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ももたろう 2007/8/5 15:37
I am aware that it means 'peach boy'.
My question is about たろう.
What exactly does it mean?
by Lynn  

Taro 2007/8/5 18:50
It's a slightly old fashioned boy's name. It doesn't really have a meaning as such. It is either a name by itself or in combination with another syllable like Kentaro, Kotaro etc.
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First son 2007/8/5 22:01
TARO is a name used for the first son of a family and means "the best" :)
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Few more questions... 2007/8/6 12:10
I am currently trying to read this story, to improve on my vocabulary. Problem is, I keep comming across things I don't know or can't find in my dictionaries.

しばかり from おじいさんは山へしばかりに
I understand 大きなももが, but the rest is a mystery... 大きなももがどんぶらこどんぶらことながれてきました。
Thanks for the help! :D
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... 2007/8/6 12:52
しばかり(柴刈り)to gather firewood
どんぶらこどんぶらこ describes the way how the peach is floating on the river
ながれてきました(the peach) was floating (to them)

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Disadvantages of hiragana text 2007/8/6 13:08

It looks like you have discovered why children's books written largely in hiragana are not well-suited to language learners.
I would recommend looking for texts aimed at adults with furigana (hiragana readings) over the kanji.
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Dictionary 2007/8/6 14:52
The following free online dictionary covers almost of the words you were looking for:
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