So, here is a quickie because I am not up to rewriting a hour's worth of "work"....
"to" is pronounced like the "to" in the word : toe
と is splendid because it means : and
words that begin with to:
tori = bird
I went outside hoping to take a picture of a bird but I was met by clouds....I think all the birds have flown away because it looks like some rain is headed this way...
tobu = to fly
a famous peson in Japanese history:
Toyotomi was born into a common farmer family. He is often described to have been a peasant.
He had a nickname after being hired by the local warlord Oda Nobunaga... Saru (means monkey).
The nickname comes from his small stature and his always running around wild like a monkey.
Toyotomi lived "The Japanese Dream" by becoming a Shogun from such a low status.
You would think he would be willing to give other people a chance to climb the samurai ladders...
In 1588 he did a national sword hunt and prohibited the change of status. He is a popular figure in Japanese history but I don't really like him...maybe that is why my 1 hour piece of work all vanished into cyberspace...I am living in a city that used to be his home base. A couple of minutes on the train will take me to the remains of his castle...
photo from wikipedia since I haven't visited the palace yet...
more words that start with "to"
tombo = dragonfly
toshokan = library
と(and) of course the most important one:
tomodachi = friend
thank you for being a friend!
Hope you have a lovely weekend, I will be going to Nagasaki for a couple of days from tomorrow!
(no internet access but I will hopefully be back with something interesting to talk about)