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Kosoku (姑息 - Temporizing/Cowardly) With native lang

Today I'd like to introduce the Japanese word "kosoku" (姑息), but you need to pay attention when using this word. Because...
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Nov 30, 2017 10:42 English essay
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Oogesa (大げさ - Exaggerated) With native lang

If you make a grandiose claim or exaggerate something, you may be said "oogesa" (大げさ) in Japanese. The "oo" (大) me...
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Nov 29, 2017 14:31 English essay
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Hecchara (へっちゃら - I Don't Mind) With native lang

If you want to express that it's easy to do something or you don't mind something, you can use the Japanese term "hecchara&q...
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Nov 28, 2017 22:49 English essay
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He Demonai (屁でもない - Nothing) With native lang

If you want to express "it's not a problem at all" or "it's so easy," you can say the Japanese term "he ...
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Nov 27, 2017 14:55 English essay
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Nemimi ni Mizu (寝耳に水 - Bombshell) With native lang

If you encounter an unexpected event suddenly, you will be very surprised. The Japanese proverb "nemimi ni mizu" (寝耳に水) mean...
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Nov 26, 2017 17:26 English essay
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Iki ga Tsumaru (息が詰まる - Choking) With native lang

Since today was a very important day for me that might determine my life, I was nervous and it was a little hard to breath. Becoming s...
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Nov 25, 2017 18:21 English essay
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Melo Melo (めろめろ - Madly in Love) With native lang

There is a Japanese term: "melo melo" (めろめろ/メロメロ). Can you guess what this term means? "Melo melo" means that s...
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Nov 24, 2017 17:19 English essay
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Tsuba wo Tsukeru (唾をつける) With native lang

There is a Japanese idiom, "tsuba wo tsukeru" (唾をつける). The "tsuba" (唾) means "spit" and the "tsuker...
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Nov 23, 2017 10:56 English essay
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Kani no Yokobai (蟹の横這い) With native lang

Since I ate a crab last night, I'd like to talk about a Japanese proverb related to "crab," It's "kani no yokob...
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Nov 22, 2017 10:49 English essay
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Manma (まんま - Meal) With native lang

In Japan, "manma" (まんま) is a baby word that means a "meal." According to the Internet, one of the easiest word to...
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Nov 21, 2017 15:52 English essay
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Manako (まなこ - Eye) With native lang

The most common Japanese word that means "eye" is "me" (め/目), but you can also use another word "manako" (ま...
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Nov 20, 2017 15:23 English essay
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Nodo (喉 - Throat) With native lang

I have a sore "nodo" (喉) now. "Nodo" refers to a back of your mouth, where the part above your esophagus and trach...
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Nov 19, 2017 03:48 English essay
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Cold or Food Poisoning With native lang

Yesterday I became sick. Since I had a sore throat and a headache, I thought that I caught a cold. Therefore, I went home early, at...
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Nov 18, 2017 15:14 English diary
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Kaze wo Hiku (風邪をひく - Catching a Cold) With native lang

There are various diseases in the world. Japanese people usually say "(disease name) ni kakaru" or "(disease name) wo w...
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Nov 17, 2017 13:39 English essay
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Yonabe (夜なべ - Nightwork) With native lang

Now I'm doing my work, which is called "yonabe" (夜なべ). "Yonabe" means a work that is done in the middle of the...
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Nov 16, 2017 06:02 English essay
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Kamase Inu (かませ犬 - Underdog) With native lang

I like dogs, but many terms/idioms that use dog have negative meanings. The idiom "kamase inu" (かませ犬), that I will introduce...
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Nov 15, 2017 12:21 English essay
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Kebyou (仮病 - Pretended Illness) With native lang

In recent years, the number of young people who are absent from school or work due to "kebyou" (仮病) has been increased. The ...
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Nov 14, 2017 12:36 English essay
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Nimaijita (二枚舌 - Double Tongue) With native lang

There are several Japanese expressions that means to tell a lie. The term "nimaijita" (二枚舌) is one of them. The "nim...
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Nov 13, 2017 11:33 English essay
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Ude ga Naru (腕が鳴る - Itching to Do) With native lang

Have you ever been excited due to a feeling that you want to show someone your skills or power? If you want to represent such a feelin...
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Nov 12, 2017 15:03 English essay
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November 11th With native lang

I think that it's not widely known, but there are some anniversaries every single day of the year. Among them, November 11th is a ...
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Nov 11, 2017 12:02 English essay