Saturday, July 5, 2008

Sleeping and Waking up

early to bed early to rise
早寝早起き

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early bird/late bird
早起きの人/遅起きの人

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sleep like a log
死んだように眠る

Comment:
This expression has a positive meaning I think.

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Rise and shine!
朝だ起きなさい!

1 comment:

numa said...

It is very interesting to use phrase "eary bird" and "sleep like a log" and so on.
Because, To express man's feature, we use other animals or items like "bird" or "log".
I suppose that "log" can become symbol of immobile and silent and suitable for expression people sleeping deeply.

In Japan, we called such phrases as "比喩".