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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
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I’ve had it with rain (もう、雨はたくさん!)

We’ve had rain for 31 days! (31日間連続で雨です) Of course, it wasn’t rain all day long, but it rains at least several times within a day. (...
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Aug 21, 2017 12:42 weather
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Is Lang-8 Dying? (Lang-8 は瀕死?) With native lang

A few days ago, I learned that some Lang-8 users are frustrated and mad at Lang-8 staff. (数日前、Lang-8ユーザーでLang-8スタッフに我慢ならず怒っている人達がいることを知り...
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Aug 17, 2017 11:29 Lang-8
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Should I Throw Them Away? (捨てるべきかな) With native lang

I have a variety of pens. (私はいろいろな種類のペンを持っています) They were my favorites because each of them has a different beautiful color and they ...
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Aug 14, 2017 15:08 experience
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What does the event mean? (なんのため?) With native lang

This weekend, I attended one of my relative’s wedding. (今週末、私は親戚の結婚式に出席しました) As is often the case with wedding ceremonies in Japan no...
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Aug 7, 2017 11:21 experience
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Typing on a Smartphone (スマホで打ち込む) With native lang

The other day on a train, I saw a girl who looked like a high school student using her smartphone. (先日電車の中で、高校生ぐらいの女の子がスマホを使っているのを見ました)...
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Jul 31, 2017 18:00 experience surprise
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A rainy day (雨降り) With native lang

It’s been raining since last night. (昨日の夜からずっと雨が降っています) I didn’t have any plans to go out today, so I didn’t mind the weather. (今日は出...
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Jul 24, 2017 20:37 experience
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Three Headaches? (頭痛3つ?) With native lang

Today, while I was reading a book, I started to feel heavy in the head. (今日、本を読んでいる時、頭が重い感じがし始めました) Then a few hours later, it became...
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Jul 17, 2017 20:59 question English
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A Real “Surprise” Party (まさにサプライズパーティー) With native lang

The other day, one of my friends told me an interesting story. (この前、友人からおもしろい話を聞きました) He and his colleagues planned a surprise party ...
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Jul 10, 2017 09:46 surprise
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It’s difficult to stand in their shoes (お年寄りの気持ちを理解するのは難しい)

Yesterday, when I was on a train, I saw a young woman offered her seat to an elderly woman. (昨日、電車に乗っていた時、若い女性がお年寄りに席を譲っているのを見ました) Th...
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Jul 3, 2017 11:18 experience memories grandmother