何も入っていないうどんの物語

When you think of うどん, you may think of a tasty meal.  I thought of a tasty Japanese lesson.  

Here is what happened during our 散歩 (walk) today:

We step out the door with our two dogs and Makoto in a stroller. 

Clay: 今夜、うどんはどう? 

Yumi: いいね。

We walked a few minutes.  パタパタ・・・パタパタ・・・ (the sound of light footsteps)

Clay: たくさんのうすあげをいれてね。

Yumi: あ、あげががない。

Clay: ない?じゃあ、普通の豆腐はどう?

Yumi: それもない。

We walked in silence for a while.  パタパタ・・・パタパタ・・・

Clay: じゃあ、ネギいっぱいいれてね。

Yumi: それもない。

One of the dogs wets a stop sign.  We continue.  パタパタ・・・パタパタ・・・

Yumi: でもね。うどんだけでおいしいですよ。

Clay: そうかもね。

Epilogue: 結構おいしかった

Just in case you don't know, udon is a soup with thick white noodles made from wheat flour, salt and water.  It's great for warming up on a cold day. 

Explanation 

今夜、うどんはどう?
konya udon wa dou
How about udon for supper?

いいね。
ii ne
Sounds good [lit.  good isn't it]

Clay: たくさんのうすあげをいれてね。
takusan no usuage o irete ne
Be sure to add tons of usuage

[Age is fried tofu (very delicious especially in udon); Usuage is 薄い thinly sliced age] 

Yumi: あ、あげががない。
a, age ga nai.
Ah! We don't have any age.

Clay: ない?じゃあ、普通の豆腐はどう?
nai? jaa, futsuu no toufu wa dou?
None? Well then, how about regular tofu?

Yumi: それもない。
sore mo nai
We don't have that either.

Clay: じゃあ、ネギいっぱいいれてね。
jaa, negi ippai irete ne
Ok then, add tons of green onions.

Yumi: それもない。
sore mo nai
We don't have that either

Yumi: でもね。うどんだけでおいしいですよ。
demo ne.  udon dake de oishii desu yo.
But… Udon by itself is good.

Clay: そうかもね。
sou kamo ne
I guess you're right.

Epilogue: 結構おいしかった
kekkou oishikatta
It was pretty good.

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