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Lesson 5-10: 走れメロス / Run, Melos!

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Lesson 5-10: はしれメロス / Run, Melos!

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English Translation

Selinuntius slapped Melos’s face, and he smiled softly. “Melos, slap me. I haven’t been able to trust you once for these three days. I couldn’t trust you for the first time.” Melos slapped Selinuntius’s face. “Melos!” “Selinuntius!” They cried loudly. The surrounding people cheered loudly, too. The king’s face turned red and he said, “You all have been saved. You have taught me to trust people. Will you let me be your friend?” The king praised them. The surrounding people praised the king and them.


Words Types Meanings
かお noun face 
やさしく  adverb  kindly, softly, gently, tenderly 
きみ  pronoun  you, buddy, pal 
まわり  noun  surroundings, neighborhood 
くれる  ru-verb, auxiliary verb to give, to do something for…  (from receiver’s point of view)
める  ru-verb to praise, to admire, to speak well

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