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Ik ben een chemicus die werkt voor een Japans chemisch bedrijf. Mijn hobbies zijn "go" spelen, skiën, naar klassieke muziek luisteren, gitaar spelen, en kijken naar paardenrennen. Ik spreek heel goed Engels. Ik heb nog nooit in Nederland gewoond maar er is een mogelijkheid voor mij om bij de Nederlandse fabriek van mijn bedrijf te gaan werken. Dus ik ben me aan het voorbereiden op de dag dat ik in Nederland ga werken. In de Nederlandse fabriek is Engels de voertaal. Maar ik vind dat Japanse werknemers Nederlands moeten kunnen spreken als ze in Nederland wonen. Ik studeer ook Frans, omdat ik Franse steden en dorpen wil bezoeken als de mogelijkheid zich voordoet.

Je suis chimiste, et je travaille pour une entreprise chimique japonaise. Mes hobbies sont le jeu de go, le ski, écouter de la musique classique, jouer de la guitare et regarder les courses de chevaux. Je parle couramment l'anglais. Je n'ai jamais vécu aux Pays-Bas mais il est possibile que je sois muté à notre usine néerlandaise. Donc je me prépare pour le jour où je, peut-être, travaillerai là-bas. L'anglais est la langue officielle de l'usine néerlandaise, mais je pense que les employés japonais doivent être capables de parler néerlandais puisqu'ils vivent aux Pays-Bas. J'apprends également le français parce que je veux pouvoir visiter les villages et villes de France si j'ai la chance d'être muté aux Pays-Bas.


私は日本の化学会社に勤める化学者です。私の趣味は囲碁と、スキー、クラシック音楽鑑賞、ギター演奏、競馬観戦です。

私は英語が得意です。オランダに住んだことはありませんが、(今勤務している会社の)オランダ工場に転勤になる可能性があります。ですから、オランダで働く日が来るのを夢見て、その準備をしています。当社オランダ工場での公用語は英語ですが、日本からの駐在員はオランダ語を話せるようになっておくべきだと思います。だって、オランダにいるわけですから。

ついでにフランス語も勉強しています。というのも、もしオランダに転勤したらフランスの町や村を訪ねてみたいからです。

I'm a chemist who works for a Japanese chemical company. My hobbies are playing the Chinese board game go, skiing, listening to classical music, playing the guitar, and watching horse racing.
I speak English very well. I've never lived in the Netherlands but there is a possibility for me to be transferred to my company’s Dutch factory. So I am preparing for the day when I might work in the Netherlands. English is the official language in the Dutch factory but I believe Japanese employees have to be able to speak Dutch to live a fulfilling life. I also study French because I want to visit French cities and villages if I realize the chance to be transferred. I have started to post journal entries consisting of tips on Japanese. If you are interested, please take a look at them.

Tips on Japanese (Blog)
http://meadowlake001.blogspot.jp/

How to Use the Particles は and が
http://goo.gl/wRoFV9

Tips on Japanese (Home Page)
http://tinyurl.com/p94ujhz


How to Use the Sentence Ending のだ
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/194824421214495019180395612046090863662
Another Adverb Requiring the Sentence Ending のだ
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/339694739439848570810238177191558121504
Adverbs Requiring the Sentence Ending のだ
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/118922117837564654609806108064935517941
Two Ways of Expressing “Regardless of Whether”
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/299768700778107311729993868783471330350
Using ても with Question Words
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/255808185976475792454505431570826075893
How to Use ても
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/115891861191384721890271056460881304758
Interjections with a Casual Euphonic Change
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/212398804615439478949837227807931663406
Complaint in a Non-Serious Way
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/248590017395593781873746380567196306915
Use of Adjectives as Interjections
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/28391547550625809860376498757021179062
Particles which Express the Subjunctive Mood
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/185042337703826085490517995191769269294
How to Use べきだ with Other Predicates
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/230563682325102625547021984321294769909
How to Use べきだ after I-Adjectives
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/36948806762979784656670705196292932654
Deciding Whether to Choose を or が -2
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/117545037136072782289185604281144969248

