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@ Would You Apologize in This Situation? こういう時、謝る? With native lang

I conversed with a mother who has a child in kindergarten the other day. (/ I talked with a mother of a kindergarten child the other day...
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Sep 7, 2016 13:20
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@ My Fluency in English Hasn't Improved  流暢に話すための勉強法、教えてください With native lang

I recorded myself speaking English, and carefully listened to it. Although I don't want to whine about my English, I couldn't he...
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Sep 2, 2016 09:14
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@ Harmony Or Freedom  調和、それとも自由 With native lang

Unlike a lot of Japanese people, I don't like "sweet bean paste", or as it's called "anko" in Japanese. It&#...
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Aug 29, 2016 08:22
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@ The World Of Japan's Traditional Arts 伝統芸能の世界 With native lang

I saw the ultimate display of Japanese culture this weekend. I'd rather call it "traditional" Japanese culture. The head o...
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Aug 24, 2016 11:03
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Questions About English 質問です。 With native lang

Do these sentences have the same meaning? 1. I gave taking the test a go. 2. I tried taking the test. If there are some difference...
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Aug 23, 2016 15:09
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@ Apology  「謝る」ということ With native lang

What are your thoughts on apologizing? Apart from admitting your own faults, I wonder if apologizing has some other purpose? Saori Yo...
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Aug 21, 2016 21:57
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@ These Days   最近のこと With native lang

You could say I'm weird. Or perhaps "interesting" if I were to use a more positive word. Today, I was hired as an inter...
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Aug 14, 2016 12:11
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@ Gain Momentum! Get Some Momentum Going! 勢いをつけて! With native lang

I think I'm naturally easy-going, but I sometimes need a bit of motivation by reading or listening to some motivational speakers. ...
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Aug 2, 2016 22:42
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@ My Desire: Indulging Myself With native lang

Every once in a while, I feel like doing something bad. Eating junk food while staying up late doing whatever I want without worrying ab...
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Jul 31, 2016 01:50
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@ Release With native lang

Yesterday, I accidentally found myself in a place where someone had stomped on my heart before. I rushed to leave and tried my hardest t...
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Jul 26, 2016 21:48
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@ A Vortex of Pokemon Go  ポケモンGo旋風 With native lang

The world has been overflowing with news of Pokemon Go.  A person like me who doesn't play games would probably feel left behind f...
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Jul 24, 2016 11:35
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@ I Made It! やっとできた。 With native lang

Last night, I tried going to a party! (/I gave joining a party a go!) I was too much of a chicken to take part in any reunion parties ...
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Jul 22, 2016 09:18
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@ I'm Getting Back Affection 優しい気持ちが戻ってくる With native lang

The other day, I learned the phrase "to each his own" from a comment. I fell for the phrase in a split second once I knew the ...
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Jul 20, 2016 14:00
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@ Compliment, Praise or Flattery? ほめ言葉とお世辞 With native lang

While I was commenting on someone's entry, I came up with an interesting Japanese phrase. That is (/ It was) "ha no uku yona hom...
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Jul 12, 2016 09:36
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@ Question: How To Use The Word "Try" : Try の使い方 With native lang

How would you translate "~してみた” into English? For example, その試験を受けてみた. I've had corrections for my wrong usage of "try...
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Jul 8, 2016 09:05
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@ Top Level English Test 英検一級 With native lang

I seem to have lost my mind. I wanted to give a go at something I had always thought was silly. I might finally jump off the deep end and...
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Jul 5, 2016 13:22
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@ On Cloud Nine 至福の時 With native lang

I still can't believe that I had such a fun time yesterday! In the morning, I got a phone call from a friend from high school wh...
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Jul 4, 2016 10:00
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@ 覚悟 With native lang

It dawned on me that it's very important to "prepare myself" in life. We encounter times when we often need to cast asid...
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Jul 1, 2016 09:10
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@ I Have A Question About The Word "Although" 質問です、お願いします。 With native lang

I bought an instructional book of English written by a British man. He writes the book both in English and Japanese, as he studied trans...
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Jun 28, 2016 22:35
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@ The Importance Of Putting Yourself To Shame 恥をかくことの大切さ With native lang

”Hey kids, ask your teacher questions at school! Don't be shy and ask your teacher about things you are not sure about.” (/ If there...
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Jun 24, 2016 09:42