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May 25, 2015 12:45 Maegan made 4 corrections for I Have a Question About Eng...
It might be easier to think of "by" as denotes method. Ways and means are a bit abstract. 1 - You can make the room brighter ...
May 25, 2015 05:01 Earnest made 1 corrections for I Have a Question About Eng...
手段を表す時に使うbyの例文。 He got off with a light sentence by copping a plea. 彼は自白したことによって軽い刑で済んだ。 His company rode out the recession by cut...
May 24, 2015 20:49 Earnest made 8 corrections for I Have a Question About Eng...
副詞句を使うか分詞構文を使うかだけの問題で、どちらでも意味は伝わりますよ。 分詞構文は手段以外のもの(理由、原因、譲歩など)も伝えるので、手段を明示的に伝えたいときにbyを使えばよい。
May 24, 2015 11:26 ballaw made 4 corrections for I Have a Question About Eng...
Not using "by" changes the meaning of the sentence. It's very subtle but it exists. I explain above. I think even if you...
May 24, 2015 11:18 N squared made 7 corrections for I Have a Question About Eng...
Here are some examples: I convinced him to try french fries by telling him they were delicious. I aced the test by studying really ha...
May 22, 2015 20:22 dogboydog made 1 corrections for Close In, Otaku! オタクたち集まって~
May 22, 2015 14:18 Maegan made 7 corrections for Close In, Otaku! オタクたち集まって~
No you are not speaking in circles. You know yourself well enough to be self critical. For what its worth I think your English skills a...
May 22, 2015 11:50 gavin made 5 corrections for Close In, Otaku! オタクたち集まって~
I also find that it is enough to focus on just one language - although I'm really impressed by those who learn so many! There just se...
May 22, 2015 02:16 Earnest made 3 corrections for Close In, Otaku! オタクたち集まって~
別に意味不明だとは思いませんよ。 見る視点が変われば、それによって見解も変わってくると言うことですね。
May 22, 2015 00:58 GeneratorHalf made 12 corrections for Close In, Otaku! オタクたち集まって~
These days, I try my best to stay devoted only to Japanese, but I'm a capricious sort of person, so I have a lot of interests. It'...
May 21, 2015 23:36 煖湲 made 15 corrections for Close In, Otaku! オタクたち集まって~
I think it's particularly hard to have varied interest in languages when you get into one that's very different from your own. I ...
May 21, 2015 23:31 douten commented on Close In, Otaku! オタクたち集まって~
I think it's normal for people to study just one language. It takes a great amount of investment to become fluent in a foreign langua...
May 15, 2015 10:00 seraglyph made 8 corrections for A Feeling I Had This Morni...
May 15, 2015 04:50 Earnest made 4 corrections for A Feeling I Had This Morni...
何となく、この部分も添削したい気分(mood)になりました。(笑)
May 14, 2015 21:49 Blair made 3 corrections for A Feeling I Had This Morni...
I'm also the kind of person that has only a few friends. I have a lot of acquaintances and I get along well with co-workers, but I wo...
May 14, 2015 20:30 Earnest made 4 corrections for A Feeling I Had This Morni...
気分ってのは、本当にひょうんなことからよくも悪くも変わりますよね。 ところで、 > 自分の思考回路を変えた方がいいんじゃないかと思った。 この文脈なら、以下のようにも表現できるので、参考にして下さい。 I thought to myself that ...
May 14, 2015 16:52 Maegan made 10 corrections for A Feeling I Had This Morni...
A real coincidence for me is that you wrote this while I was working on my next post - 心の声。
May 14, 2015 10:51 lozt made 10 corrections for A Feeling I Had This Morni...
Mirai san, Always a pleasure to read, even if a little bittersweet! Your english is very good, really I can only try to help you by makin...
May 14, 2015 10:18 Blue commented on A Feeling I Had This Morni...
Hi Mirai, We have an expression in English: "You can't have too many friends, but one enemy is one too many!"
May 12, 2015 00:21 Maine made 7 corrections for I Can Feel a Linguistic Hin...
When I don't understand what people's intentions are, I ask them "What do you mean?" I don't like guessing. I like...
May 9, 2015 02:29 Maegan made 12 corrections for I Can Feel a Linguistic Hin...
May 8, 2015 21:59 Earnest made 5 corrections for I Can Feel a Linguistic Hin...
それほど不用意な言葉でなくても、受け止める側に問題(コンプレックスとか心の病など)があって、結果的に行き違いが生じることもありますね。
May 8, 2015 13:09 gavin made 14 corrections for I Can Feel a Linguistic Hin...
Nicely written, Mirai. I enjoyed reading it. I agree. Words are powerful. They can be beautiful yet deadly. Such a double-edge sword.
May 7, 2015 08:23 Aloha•Chris commented on Should I Always Smile? いつも微...
Hi. Maybe she just got a text or message from her boyfriend or husband and was thinking about that. I sometimes smile to myself when I ...
May 6, 2015 23:19 Maine commented on Should I Always Smile? いつも微...
I don't think you should smile every time because you'd look mental, mirai. Never mind that you probably look cute when you smile...
