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Ageashi wo Toru (揚げ足を取る - Catching Someone Tripping) With native lang

In most cases, people don't like a person who often blame or tell a joke about someone's minor mistake or fluff. Such an actio...
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Jul 31, 2017 16:46 English essay
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Debu (でぶ - Fat) With native lang

Recently I might have become a little bit "debu" (でぶ), "Debu" is a slang term that refers to a fat person or anima...
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Jul 30, 2017 13:46 English essay
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Gamushara (がむしゃら - Headlong) With native lang

Have you ever taken an adventurous action towards a purpose? Such an action is called "gamushara" (がむしゃら) in Japan. This ...
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Jul 29, 2017 14:50 English essay
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Natsu (夏 - Summer) With native lang

In the northern hemisphere, "natsu" (夏) has approached. "Natsu" is a kind of seasons, and it can be translated as ...
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Jul 28, 2017 19:22 English essay
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Mid-term Graduation Research Presentation With native lang

Today, a mid-term graduation research presentation (poster presentation) of senior students was held in my university. I was very busy...
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Jul 27, 2017 22:24 English diary
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Nashi no Tsubute (梨の礫 - Getting No Reply) With native lang

Have you ever received no reply/response after you give a letter or try to make contact? If you don't get any response like this s...
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Jul 26, 2017 09:29 English essay
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Hi no Kuruma (火の車 - Dire Straits) With native lang

I am in a little bad economic situation now. If your household economy becomes extremely terrible, the situation will be called "...
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Jul 25, 2017 11:12 English essay
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Ashi ga Hayai (足が早い - Spoil Rapidly) With native lang

I bought a Costco's new cake, "Strawberry Trifle" yesterday. Since cakes are "ashi ga hayai" (足が早い), I have to...
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Jul 24, 2017 23:13 English essay
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Splatoon 2 With native lang

Yesterday, I bought Splatoon 2 and played it. Since I have watched playing videos of the previous title several times, I understand so...
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Jul 23, 2017 15:55 English diary
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Tetsuya (徹夜 - All Night) With native lang

Since yesterday was a deadline for a speech manuscript at an academic conference, I did "tetuya" (徹夜). "Tetsuya" m...
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Jul 22, 2017 10:15 English essay
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Emoi (エモい) With native lang

A Japanese publishing company named "Sanseidō," which is known for publishing dictionaries, announces "Kotoshi no Shingo&q...
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Jul 21, 2017 02:49 English essay
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Noppiki Naranai (のっぴきならない) With native lang

Now I'm in a situation of "noppiki naranai" (のっぴきならない). "Noppiki naranai" is a term that represents that you c...
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Jul 20, 2017 10:28 English essay
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Yancha (やんちゃ - Nauthy) With native lang

Previously, I introduced the words, "otenba" (おてんば) and "jajauma" (じゃじゃ馬), which means a spirited girl. http://lang-...
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Jul 19, 2017 06:29 English essay
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Koke ni Suru (コケにする) With native lang

Japanese people sometimes say "koke ni suru" (コケにする) when taunting someone. Here, "koke" is written as "虚仮&qu...
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Jul 18, 2017 10:58 English essay
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Kiseru (キセル) With native lang

A kiseru is a kind of smoking tools in Japan, and its structure and form are similar to pipes. General pipes are made of metals (excep...
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Jul 17, 2017 18:07 English essay
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Narai-juku (奈良井宿) With native lang

Today was a holiday, so I went to Nagano Prefecture with my friends. (We really love Nagano.) Originally, we planned to climb a mount...
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Jul 16, 2017 22:29 English diary
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Kaminari and Inazuma (雷と稲妻 - Thunder and Lightning) With native lang

"Kaminari" (雷) is a natural phenomenon that generates light and sound due to discharge in the air, and is often translated as &...
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Jul 15, 2017 11:03 English essay
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Oku-san (奥さん) With native lang

Japanese people often refers to other's wife as "oku-san" (奥さん). The literal meaning of "oku" (奥) is a deep in...
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Jul 14, 2017 17:37 English essay
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Yamai ha Ki kara (病は気から - Care Killed the Cat) With native lang

It has been thought that people become physically sick or recover from it due to their mind. In fact, there is the prverb, "yamai...
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Jul 13, 2017 10:49 English essay
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Wakage no Itari (若気の至り - Folly of Youth) With native lang

Young people tend to do something indiscriminate or thoughtless. Such behavior of youths is called "wakage no itari" (若気の至り)...
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Jul 12, 2017 16:09 English essay