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ほっこり」って英語でどう言うの?」What is “hokkori” in English?

…答えは一番下にございます。Scroll down to the bottom to see this answer.


<3a: ほっこり🐈From Flickr>


03a 500 cat feels comfotable hokkori 





リース家族の活躍・ご紹介 032

Rees Family’s Amazing Mission (RAM)



2018年現在、リース一家は、タイの奥地で現地住民と共に、様々な試練を乗り越えながら布教を展開しています. 私の旧友リチャードからの、当時の近況メールを通じて、一家を紹介するコラムです. メールが大量ですので、「さわり:読みどころ」だけを、 “The World of Richard Rees” in my HP に保存してゆきます. 遠藤の判断で、個人情報が含まれる部分は、「Omission:中略」として、省略する場合があります.専門用語の和訳は、Heaven’s Gate Chapelの早津 栄牧師 (Pastor Hayatsu Sakae) のご指導を受けています.  Dear Richard and Wendy; Hoping you could enjoy having a taste of slipping through time back to your staying in Arai. (和訳 by Yoshy)


032: <Quoted the e-mail from Richard and Wendy on Feb. 14, 2004>






Six years ago on a *covered bridge in Pennsylvania USA I proposed to Wendy. Now we live in Thailand, are the parents of a *toddler and are expecting our second child around the end of June.   God is good and *gracious to us each step of the way.


*covered bridge:屋根付きの橋  *Pennsylvania [pènslvéɪnjə]:ペンシルベニア州 (州都 State CapitalHarrisburg [pènslvéɪnjə])  toddler [tɑ́dlɚ](cn) よちよち歩きの幼児  *gracious [gréɪʃəs](a) (下の者に対して) 優しい、慈悲深い





<4a: 参考画像:FYI, “How often do you get the chance to propose to your love in front of thousands of people?” by Mr. Steve Baker: From Flickr>


04a 500 propose 





This last month has been a busy one. I developed more tooth problems and have learned the meaning of the phrase "as fun as a root canal". The truck engine has also given us some more problems, so we haven't spent a lot of time in the village. We did get in and choose a house site. We have since heard that some of the building materials have been carried to the site. We haven't heard for sure if an elephant have been *located yet. Please keep the building project in your prayers. 


*locate [lóʊkeɪt](vt) 設置する、配置する

先月は忙しい1ヶ月でした。私の歯の悩みはどんどん大きくなって、「根管治療と同じくらい愉快 (治療してみたら簡単に治ってしまった.≒案ずるより産むが安し.)」という言葉の意味を学びました。トラックのエンジンも又、私達の悩みの種でしたので、村では長く過ごせないでいます。村へ入り、家の敷地を選びました。私たちはその後、建材の一部が現場に持ち込まれていると聞いています。象が配置されているかどうかは、その後まだ耳にしていません。建築計画が中断しないように祈って下さい。


<4b: 参考画像:FYI, Working men on elephants in Thailand: This picture is from Wikimedia Commons.>


04b 500 working men on an elephant 







With all of the *interruptions, I haven't actually been able to do any culture and language learning, but I did attend a seminar in Chiang Mai on the subject. The seminar was very good and I feel like I am better equipped in the job ahead of me. While in Chiang Mai we stayed with friends whose youngest son is four days younger than Megan. They had a great time playing together. Wendy canned some meat and pickles and we both ran errands and did supply buying.


*interruption [ìnərˈʌpʃən](un) 中断、妨害、中絶





<4c: 添付写真:メグン:Megan in an attached photo.>


04c 250 20040214 Megan 







While we were in Chiang Mai, George and Gwen started developing some health problems. George was *retaining water in his *abdomen and Gwen seemed to have a *urinary *tract infection. They drove out of the village and we met them in the provincial capital of Kanchanaburi on our way back from Chiang Mai. I drove them to Bangkok to catch a flight to Chiang Mai and we continued on home.