May 6, 2015 22:55 Blair made 3 corrections for Should I Always Smile? いつも微...
I think people should smile more, but you're right that sometimes people smile in a creepy manner.
May 5, 2015 21:23 Earnest made 4 corrections for Should I Always Smile? いつも微...
彼女は出がけにテレビで漫才を見て、それを思い出し笑いしていただけでしょう。
May 5, 2015 12:44 seraglyph made 13 corrections for Should I Always Smile? いつも微...
I think there is an oversimplified viewpoint that assumes, "smiling" in and of itself, is good and positive, and I'm not sa...
May 4, 2015 00:51 gavin made 5 corrections for I have been looking for goo...
Hello, mirai! Being selfish or egotistical are considered negative in English. Perhaps "strong-willed/determined and individualisti...
May 3, 2015 20:59 Earnest made 4 corrections for I have been looking for goo...
日本語でも英語でも言葉は使う状況とか文脈によって意味が変わってきますので、「わがまま」の万能訳語はないでしょうね。 He made too much of his daughter, so she became a spoiled brat. 彼は娘をちやほやしすぎ...
May 3, 2015 18:05 Maine made 8 corrections for I have been looking for goo...
I don't think there's an English translation for the word "wagamama". Maybe you can just say "selfish but in a pos...
May 3, 2015 14:20 Maegan made 9 corrections for I have been looking for goo...
My dictionary also gives other definitions; disobedient, and whim. Sometimes its important to disobey an unjust order. Sometimes a whim...
May 3, 2015 13:54 kj made 10 corrections for I have been looking for goo...
Hi mirai! 'Selfish' definitely always has a negative connotation. I'm not sure about 'egoistic' because I didn...
May 3, 2015 13:12 Woobl made 6 corrections for I have been looking for goo...
I feel like I inspired this ^.^ I don't think people ever take "selfish" or "egoistic" or "egotistical&qu...
May 2, 2015 08:00 lozt made 11 corrections for What Are You Into? なににはまってる?
For me it is my Japanese studies. Like a gambler or alcoholic I will have "moments of clarity" where (as an absolute beginner) ...
May 2, 2015 00:40 Earnest made 5 corrections for What Are You Into? なににはまってる?
「to be addicted to」は常にネガティブな意味で使い、「to be hooked on」はポジティブな意味でも使えますよ。
May 1, 2015 23:30 Woobl commented on What Are You Into? なににはまってる?
I think my addictions would be sweets and the Internet, or really my computer in general. I spend almost all my free time on my computer....
May 1, 2015 22:57 Maine made 12 corrections for What Are You Into? なににはまってる?
Don't beat yourself up for not posting anything for a few days. I'm sure your fans on lang-8 would understand if you told them yo...
May 1, 2015 11:50 Taco made 1 corrections for What Are You Into? なににはまってる?
I am addicted to responding to dumb, ridiculous, and other sill types of questions! :)
Apr 27, 2015 10:35 hirame commented on About Some Cultural Crash. ...
In English we sometimes use titles with a first name. But normally we do not. So if someone called me Mr. George, for example... that w...
Apr 24, 2015 11:31 Richard made 1 corrections for About Some Cultural Crash. ...
Hi, could you share the video? I am interested in watching it. After reading this entry, I assume it is okay if I drop the ~san when ...
Apr 23, 2015 14:25 kj made 15 corrections for About Some Cultural Crash. ...
mirai様 こちらの文章を上記のように添削させていただきました。ご覧になってください。
Apr 23, 2015 05:19 Earnest made 4 corrections for About Some Cultural Crash. ...
> 反対の意味で、私にもあまり好きでないことがある。 この「反対の意味で」は、数学で習った「対称」を使うとしっくりきますよ。
Apr 22, 2015 23:57 Maine made 10 corrections for About Some Cultural Crash. ...
Apr 22, 2015 23:51 Maine commented on About Some Cultural Crash. ...
I didn't know you felt that way. I do it just because I got used to it. I used to never use "san" 'cause I never use ti...
Apr 22, 2015 22:19 Earnest made 6 corrections for About Some Cultural Crash. ...
そのアメリカ人は、自分だけがアメリカの習慣に沿うような扱いをされることを差別されていると勘違いしているのでしょうかね。 逆に何から何まで日本人と同じように扱うと、「私は日本で働いているだけで、アメリカの習慣を完全に捨てて、日本人になりきるつもりはない」という別の不満が...
Apr 22, 2015 17:58 seraglyph made 10 corrections for About Some Cultural Crash. ...
Apr 19, 2015 09:57 レモート made 11 corrections for @ I Totally Screwed Up ドジった
へぇーそうなんだ!だから、連絡してない…今月は大変そうだよね!色んな問題が起こっちゃった >< お大事に~!
Apr 19, 2015 04:00 kj made 12 corrections for @ I Totally Screwed Up ドジった
Hi mirai, I hope you're feeling better soon. Remember there's more to a woman than her hair and face. Oh and speaking of hair...
Apr 19, 2015 00:20 seraglyph made 12 corrections for @ I Totally Screwed Up ドジった