Little Sisters (小さな姉妹)

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Jul 25, 2019 13:08 experience child sister
Last weekend, I went to a shopping mall.
(先週末、私はショッピングモールに行きました)

After browsing around for hours, I took a rest at a bench.
(何時間か見て回った後、ベンチで休みました)

There were two little girls and their mother nearby.
(近くに、小さな女の子の姉妹とそのお母さんがいました)

The younger girl was sitting neatly next to me.
(妹の方は行儀良く私の隣に座っていました)

She looked at me and started to talk to me with a smile.
(そして私の方を見て、にこにこと話しかけてきました)

She kept saying that she was two years old, showing two of her tiny fingers.
(何度も「2さい」と言って小さな指を2本見せてきます)

I’m sure anyone would find her adorable, and I felt she was aware of that.
(誰が見ても愛らしい子で、彼女自身もそれを自覚しているように思いました)

She was very friendly and talkative, and looked happy.
(とても人懐こくて、おしゃべりで、嬉しそうにしていました)

On the other hand, her big sister, who looked a couple of years older, was a little different.
(一方、2~3歳年上と思えるお姉さんの方はちょっと違いました)

She kept trying to cling to her mother, though the mother told her not to be like a baby.
(その子はお母さんに盛んにくっつきたがって、「赤ちゃんみたいにしないで」と言われていました)

I think I understand the elder girl’s feelings.
(私はお姉さんの方の気持ちがわかる気がします)

Maybe the little sister always attracts everyone’s attention.
(妹は常にみんなの注目を集めているのかもしれません)

However, the elder one is still a little child.
(でも、お姉さんだって、まだ小さな子どもなんです)

It seems like she also wants to confirm her parents’ affection.
(彼女だって親の愛情を確かめたいでしょう)

I hope their parents understand that.
(あの子達の親がそれをわかってくれているといいな、と思います)
(1行ずつ和訳を付けました。添削の参考にしてください)