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Hinagata (雛形 - form/model/template) With native lang

We refer to forms that show how to write documents or models of industrial products as hinagata (雛形). Hina (雛) means a baby bird and g...
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May 31, 2018 21:28 Egnlish essay
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Ken wo Kisou (妍を競う - Vying in Beauty) With native lang

When women compete on their beauty, you can describe the situation using the phrase ken wo kisou (妍を競う). Ken (妍) means a beautiful app...
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May 30, 2018 18:38 Egnlish essay
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Ten ni Tsuba Suru (天に唾する - Slander Flings Stones at Itself) With native lang

Have you ever hurt yourself as a result of trying to harm others? Such a situation is expressed as the proverb ten ni tsuba suru (天に唾す...
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May 29, 2018 10:36 Egnlish essay
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Oyakodon (親子丼) With native lang

I ate oyakodon (親子丼) yesterday. Oya (親) means "parent," ko (子) means "child," and don (丼) means "bowl" o...
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May 28, 2018 20:09 Egnlish essay
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Pafe (パフェ - Parfait) With native lang

Pafe (パフェ) is a popular dessert among women. In Japan, pafe represents a dessert in a tall glass that is decorated with ice cream and ...
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May 27, 2018 16:01 Egnlish essay
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Yo wo Akasu (夜を明かす - Passing a Night) With native lang

As a result of preparing a presentation for an academic conference, yo wo akashi mashita (夜を明かしました). Yo (夜) is a common Japanese word ...
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May 26, 2018 06:20 Egnlish essay
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Hayatochiri (早とちり - Jumping to Conclusions) With native lang

Yesterday, I did an act called hayatochiri (早とちり) in Japanese. Hayatochiri means to make a mistake or fail due to one's hasty judg...
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May 25, 2018 14:35 Egnlish essay
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Hyō and Arare (Hailstone) With native lang

Around today's noon, a lot of large hailstones fell in Hachioji city, Tokyo. I was astonished because loud noises suddenly generat...
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May 24, 2018 21:20 Egnlish essay
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Shakariki (しゃかりき - Eagerly) With native lang

We use the term shakariki (しゃかりき) when expressing that someone works hard or struggle. It is thought that shakariki was made by compos...
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May 23, 2018 21:30 English essay
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Hisho (秘書 - Secretary) With native lang

People who assist works of a key person such as a president or a minister, or their job is called hisho (秘書). Since hi (秘) means "...
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May 22, 2018 17:48 Egnlish essay
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Tokei (時計 - Clock/Watch) With native lang

A tokei (時計 - clock/watch) is very important to our lives. Tokei is composed of two kanji: 時 and 計. Since 時 means "time" ...
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May 21, 2018 18:05 Egnlish essay
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Ugo no Takenoko (雨後の筍 - Appearing in Succession) With native lang

When I was reading a news article on the Internet, I found the Japanese idiom ugo no takenoko (雨後の筍), which was used to express that high...
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May 20, 2018 16:40 English essay
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Fune wo Kogu (船を漕ぐ - Rowing a Boat) With native lang

I often do an act called fune wo kogu (船を漕ぐ) on my chair. Fune (船) means "a boat" or "a ship" and kogu (漕ぐ) means...
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May 20, 2018 00:03 Egnlish essay
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Chi to Nari Niku to Naru (血となり肉となる) With native lang

Have you ever heard of the Japanese idiom, chi to nari niku to naru (血となり肉となる)? Chi (血) means "blood," niku (肉) means "...
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May 18, 2018 14:34 Egnlish essay
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Dokuha (読破 - Reading Through) With native lang

When expressing that you finish reading a difficult book or a very long novel, you can use the Japanese word dokuha (読破). Doku (読) mea...
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May 17, 2018 22:02 Egnlish essay
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Kinchō no Ito ga Kireru (緊張の糸が切れる) With native lang

I finished my important work yesterday. I was very nervous until yesterday, but now I am relaxed. Such the change of my mental stat...
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May 16, 2018 19:06 Egnlish essay
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Kanjin (肝心 - Important/Key) With native lang

Today can be described as kanjin (肝心) for me. Kanjin is a word that means very important or key things. The kan (肝) in kanjin means...
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May 15, 2018 12:28 English essay
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Hema (へま - Mistake/Lubber) With native lang

Yesterday, I introduced you to the Japanese word poka (ぽか), which means a careless mistake. Today I would like to talk about the simil...
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May 14, 2018 15:42 Egnlish essay
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Poka (ぽか - A Careless Mistake) With native lang

Previously, I introduced you to the onomatopoeia poka poka (ぽかぽか), which represents comfortable warmth that you feel. However, if you ...
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May 13, 2018 15:03 English essay
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Gebahyō (下馬評 - Whispering) With native lang

Rumors or reputation by unrelated people is called gebahyō (下馬評) in Japanese. Since ge (下) means "to dismount" and ba (馬) me...
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May 12, 2018 15:14 Egnlish essay