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Let sleeping dogs lie (触らぬ神に祟りなし) With native lang

I’ve been studying English using the internet. (私はずっとインターネットを使って英語を勉強しています) I got to meet a lot of friends there who are also into En...
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Sep 17, 2018 16:18 experience
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Questions (教えてください) With native lang

#1 Look at the girl dancing under the tree. #2 Look at the dancing girl under the tree. Do both #1 and #2 sound natural? (#1と#2はどちらも...
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Sep 10, 2018 17:47 English question language
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Unpleasant coincidence (嬉しくない偶然) With native lang

The other day, when I was on a train, I found a woman who was wearing the same shoes as mine on my feet right then. (先日、電車に乗っていると、私がその時履...
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Sep 3, 2018 15:21 experience
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An awkward ad (おかしな広告) With native lang

I’ve heard about a government-sponsored ad broadcast on JAL flights. (JALの機内で放送される政府提供の宣伝のことを聞きました) It says ,“What a waste time that ...
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Aug 27, 2018 14:27 English language
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“A whale is no more a fish than a horse is” (クジラ構文) With native lang

Most of Japanese students learn this example in an English class. (日本の生徒たちのほとんどは英語の授業でこの例文を習います) It means that a whale is not a fish...
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Aug 20, 2018 14:09 English language question
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A Sad Story of You-Killed-Your-Brother Plant  Part 2   (弟切草の悲しい話2) With native lang

This is the continuation of the last entry of mine. http://lang-.com/43673/journals/104631863160101187131522039198046591043 (これは前の日記に書い...
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Aug 13, 2018 15:39 folktale
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A Sad Story of You-Killed-Your-Brother Plant  (弟切草の悲しい話) With native lang

Once upon a time, there were brothers who were very close to each other. (昔あるところに、とても仲の良い兄弟がいました) They looked alike, had the similar ...
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Aug 6, 2018 18:15 folktale
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I can’t kill them (殺せないの) With native lang

In this season, the front porch of my house has a lot of spider webs. (この季節、うちの玄関には蜘蛛の巣がいっぱい張ります) They make my house look dirty, so I...
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Jul 30, 2018 22:31 spider
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Is this our disadvantage? (日本語話者は不利なのかな?) With native lang

After I started learning English and some other languages a little, I realized that how few phonemes Japanese has. (英語や他のいくつかの言語を少し学んで以来...
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Jul 23, 2018 17:44 language English Japanese
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Only French? (フランス語だけなの?) With native lang

Last month, I visited a national art center in Tokyo with a friend of mine. (先月、私は友達と東京の国立新美術館に行きました) They have had a special exhibit...
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Jul 17, 2018 12:37 surprise language museum
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I’m jealous (いいなあ) With native lang

The other day, I had a chance to attend a talk show of my favorite novelist. (先日、私は大好きな作家のトークショーに行くことができました) She is only in her 30’s ...
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Jul 9, 2018 16:11 book surprise
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Why can’t I write kanji, or Chinese character in Japanese? (漢字が書けない?) With native lang

I read an English book the other day. (先日、私は英語の本を読みました) It was not a difficult one, but I sometimes encountered words that I didn’t k...
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Jul 2, 2018 13:29 book experience language
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Doggy Bag (ドギーバッグ) With native lang

About a month ago, I was watching a TV show.  In the show, I heard a server at a famous restaurant say something about the word “doggy ba...
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Jun 25, 2018 18:17 restaurant English
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Portion Sizes (大盛り過ぎる?) With native lang

Whenever I visit the U.S., I feel uncomfortable with big portion sizes at restaurants. (アメリカに行くといつも、レストランで出される量が多すぎるので当惑します) I order ...
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Jun 21, 2018 21:38 trip restaurant
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My computer is eight and half years old. With native lang

My computer is eight and half years old. (私のパソコンはもう8年半使っています) It's my third computer and the best one of the three. (私にとって3台目のパソ...
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Jun 12, 2018 20:54
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Kind of embarrassing (恥ずかしい!) With native lang

I took a one-day bus tour from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon. (ラスベガスからグランドキャニオンまで、1日バスツアーに参加しました) I joined the tour alone, so I was a lit...
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Jun 4, 2018 15:52 trip
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Aren’t they afraid? (怖くないの?) With native lang

Last Monday, I finally visited the Grand Canyon. (先週の月曜日、私はついにグランドキャニオンに行きました) The weather was perfect and the scenery was overwhelmi...
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Jun 3, 2018 11:47 trip
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Unfair! (おかしいんじゃない?) With native lang

When I was an elementary school student, I had a friend who had a twin brother. (小学生の頃、双子の兄を持つ友達がいました) She was very gentle and never ...
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May 21, 2018 22:18 memories friend
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Was that its allotted span of life? (寿命だったの?) With native lang

Last week, my hair dryer suddenly stopped working. (先週、私のヘアドライヤーが突然動かなくなりました) I turned it on and there was no reaction at all. (スイッチ...
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May 14, 2018 17:47 experience
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The key is my vocabulary (語彙不足が問題だった) With native lang

I’ve started listening to an audio book. (あるオーディオブックを聴き始めました。 Unfortunately I can’t follow the whole story by just listening even tho...
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May 7, 2018 22:13 English book