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Cherry blossom

These couple of days you hear the cherry blossom reports on TV and read them in the newspaper in Japan. Speaking of flowers, "flowe...
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Mar 23, 2010 10:23
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A question about the difference between "try ~ing" and "try to~."

I talked about Twitter with my friend the other day and she said as follows: " I've never tried to use Twitter." She meant...
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Mar 22, 2010 10:32
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A question about differences of the nuance

When you say "~に関して(=~にかんして)/について" , phrases below came to my mind: 1. in terms of 2. regarding 3. about 4. in regard to 5...
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Mar 22, 2010 01:31
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The way to translate from Japanese to English

As a native Japanese speaker,there are tons of cases that are difficult to translate feelings into English; "いただきます" is one of ...
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Mar 21, 2010 08:21
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New phrase

I learned a new expression"first thing in the morning." When I first saw this, I was wondering if 'thing' can be used ...
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Mar 19, 2010 10:41
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Krispy Kreme Doughnuts

A shop of Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, which is originated in the U.S(Does this make sense? ' came from' is OK?), was newly opened her...
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Mar 18, 2010 08:13
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Graduation

Every time if year is the season "graduation" in Japan; the season the sun shines and feels the coming of spring but there are ...
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Mar 17, 2010 08:39
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In the evening?

I noticed that "in the evening" meant from the time after the work to the time go to bed." In Japanese, we say " 夕方...
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Mar 12, 2010 12:19
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A grammatical question

Could you tell me the difference of the nuance between these two sentences? 1. Please let me know if you have any questions. 2. Please ...
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Mar 11, 2010 22:11
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The taste of lemon?

When I was reading an article on CNN concerning American Idol, I came across an interesting phrase,"throw lemons." This is the...
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Mar 6, 2010 09:07
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Pronunciation in English

The other day, I studied about pronunciation with my friends. We regulary meet and study together and one person becomes a teacher in t...
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Mar 5, 2010 00:24
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A Tongue-Twister?

I found an website " The children's Poetry Archives." I have an poetry Book for kids and really like each poem. I read a ...
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Mar 3, 2010 10:55
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March

I picked the weeds in my garden this morning because it rained last night and was easy to pick them up. Entering the March, the days get...
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Mar 2, 2010 12:19
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Are you subscribing newspapers?

Are you subscribing newspapers at your home? The number of people who subscribe newspapers is decreasing year by year and I hear Japane...
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Feb 26, 2010 05:50
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Could you tell me what the sentence means ?

Could you tell me what the sentence means? The sentence is: * Someone should make you guys into a fountain. The situation is: Three...
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Feb 22, 2010 16:47
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A quick question

I have a grammatical question. Could you give me some advice? Actually this is the question from my friend. Japanese: わたしは生徒に英語に慣れさせます。...
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Feb 21, 2010 19:32
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Hot News!

Man's figure skating has just finished and Daisuke Takahashi won the Bronze medal! I was glued to TV today and while I was watching,...
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Feb 19, 2010 17:21
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Book review

Guess what " Frindle" means? It is the name which Nick Allen call the pen. Nick Allen is a main character of the book,"...
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Feb 19, 2010 16:23
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Grammatical question

I was asked a grammatical question from a friend and other friend gave us an answer,but still I can't understand a little,so could yo...
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Feb 17, 2010 10:47
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Hospital Dramas

I found an interesting article in CNN: "Medical dramas give bad information about seizure treatment." Here is the address of t...
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Feb 16, 2010 09:50