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Joining up contradictory conditions in Japanese with 'ippo'

| Mar 19, 2018

Joining up contradictory conditions in Japanese with 'ippo'

by Akemi Takanashi and Hitomi Tashiro

Fudan-no seikatsu-wa setsuyaku-suru ippō, o-iwaigoto-wa hade-ni suru. (They economize in their daily lives on the one hand but pull out all the stops for celebrations.) Situation 1: Ms. Shiba's friend Ms. Kida is marrying a man from Nagoya. 木田:  名古屋の人って、ふだんの生活は節約する一方で、結婚式やお祝い事はすごく派手にするそうじゃ ない?心配だなあ。 芝:  名古屋の人がみんなそうだというわけじゃないでしょ。 Kida: Nagoya-no hito-tte, fudan-no seikatsu-wa ...