Thursday, 20 September 2012

猫 - (Part 4)

(Part 4)


平気で物を食い、泰然と居眠る。図々しい呑気な闖入者だ。私たちはその家にもう五六年住んでいたし、猫は生後一年とはたたない若さだったの で、猫が、私たちには勿論、家にも馴染がなかったのは明かである。

平気 へいき coolness; calmness; composure; unconcern
食う くう 1: (Male term or language) (Vulgar expression or word) to eat; 2: to live; to make a living; to survive; 3: to bite; to sting (as insects do); 4: to tease; to torment; to taunt; to make light of; to make fun of; 5: to encroach on; to eat into; to consume; 6: to defeat a superior; to threaten a position; 7: to consume time and-or resources; 8: (Colloquialism) to receive something (usu. an unfavourable event); 9: (Male term or language) (Vulgar expression or word) to have sexual relations with a woman, esp. for the first time
泰然 たいぜん calm; composed; self-possessed; firm
居眠る いねむる to snooze, to doze
図々しい ずうずうしい impudent; shameless
呑気 のんき carefree; optimistic; careless; reckless; heedless; happy-go-lucky; easygoing
闖入者 ちんにゅうしゃ intruder
生後 せいご post-natal; since birth
経つ たつ to pass; to lapse
勿論 もちろん of course; certainly; naturally
馴染 なじみ intimacy; friendship; familiarity
明か さやか clear; fresh; bright

(Part 4)
Toyoshima Yoshio

She would bite things with composure and calmly snooze about. She was a shameless and reckless intruder. As we had already lived in that house for five or six years, and as the cat had the youth of having not yet lived for the duration of a year, naturally to us in our house which had no intimacy the cat was a brightness.

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