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Different People Feel differently (感じ方は人それぞれ) With native lang

A few months ago, one of my friends told me her favorite book. (数ヶ月前、一人の友だちがお気に入りの本の事を話してくれました) I got interested in it so I wrote the...
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Jan 15, 2018 21:48 experience book friend
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I was surprised (びっくりした) With native lang

I went on a trip with a friend of mine over the weekend. (週末に友達と旅行に行きました) We spent all day together. (一日中一緒に過ごしました) When we finis...
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Jan 10, 2018 17:03 experience trip
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My Old Home Town (昔住んでいたところ) With native lang

The other day, I had a chance to visit where I lived as a child. (先日、私が子どもの頃に住んでいた場所を訪れる機会がありました) It had been many years since I left...
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Jan 2, 2018 21:40 experience memories
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Italy and Holland (イタリアとオランダ) With native lang

The other day, I watched a TV drama. (先日、テレビドラマを見ました) It was about a couple who were going to have a child with Down Syndrome. (それはこ...
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Dec 25, 2017 13:12 TV
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Obesity caused by a virus (デブウイルス) With native lang

I saw a TV show today. (今日テレビを見ました) It was about so –cold “obesity virus.” (いわゆる「デブウイルス」についてのものでした) It was the first time I heard...
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Dec 18, 2017 22:26 news
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Motivation (やる気) With native lang

I used to study English at least one hour every day. (以前は毎日少なくとも一時間は英語を勉強していました) However, I feel like I almost lost my motivation the...
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Dec 12, 2017 00:01 experience English
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Procrastinating (先延ばし) With native lang

There was some work I have to do on the computer today. (今日パソコンで、ある仕事をしなければなりませんでした) However, when I opened my computer, I happened t...
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Dec 4, 2017 17:20 experience
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Jewelry Box (宝石箱) With native lang

I learned about ice cream products called Jewelry Box today. (今日、宝石箱というアイスクリームのことを知りました) Some people mentioned them on Twitter. (ツイッ...
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Nov 27, 2017 17:05 icecream
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Unbelievable (信じられない) With native lang

The other day, I talked with an old man in my neighborhood. (先日、私は近所のお年寄りとお話ししました) I sometimes see him working in his vegetable fie...
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Nov 22, 2017 18:13 experience surprise
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Sleep (睡眠) With native lang

I went to bed just before midnight last night. (昨夜は夜中の12時前に寝ました) The first time I woke up and looked at the clock was 6:00 a.m. (最初に...
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Nov 18, 2017 23:32 experience
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What or Where? With native lang

The other day, I heard the phrase, “Where is your destination?” (先日、“Where is your destination?”というフレーズを聞きました) I suspected that it sh...
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Nov 6, 2017 11:49 question English
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Was I lucky? (ラッキーだったかな) With native lang

I went on a three-day trip to Hokkaido the other day. (先日、3日間の北海道旅行に行きました) A few days before that, I was worried to hear the news abo...
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Oct 30, 2017 15:57 experience trip
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Eating alone at a restaurant (ひとりで外食) With native lang

I don’t really like eat out alone, but I sometimes do. (私はひとりで外食するのは好きではないのですが、時々することがあります) Recently I found out one thing. (最近あることに...
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Oct 16, 2017 18:11 restaurant
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How come you want to lose weight?  (どうして痩せたがるの?) With native lang

My sister keeps complaining about her body. (妹はいつも自分の体型のことで愚痴を言っています) “I really have to lose some weight.” 「ほんとに痩せなくちゃ」 “Why can’...
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Oct 9, 2017 21:40 weight sister
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Lang-8’s Original T-shirt (Lang-8のオリジナルTシャツ) With native lang

Would you like to wear an original T-shirt from Lang-8? (Lang-8のオリジナルTシャツを着てみたくないですか?) Lang-8 is a big community that consists of nat...
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Oct 2, 2017 20:32 Lang-8
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Shocking story (衝撃的な出来事) With native lang

I heard a shocking story from my aunt. (叔母から衝撃的な話を聞きました) One day, some police officers visited her to ask about the old man living al...
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Oct 1, 2017 13:18 experience death
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Losing four kilograms !?  (4キロも減った?) With native lang

I usually weigh myself at night just before taking a bath. (私はいつも夜お風呂に入る前に体重を計ります) Last night, I couldn’t believe my eyes. (昨夜、自分の目を...
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Sep 19, 2017 14:09 experience surprise
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Seasons of Love? (恋の季節?) With native lang

There are some stray cats living around my place. (うちの周りには野良猫が何匹か住んでいます) I often see them but rarely pay attention to them. (私はその猫たち...
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Sep 11, 2017 23:31 cat
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Just accept our feelings (私達の気持ちを否定しないで) With native lang

This is the sequel to my last entry “Japanese People and Four Seasons.” http://lang-8.com/43673/journals/105403554966139592030212594186...
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Sep 4, 2017 15:36 Japan culture
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Japanese People and Four Seasons (日本人と四季) With native lang

I often hear foreigners say; (外国の方がよくこんなことを言うのを聞きます) Why do Japanese people think that having four seasons is so great about Japan? ...
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Aug 28, 2017 14:04 Japan culture