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I Totally Screwed Up ドジった With native lang

Irritating days have been lasting for several weeks because of my skin problem. First, something like pimples broke out on my right c...
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Apr 18, 2015 21:43
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Birds Of A Feather Flock Together 類は類を呼ぶ With native lang

Things surrounding me have been hectic, and I am getting on the edge. Let me blow off some steam here! I know an American lady who...
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Apr 13, 2015 20:16
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I Have an English Question of Some Words 影響する With native lang

Hello, my friends! When I tried to leave a comment on an entry of my Lang-8 friend in English this morning, I was badly off to pick ou...
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Mar 29, 2015 10:51
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I’m a Healthy Woman, If You Know What I Mean... With native lang

Ever since I learned the phrase "if you know what I mean" from my Lang-8 friend, I've started to think that I was really a ...
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Mar 23, 2015 22:53
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Dear Lang-8, Let Me Know When I Get Gifts From My Friends With native lang

Is it just me who hasn't gotten e-mail from Lang-8 properly when I receive corrections or comments? Surely I have gotten notifica...
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Mar 18, 2015 20:51
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They Don't Have Much "Chance" to Make Love? ええ?チャンスがない? With native lang

Japan has been seeing a declining birthrate as a big issue in the last few decades. And, it seems like the government makes believe it&#...
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Mar 16, 2015 23:59
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I'm Being Mellow Today  今日は、すこしばかり、おとなしい With native lang

I've been writing diaries that were kind of critical in recent days, so I would like to write something that feels nicer today. Th...
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Mar 15, 2015 00:39
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@ Why Can't You Make Japanese Friends so Easily?  どうして日本人の友達ができない? With native lang

Hi! Today, I would like to talk about becoming close friends with Japanese people rather than merely becoming acquaintances. I finall...
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Mar 11, 2015 17:37
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The Phrase "I Don't Care"  「I Don't Care」の意味合い With native lang

Maybe just because I'm Japanese, I don't like the phrase "I don't care" both when I say and when I hear. Actually, ...
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Mar 7, 2015 14:56
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It's Time to Say Good-bye 断捨離 With native lang

Have you heard of the Japanese word "danshari" 断捨離? It refers to an art of making your life light and comfortable by cutting...
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Feb 28, 2015 22:09
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Why Are You Apologizing?  なぜ、謝ってる? With native lang

There are some stuff that a lot of Japanese people believe are unique only to Japan. It's just like I wrote about the Japanese &qu...
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Feb 26, 2015 19:17
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@ The Reality of the Existance "Tatemae" in Japan 日本に「建前」があるという現実 With native lang

I've been reading a book called "Dogs and Demons" in both English and Japanese. The author is an American who lived in Japa...
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Feb 22, 2015 17:49
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@ Negative Feelings Could be a Source of Power 負の感情が、力になることだってある With native lang

A lot of people seem to not like the word "jealousy." They often say, "jealousy sucks!" I wonder if they do...
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Feb 19, 2015 17:45
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@ @ Actions Speak Louder Than Words  不言実行 With native lang

When you are trying to put your ideas into action, do you tell your friends or anyone else? Several decades ago in Japan, a lot of Jap...
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Feb 13, 2015 21:29
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@ @ Can Words Hurt People? 言葉で人は傷つく? With native lang

I don't think there are many people who intentionally try to hurt others. Rather, most people are probably trying not to hurt others...
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Feb 9, 2015 22:49
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@ Two Voices Inside Me Often Conflict Each Other 自分の中の二人 With native lang

I've been thinking about how to express a contrasting opinion to someone who is a typical Japanese person. It's actually very ...
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Feb 3, 2015 20:58
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@ Which Looks Rude With or Without ~ 失礼にならなければいいけど、、、 With native lang

Have you noticed that how Japanese people nod a lot when they are listening to you and even lecturers? A TV program was trying to find...
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Jan 28, 2015 11:23
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I'm in a Fit of Jealousy 嫉妬に駆られている自分 With native lang

Recently, I've started thinking about my English ability seriously. One of the reasons is that I've got some people who asked me ...
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Jan 26, 2015 18:42
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I Have a Question about English 質問です!

How are you, my friends? Here is a thing I have been wondering about the difference between two ways to say. I received a mail ma...
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Jan 21, 2015 10:18
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@ @ Preconceived Ideas 先入観って。。 With native lang

Yesterday, I met a lady around 30 years old at my kimono school. I was lucky to have tea with her and my instructor for a while before th...
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Jan 17, 2015 14:41