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The cherry blossoms have not begun to bloom yet here.

I watched a movie 'そして父になる' (to become a father?) on video.
The movie was screened in 2013, and it was a Japanese movie.
I thought it was very good.

Two boys were exchanged when they were born in a hospital. And when they were six years old, their parents were informed the fact from the hospital. The two families started strengthening exchanges each other, and after a while, two boys started living with their real (genetic) families respectively. However, it was not easy for them.

While I was watching it, I sometimes thought about my son.
When I gave birth to my son at a hospital, all babies were in another room separated from mothers. When it was a milk time, we walked to the room to give mother's milk. Nurses took babies from their beds and put them on a big table. And mothers got their own babies to give their milk. There were about six babies there.
One day at the hospital, my husband asked me that "Don't you make a mistake to get another baby?"
I answered "Of course not !".
However, that evening, I got another baby mistakenly! As soon as I got it from the table, a nurse shouted "No ! It's not your baby!" All babies had their name tags on their ankles, though.
If it had happened a long time ago, our babies might have exchanged mistakenly.






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ちょっとだけ

exchangeはexchange student「交換留学生」のように,意図的に・目的をもって行われる交換行為に主に使われます。この映画のような場合はbabies (mistakenly) switched (at birth/ soon after birth)とか mixed-upを使うほうがいいと思います。

Re: ちょっとだけ

Lingo-Field さん

全然知りませんでした。恥ずかしいので取り敢えずタイトルだけ直しました。
また何か気が付いた事がありましたらいつでも是非教えてください。
ご親切にありがとうございました。

English Corrections

Original Article:

The cherry blossoms have not begun to bloom yet here.

I watched a movie 'そして父になる' (to become a father?) on video.
The movie was screened in 2013, and it was a Japanese movie.
I thought it was very good.

Two boys were exchanged when they were born in a hospital. And when they were six years old, their parents were informed the fact from the hospital. The two families started strengthening exchanges each other, and after a while, two boys started living with their real (genetic) families respectively. However, it was not easy for them.

While I was watching it, I sometimes thought about my son.
When I gave birth to my son at a hospital, all babies were in another room separated from mothers. When it was a milk time, we walked to the room to give mother's milk. Nurses took babies from their beds and put them on a big table. And mothers got their own babies to give their milk. There were about six babies there.
One day at the hospital, my husband asked me that "Don't you make a mistake to get another baby?"
I answered "Of course not !".
However, that evening, I got another baby mistakenly! As soon as I got it from the table, a nurse shouted "No ! It's not your baby!" All babies had their name tags on their ankles, though.
If it had happened a long time ago, our babies might have exchanged mistakenly.

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Recommended Corrections:

The cherry blossoms have yet to bloom here.

I watched a movie 'そして父になる' (to become a father?) on video.
The movie was screened in 2013, and it was a Japanese movie.
I thought it was very good.

Two boys were mistakenly exchanged in the hospital in which they were born. And when they were six years old, the hospital informed their parents of the mixup. The two families started strengthening their ties to their genetic sons through mutual exchanges of the boys for gradually lengthened visits, after which, the two boys started living with their real (genetic) families respectively. However, it was not easy for them.

While I was watching it, I sometimes thought about my son.
When I gave birth to my son at the hospital, all babies were together in a room which was separate from their mothers. When it was feeding time, we mothers walked to the room to feed them. Nurses took the babies from their beds and put them on a big table. The mothers then got their own babies to feed. There were about six babies there.
One day at the hospital, my husband asked, "Don't you ever make a mistake and try to feed the wrong baby?"
I answered "Of course not !".
However, that evening, I had mistakenly gotten another baby! As soon as I got it from the table, a nurse shouted "No ! That's not your baby!". All babies had their name tags on their ankles, though.
If it had happened a long time ago, our babies might have been mistakenly exchanged.


Re: English Corrections

Hi, Shiroi Tora.

Thank you very much for the corrections.

>However, that evening, I had mistakenly gotten another baby!
When a sentence includes a specific time such as 'that evening', I thought that the sentence was expressed with the past tense.

Answer to Sakae's question

Sakae's Question:

>However, that evening, I had mistakenly gotten another baby!
When a sentence includes a specific time such as 'that evening', I thought that the sentence was expressed with the past tense.


My Reply:

Okay, this gets a little tricky. Usually when you specify a specific point in time, past tense applies...if you are talking about that particular point in time only.

However, this was not about that one particular time and one particular instance. You had gone on to tell about later events in the same evening. Your starting point for the narrative had begun with the mistake, and had carried on past it. So, the evening was not a single point in time, but a span of time which included other later events.

Example 1: On the evening of Nov. 4th, we drank coffee.
(If this was the central point and nothing else followed)

Example 2: On the evening of Nov. 4th, after having drunk coffee, we went out for a drive.

Example 3: On the evening of Nov. 4th, after having drunk coffee, we had gone out for a drive. Just as we had driven past the town bridge, we saw a dog lying on the side of the road.

Example 4: On the evening of Nov. 4th, after having drunk coffee, we had gone out for a drive. Just after we had driven past the town bridge, we had seen a dog lying on the side of the road. Just after we had stopped the car, the dog jumped up and ran away.

Example 5: On the evening of Nov. 4th, after having drunk coffee, we had gone out for a drive. Just after we had driven past the town bridge, we had seen a dog lying on the side of the road. Just after we had stopped the car and the dog had jumped up and had run away, my daughter yelled out in fright, "Zombie dog!".


Re: Answer to Sakae's question

Hi, Shiroi Tora.

Your explanation was easy to understand.
Thank you very much.
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