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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
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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