N3 L5 Reading Discussion

This is a discussion topic for the N3 Lesson 5 reading passages.

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2nd Essay:

山中やまなか:お疲つかれ様さまです。太田おおたさん、弟おとうとさんがいるんだってね。

太田おおた:私わたしにとって(1)大事だいじな弟おとうとがいるんです。彼かれが家いえを出でたばかりに(2)家業かぎょうを継ついでいるんです。

Regarding line 2,

  1. Who left and who inherited the family business?
  2. If Oota is the who left and not the brother, why is 彼が家を出た used?
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Summary

They both left, but when the little brother left home he (the little brother) inherited the family business. (probably becausse he was an adult at the point and old enough to run the family business).

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I understand the gist of passage 2 (although I will reread it again) but I am very confused at 五人一人当たり. what exactly is being communicated there?

一人当たり literally means “per person”, so: “一人当たり約7万” = “70,000 (yen) per person” and 五人 is just “five people” so “70,000 yen per person for five people”. It’s this grammar point: 当たり | Japanese Grammar SRS

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