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夫婦水入らずが気楽でいい。

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GaryM GaryM January 20, 2012 January 20, 2012 at 12:51:32 PM UTC link Permalink

The expression "水入らず" relates to closely related people coming together, with the exclusion of others. Although this has a feeling of "blood is thicker than water", it also particularly where there is a romantic connection might also have the feeling of "nothing can come between us". Since the Japanese contains the "夫婦" word for man and wife, the translation given here is more literal than that of "it is nice to be by ourselves", although the feeling expressed is essentially of the same type, that of intimacy between a man and wife. This translation however, also stresses the bond and strong connection between a man and wife.

jamesforsyth jamesforsyth December 4, 2014 December 4, 2014 at 12:16:59 PM UTC link Permalink

Why are the two English translations of this sentence so wildly different/