Deciding Whether to Choose を or が -1
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/337235647011730763535551763856588218101
When Searching within Yourself
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/121751752130988028423130068346932759043
Avoiding Mentioning Who is Responsible -2
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/108663231795115255297016668117577965301

Two Different Meanings of できる
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/141613161659553104207963147081838527534
How to Replace なら Using たら
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/22889067201658230227271483619517138976
Comparison Between たら and なら
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/38301075730856848289618680607128095235
Comparison between ながら and まま
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/185754163125680074544414649948061304864
The Conjunction Particle まま
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/161903725107259681830012002878853417475
The Conjunction Particle ながらも
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/122971856482757153939346232471144570613
The Conjunction Particle ながら
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/304750584108691081078766988379836123168
Sentences that End in ちゃいけない -3
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/228742646614581261376598151547830699054
How to Translate “Some” into Japanese
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/269337195555810666043568785863155588853
How to Translate “Any” into Japanese
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/30588644634146360879715151387418691616
How to Use なら
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/217375166218330788394903314929898259502

How to Use のに
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/94102988916208438349013371839545543171
Sentences that End in て, で and ないで
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/166180146306696620189503873514759554094
Intrinsic Non-Volitional Verbs
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/28944223080343562887251249450873784352
Non-Volitional Transitive Verb Phrases
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/162589046967597237768964610795831757315
The Difference Between ように and ために
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/62185828096983474737563400064805405742
Volitional Verbs into Non-Volitional Verbs
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/22450523314078001143694656325152606723
The Verb 入る(はいる)
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/83649128391931878272528770104609212448
The Verb 動く(うごく)
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/333205764196868121085204486703195359264
The Volitional Verb なる
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/82598583239274190668904361737185396768
Summary of Non-Volitional Verbs
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/177543375951422407755966655651115895299
Two Types of Intransitive Verbs
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/167867615529303088654516356890502302211
Non-Volitional Verbs
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/59726277099939796166372054474471277614
You cannot say できなさい
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/89854047049640345283767984770021001731
Sentences that End in じゃない
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/230316361624308413985797108690076861486
How to Use から来ました
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/65837345879626583413453045959964263470
You cannot say できたい
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/31759717685447960045278627072465641205
The Difference between ようになった and ことになった
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/312925440193560340981123719010419154677
Sentences that End in ますように
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/291895430637684987954625425904814031918

縁(えん)
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/272219300444997933692155864654395154165
How to use ておく
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/326394406717695083103608486868059718702
Sentences that End in ておこう -4
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/210485939654332130441159641363429395259
Sentences that End in ておこう -3
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/140623570686302961345422472948932091637
Sentences that End in ておこう -2
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/211867739180432273879922476006383584302
Sentences that End in ておこう -1
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/211709352417497110045841396739764849467
The Place Pronoun ここ
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/57194866950544200649561151612784942837
How to Use the Particle だけ
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/80842614451415438649581456673587011317
The Verb する
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/301461589036287117744543416800561269563
Omission of the Topic Particle は -3
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/93947528361290323303273986956746230587
Omission of the Topic Particle は -2
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/253515732707391905975886983051906845499

Omission of the Topic Particle は
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/53719806762856683202721062528389776430
How to Use です in an Elegant Way
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/136939022362124707022098247481195170619
A Simple Rule to Decide Topic
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/4959125861308915766372335736715152187
Sentences that End in ちゃいけない -2
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/239911019183350536260047221736080180270
Sentences that End in ちゃいけない
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/198165235601894414838791856439222863904
Implied Meaning of ほうがいい-2
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/133805045118135792239743668759469230112
Implied Meaning of ほうがいい-1
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/254010869899644153092256641488046197563
How to refer to people when you introduce them
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/153127118279679330453970705908574915387

