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concerning the Sound of a train Whistle in the Night

first story in "New Penguin Parallel Text: Short stories in Japanese


59 entriesCreated by #50534 — Last modified: 2015-08-11 05:25:04
女 【おんな】woman
意味 【いみ】meaning, significance
質問 【しつもん】question, inquiry, enquiry
辛い 【つらい】painful, bitter, heart-breaking
置く 【おく】① to put, to place ② to leave (behind) ③ to do something in advance (usu. following te-form verb)
薄い 【うすい】① thin ② pale, light ③ watery, dilute, sparse ④ weak (taste, etc.) ⑤ slim (probability, etc.), small
空気 【くうき】air, atmosphere
少年 【しょうねん】boys, juveniles
経験 【けいけん】experience
程 【ほど】① degree, extent, bounds, limit ② indicates approx. amount or maximum, upper limit
周り 【まわり】① circumference, perimeter, edge ② surroundings, locality, neighborhood ③ rotation, circulation
汽車 【きしゃ】train (steam)
きっとsurely, undoubtedly, almost certainly, most likely (e.g. 90 percent)
じっと① motionlessly ② fixedly (e.g. of staring) ③ patiently ④ firmly (e.g. hold), restrained
ずっと① continuously in some state (for a long time, distance), throughout, all along, the whole time, all the way ② much (better, etc.), by far, far and away ③ far away, long ago ④ direct, straight
一体 【いったい】① ...the heck (e.g. "what the heck?"), ...in the world (e.g. "why in the world?"), ...on earth (e.g. "who on earth?") ② one object, one body, unity ③ one form, one style ④ one Buddhist image (or carving, etc.) ⑤ generally, in general
正確 【せいかく】accurate, punctual, exact, authentic, veracious
鉄 【てつ】iron
鉄道 【てつどう】railroad
物音 【ものおと】sounds
物語 【ものがたり】tale, story, legend
夜中 【よなか】midnight, dead of night
回り 【まわり】① circumference, perimeter, edge ② surroundings, locality, neighborhood ③ rotation, circulation
覚める 【さめる】① to wake, to wake up ② to become sober, to sober up, to regain consciousness (e.g. after anaesthesia) ③ to come to one's senses, to be disillusioned
詰める 【つめる】① to pack, to fill, to plug, to stop up ② to shorten (length or distance), to move over, to make room (for someone) ③ to work out (details)
恐らく 【おそらく】perhaps, likely, probably, I dare say
刻む 【きざむ】to mince, to carve, to engrave, to cut fine, to chop up, to hash, to chisel, to notch
時刻 【じこく】instant, time, moment
重要 【じゅうよう】important, momentous, essential, principal, major
心臓 【しんぞう】heart
針 【はり】① needle, pin, hook ② stinger, thorn ③ hand (e.g. clock, etc.), pointer ④ staple (for a stapler) ⑤ needlework, sewing ⑥ malice ⑦ counter for stitches
想像 【そうぞう】imagination, guess
存在 【そんざい】existence, being
沈む 【しずむ】to sink, to feel depressed
突然 【とつぜん】abrupt, sudden, unexpected, all at once
とにかくanyhow, at any rate, anyway, somehow or other, generally speaking, in any case
ふとsuddenly, casually, accidentally, incidentally, unexpectedly, unintentionally
語り 【かたり】talking
線路 【せんろ】line, track, roadbed
気圧 【きあつ】atmospheric pressure
隔てる 【へだてる】to be shut out, to separate, to isolate
うなずくto nod, to bow one's head in assent
澄ます 【すます】to clear, to make clear, to be unruffled, to look unconcerned, to look demure, to look prim, to put on airs
動き 【うごき】movement, activity, trend, development, change
微か 【かすか】faint, dim, weak, indistinct, hazy, poor, wretched
気づかれ 【きづかれ】mental fatigue, worry, boredom
一人ぼっち 【ひとりぼっち】aloneness, loneliness, solitude
海面 【かいめん】sea level, (surface of) sea
当たり 【あたり】hit, success, reaching the mark, per ..., vicinity, neighborhood, neighbourhood
放っておく 【ほうっておく】to leave alone, to leave as is, to ignore, to neglect
浮かび上がる 【うかびあがる】to rise to the surface
声を掛ける 【こえをかける】to greet, to call out to someone
引き離す 【ひきはなす】to pull apart, to separate
汽笛 【きてき】steam whistle
張り裂ける 【はりさける】to burst (open), to break, to split
びりびりlike an electric shock, ripping, rattling
暗闇 【くらやみ】darkness, the dark
しばらく① little while, short while, moment, instant ② a while, quite a time ③ it's been a long time
はず① expectation that something took place, will take place or was in some state, it should be so, bound to be, expected to be, must be ② nock (of a bow) ③ nock (of an arrow) ④ nock-shaped grip (between thumb and forefinger) (Sumo)