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Arashi no Mae no Shizukesa

Last update January 5, 2020


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calm (lull) before the storm

Arashi no Mae no Shizukesa


Words: Arashi = storm / no = genitive joshi particle / Mae = before / no = genitive joshi particle / 静けさ Shizukesa = tranquillity

Pronunciation: [ah-rah-she-noh-mah-eh-noh-she-zoo-keh-sah] 

English Equivalent: calm (lull) before the storm

Notes: Used to refer to a calm moment, feeling sinister particularly for those who stay on guard against an upcoming storm or some unfavorable event that's possible to come. It's so quiet outside although the storm is approaching. -- That's probably something called Arashi no Mae no Shizukesa.