Pausing after the Topic
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/189657244261437507064629632837973117755
Differences between こと and の -2
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/195679567200069788192403415239354157883
Differences between こと and の -1
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/231713794605465110736053735413505067040
Japanese Past Tense -4
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/49883908879446618085467056209790962491
Japanese Past Tense -3
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/149936416681918170991505651622495421486
Japanese Past Tense -2
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/214171222893945749891522678098062739488
Japanese Past Tense -1
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/301507626775653934354106522558337418286
Imperative Sentences that End in こと or の
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/280779564144917604039823581836439653179
Sentences that End in の, のね and のよ
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/239626381707868231801197167060271958843
Two Functions of the Particle の
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/107240458620925859448594981347006548795

The Topic Particle は and The Subject Particle が (Combined)
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/114033841445743653041687579585933869841
Automatic Topic Indication -5
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/105896174580028182171837391973693293614
Automatic Topic Indication -4
http://lang-8.com/journals/edit?journal_id=242477672232685510075437788664079256379
Automatic Topic Indication -3
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/21463004157150669080178675172141959200
Third Person Pronoun -2
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/30556463729455133580766978769534847008
Automatic Topic Indication -2
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/146374730955185628542111296519205227424
Giving and Receiving -3
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/81727474496098942313205485621690008622
Giving and Receiving -2
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/116101355646126782221811832979079825440
Which do you use, を or が? (Part-2)
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/111751831568748391233351505229127352469
Which do you use, を or が?
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/94626439233278391006903583119693318176

Misuse of the Sentence-Ending Particle よ
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/251419708719965758795161462730852401301
The Dangerous Adverb だいたい that Ignites Arguments
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/76398243007283791627416888183589699733
まったく as an Interjection
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/285867782290202269574230739689577906325
Sentences with Topics into Sentences without Topics
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/321067139130185580893929273687721379872
Negative Questions for Invitation -2
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/79431093582114176674561558864614131744
Negative Questions for Invitation
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/75681356169057774625320818785304182933
Negative Volition Forms
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/145188749217313223866363783279478833301
Using もの for Natural Incidents -2
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/145721270219438091304278282397388636309
Using もの for Natural Incidents
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/337773102325882604823524628644278829205
Asking to Do Something
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/297918298180564713433727198936909513774
Sentences that end in にしよう
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/279587061132902480998915663129930925102

Sentences that End in ちゃった -6
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/18264747356371983182437515955356829728
Sentences that End in ちゃった -5
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/167561371729489948566638950265607980078
Sentences that End in ちゃった -4
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/161655675656400669450568513972776208416
Sentences that End in ちゃった -3
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/295412423267306734628694700913948100640
Sentences that End in ちゃった -2
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/84464282062940789032529711708853764245
Sentences that End in ちゃった -1
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/236392965981380155433443161601240991776
The Passive Voice of Intransitive Verbs
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/11101065724405389403584181764189094958
Less than Nothing
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/318569701696220617530541809443947153440
Two Types of Apposition Expression
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/201799027500791596093679877953823180832
Japanese Predicates (Version -4)
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/145636318291668513415393339363767911470

Questions that End in んですか -9
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/75331583473416346778622046308582595459
Questions that End in んですか -8
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/179771035447330712060792913438522736789
Questions that End in んですか -7
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/166717911402220402872753417802331489326
Questions that End in んですか -6
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/300553439219663069475596674995554879520
Questions that End in んですか -5
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/272632283247285385131788598914070347925
Questions that End in んですか -4
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/134207828881921891989838382722459369621
Questions that End in んですか -3
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/103772472704275642058689603607790356512
Questions that End in んですか -2
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/7363859510627229022160396297778235424
Questions that End in んですか -1
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/24993882475067925310075348362898964629
The Difference between 知らない and わからない -2
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/126269453959970917910246402936009918496
The difference between なら and ば
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/305240594340755140581888859909932714016
The difference between ら and と
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/109283882609604803448274072478309417109

