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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
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A Poor Cat (かわいそうな猫) With native lang

The other day, I saw a miserable-looking cat at the side of the road. (先日、道端にいるみすぼらしい猫を見ました) Its fur was tangled and dirty. (毛皮はもつれて...
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Jun 26, 2017 18:07 experience cat
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Which are you interested in, art or English? (絵と英語、どっちに興味があるの?) With native lang

I went to an art museum yesterday. (昨日、美術館に行きました) It was very crowded. (とても混雑していました) I noticed that there were many young couples...
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Jun 19, 2017 21:00 experience museum
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The reason that makes me feel down (気持ちが沈んでいる理由) With native lang

I have been feeling down for a couple of days. (ここ数日、気持ちが沈んでいます) I don’t exactly know the reason, though. (はっきりした理由はわからないんですが) Ma...
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Jun 12, 2017 21:50 experience
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Neighbor (隣国)

When I visited a museum in LA, there was an exhibition about Asia. (ロサンゼルスの美術館を訪れた時、アジアの展示がありました) At the entrance of the exhibition r...
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Jun 5, 2017 14:34 experience trip map
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Couldn’t it be helped? (しょうがないのかな?) With native lang

I visited the U.S. again. (またアメリカに行ってきました) It was only four-day trip this time. (今回は4日間だけの旅行でした) When I got home, I was nervous...
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Jun 3, 2017 17:09 experience trip weight
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Negative Reviews(否定的なクチコミ) With native lang

I’m planning a trip. (私は旅行を計画しています) It’s not easy for me to find a good hotel to stay. (どのホテルに泊まるか決めるのは容易ではありません) I can use the i...
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May 22, 2017 14:07 experience trip
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A Black Line on the Screen (画面の黒い線) With native lang

A few days ago, a black line suddenly appeared on my computer screen. (数日前、パソコンの画面に突然黒い線が現れました) This laptop is seven and half years o...
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May 15, 2017 22:00 computer
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To give up or not to give up (やめるべきか否か) With native lang

I like reading for pleasure. (私は読書が好きです) Once I start reading a book, I usually finish it unless its first ten pages or so bores me. ...
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May 8, 2017 14:10 book experience
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A Weak Point (弱点) With native lang

The other day, I went on a trip. (先日、旅行に行きました) I wondered if I should bring some books or just a device with electronic books to read...
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May 3, 2017 22:18 experience book
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A restaurant that is going down (落ち目のレストラン) With native lang

I planned to have lunch with a friend of mine. (友達とランチをしようと計画しました) I booked a table for two at an Italian restaurant, where I had had...
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Apr 24, 2017 22:05 experience surprise
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My Old Friend  (昔の友だち) With native lang

She is a Canadian living in Montreal. (彼女はモントリオールに住むカナダ人です) We got to know each other through our junior high teachers and we exchang...
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Apr 19, 2017 15:05 experience friend
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No use to claim that this food is from our country. (この食べ物は私の国のものだ、と主張するのは意味がない) With native lang

This entry is the last part of the series of Food Origins. (これは「食べ物の起源」シリーズの最後になります) # Which country is sushi from?  (寿司はどこの国から来た?) ht...
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Apr 10, 2017 08:55 culture food sushi ramen
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Where are French fries originally from? (フライドポテトの起源は?) With native lang

This is a continuation of the last week’s entry.(これは先週の日記の続きです) http://lang-8.com/43673/journals/267398682370385632739247396942175439820...
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Apr 3, 2017 10:15 food culture article
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Which country is sushi from?  (寿司はどこの国から来た?) With native lang

The other day, I read an article on the internet. (先日、私はインターネットである記事を読みました) It was like this: (それはこのようなものでした) A magazine publishe...
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Mar 27, 2017 20:30 article food sushi culture
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Pillow Fight (枕投げ) With native lang

At night on school trips, students often enjoy pillow fight in their hotel rooms. (修学旅行の夜には、生徒たちは宿の部屋でよく枕投げをします) When I was young, ...
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Mar 20, 2017 17:15 experience school memories
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How come she didn’t invite her closest colleagues? (一番近い同僚を招待しない?) With native lang

A friend of mine, F-san told me a surprising story. (友達のFさんからびっくりする話を聞きました) One of her colleagues, W-san got married last month. (彼女...
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Mar 13, 2017 15:38 experience marriage
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Chewing your food thirty times (30回噛んで) With native lang

We need to chew what we eat in order to swallow them and that also affects digestion and absorption of nutrients. (私たちは食べ物を飲み込むために噛みます...
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Mar 6, 2017 19:57 health