Enjoy Simple English 2021/4/13 (火) One after Another





Enjoy Simple English 2021/4/13 (火) One after Another
ぞろぞろ
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https://www.nhk.or.jp/radio/ondemand/detail.html?p=3064_01

The owner of a small shop and his wife are visiting a shrine.
Dearest god of this shrine, we run a shop nearby, but we haven’t had a customer for a long time. So we have decided to
close down our business. Thank you for watching over us for all these years.
The god hears this and thinks.
They are my neighbors, so I should help them. Let me see what I can do.
The owner and his wife go back to their shop and start putting everything in boxes. Suddenly it starts to rain. And then …
Excuse me! My waraji sandals got wet because of the rain. Could I buy a pair from you?
It’s a customer! There is a pair of sandals hanging from the ceiling. How about them?
Okay. Here’s the money! Thank you!
Soon, another customer comes.
Hey, do you sell sandals? The rain damaged mine.
I’m so sorry, we just sold our last pair.
Really? But I see a pair over there.
What?!
The shop owner turns around. There’s a new pair of sandals hanging from the ceiling.
Uh, you can take them!
Okay! Here’s the money. Thank you!


one after another 次から次へと
dearest 親愛なる
shrine 神社
run 〜を経営する
nearby 近所で
close down our business 商売を止める
watch over -, ~を見守る
Let me see what I can do.
何ができるか考えてみましょう。
sandals ぞうり、わらじ
because of -, ~のせいで
There is a pair of sandals hanging from the ceiling. 1足のわらじが天井からぶら下がっている。
damag -, ~をだめにする
What’s going on? どうなっているんだ。
Nothing special. 特別なことは何もしていない。
pray 祈る
Ahh… That’s why. ああ、それでか。(繁盛している理由)
With that そう言って、それから
ring the bell extra loud 鐘を特別に大きな音で打ち鳴らす
clap my hands extra hard 特別に強く柏手を打つ
Argh. ああっ。(苛立ちを表す)
How can I help you? いらっしゃいませ。
shave off -, ~をそり落とす
beard (あごの)ひげ
grew back again また元のように生えた

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