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A Just-In-Case Book in My Car (車に一冊の念のための本) With native lang

I always keep a book in my car. (私はいつも車に一冊の本を入れっぱなしにしています) I read it when I unexpectedly have to kill time. (思いがけず時間が空いてしまった時に、それを...
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Jan 23, 2017 16:27 book
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Practice rather than studying  (学ぶより慣れろ With native lang

I have been studying English for many years. (私は長年英語を勉強し続けています) However, I can hardly understand American movies without subtitles. ...
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Jan 16, 2017 15:30 question language friend
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I’d like to correct their entries but … (お返しをしたいのだけど…) With native lang

I’ve been almost eight years since I started to use Lang-8. (私がLang-8を使うようになって、約8年になります) I made a lot of friends on this site and hel...
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Jan 9, 2017 14:39 question friend language
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What Do They Do with That Information? (その情報はなんのため?) With native lang

Today, I was surprised to see the news about ESTA, or Electronic System for Travel Authorization. (今日、ESTAについてのニュースを目にして、私は驚きました) EST...
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Jan 2, 2017 22:26 news
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A Girl Expressing Her Feelings to a Guy She’s in Love with (女性から先に告白すること) With native lang

A couple of days ago, I happened to see someone say online “American girls don’t express their feelings, but instead, they are supposed t...
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Dec 26, 2016 19:36 relationship love question
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Who do you marry? (誰と結婚する?)

One of my friends called me to tell me she had gotten engaged. (友達が電話で婚約したと知らせてくれました) She would like me to attend her wedding recep...
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Dec 19, 2016 17:48 friend experience marriage
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Procrastination (先延ばし) With native lang

I make it a point to post an entry every Monday. (私は毎週日記を投稿することにしています) I’ve done this for almost six years. (ほぼ6年間それを続けています) Ho...
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Dec 15, 2016 23:58
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Wake me up gently (優しく起こして) With native lang

I don’t like it when the sharp beep from my alarm clock breaks my peaceful sleep. (私は、目覚まし時計のけたたましいベルで平穏な眠りを壊されるのが好きではありません) I alwa...
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Dec 5, 2016 21:22 life
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Losing Weight (減量) With native lang

A couple of days ago, I talked with a friend of mine on the phone. (数日前、友達と電話で話しました) She has been overweight and always wanted to los...
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Nov 28, 2016 22:19 friend
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The Internet Is Useful (インターネットは役に立つ) With native lang

A couple of days ago, my CD player suddenly stopped working. (数日前、CDプレーヤーが突然動かなくなりました) I tried turning it off and on again, but it ...
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Nov 21, 2016 21:04 experience
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Driving a car in their 80’s or even 90’s (80や90になっても運転する?) With native lang

Last month, an 87-year-old driver crashed into a line of school kids. (先月、87歳の男が運転する車が児童の列に突っ込みました。) One boy was killed and seven c...
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Nov 14, 2016 17:13 accident news
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Staying Up Almost All Night (ほぼ徹夜) With native lang

Two days ago, I had a work to do. (二日前、私はしなければならない仕事がありました) I kept working in front of the computer all day. (パソコンの前で1日中それにかかりきりにな...
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Nov 7, 2016 21:53 work
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How Come She Never Smiles? (なぜ笑顔がないの?) With native lang

I happened to work with a woman for several months. (たまたま、ある女性と数ヶ月一緒に仕事をすることになりました) She is quite young but has good skills. (彼女は若い...
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Nov 3, 2016 21:13 experience
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A Pacifier for a Man? (赤ちゃんみたい) With native lang

The other day, when I was on a train, I saw a man who was holding something in his mouth. (先日、電車に乗っていた時、口に何かくわえている男の人を見ました) It look...
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Oct 24, 2016 17:45 experience smoker
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Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum (II)  (東京都美術館そのII)

When I finished viewing the exhibit, it was almost noon and found it raining outside. (お昼近くに展示を見終わり、外を見ると雨が降っていました) I was planning to...
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Oct 17, 2016 21:30 experience museum
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Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum (I)  (東京都美術館そのI) With native lang

Last weekend, I went to Tokyo and visited Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum. (先週末、私は東京へ行き、東京都美術館を訪れました) They were having a special exhi...
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Oct 13, 2016 20:55 experience museum
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My Weight (体重) With native lang

When I returned from the five-day trip to Hawaii, I nervously weighed myself. (5日間のハワイ旅行から帰って、私はドキドキしながら体重を測りました) I found that I’d ga...
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Oct 3, 2016 15:21 experience trip US Hawaii
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An Experience in a Restaurant in Hawaii (ハワイのレストランで) With native lang

Last week, I had a vacation in Hawaii. (先週、私はハワイで休日を楽しみました) At a all-you-can-eat buffet there, I had trouble breaking crab legs. ...
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Sep 29, 2016 11:35 experience English language
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Returning a favor(恩返し)

My uncle and aunt lives in Tokyo. (叔父と叔母は東京に住んでいます) When I was little, my family lived next to them. (子どもの頃、私たち家族は彼らの隣に住んでいました) ...
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Sep 19, 2016 23:51 experience aunt
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Strange Visitors (変わったお客さん) With native lang

The other day, I found a mantis in my living room. (先日、居間で一匹のカマキリを見つけました) It sometimes happens and I don’t hate those insects. (...
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Sep 12, 2016 22:03 experience insect