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Namida wo Nomu (涙を呑む - Swallowing Tears) With native lang

Namida wo Nomu A few days ago, I took an action called 'namida wo nomu' (涙を呑む) in Japanese. 'Namida wo nomu' is an ...
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Oct 31, 2018 22:40 English essay
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Honenuki (骨抜き - Pulling Teeth) With native lang

Honenuki I have seen a person who has gone into a state called 'honenuki' (骨抜き). 'Hone' (骨) means "bone,"...
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Oct 30, 2018 17:19 English essay
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Butsubutsu Gawa (ぶつぶつ川) With native lang

Butsubutsu Gawa Japan has a law called 'Kasen-hou' (河川法 - literally "River Raw"), which designates important rivers ...
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Oct 29, 2018 16:18 English essay
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Mimi ni Tako ga Dekiru (耳にたこができる - Having a Sore Ear) With native lang

Mimi ni Tako ga Dekiru Have you ever been disgusted by a person who talks the same story repeatedly? You can describe such a situat...
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Oct 28, 2018 23:58 English essay
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Narau yori Nareyo (習うより慣れよ - Practice Makes Perfect) With native lang

Narau yori Narero In my university, education based on practice has been performed. It is also important to learn from people and b...
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Oct 27, 2018 20:31 English essay
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Uni (ウニ - Sea Urchin) With native lang

Uni Yesterday, I wrote about the fish 'harisenbon' (ハリセンボン - porcupinefish/blowfish). Today, I would like to talk about ...
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Oct 26, 2018 23:44 English essay
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Harisenbon (ハリセンボン - Porcupinefish) With native lang

Harisenbon "Porcupinefish" is referred to as 'harisenbon' (ハリセンボン) in Japanese. I think that it is easy for most ...
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Oct 25, 2018 14:30 Egnlish essay
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Yaboyou (野暮用 - Trivial Errand) With native lang

Yaboyou Today I had some 'yaboyou' (野暮用). 'Yaboyou' means a minor business to do or a trivial errand that you do no...
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Oct 24, 2018 17:12 Egnlish essay
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Real 'Tanuki Neiri' With native lang

Real 'Tanuki Neiri' Previously, I introduced you to the term 'tanuki neiri' (狸寝入り - literally "raccoon dog sleep&...
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Oct 23, 2018 15:33 English essay
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Kindai University (近畿大学) With native lang

Kindai University There is a famous private university called 'Kinki Daigaku' (近畿大学 - literally "Kinki University") ...
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Oct 22, 2018 13:52 English essay
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Okkū (億劫 - Bothersome) With native lang

Okkū If you want to describe a feeling that you are not willing to do something because of bothersome, you can use the Japanese term &...
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Oct 21, 2018 22:45 English essay
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Tama ni Kizu (玉に瑕 - Even the Sun Has Spots) With native lang

Tama ni Kizu Is there a perfect person or thing around you? I think that most people and things have shortcomings, even if they loo...
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Oct 20, 2018 15:32 English essay
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Earthquakes in Japan With native lang

Earthquakes in Japan The surface of the earth is covered with 14 or 15 plate tectonics (also called "lithosphere"), and eart...
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Oct 19, 2018 21:32 English essay
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Doji (どじ - Stupid/Idiot) With native lang

Doji I am probably a person called 'doji' (どじ). Doji means a stupid mistake or a person who often makes such a mistake. ...
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Oct 18, 2018 12:35 Egnlish essay
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Inase (いなせ) With native lang

Inase We sometimes use the word 'inase' (いなせ) to describe a gallant and fresh young man. This word comes from a hairstyle c...
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Oct 17, 2018 21:24 English essay
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Four Seasons in Japan With native lang

Four Seasons in Japan Some Japanese people say "Japan has four seasons," but foreign people who heard that would be confused...
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Oct 16, 2018 17:06 English essay
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Dobe and Biri With native lang

Dobe and Biri Yesterday, while playing Super Mario Party, I used the Japanese term 'dobe' (ドベ), but its meaning didn't be ...
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Oct 15, 2018 12:37 Egnlish essay
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Sawari (さわり - Touch/Point) With native lang

Sawari Today, I would like to introduce you to the term 'sawari' (さわり), which many Japanese misunderstand. Originally, sawa...
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Oct 14, 2018 22:02 English essay
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The Number of Islands in Japan With native lang

The Number of Islands in Japan Japan is classified as 'shimaguni' (島国). Since 'shima' (島) means "island" ...
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Oct 13, 2018 23:46 English essay
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Monpe (もんぺ - A Pair of Work Pants for Women) With native lang

Monpe A pair of work pants having a shape of hakama (袴 - somewhat like baggy pants that were tight around the ankle or knee) for women...
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Oct 12, 2018 21:07 Egnlish essay