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Sanma (サンマ - "Pacific Saury") With native lang

Sanma The season when 'sanma' (サンマ) becomes delicious is approaching. 'Sanma' means "Pacific saury," and ...
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Sep 23, 2019 22:19 English essay
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DRAGON QUEST WALK With native lang

DRAGON QUEST WALK On September 12th, SQUARE ENIX released a smartphone app, "DRAGON QUEST WALK" in Japan. This game uses ...
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Sep 22, 2019 19:25 English essay
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Tsuki (月 - Moon) With native lang

Tsuki I like to see 'tsuki' (月). 'Tsuki' (月) means "moon," and there are several theories about its etymo...
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Sep 21, 2019 16:26 English essay
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A Difficult Riddle With native lang

A Difficult Riddle Today I will give you a little difficult 'nazonazo' (なぞなぞ - Riddle). Q: 'Tanaka-san, Yamaguchi-san, ...
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Sep 20, 2019 11:10 English essay
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Interesting Riddles Part 3 With native lang

Interesting Riddles Part 3 Today I will give you two interesting Japanese 'nazonazo' (なぞなぞ - "Riddle"). Q1: '...
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Sep 19, 2019 10:58 English essay
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Interesting Riddles Part 2 With native lang

Interesting Riddles Part 2 Today I will give you two famous/interesting Japanese 'nazonazo' (なぞなぞ - "Riddle"). Q1...
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Sep 18, 2019 19:56 English essay
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Interesting Riddles Part 1 With native lang

Interesting Riddles Part 1 Yesterday, I introduced the term 'nazonazo' (なぞなぞ), which means "riddle." Next, I woul...
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Sep 18, 2019 14:43 English essay
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Nazonazo (なぞなぞ - Riddle) With native lang

Nazonazo When I was a child, I liked 'nazonazo' (なぞなぞ). 'Nazonazo' is a kind of games that someone says a problem s...
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Sep 17, 2019 16:05 English essay
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Ichihayaku (いち早く - ASAP) With native lang

Ichihayaku When describing you do something quickly before anyone else, you can use the Japanese expression 'ichihayaku' (いち早く...
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Sep 17, 2019 15:18 English essay
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Atarimaeda no Kurakkā (あたり前田のクラッカー) With native lang

Atarimaeda no Kurakkā Two days ago, I introduced the term 'atarimae' (当たり前), which means "of course" or "natura...
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Sep 14, 2019 11:43 English essay
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Kubi no Kawa Ichimai de Tsunagaru (首の皮一枚で繋がる - Hanging by a Thread) With native lang

Kubi no Kawa Ichimai de Tsunagaru Today I would like to introduce a phrase that describes my current situation. It is 'kubi no ...
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Sep 13, 2019 20:54 English essay
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Atarimae (当たり前 - Of Course) Part 2 With native lang

Atariame Part 2 This entry is a continuation of yesterday's post. The other theory of 'atarimae' (当たり前 - "of cours...
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Sep 12, 2019 14:52 English essay
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Atarimae (当たり前 - No Wonder) Part 1 With native lang

Atarimae Part 1 When referring to something obvious or what everybody knows, you can use the Japanese term 'atarimae' (当たり前). ...
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Sep 11, 2019 17:38 English essay
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Uhauha (うはうは - Exhilarated) With native lang

Uhauha When describing that someone is so happy and so excited, you can use the Japanese onomatopoeia 'uhauha' (うはうは). This...
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Sep 10, 2019 13:24 English essay
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Rōnyaku Nan-nyo (老若男女 - "Men and Women of All Ages") With native lang

Rōnyaku Nan-nyo The four-character idiom 'rōnyaku nan-nyo' (老若男女) refers to men and women of all ages. 'Rō' (老) mea...
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Sep 9, 2019 17:03 English essay
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Internet Slang Terms for Expressing Laughing Part 2 With native lang

Internet Slang Terms for Expressing Laughing Part 2 This entry is a continuation of yesterday's post. The internet slang 「(笑)」...
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Sep 9, 2019 16:26 English essay
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Internet Slang Terms for Expressing Laughing Part 1 With native lang

Internet Slang Terms for Expressing Laughing Part 1 On the internet, there are various slang terms that express laughing. "Hah...
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Sep 7, 2019 16:47 English essay
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Kaeru ga Naku kara Kaero (蛙が鳴くから帰ろ) With native lang

Kaeru ga Naku kara Kaero One of the most famous traditional children's songs in Japan is 'kaeru ga naku kara kaero' (蛙が鳴くか...
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Sep 7, 2019 15:19 English essay
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Nen-nen Korori (ねんねんころり) With native lang

Nen-nen Korori I think that the most well-known traditional lullaby in Japan is 'Edo Komoriuta' (江戸子守唄 - "Edo Lullaby&quo...
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Sep 5, 2019 22:56 English essay
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Osaki ni Shitsurei Shimasu (お先に失礼します - Excuse Me for Leaving before You) With native lang

Osaki ni Shitsurei Shimasu Today I would like to introduce a useful phrase that you can use when going home before your boss or collea...
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Sep 4, 2019 17:38 English essay