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Slippers for Bathroom

My mom came to visit me last week. As I mentioned in my previous blog, I am very close with my mom. It was nice to see her and we had a great time. Whenever she comes, she often finds some differences from home. She said to me that she felt a little awkward going into the bathroom without wearing slippers. What? Slippers? Yes, I totally forgot about bathroom slippers in Japan. The toilet is in a separate room from the bathtub and slippers are usually set there. It is kind of a funny custom to wear slippers even in a tiny bathroom.

Japanese Translation

トイレのスリッパ

先週、母が遊びに来ました。以前のブログでも書いたように、私は母ととても仲がいいです。母に会えてうれしかったし、とても楽しく過ごしました。母は来るたびに、よく日本との違いをなにか見つけます。今回母は、スリッパを履かずにトイレに入るのは、変な気がするわと言いました。えっ、スリッパ?そうそう、日本ではトイレにスリッパがあることを、私はすっかり忘れていました。トイレはお風呂場とは別になっていて、普通トイレにスリッパが置いてあるのです。たとえ小さなトイレの中であっても、スリッパを履くというのはどこか面白い習慣ですよね。

Romaji Translation

Senshuu, haha ga asobini kimashita. Izenno burogu demo kaita youni, watashi wa haha to totemo naka ga ii desu. Haha ni aete ureshikattashi, totemo tanoshiku sugoshimashita. Haha wa kuru tabini, yoku nihon tono chigai o nanika mitsukemasu. Konkai haha wa, surippa o hakazuni toire ni hairu nowa, henna ki ga suru wa to iimashita. E, surippa? Sousou, nihon de wa toire ni surippa ga aru koto o, watashi wa sukkari wasurete imashita. Toire wa ofuroba to wa betsu ni natte ite, futsuu toire ni surippa ga oite aru no desu. Tatoe chiisana toire no naka de attemo, surippa o haku to iu nowa dokoka omoshiroi shuukan desu yo ne.

Note: The translation is not always literal.

Beginner's Phrases

We had a great time.

  • Watashitachi wa totemo tanoshiku sugoshimashita.

  • わたしたちは とても たのしく すごしました。

  • 私達はとても楽しく過ごしました。

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