あなた in Written Japanese
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/27951561125036478775159537309426943022
Misuse of あなた -3
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/23780557903295928857341364333722764334
Misuse of あなた -2
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/242555901861407437657445693935722956832
Misuse of あなた -1
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/91886869667648941477049505814165063712
Second Person Pronoun -2
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/305616441172700890176113846992895771694
Second Person Pronoun -1
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/175603283185997345999905231609860982816
Deciding whether to choose が or は -5
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/219302732950008491491585011856257614894
Sentences which end in ている
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/278378108204928855344939470928940894240

Multi-Topic Sentences
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/140059523264212190458364037871837152302
The difference between Topic and Subject -3
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/19250835389042973796428789506194800789
The difference between Topic and Subject -2
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/205265989206137603664666906172459581589
The difference between Topic and Subject -1
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/267337396758358851573093304849807475758
Deciding whether to choose が or は -4
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/61261218373469228191413332986934625326
Deciding whether to choose が or は -3
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/77477669734271738887361783655633290286
Deciding whether to choose が or は -2
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/304154652572508710567428053139566364704
Deciding whether to choose が or は -1
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/52002476493431474709788415616284622997

The Best Place for Topic Words
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/112379423885719819554515506428730933397
The difference between だけ and ばかり
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/224330264382423926277550290053834997909
Good Effect or Bad Effect
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/104546118343510175443082093983887261845
Automatic Topic Indication
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/84841671846808562989326330846530798638
Na-Adjectives or Adjectival Nouns
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/173993408432332671483078245114648463392
The Difference between 予定だ and つもりだ
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/192048173258391258296445961212578496661
The Suru-verbs with Loanwords
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/269746666071440391005863278905354618912
Cathode and Anode -1
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/78439572828922657719923243813463918624
The Particle も for the Contradictory Conjunction
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/175473969187359421228150897831994265338
The sentence-ending particle よね
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/250011067376157301197683049111306046570
The difference between 寒い and 冷たい
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/332769248593462519496929917591713287930
How do you say “it is helpful” in Japanese?
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/323940796764948649766311757503526800490

How to State Someone Else's Desires (Revised)
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/207841929531544352572891818887169923724
The Indirect Passive Voice
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/301284350922997075552748993767581637260
The Multi-Functional Particle “に”
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/15321022968642935487937917185508577018
The most confusing sentence begins with 私は
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/30954392923358839495230865990389533802
Adjectives and their Relation to the Emotion
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/181929897396396908959248973405200125690
We do not distinguish between “scary” and “scared.”
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/162484954030906848147875914381362420364
The difference between "to like" and "好き”
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/225373958967606984231520165432774318732

The Difference between 知らない and わからない
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/322049265721823897485287750455685765772
The Difference between たら and なら
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/241231664255911360148360897010197989173
Particles for Contradictory Conjunction -3
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/299086568171635193637829871675530742890
The Difference between たら and なら
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/192595632705527381180238911492935584874
Particles for Contradictory Conjunction
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/111593469868382012711303498648108994298
This copy machine jams too frequently
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/39205019005679511008665327818069435460
The Difference between 愛 and 恋
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/102065059884625616856587613969317825642
The original form of emotional verbs
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/119268685435125002790902450362055462650
The Onomatopoeic Verb
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/14886991423988007642436185087678942970
Japanese Adverbs
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/26464543707669063235834617919440228090

Adverbial Usage of Nouns
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/326645266389527270154520752385416957034
Stating Largeness or Smallness of Number or Amount
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/139182965494534630249593894933322730602
Adjectives used only as predicates
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/26999132876291111883272116566207958122
Avoiding Mentioning Who is Responsible
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/295266122467472355020158971865988029068
The Difference between 大きい and 大きな
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/213426164278504020964232387324809251946
A car is parked over there
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/81072211972904525731797536345022225036
Pluralizing Suffixes
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/299344306722671812285924415302733355660
The Difference between “と” and “や"
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/170828770010047131539486450261811989610
Direction-Indicating Particle "に"
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/109455626240281220968015036368053820044

