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The last day that I can go my university by my car. With native lang

The last day that I can go my university by my car. Unfortunately, I forgot to apply for permission to enter my university by my car t...
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Apr 30, 2015 22:16 English diary
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Natto

Today, I ate natto. 今日は納豆を食べました。 Since I really like natto, I eat it almost everyday. 私は納豆が大好きで、毎日のように食べています。 Some people might n...
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Apr 29, 2015 21:57 English essay
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"Itadakimasu" and "Gochisousama" With native lang

Almost Japanese people say "itadakimasu" before eating , and say "gochisousama" after eating with their hands close t...
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Apr 28, 2015 19:09 English essay
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Hill Climbing With native lang

Today, I woke up at 5:00 a.m., and I climbed a hill riding my road bike. I patiently climbed 30 km, and took a little rest when I arri...
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Apr 27, 2015 19:23 English diary
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Understand versus Understood With native lang

I sometimes use the phrase "I understood" in the meaning of "わかりました (I understand)," but apparently, these nuances we...
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Apr 26, 2015 17:50 English essay
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Broadcast Accident by Apple Watch With native lang

Yesterday, Apple Watch was launched and an Japanese TV show was introducing it. In order to try voice recognition function, an announc...
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Apr 25, 2015 21:44 English diary
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"Express" and "Represent" With native lang

I often confused "express" with "represent." The reason is that both of these words can be translated using one Ja...
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Apr 24, 2015 22:56 English essay
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Bathynomus Doederleini With native lang

Today, I was asked to take CT scan of a bathynomus doederleini from a teacher. The teacher is studying at woodlice and bathynomus doed...
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Apr 23, 2015 21:13 English diary essay
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Today, I worked hard all day. With native lang

Today, I worked hard all day. It's after eleven p.m., but I'm going to eat dinner. It is said that if you eat something la...
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Apr 22, 2015 23:14 English diary
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Ach so With native lang

Today, I learned the German phrase "ach so." Interestingly, this phrase is pronounced "あっそう," and means "あっそう...
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Apr 21, 2015 22:31 English essay
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The meaning of "適当(てきとう : tekitou)" With native lang

Japanese people often use the word "適当(tekitou)." However, this word has very confusing two different meanings. That is, ...
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Apr 20, 2015 20:21 English Japanese essay
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It's all Greek to me. With native lang

Today, I'd like to introduce an unique Japanese phrase. It's "ちんぷんかんぷん," which means like "it's all Greek t...
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Apr 19, 2015 22:29 English Japanese essay
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Ring Finger With native lang

The ring finger is known as a finger to wear a wedding ring. In Greek mythology, it was believed that a left hand ring finger and a he...
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Apr 18, 2015 22:33 English essay
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Network Trouble With native lang

Today, we could not connect the internet at our university all day. Since I had retained my study data to the cloud, I couldn't do...
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Apr 17, 2015 20:24 English diary
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That’s the way the cookie crumbles. With native lang

Today, I learned the phrase "That’s the way the cookie crumbles." This is used when something unlucky happened, and you woul...
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Apr 16, 2015 22:49 English diary essay
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Rain Cats and Dogs With native lang

Today, it was temporarily downpour. In English, there are some phrases that means rain hard: ・It's raining cats and dogs. ・It&...
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Apr 15, 2015 21:35 English essay diary
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Complement versus Compliment With native lang

When I write a technical paper, I sometimes use the word "complement." However, I often mistake "compliment" for &...
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Apr 14, 2015 20:04 English essay
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The farthest location from the center of the Earth

The farthest location from the center of the Earth 地球の中心から最も遠い場所 Today, I learned about the farthest location from the center of the ...
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Apr 13, 2015 19:13 English essay
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Washing My Wallet

Washing My Wallet 財布を洗濯 Today, I washed my wallet. 今日は、財布を洗濯しました。 I forgot there was my wallet in my pants, and I washed them tog...
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Apr 12, 2015 21:12 English diary
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Beethoven Portrait

Beethoven Portrait ベートーヴェンの肖像画 In most music rooms of Japanese elementary schools, a portrait of Ludwig van Beethoven is displayed. ...
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Apr 11, 2015 22:49 English essay