I am reading the book 鵺の家 by 廣嶋玲子, and I have a question about the usage of the phrases いいように and はからう in the following.


My translation attempt:

Akane (the main character, who is adopted by a rich family) wanted to meet her older brothers very much. If her role at the Nesting Ritual were successful she thought that she would ask Endō (the head of the rich family) for a favour (he promised her earlier that she can ask for anything). She would ask that he allow her to stay at the House of Okino (her home) until the end of the holiday of her older brothers. Upon this happy thought, her mood was finally uplifted.

What exactly do these phrases mean in this context. How to analyze them?

1 Answer 1


はからう means to see to it. It is often used with adverbs, without mentioning explicitly what is done (in this sense, it is close to to manage).

From the linked entry:


I'll see to it./I'll take care of it somehow.

It can be used also like to see to it that ..., which is the case for the sentence in question.



can be translated to

I will have someone see to it that (I) can (/have the permission to) be back in Okino's house till the end of the vacation of the brothers.

Practically your understanding is correct, but I made the literal translation for はからってもらう.

In grammar terms, understanding ように as so that and はからう as make arrangements should clarify.

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