駆け落ち Elope, Elopement


elope, elopement

The word:

Closer look at the kanji:

B = Beginner | I = Intermediate
| A = Advanced

kake ochi

elope, elopement

駆け kake run, dash, gallop (on a horse)

落ち ochi to fall

駆除 ku jo – exterminate, get rid of (bugs…) [A]

見落とし mi otoshi – oversight, mistake [I]
落ちる ochiru – to fail (a test), to fall down, to drop [B]
落ち ochi – punch line (from a joke) [B]

And now (now, now) I pronounce (pronounce, pronounce)…


itsumo hankou shite iru hawa-do wa otousan ga kyoka o kureta ato kakeochi o shita.

Always the rebel, Howard eloped after receiving his father’s permission.


いつも itsumo – always

反抗 han kou – resistance, rebellion

している shiteiru – is ~ing always rebeling
八ワード hawa-do – Howard our hero
お父さん otousan – father

許可をくれた kyoka o kureta – received permission KURERU = (speaker) receives
ato – later, after Past tense verb + ato = after doing…: 食べた後 tabeta ato (after (I) ate) 映画を見た後 eiga o mita ato (after (I) watched a movie)

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