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Jan 7, 2016 23:59

Today, I got a season's greeting card from one of my Japanese friends who lives in California. She sends me a card with thoughtful messages every year. This message was a little different like she normally did. She gave me a certain word in English and that made me even happier!

So, I’d like to translate a part of her messages into English.


To The Happiness Family,

I hope all of you are doing well. Recently, I found a word that suits you well. The word is “persistent.” It means something like this: continuing to exist or happen, especially for longer than is usual or desirable, or continuing to do something even though it is difficult or other people opposite it. See, isn't this perfect for you? (That’s perfect for you, for sure, right?) As a matter of fact, my whole life from now on, I am going to try to do everything persistently. A persistent person always makes steady effort in some way, so they are very cool, aren't they?


After reading this message, I read the entry that one of my friends wrote. He also wrote about his feelings about trying to stick to study Japanese. What a coincidence! I thought that the word “persistent” was the word of today.

Do you think which word can suit you well?

1 しつこい;(…に)固執する;たゆまない〔in〕;
  (反対・障害などにめげず)やり抜く, 根気のよい;頑固な.

2 (普通[予想]以上に)持続する; 永続的な;ひっきりなしに起る[繰り返される].