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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
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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