Archive for 3月 2013

「星のはじまり」/まえがき

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「星のはじまり」神上玲

まえがき

 

物ごとが形になるまでには相当な時間がかかります。

でも、出来上がるまでの時間があるからこそ、

その過程は尊く、かけがえのないものです。

心を開くことは簡単ではないけれど、

自分が開けば周りも開こうとします。

この世に生まれてきた人すべてが、

誰かの役に立つために今ここにいます。

学校や集いの中で傷ついたり、

悲しい思いに苦しんでいても、

必ずトンネルの先に何かが待っています。

果てしなく長いトンネルに思えても、

道の先に答えはあります。

だって、キミは唯一無二の人なのですから。

 

 

Sentences in dictionaries(9)/About noun

 

辞書のある暮らし

 

It is useful to know how to use a noun in English.

There are some examples in a dictionary.

 

1)抽象的な【the+普通名詞】

The pen is mightier than the sword.

(ことわざ:文は武よりも強し。)

He has something of the woman in his character.

〈彼の性格はどことなく女性的。)

 

I found good sentences about Nightingale in a book.

She cleaned the buildings and organized the nurses, managed

to get food, blankets and medicine, and by her love and devotion,

comforted the suffering and the dying.

 

〈私流和訳)

ナイチンゲールは建物の汚れを取り除き、看護師たちを配置し、食物・毛布・薬を管理し、

さらに愛と献身によって、苦しむ人たちや瀕死の状態の人々をなぐさめた。

 

Sentences in dictionaries(8)/Basic framework

辞書のある暮らし

I often read many dictionaries and write down some sentences

that leave good impresions on my mind.

They are of use not only to communicate with others in English,

but also to learn English grammar and vocabulary.

 

1) There is something about him that pleases me.

 (彼といると楽しい)

  先行詞と関係代名詞が離れている。

2) You should listen to those who you think are honest.

      〈正直だと思う人たちの話を聞くべきだ)

 

Even one sentence has various uses by changing words.

Dictionary shows us how much important we should learn English fundamentals.

 

Good sentences(2)/As well as coffee

 

I look at green trees and leaves over a coffee.

Opening an English book,

Breathing deeply,

I feel grateful for this moment.

The words in the book energize me.

The  words make me warm as well as coffee.

 

Life is not about tomorrow;

it is about right now.

(いつでも引き寄せの法則P223)

 

There are beautiful sentences that people cheer up.

Every time we read good sentences in the book,

I’m sure that we will be able to live more simply and

understand what is important for our lives.

 

 

つながりあう花たち

 

ピンク色の小さな花たち。

一輪で咲き誇る美しさもあれば、

花びらを合わせ持つ美もある。

人の心を豊かにしてくれる花たち。

 

願いを持ち続けていると、

思わぬ先で芽を出すことがある。

それぞれの思いが建設的であれば、

答えもおのずと舞い込んでくる。

 

自然の流れと時の流れ。

心の中にともしびを絶やさなければ、

必ずどこかで結び合う。

 

ピンク色の花たちが

時を合わせて

今この瞬間

つながりあっている。

 

The flowers in the same stem

 

Pink flowers are in bloom.

There is a beauty of one single flower.

There are also beauty of groups of flowers.

Both flowers make our mind abundant.

 

Keeping many dreams,

we can find hints to get a chance.

If we remain the constructive ideas,

road ahead of us will always keep shining.

 

The flow of nature.

The flow of time.

As long as we have a light in our hearts,

we definitely connect with each other as well as these flowers.

 

Sentences in dictionaries(7)/Direct to the point

progressive Japanese- English Dictionary

 

English prefers short and concise meaning.

It’s good for Japanese to learn rational sentences in a dictionary.

 

【所有格+名詞=主語+動詞】

1) 招待客が到着する前に、家の中がきちんとかたづけているか確認しましょう!

      Let’s look around the house before the guests’ arrival.

2) あなたは会議に出席する必要はありません。

  There is no need for your attendance at the meeting.

 

Sentences in dictionaries(6)

 

The water is running.

It has many ways of expressing in English.

 

1)ほとばしる水・・・・・gushing water

2)噴出する水・・・・・spurting water

3)渦巻く水・・・・・bubbling water

4)シューシューという水・・・・・sizzling water

5)ザブザブと音を立てる水・・・・・splashing water

6)さらさら流れる水・・・・・murmuring water

7)ぽたぽた滴る水・・・・・dripping water

8)たらたら落ちる水・・・・・trickling water

9)流れる水・・・・・running water

 

The words will change by each mind in that moment.

Even though the flow runs so fast,

it sometimes looks slow by depending on each feeling.

The words reflect each soul.

The words infinitely expand as well as passion.

 

Sentences in dictionaries(5)/Through difficulties

 

People who are walking come to a stop to see these beautiful flowers.

They are  utterly enthralled by full-blown flowers.

 

I found an impressive sentence in the dictionary.

When you’ve seen one, you’ve seen them all.

(似たり寄ったりだから、一つを見ればすべてがわかる。)

 

Similar things attract each other.

Even though they have different colors,

they tend to have same thoughts in the basic aspects.

We can understand the contents by seeing characteristics.

It resembles people.

When we have experiences to pass through some difficulties,

we are obliged to distinguish what’s the best for them.

But if we have to take care of our way of thinking,

I’m sure that we can find the answer even if taking  much time to make a decision.

Every personality will change into precious gift by facing these difficulties.

 

Good sentences in dictionaries(4)/Basic framework

辞書のある暮らし


I often read many dictionaries and write down some sentences 

that leave good impresions on my mind.

They are of use not only to communicate with others in English,

but also to learn English grammar and vocabulary.

 

1) There is something about him that pleases me.

  (彼といると楽しい)

  先行詞と関係代名詞が離れている。

2) You should listen to those who you think are honest.

      〈正直だと思う人たちの話を聞くべきだ)

 

Even one sentence has various uses by changing words.

Dictionary shows us how much important we should learn English fundamentals.