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ちちへん黄色きいろものもいたときわたくしはかつて先生せんせいおくさんからかされた危険きけんおもした。「ああしてながているんだからわるくなるはずだね」といったははかおなにらないそのひとまえなみだぐんだ

あにと私がちゃった時、兄は「聞いたか」といった。それは医者いしゃかえぎわ兄にむかっていったことを聞いたかという意味いまであった。私には説明せつめいたないでもその意味がよくわかっていた

まえここへかえってうちの事を監理かんりするがないか」と兄が私をかえりみた。私はなんともこたえなかった

かあさん一人ひとりじゃ、どうする事もできないだろう」と兄がまたいった。兄は私をつちにおいでちてってしくないように見ていた。

ほんだけなら、田舎いなかでも充分じゅうぶんできるし、それにはたら必要ひつようもなくなるし、ちょうどだろう」

にいさんかえってのがじゅんですね」と私がいった。

「おれにそんな事ができるものか」と兄は一口ひとくちしりぞけた。兄のはらなかには、なかでこれから仕事しごとをしようという気がちていた

「お前がいやなら、まあ伯父おじさんにでも世話せわたのんだが、それにしてもお母さんはどっちかでらなくっちゃなるまい

「お母さんがここをうごか動かないかがすでにおおきな疑問ぎもんですよ」

兄弟きょうだいはまだ父のなないまえから、父の死んだあとについて、こんなふうかたった

Rough translation

Father coughed up a strange yellowish substance, and I remembered the warnings of Sensei and his wife.

"Being bedridden so long has affected his stomach," my mother concluded.

She didn't know what was happening. I looked in her eyes and was overcome with pity.

When my brother and I were together in the hearth room, he asked if I'd heard. He was referring to what the doctor had said on taking his leave. I knew full well what it was, even without having heard.

My brother turned to me. "Would you be willing to stay and take care of the house?"

I didn't answer.

"Mother can't do it alone," he added. The thought of me wasting away here, drinking in smells of the earth, seemed not to concern him. "If you just want to read your books, you can read out here in the country. You won't need to hold down a job. What could be better?"

"Isn't that the role of the eldest son?" I responded.

"You know I'm in no position to do it," he dismissed me offhand.

My brother, it seemed, was determined to make a name for himself in the world.

"If you can't do it, then we'll have to impose on our uncle. In that case, though, one of us will likely have to take Mother in."

"I'm not so sure she'll agree to leave."

Before our father was even in his grave, we were thus discussing life without him.

Vocabulary

ちち fatherへんな odd; strange黄色きいろい yellowいた coughed up; expelledとき time; momentわたくし I; me先生せんせい Sensei (elder one; teacher - used here as form of address)おくさん (Sensei's) wifeかされた was told危険きけん danger; riskおもした remembered; recalledながく for a long timeている be in bed stomachわるくなる be upset; be out of sortsはは motherかお faceて look atなにも (no)thingらない not know; be unawareひと personまえ front of; presenceなみだぐんだ was moved to tears; felt great sympathy for あに older brother; elder brotherちゃ tea room; hearth roomった came together; met; gathered医者いしゃ doctorかえぎわに on leavingむかって turn towardこと matters; things意味いま meaning説明せつめい explanationたないでも without waiting forわかっていた knew; understood まえ youかえってて return; come home (to)うち house; household監理かんりする look after; manage inclination; willingnessかえりみた turned toなんとも (not) anythingこたえなかった didn't answer; didn't respond かあさん mother一人ひとり alone; by oneselfつち dirt; earthにおい scent; odorいで sniff; smellちてって decay; waste awayしくない not worry about; have no reservations about ほん booksむ read田舎いなか country; countryside充分じゅうぶん sufficiently; adequatelyはたらく work; hold a job必要ひつよう need; necessityい good; fine にいさん older brother; elder brotherかえってる return; come homeじゅん (natural) order (of things) 一口ひとくちに in a few words; in shortしりぞけた rejectedはらなか inner feelingsなか society; the world仕事しごと workちていた was full 伯父おじさん uncle世話せわ care; assistanceたのむ requestらなくっちゃなるまい will likely have to take custody of うごく move (from)おおきな main; key疑問ぎもん problem; question 兄弟きょうだい brothersなないまえから before (one) has diedあと afterふう mannerかたった talked together; conversed