Hitomi’s Diary

きょうは、わたしがせんじつこうにゅうしたものを、おみせしたいとおもいます。

じゃじゃ~ん!

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これ、なんだとおもいます?

そう、これはにほんふうのふんすいです。

とても”ぜん”なかんじがするでしょ?

For those of you who already know some Kanji.
Here is the same diary, but with Kanji.

今日は、私が先日購入した物を、お見せしたいと思います。

じゃじゃ~ん!

これ、何だと思います?

そう、これは日本風の噴水です。

とても”禅”な感じがするでしょ?

2 replies
  1. Ophelia
    Ophelia says:

    Ooooooh! Neato! I am getting ready to go out so I am not translating this
    right now, but I just want to say, that looks cool! I can’t wait to translate
    this when I get back!

  2. Ophelia
    Ophelia says:

    1st line:
    Kyou wa, watashi ga senjitsu kounyushita mono wo, omiseshitai to omoimasu.
    JaJaan!
    senjitsu=the other day
    kounyushita=purchased
    mono=thing/object
    omiseshitai=want to show
    …to omoimasu=I think that…
    JaJaaan!=Well/then!(I think, I am not so sure about this word)
    Therefore, I think it says, “Today, I think that I want to show you something that I bought the other day.”
    “Well…”

    2nd line:
    Kore, nanda to omoimasu?
    “This, what do you think it is?”

    3rd line:
    Sou, kore wa Nihon fuu no fuunsui desu.
    sou=(I forget what this means, maybe ‘it is’?)
    fuu=appearance/condition
    fuunsui=fountain
    Therefore, I think it says, “It’s(?), this is a japanese looking fountain.”

    4th line:
    Totemo ZEN nakanji ga suru desho?
    ZEN=sect of Buddism
    kan=feeling/thought
    I am not sure about the ‘na’ in front of the kan, or the ji at the end of kan. But, with my skills of guessing on those, I believe this phrase says, “Doesn’t bring a feeling of ZEN?”

    ひとみ先生、
    これをどうもありがとございました!だいすきですね!すごいね!Before trying to translate
    this, I thought it was one of those big containers with the lids used to
    pickle vegetables and stuff like I have seen in anime and at
    http://www.japan-guide.com
    But this is cool too! Beautiful culture stuff! I am guessing that the ladel is for scooping out water. I reckon you might see this at a shrine. It is my understanding that before entering a shrine, you are supposed to rinse your hands at the fountains at the entrance, and the ladel would be to put some water into your mouth to rinse out your mouth before going into the shrine. (I saw some people doing this at Meiji Shrine.)

    すばらしいダイアリですね!もう一度、どうもありがと!

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