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ヘアーサロン シスター The Hairdressing Salon "Sister"

たまたま車窓から「ヘアーサロン シスター」という名の美容院が見えた。『シスター』という名前の美容院だと考えて間違いあるまい。 ネイティブの英語話者にとって「シスター」という名前は違和感がないのかなとふと思った。 姉妹を意味する「シスター」を屋号にすることは割と珍しいので...
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Feb 26, 2015 13:23
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"The Man" or "He"

The Chase:Chapter Six by Sidney Sheldon .................................................................................................
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Feb 23, 2015 15:13
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The doctor operated him to remove the bullet. With native lang

The title sentence should be "The doctor operated on him to remove the bullet," the author of "9割の日本人が使い方を間違える英単語101 (The ...
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Feb 23, 2015 11:56
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Oh, Bloody (Oh,) Bladder! (But) Life Goes On With native lang

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jU5h2izGG-Y This Beatles song is about a man who marries a singer in a band. He meets her at a market ...
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Feb 23, 2015 06:56
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Aladdin and the Enchanted Rakunomi

Aladdin was resting on the bed in a hospital. He was very sick, and he wasn't able to sit up. So he used a rakunomi to drink water....
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Feb 22, 2015 15:27
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What Do You Call This?

I don't know whether this is also used in your country or not, but it is very common in Japan, especially in the hospitals. It is ...
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Feb 21, 2015 11:43
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I know someone who knows someone who knows Miss P, who won best in show and went up to the Empire State Building.

http://abc7chicago.com/pets/miss-p-visits-empire-state-building-after-winning-best-in-show/524154/ I'm proud of her, as a beag...
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Feb 19, 2015 19:50
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"I'm Proof Mommy Puts Out"

I googled "I'm proof" because I didn't know why there was no indefinite or definite article before the noun "proof...
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Feb 19, 2015 08:08
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I thought poly-phenol as polyphe-nol.

Poly-phenol has been thought to be a healthy chemical these days. I thought it had a kind of super power to make people healthy. I tho...
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Feb 18, 2015 20:01
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Do you know 晴天の霹靂 & シャーロックホームズ?

晴天の霹靂 will probably become a brand name of rice next year. It's a candidate of a new brand name of rice. Some Japanese say that it&...
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Feb 16, 2015 20:00
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Are you able to pick up one of the four main islands of Japan, Hokkaido?

When I saw an annual marathon race on TV, a lot of kinds of runners were introduced. There was a unique city runner. He always runs with...
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Feb 15, 2015 09:29
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Do you know ねこばば(猫糞) or がめる?

These two words mean more of less the same thing. 猫糞をきめる means "pocket" "embezzle" "peculate" taking ill...
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Feb 14, 2015 22:38
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Yet, I still think that 'king's ransom' is politically incorrect. (This is a joke.)

On second thought, I still think that "king's ransom" is politically incorrect. It should be, a "king or queen'...
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Feb 12, 2015 18:43
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Don't you think that it's rude or politically incorrect to use the word, "king's ransom"?

"King's ransom" is a figurative expression to mean "a very big money," right? We can use it when we are in perfe...
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Feb 11, 2015 14:01
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Today is a National Holiday

Today is a national holiday in Japan. It's 建国記念日. My translation for it was "a memorial day when this country was built/establis...
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Feb 11, 2015 09:21
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New English Conversation School Is Fun!

I changed my English conversation school online and it's awesome. The teachers are Filipinos. I enjoy the lessons. I think I some...
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Feb 11, 2015 00:36
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日本人が「使いすぎる」英語 by デイビッド・セイン What time is it now? With native lang

”What time is it now?" is really a question for asking time. However it's often used to a close friend, meaning, "So what...
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Feb 9, 2015 21:30
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英検1級単語(1)

confiscate を没収する detest をひどく嫌う mock (仕草)をまねる feign ふりをする elicit を(~から)引き出す apprehend を逮捕する、を理解する commiserate 哀れむ condone を許す epit...
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Feb 8, 2015 17:37
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Have You Ever Thought of the Etymology of "Breakfast"?

I happened to think about why "breakfast" is named after "breakfast" a few minutes ago. I thought it might mean &q...
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Feb 7, 2015 08:01
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New English Conversation School

I changed my English conversation school online. The new school is awesome. The booking and cancellation are very simple and easy. I e...
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Feb 4, 2015 23:38