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Stamp Collection (切手収集) With native lang

My father liked collecting stamps and sometimes showed me beautiful stamps. (父は切手を集めていて、時々私に美しい切手を見せてくれました) Maybe that made me intere...
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Jan 7, 2019 23:07 memories
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Santa Claus replied (サンタクロースが返事をした) With native lang

I found a heart-warming article on Twitter. (ツイッターで心温まる話を見つけました) It was from a mother of a first-grader. (それは1年生の子を持つお母さんからのものでした) ...
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Dec 31, 2018 22:15 article
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Strange English? (変な英語?) With native lang

Last month, I went to an all-you-can-eat restaurant with my family. (先月、家族と食べ放題のレストランに行きました) The server put a card on our table and a...
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Dec 24, 2018 22:30 experience English
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Good Morning (おはようございます) With native lang

There is a construction site near my house. (うちの近くに工事中の場所があります) It’s by the road, so a couple of men usually stand there to keep pass...
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Dec 17, 2018 22:19 experience
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Depressed (ああ) With native lang

It’s been only two weeks since this month started, but I had three funerals of my relatives. (12月に入ってまだ2週間しか経っていませんが、親戚のお葬式が3つもありました) ...
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Dec 13, 2018 16:27 experience
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Reality in Novels(小説の中でのリアリティ) With native lang

The other day, I had a chance to hear a novelist give some advice to a young would-be writer about his short story. (先日、ある小説家が若い作家志望の人が書...
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Dec 3, 2018 22:52 experience book
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Taking a long bath(長風呂) With native lang

On the weekend, I went to a talk show of a famous Japanese novelist. (週末、私は有名な小説家のトークショーを聴きに行きました) She said that she must take a bath...
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Nov 26, 2018 20:54 bath
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Online shopping (オンラインショッピング) With native lang

Yesterday morning, I noticed that I ran out of cleaning sheets, so I ordered a pack of them through the Internet. (昨日の朝、お掃除シートがなくなっているのに...
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Nov 19, 2018 13:37 experience
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That’s not a compliment (褒め言葉にはならないよ) With native lang

When I showed some selfies to a friend of mine, she looked impressed. (友達に私の自撮り写真を何枚か見せた時、彼女は感心したようでした) She said she didn’t know I lo...
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Nov 12, 2018 23:29 experience
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Strange Feeling(変な感じ) With native lang

There’s pedestrian deck in front of my station. (駅前にペデストリアンデッキがあります) You can use escalators to climb up or down to it. (それに上り下りするのにエ...
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Nov 5, 2018 22:29 experience
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I know it’s too many, but… (多すぎなのはわかっているけど) With native lang

I usually use a touch pen for my smart phone because I don’t want the surface of my phone to get dirty with fingerprints. (私はスマホの表面を指紋で汚...
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Oct 29, 2018 21:16 experience
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International City (国際都市) With native lang

I went on a trip to Kyoto. (京都に旅行に行きました) It has been many years since the last time I visited there. (長年訪れていなかったのです) The first th...
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Oct 27, 2018 12:22 language trip
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Surprise (びっくり) With native lang

Since I was little, I regularly go to the library. (私は小さい頃から、図書館によく行っています) When I moved to another city, I always checked the municip...
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Oct 15, 2018 22:04 book
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Owl Café (ふくろうカフェ) With native lang

Do you know of “owl café?” (「ふくろうカフェ」って知っていますか) It’s been getting more and more popular in Japan lately. (最近日本でブームになってきています) A lo...
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Oct 8, 2018 22:07 experience
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Scary (怖い) With native lang

Around 3 a.m. this morning, big noise woke me up. (午前3時頃、大きな物音で目が覚めました) It sounded like a big monster was hitting my house from outs...
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Oct 1, 2018 14:50 experience storm
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Poor Umbrellas (かわいそうな傘)

A few days ago, I was at the station. (数日前、私は駅にいました) It was raining on and off outside. (外では雨が降ったりやんだりしていました) I went to the restr...
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Sep 26, 2018 14:34 experience
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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