Domination by the Topic
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/59448284650703978610780977537339054732
The Connecting Particle “ば”
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/292972932063564771358562664396830871290
The Connecting Particle “ら”
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/325743898026916858351584402538753232634
Present Progressive Form -2
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/173256283506987649595371504627567496298
Inconvenience due to omission of subjects
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/93260514978227541119061760277607287914
Adjectival verbs naturally function as predicates.
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/154659735112360148244400575880700956410
Japanese adjectives can function as predicates.
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/84059277533065491011374163587452852876
The Connecting Particle “と”
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/70742289161963126627458687431433214604
The Right Place for the Question Word
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/170321260060926935097691722933216414826
“Too quickly” is a verb phrase in Japanese.
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/278114561847396177133761710423845179130

How to Use Particles in Causative Sentences
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/49034230093141718410783721603128580748
Questions using the Wrapping Particle
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/214020785090930845877598831729698606186
I have to say so.
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/95276811178379452319843639663938309882
Grammatical Rules in Modifying Nouns by Adjective Clauses
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/124027522615200533063799227742491578106
Needless to Say
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/240530310706691408076240221921712475242
The verb which doubles as “to double as” and “to be unable to”
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/178394507454381643831710805373839412330
The term “ない-form” is not adequate in studying the inflection of verbs and adjectives.
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/63519489690914121910191708237848710906
Advice on Expressing Gratitude-2
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/212419232785345258416106484323098516108
Limitless
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/215356605026089401799656659999265872524
A particle with the subjunctive function
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/132154795377790855044963063933412772970
Solving the Mystery of the Adjective
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/115986249958984125419995341130567715946

Total Comparison of the Noun-Predicate, the Adjective-Predicate, and the Verb-Predicate
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/43313203138195252902821463518090694394
There's only so far you can take a joke.
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/125127582514363929355707457948155317354
I can’t help laughing.
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/24230857916210123745435095188101880460
Nominalized Form of Adjectives
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/258146008424408263426039648621803035276

I can't stand.
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/53734403117374392570971584834792524906
Direction-Indicating Particle に
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/302249147228149644748432024115234147434
Another Meaning of 嫌い
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/3861931633729242703528651556805106316
The main character of the historical animation 天才バカボン is バカボンのパパ.
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/197927669949034771128190266541811391116
Expressing Discovery, Surprise, Guess, and Exaggeration
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/88997466530027915971122320152456026764
How can you combine the verb 見る with a long noun phrase?
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/129437231846729621516073675446779055210
Why should もの, not こと, be used as the object for the verb 見る?
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/298327067802639631060030402066191290106

Two Major Formal Nouns "もの" and "こと"
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/154887882578350112883642720655228472426
Place Nouns
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/287675667384934385336093636444245940876
Modifying Formal Nouns
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/125361574808462326071645729953984876282
Sentences that show the existence of things
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/238592520097276897083559801331059199082
The Unique Verb ある which Disappears when Negated
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/44892065753173764125250684414799600268

When is it necessary to add the particle に after a time noun?
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/126707880591866562394999976059014679658
Wrong Predicates that Betray Anticipation
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/49225856231338760003483807811893136490
Idiomatic Expressions that Come from the Game 碁
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/311031099567747441457681834537922137850
Equivalent Word for "Way"
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/32641108161623151951519967442774219404
Sentence-Ending Particles
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/288688917938091262765794540128147148538
The difference between "ようだ" and "そうだ"
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/188986029594757432930813246790228578042
"Interesting" is a dangerous word.
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/278891634347585842366942208509900446348

