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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
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Doggy Bag (ドギーバッグ) With native lang

About a month ago, I was watching a TV show.  In the show, I heard a server at a famous restaurant say something about the word “doggy ba...
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Jun 25, 2018 18:17 restaurant English
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Portion Sizes (大盛り過ぎる?) With native lang

Whenever I visit the U.S., I feel uncomfortable with big portion sizes at restaurants. (アメリカに行くといつも、レストランで出される量が多すぎるので当惑します) I order ...
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Jun 21, 2018 21:38 trip restaurant
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My computer is eight and half years old. With native lang

My computer is eight and half years old. (私のパソコンはもう8年半使っています) It's my third computer and the best one of the three. (私にとって3台目のパソ...
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Jun 12, 2018 20:54
neginohana

Kind of embarrassing (恥ずかしい!) With native lang

I took a one-day bus tour from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon. (ラスベガスからグランドキャニオンまで、1日バスツアーに参加しました) I joined the tour alone, so I was a lit...
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Jun 4, 2018 15:52 trip
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Aren’t they afraid? (怖くないの?) With native lang

Last Monday, I finally visited the Grand Canyon. (先週の月曜日、私はついにグランドキャニオンに行きました) The weather was perfect and the scenery was overwhelmi...
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Jun 3, 2018 11:47 trip
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Unfair! (おかしいんじゃない?) With native lang

When I was an elementary school student, I had a friend who had a twin brother. (小学生の頃、双子の兄を持つ友達がいました) She was very gentle and never ...
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May 21, 2018 22:18 memories friend
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Was that its allotted span of life? (寿命だったの?) With native lang

Last week, my hair dryer suddenly stopped working. (先週、私のヘアドライヤーが突然動かなくなりました) I turned it on and there was no reaction at all. (スイッチ...
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May 14, 2018 17:47 experience
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The key is my vocabulary (語彙不足が問題だった) With native lang

I’ve started listening to an audio book. (あるオーディオブックを聴き始めました。 Unfortunately I can’t follow the whole story by just listening even tho...
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May 7, 2018 22:13 English book
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Disappointing gift (残念な贈りもの) With native lang

The other day, my sister sent me a package. (先日、妹から小包が届きました) In the box, there were a lot of different fruits, all of which were drie...
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Apr 30, 2018 23:51 experience
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Did he see the scene?  (見られた?) With native lang

Yesterday, I went to a shopping mall by car. (昨日、車でショッピングモールに行きました) It was crowded and the parking lot was almost occupied. (混んでいたので...
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Apr 23, 2018 20:44 experience
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Smoke  (タバコの煙) With native lang

I have never smoked and will not. (私はタバコを吸ったことがありませんし、これからも吸いません) I hate the smell of tobacco. (タバコの臭いが苦手なんです) Today, I went to a...
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Apr 16, 2018 18:37 experience
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Enough! (いい加減にして) With native lang

Almost every website has some advertisement. (ほぼ全てのウェブサイトには広告がついています) Maybe I should accept them because they made me read those arti...
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Apr 9, 2018 18:18 opinion
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Barking Dog (吠える犬) With native lang

There is a dog in my neighborhood. (うちの近所に一匹の犬がいます) It’s a middle-sized black dog and always sits in the front yard with a leash. (中...
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Apr 4, 2018 16:22 experience dog
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Does this sample make sense? (こんなサンプル意味ある?) With native lang

Today, I saw an article that recommends an English book. (今日、私はある英語の本を紹介している記事を見ました) That made me interested in the book. (私はそれを読んで、...
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Mar 26, 2018 16:53 book
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You can lose weight easily (簡単に痩せられる) With native lang

We see a lot of advertisement and TV commercial of products that allegedly help you lose weight. (痩せるためのいろんな商品の宣伝やテレビコマーシャルをよく目にしますよね) ...
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Mar 19, 2018 22:46
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To be able to live longer (寿命が延びる) With native lang

A few days ago, I visited Kinomiya Shrine in Shizuoka prefecture. (数日前、静岡県の来宮神社を訪れました) It’s famous for having a big camphor tree. (そ...
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Mar 15, 2018 15:00 trip
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That’s unfair! (そんなのひどい!) With native lang

The other day, I read a book.  (先日、一冊の本を読みました) It was a kind of Sci-Fi novel and very interesting. (それはSF小説の一種で、とてもおもしろかったです) One...
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Mar 5, 2018 10:10 book