Thursday, November 12, 2009


"I will be back soon!"

sugu modorukara

We got the movie "Duplicity" tonight. But I really wanted to update this blog! So I said this phrase to my husband. Sorry, I've got to go!.

Polite form:

Okay, "kara" literally means "because." So it literally means "because I will be back soon," but does not have the next sentence. It sounds a little strange in English, but it is VERY natural in Japanese. It is like, "I will be back soon, so please wait for me" or "Please be patient." The last part is cut, so you are supposed to take a guess. This kind of expression includes something more. You see what I mean? I hope you do, "Because I've got to go!"


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