Hidden Truth #3『A Christmas Mistake』

A Christmas Mistake (Learn Japanese by reading stories)

"And we're going to have turkey for dinner," declared Teddy, getting up off the floor and rushing to secure his share of bread and molasses, "and cranberry sauce and—and—pound cake! Ain't we, Ma?"

A Christmas Mistake

subject with particle: テディが
dictionary form predicate: だんげん・する
テディが断言しました。

subject: わたしたちは
predicate: たべる
modifier: ディナーで・ターキーを
「私たちはディナーでターキーを食べるはずです」

"No, you are not," said Mrs. Grant desperately, dropping the dishcloth and snatching the baby on her knee to wipe the crust of cinders and molasses from the chubby pink-and-white face.

A Christmas Mistake

subject: ミセス・グラントが
predicate: ひてい・する
ミセス・グラントが否定しました。
「食べませんよ」

"You may as well know it now, children, I've kept it from you so far in hopes that something would turn up, but nothing has.

A Christmas Mistake

subject: あなたたちは
predicate: しる
modifier: それを
「あなたたちは知って良いかもしれませんね」

We can't have any Christmas dinner tomorrow—we can't afford it.

A Christmas Mistake

subject: わたしたちが
predicate: たべる
modifier: クリスマスディナーを
「私たちはクリスマスディナーを食べることができません」

I've pinched and saved every way I could for the last month, hoping that I'd be able to get a turkey for you anyhow, but you'll have to do without it.

A Christmas Mistake

subject: わたしが
predicate: せつやく・する
「私は節約してきました」

subject: あなたたちが
predicate: すごす
modifier: ターキーなしの・クリスマスを
「でも、あなたたちはターキーなしのクリスマスを過ごさなければなりません」

There's that doctor's bill to pay and a dozen other bills coming in—and people say they can't wait.

A Christmas Mistake

subject: せいきゅうしょが
predicate: とどく
modifier: たくさん
「請求書がたくさん届きます」

I suppose they can't, but it's kind of hard, I must say."

A Christmas Mistake

topic: せいきゅうしょの・しはらいが
predicate: むずかしい
「請求書の支払いが難しいのです」

Reference : Short Stories by L. M. Montgomery(project gutenberg)
Japanese grammar and condensed translation

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