an entrance ceremony or an initiation. Don't you feel exciting when you think who you will happen to meet this year? $B=U$H8@$($P!$F~3X<0$dF~
l9g$O=U$K8B$i$:!$$G$7$?$1$l$I$b!%(B Iya, watashi no baai wa haruni kagirazu, deshita keredomo. Sorry for interrupting your story. Then what? $B$9$_$^$;$s!$OC$r@^$C$F$7$^$C$F!%$=$l$G!)(B Sumimasen, hanashi wo otte shimatte. Sorede? All right. What I want to say is that you have much chances to be close to a freshman, for example, how about teaching inside a campus? $B$=$&$G$7$?!%;d$,8@$$$?$+$C$?$N$O!$Bg3XFb$G$&$m$&$m$7$F$$$k?7F~@8$3$=(B $B2DG=@-$,$"$k!$$H$$$&$3$H$G$9!%F;$r65$($k$J$I$7$F6a$E$/%A%c%s%9$O$$$/$i(B $B$G$b$"$k$G$7$g$&!%(B Soudeshita. Watashi ga iitakattanowa, daigaku nai de urouro shiteiru shinnyuusei koso kanousei ga aru, toiu kotodesu. Michi wo oshieru nadoshite chikazuku chansu wa ikurademo arudeshou. These words sound heavier, because you are talking. $B$"$J$?$,8@$&$H!$=E$_$,$"$j$^$9$M!%(B Anata ga iuto, omomi ga arimasune. In my cases, all trials were end up in fails. $B$$$d!$;d$N>l9g$O<:GT$G$7$?$1$l$I$b!%(B Iya, watashi no baai wa shippai deshita keredomo.
LESSON 68. Congratulations!!
Hisaaki, I got married. $B??3-$/$s!$7k:'$7$^$7$?!%(B Shinkai kun, kekkon shimashita. Richard, what did you say now, suddenly? $B%j%A%c!<%I!$$J$s$G$9$+$$$-$J$j!%(B Richard, nandesuka ikinari? The other day, we were happen to dicede to go to a church and made a wedding ceremony? $B$D$$$3$N4V!$$U$H;W$$$D$$$F!$7k:'<0$r5s$2$^$7$?!%(B Konoaida, futo omoitsuite, kekkon shiki wo agamashita. Congratulations!! You've been spent a long long spring. By the way, who is your partner now? The woman I met before? $B$=$l$O!$$*$a$G$H$&!%D9$$=U$G$7$?$M!%$H$3$m$G$*Aj
LESSON 69. Congratulations!!
I decided to go a PhD cource of the university in England. I will leave Japan tomorrow. $B%$%.%j%9$NBg3X1!$K9T$/$3$H$K$J$j$^$7$?!%L@F|!$F|K\$rH/$A$^$9!%(B Kondo, Igirisu ni ryuugaku surukotoni narimashita. Ashita Nihon wo tatimasu. Congratulations!! You've been spent a long long spring. By the way, who is your partner now? The woman I met before? $B$=$l$O!$$*$a$G$H$&!%D9$$=U$G$7$?$M!%$H$3$m$G$*Aj
-MhM-K>!$I4G/2O@6!$<8S#7cNe!$0lO)J?0B!$;M;z=O8l!%(B Sorewa Shouraiyuubou, Hyakunenkasei, Shittagekirei, Ichiroheian, Yojijyukugo.
LESSON 70. Cheers!!
$B$?$@$$$^$4>R2p$K$"$:$+$j$^$7$???3-$G$4$6$$$^$9!#(B Tadaima goshoukai ni azukarimashita Shinkai de gozaimasu. $B$3$N$h$&$J2Z?$G7E5$G(B Konoyouna KASHOKUnoTEN de $B7n2
'OB$r$*4j$$CW$7$^$9!#(B ZENNINSHOUWA wo onegaishimasu. $B4%GU(B! KANPAI (At the wedding party of Mr.&Mrs Torii. 1994.4)
Uploaded: 1996/10/27, Last Updated: 2003/9/4