The topic-indicating particle "は"
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/217644427399221584101172309109211729658
The Best Adjective to Compliment Women
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/223031992827158049345435836217330437226
The Indirect Passive Voice
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/283503648456512308064460258862048414826
Omission of subjects makes sentences unclear.
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/188402585165571102966861397231340031082
Why does Japanese grammar allow the existence of two notional subjects?
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/39312919646846047388333895135129833210
Japanese grammar allows the existence of two notional subjects
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/22677212022940818222224757070613122154
Advice on Expressing Gratitude
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/301218626986271570138351999089710664810
A big difference between "から" and "ので"
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/212683010582864675591122745059859304186

The small difference between "から" and "ので"
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/64747182190301489168188761759469080314
Scope Limitting Function of the Particle "は"
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/330681575741116387439885657115299483386
Classical Chinese, Old Japanese, Modern Japanese, and English
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/163914482130556542789417051803367705706

To state someone's desire
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/105303103759025893688617561073695136408

The Notional Unit in Japanese
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/26976072854651911315113677087645305962
You can hear the wind blow.
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/199437117284183668271911625432480681722
Connecting particles と, ら, and ば
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/203414049059133981862095453706555559674
Impersonal Construction
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/30290978855890205861707650810605014778
Let me explain
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/28589609684058001743692791525261678533
An Attachment with the Nuance of “About”
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/305943856153197229999957277357609278092
Topic-indicating particles
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/151075011796424222009770156996963929850
I make my son study
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/168546958494325707592740342352861662314
I can swim
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/75035529610654541558499870916985818874
Don't Cry Out Loud
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/195513244846232970794642920865499404940

Modifying Verbs
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/259195438269139242489433337509042916458

A Grammatically Strange Usage
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/149723163999600629685813572400668020474
What does the adjective clause modify?
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/304760617928876231875196241070901890154
He speaks quickly, so what?
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/23338865968711838109388454560572312682
Plural Form of Loan Words
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/292995558253591438807723726741299989610
Modifying nouns
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/247809971492690519605270391228371786380
When the particle で is used to indicate places
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/273600146750850849097134488059869728506
I love you.
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/180437571747305531767584054930565978764
Idioms of Chinese Origin
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/297754696608924487640353832982005353578

Younger brother, Older brother
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/294911197296888549588714941051395444474

Do you know it?
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/91744393663490363782021085011428445290
Japanese Middle Names
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/193928450087747305707045251636186274444
The Most Basic Verb する
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/318477413947554232742743995534758186746
I will go there to meet Taro.
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/274719218241456727196304390363143953036
Why do a lot of sentences have "です" at the end?
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/12438974601803134010406946780361330426
Which do you choose "から" or "だから" in conjoining sentences?
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/16113904783813567669564498845882059882

Giving and Receiving
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/138882208877944983599636307970171558540
Inviting and Asking
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/138977540956802120452202128099798637196
There is a dog. There is a pond.
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/276110778146023770985410190478321585258
Japanese Imperative
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/273528004274021250469426305514996043514
Negative Questions
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/226750188783762185421678081474083884138
Terms that Express Colors
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/186291557654971587874876603630341786730

The Demonstrative Adjectives "あの" and "その"
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/222222502065148592087446908191366909034
Tense in the Subordinate Clause
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/260677432728307509418157369883463323386
I will marry Sayaka.
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/30743347491859671268880580941222055674

The Wrapping Particle "の"
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/250128006197143992306016812613051046540

I love Hiroko.
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/331105390639053838893264307998703946858
Minako is smart.
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/143815659456810419198710270479817464460
Present Progressive Form
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/22405348574273996707868415835436440204
Past Form of Adjectives
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/8413078603327328205986014115392720634

A subject is not essential in the Japanese sentence.
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/277978373852343550984192964975488096908

The Rumor that I am Dead
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/142606484894934574615165924930455820940
The game looks interesting.
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/163309298514043881189158530085998104314
Tea or Coffee?
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/154734571546570012636280889614353633018
Magic Word in Japanese
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/256624657737827312733983322820296248426

Adjectival Verbs or Na-Adjectives
http://lang-8.com/588181/journals/335271022291673243405243101326970523386

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