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Suppin (Unpainted Face) With native lang

Yesterday I talked about the Japanese word "beppin," which means a beautiful woman. Today I'm going to talk about the wo...
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Jan 31, 2017 22:33 English essay
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Beppin (A Beautiful Woman) With native lang

Today I will talk about the Japanese word "beppin," which means a beautiful woman. It is said that this word comes from a si...
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Jan 30, 2017 00:07 English essay
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If you cut your nails at night... With native lang

Today I will talk about a Japanese superstition. "Yoru ni tsume wo kiru to oya no shinime ni aenai" (If you cut your nails a...
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Jan 29, 2017 10:19 English essay
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Nureginu (Innocent Sins) With native lang

Today I will talk about the Japanese term "nureginu." The literal meaning is "wet clothes," and it means "inn...
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Jan 28, 2017 21:44 English essay
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Abura ga Noru (Putting on Fat) With native lang

Today I will talk about the Japanese idiom "abura ga noru." The literal meaning is "to put on fat," and it means t...
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Jan 27, 2017 11:01 English essay
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Andesu Melon With native lang

Andesu melons (アンデスメロン) are sold in Japanese markets. You might think that this melon is related to Andes Mountains or Andean somethi...
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Jan 26, 2017 21:16 English essay
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Decchiage (To Make Up a Story ) With native lang

Today I will talk about the term "decchiage." "Decchiage" means to make up a story as if it were actually happened...
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Jan 25, 2017 10:28 English essay
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Obenchara (Empty Flattery) With native lang

Today I would like to talk about the Japanese term "obenchara." "Obenchara" means to say empty flattery for butter...
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Jan 24, 2017 00:06 English essay
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Plus Driver and Minus Driver With native lang

There are "plus driver" and "minus driver" as screwdrivers in Japan. Many Japanese people think that "driver&...
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Jan 23, 2017 00:10 English essay
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Hitode (Starfish) With native lang

"Hitode" is a star-shaped creature, and it is said that star marks that are now commonly used comes from "hitode." ...
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Jan 22, 2017 11:20 English essay
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Ashimoto o Miru (To Take Unfair Advantage of Someone) With native lang

Today I will talk about the Japanese idom "ashimoto o miru." The literal meaning is "to look at feet," and it mean...
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Jan 21, 2017 14:34 English essay
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Deadline for Graduation Thesis With native lang

At the university where I work, today was a deadline for graduation thesis. Students have been writing their theses all over creation ...
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Jan 20, 2017 20:53 English diary
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You will become a cow if you lie down soon after eating. With native lang

There is a famous superstition in Japan as the following: "You will become a cow if you lie down soon after eating." In f...
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Jan 19, 2017 10:14 English essay
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Noroma With native lang

Today I will talk about the Japanese word "noroma". "Noroma" means a dull person or something dull. It is said ...
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Jan 18, 2017 23:54 English essay
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Kinakusai With native lang

Today I would like to talk about the Japanese term "kinakusai". "Kinakusai" means that something or someone is dub...
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Jan 17, 2017 23:37 English essay
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Nicchimo Sacchimo Ikanai With native lang

Today I will talk about the phrase "nicchimo sacchimo ikanai". "Nicchimo sacchimo ikanai" means that something/som...
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Jan 16, 2017 23:43 English essay
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National Center Test for University Admissions With native lang

The National Center Test for University Admissions has been held since yesterday in Japan. This test is something like a common prelim...
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Jan 15, 2017 16:35 English essay diary
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Mikka Bozu With native lang

Today I will talk about the Japanese term "mikka bozu". The literal meaning is "three days guy", and it means that...
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Jan 14, 2017 22:43 English essay
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Fuda Tsuki (Notorious) With native lang

I talked about "osumi tsuki" yesterday, and "origami tsuki" the day before yesterday. Both of these terms are used...
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Jan 13, 2017 20:45 English essay
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Osumi Tsuki (Certified) With native lang

Yesterday I talked about the Japanese term "origami tsuki". Today I will talk about the Japanese term "osumi tsuki"...
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Jan 12, 2017 09:54 English essay