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I'm not young so I have to buy a lot of expensive cosmetics for my beauty メインテナンスにお金がかかる With native lang

When I buy a bottle of expensive skin lotion or face cream, I put them on my face little by little because I'm stingy. When I buy a ...
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Jan 4, 2015 21:29
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The Italian man don't mind of having messy bathroom at his wife's parents' home With native lang

This is my acquaintance's story. A Japanese woman whose name is Aki got married to an Italian man. Her parents bought a room of an ...
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Dec 11, 2014 09:49
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Can you eat or drink while you are working a cashier? With native lang

I've read a blog that was written by a Japanese woman who lives in South Carolina. The cashiers at the supermarkets in her neighbo...
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Nov 24, 2014 13:21
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I'm not a shoplifter, do I look poor? こんな安物を万引きするほど貧乏じゃないわ With native lang

I went to a clothing store to buy a pair of pants yesterday. It was crowded so I didn't want to have a big shopping basket of the st...
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Nov 18, 2014 20:37
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How many paydays in a month? Just once? No worries, Japanese people like saving money With native lang

How many paydays in a month do you have? In general, payday is once in a month in Japan such as 25th, 15th or 10th. I've heard some...
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Nov 11, 2014 20:30
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What color would you paint the sun? 太陽は何色ですか? With native lang

According to a popular Japanese comic "日本人の知らない日本語”, Japanese children color the sun red but children from other countries color the...
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Nov 8, 2014 21:51
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Why do kids pick boogers and eat? Is it universal behavior? With native lang

There are a lot of elementary school students in my workplace. I've often seen some girls or boys are picking their boogers and eati...
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Oct 17, 2014 15:28
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When we order meals in English, Japanese people getting nervous. Speak slowly, please! ベーコンが食べたいの?抜いて欲しいの? With native lang

I was shocked to hear the sentence of an English learning program. This is a conversation about how to order meals at a restaurant. I...
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Oct 5, 2014 12:36
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You wouldn't need to show off your cleavage to your husband's boss With native lang

Could you look at the woman in the photo of the article? When a retiring Secret Service agent and his wife were invited to speak with Ba...
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Sep 19, 2014 17:53
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A good-looking husband and an ugly wife. Why do their kids take after me? With native lang

Since we got married, a lot of people told me that your husband is handsome. They didn't tell me that you're a nice couple. I k...
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Aug 29, 2014 19:23
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No dry ice at supermarkets? You always eat up ice cream on your way home? アイスクリームがとけても平気なの? With native lang

Whever we buy some ice cream or frozen food at supermarkets in Japan, the cashiers give the customers a coin. We put the coin into a dry...
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Aug 15, 2014 14:54
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You shouldn't say, "I love mom" or "I miss mom" in Japan. Are you a mama's boy? With native lang

Since I started writing my entries on Lang-8, I made some non-Japanese friends. My Serbian friend respect Japanese people's diligenc...
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Aug 10, 2014 11:50
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No kissing or hugging in Japanese love stories? キスシーンは日本のドラマに必要ない? With native lang

My American friend are watching a Japanese drama called "Hanzawa Naoki" The drama is setting at the bank. The leading charact...
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Jul 26, 2014 13:54
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I'm a top sales person and my company booked the best hotel for me. I'm a winner! With native lang

My Japanese friend works at an insurance company. She is a sales person and works on commission. The sales persons who earn much money ...
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Jul 15, 2014 09:19
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Red sock on your left foot and yellow sock on your right foot. What is the name of the day? なんの日ですか? With native lang

My Japanese co-worker and her family lived in Texas in America before. Her son was a student at elementary school in Texas. She told me...
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Jun 25, 2014 16:06
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Japanese people show the tourists the direction without saying anything but with a big smile With native lang

Filipino woman and I were talking about her trip to Japan. According to her, Japanese people's English skill was not the worst. Dur...
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Jun 2, 2014 09:03
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I know the answer, please pick me up, teacher! Could you teach me how to say in a class? Teacher とよぶのは変ですか? With native lang

Could you teach me how to say in a situation in a class at elementary school? This is a math class and the teacher's name is Ms. Tan...
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May 7, 2014 18:26
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We don't say anything to the sly woman because we value conformity? もめるのがめんどくさい With native lang

One of my co-workers is doing something wrong at work. She always try to do easy job and put difficult job on our shoulders. She is as ...
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Apr 24, 2014 09:27
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Ever since the end of the war, we can't say NO! Is it annoying to foreigners? With native lang

My friend planned a cooking lesson for students at Japanese elementary school. There was one American father of one student who didn'...
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Apr 13, 2014 08:25
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Even marriage couples don't kiss and Japanese people can't pronounce "would" With native lang

This was a story that I took an English lesson by a Filipina teacher long time ago. She pointed out my pronounciation of "would&quo...
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Mar 30, 2014 15:15