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  • They help us to stay connected with people in our social network that we would otherwise get distance from if we weren't playing game together.
  • They help us to stay connected with people in our social network that we would otherwise grow distant from if we weren't playing games together.
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  • Transcription - Jane Mcgonigal (Part 12)
  • "I wish I'd let myself be happier." Well, here I can't help but think that grown(?) breaking clinical childs recently conducted to East Carolina University that showed that only games can out performance pharmaceuticals for treating clinical anxiety and depression.
  • "I wish I'd let myself be happier." Well, here I can't help but think of the groundbreaking clinical trials recently conducted at East Carolina University that showed that online games can outperform pharmaceuticals for treating clinical anxiety and depression.
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  • Transcription - Jane Mcgonigal (Part 12)
  • I attended to a finance history of lecture.
  • I attended to a finance history of lecture. a lecture on financial history.
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  • Today.
  • There is three reason.
  • There is are three reasons.
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  • Today.
  • Hundreds and millions of people use social games like farm ville or ..?..
  • Well, hundreds of millions of people use social games like FarmVille or Words
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  • Transcription - Jane Mcgonigal (Part 11)
  • In Stanford University has been doing research for five years now to document how to play a game with an idealized avatar changes how we think and act in real life.
  • and Stanford University has been doing research for five years now to document how playing a game with an idealized avatar changes how we think and act in real life.
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  • Transcription - Jane Mcgonigal (Part 14)
  • Making us more courage, more ambitious, more committed to our goals.
  • Making us more courageous, more ambitious, more committed to our goals.
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  • Transcription - Jane Mcgonigal (Part 14)
  • Thanks for building who I am.
  • Thanks for making me the person who I am today.
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  • Thanks for building who I am.
  • We played tennis five days in a low during Golden Week.
  • We played tennis five days in a row during Golden Week.
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  • Tennis Then Movie
  • Her middle school tennis team doesn't allow new members to do on-court drill until August.
  • Her middle school tennis team doesn't allow new members to do on-court drills until August.
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  • Tennis Then Movie

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  • The coming BBQ will be the first time of this year, so everybody is looking forward to it.
  • This coming BBQ will be my first time BBQ of this the year, so everybody is looking forward to it.
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  • I'll give a BBQ next weekend so I hope many people will come over the BBQ!
  • I enjoy learning English on the other hand I need that.
  • I enjoy learning English; on the other hand/at the same time, I also need (to learn) it.
  • "At the same time" is a better translation of "öte yandan" in this case (IMHO) because "on the other hand" suggests too sharp a contrast.
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  • Hi,
  • never there are life in the my country :(
  • There never is any life in my country. :(
  • So, this means you, you the writer, are NOT IN YOUR country? OR--> maybe you are in your country, but you are NOT alive, you are dead?? NO LIFE in your country?, NONE-->this means you, too! :-) Maybe, more simply, "My country is boring."
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  • never there are life in the my country :(
  • I got up early this morning so I could have a tea time.
  • I got up early this morning so I could have a tea time.
  • Nothing wrong with this sentence but just checking to make sure you wanted to say it the way you did. "a tea time" sounds correct in a figurative sense because, for example, there's such thing as "tea time" in Britain. So if you are using "tea time" as a name for an event your sentence is fine and in fact sounds fine casually. If what you wanted to say was "I got up to have some tea" but didn't necessarily mean to make it sound like an event, you could also say "I got up early this morning so I could have some tea." OR "I got up early this morning so I could find the time to have some tea". Just a few examples.
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  • Good morning everyone!
  • But the tea didn't tasty.....
  • But the tea didn't taste good..... (OR) But the tea wasn't tasty.....
  • The word you are looking for is "wasn't tasty". "Did" is the past tense of "to do" (する). Whereas "was" is the past tense of "to be" (similar in use to です). So by using the second example I gave you have "おいしくなかったです" instead of your sentence that sounds like ”おいしくなかったをする”. The first example I gave you is how you can make it work with "didn't". If you use "did" this way, it's harder to explain because it is more so a casual speech thing that we do in English. But I guess one way to look at it is that the tea is "doing the taste" for you, but it did not do it well. So you can see that in this case it sounds best with "taste" which is a noun instead of "tasty" which is an adjective. This explanation may not always work though. "Did" is a tricky word in English.
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  • Good morning everyone!
  • On 5 May 2015, tuesday, International Monetary Fund (IMF) has rejected the reports stating it pushed for partial debt-relief for Greece during the april Eurogroup meeting.
  • On Tuesday, 5 May 2015, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) rejected reports stating that it pushed for partial debt relief for Greece during the April Eurogroup meeting.
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  • Translation #2
  • Nevertheless, the Fund acknowleged that Greece may need partial debt-relief, reports AFP referring to the statement of Paul Thomsen, the Director of the IMF’s European Department.
  • Nevertheless, the AFP reports that the IMF acknowledges that Greece may need partial debt relief, referring to a statement by Paul Thomsen, Director of the IMF’s European Department.
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  • «During the last month Eurogroup meeting in Riga the IMF didn't push for large-scale debt relief, as some press reports have stated.» – as Thomson is cited in IMF report.
  • "During last month's Eurogroup meeting in Riga, the IMF didn't push for large-scale debt relief, as some press reports have stated," Thomson is cited in the IMF report as saying.
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  • Translation #2
  • «The distant are measures and targets agreed from the original responsibilities of 2012, the higher would be the need for additional financing and debt-relief to make the country's debt sustainable.» – stated the European Department Director.
  • «The more distant the measure and agreed-upon targets are from the original responsibilities of 2012, the higher the need would be for additional financing and debt-relief to make the country's debt sustainable.» – stated the European Department Director.
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  • On monday the FT citing its own sources reported that during the Eurogroup meeting Thomsen noted on the necessity of partial debt-relief.
  • On Monday, the FT citing its own sources reported that during the Eurogroup meeting, Thomsen noted the necessity of partial debt-relief.
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  • Translation #2