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時代に取り残される Left behind the Times

時代に取り残される
Left behind the Times



The word:

Closer look at the kanji:

B = Beginner | I = Intermediate
| A = Advanced

時代に取り残される
jidai ni torinokosareru

Left behind the Times

時代 jidai time, period, an age

ni particle

取り残される torinokosareru leave behind



ji – time, hour [B]

dai – time, age, generation [I]
to(ri) – take [B]
noko(su) – leave [I]

There are times when I feel the weight of technology coming like a freight train.


SUGGESTED USAGE:

時代に取り残されないように、そろばんの勉強を始めた。
jidai ni tori nokosarenai you ni, soroban no benkyou o hajimeta.

So I wouldn’t be left behind the times, I started studying the abacus.

ABOUT SUGGESTED USAGE:

~されない ~sarenai – not ~ed This is the passive negative; I would not be left…

ように you ni – so that; in order to

そろばん soroban – abacus; old adding device
no – possessive in this case, study of soroban
勉強 ben kyou – study

o – direct object particle What was started was the study of soroban
始めた hajimeta – began simple past



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