*retain [rɪɪn](vt) 保持する、記憶する  *abdomen [ˈæbdəmən](cn) 腹部、(昆虫の)腹部  *urinary [jˈʊ(ə)rənèri](a) 尿の、泌尿器の  *tract [trˈækt](cn) (解剖)管、道、神経線維の束、区域







In Chiang Mai they both had checkups. George had two and a half liters of water removed from his abdomen and they discovered an *umbilical *hernia. Gwen's *diagnosis was a *blockage in her *colon. The doctors took a *biopsy and should have the results in a few days. They will operate and remove the blockage on Monday. The doctor thinks that if there is cancer, it should be able to be removed with the blockage. George has another appointment on Tuesday. We praise the Lord that Gwen's colon blockage was caught before it got too serious. Pray for both George and Gwen during this time. Pray that the doctors would have skill and wisdom and pray for healing.


*umbilical [ʌmbílɪk(ə)l](a) (へそ)の、臍の近くの  *hernia [hˈɚːniə](un) ヘルニア、脱腸 <umbilical hernia:臍帯ヘルニア>  *diagnosis [dὰɪəgnóʊsɪs](cn) 診察結果 <複数形:diagnoses [-siːz]>  *blockage [blάkɪdʒ](un) 妨害、阻害、(cn) (管に)詰まっているもの  *colon [kóʊlən](cn) コロン、結腸  *biopsy [bάɪɑpsi]:バイオプシー、生体組織検査:生検






Here in Sangklaburi, Megan and I are **under the weather with colds. Wendy is doing fine so far, just getting large. We are hoping to get into the village soon so that I can get in a good *chunk of language and culture learning and Wendy can get working on translation.


**under the weather with ~(ad) ~ で体調が悪くて  *chunk [tʃˈʌŋk](cn) (かたまり)、かなりの量 <a chunk of bread:パンの塊、a chunk of money:大金(たいきん)>






Thank you for your prayers,

Richard, Wendy and Megan


P.S. We will keep you updated on George and Gwen, but it may be ten days or so before we have e-mail access.


追伸: ジョージとグウェンについては、こちらから更新してゆきますが、あなたの電子メールにアクセスできるまでに、10日ほどかかるかも知れません。















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ほっこり」って英語でどう言うの?」What is “hokkori” in English?

答え: Feeling comfortable” (様々な言い方ができますが、お勧めはこれ!)




①「はかほかと暖かなさま」:Being warm

②「蒸し芋(ふかしいも)」:Steamed sweet potatoes

③「持て余して疲れたさま」:Being tired with lots of trouble


<9a: Cooked sweet potatoes: This picture is from Wikimedia Commons.>


09a 300 cooked sweet potatos 





<9b: 在庫調べでくたくたの猫:Cat exhausted from taking inventory … From Flickr>


09a 500 Exhausted cat 





でも、今は… NHK深夜放送で、「ほっこりペット」の表現で、カピバラが紹介されました (510)ので、



E.g. 「アルパカの赤ちゃんの顔を見てると、ほっこりします.」:

“The face of alpaca lets me feel comfortable.”


<9c: アルパカの赤ちゃん:Baby Alpaca: From Flickr>


09c 500 baby alpaca 





<9d: カピバラの母子:Mother capybara and three pups: From Wikipedia>


09d 500 capibara babies 








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外部からの画像は、公開再使用許可済みのものです。These exterior pictures attached here are permitted to public for reuse.

この拙い英訳ブログ作業はヨッシーの英語力精進と外国友人への近況報告のためです。常時、友人ネイティブ数名が検査して下さっておられ、誤表記の場合は即「訂正」記事を書いています。This poor translation into English is for both brushing up Yoshy’s proficiency and telling updates to my foreign friends. Yoshy’s several foreign friends are always checking this blog; wrong expressions found, an article of “Correction” has been uploaded here.

英文中、英検2級レベル以上の語彙や表現には、* (星印)で注釈をつけています。In this blog, Yoshy adds * (asterisks) at the vocabularies and expressions whose levels are Eiken 2nd and over, and writes their explanations.