Enjoy Simple English 2019/5/9
Thursday Rakugo日本の伝統的笑い!落語
The Thief’s Act だくだく

This not a very good thief, but he really liked being one. He liked the clothes. Sometimes he looked at himself in the mirror and said, “Women like thieves.” One night, he was walking around Asakusa. He was looking for a house to steal things from. He saw a big house. The door was open a little.
Aha! I’m going to steal from that big house! Then, I can be rich and take my girlfriends out to dinner.
The thief goes inside the house and is happy to see that there are many expensive things inside.
Wow! This cabinet looks really nice. Let me see what’s inside
The thief tries to open the cabinet door, but he notices something is strange.
Hey! This cabinet is a picture. And that clock is a picture, too. Everything in this house is a picture. Humph! There is nothing here that I can steal!
The thief is very angry, but then, he thinks about the owner of the house.
Hmm. Maybe the owner of this house is a painter who doesn’t have a lot of money. That’s why he can’t buy anything. He wants people to think he is rich, so he painted all his nice furniture! Ha ha. He is a foolish man! I can’t steal anything from this house, but I have come all the way to Asakaus, I don’t want to leave yet.

thief 泥棒
act 芝居、ふり
steal 〜を盗む
cabinet 飾りだんす、飾り棚
Let me see what’s inside.中に何があるか見てみよう。
painte r画家
That’s why -, 〜なのはそういうわけだ。
furniture 家具
foolish 愚かな
all the way to – はるばる〜まで
pretend to -, 〜のふりをする、まねをする
actually 実のところ



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