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Sep 27, 2011 11:26 Pat123 made 2 corrections for How do you ask the closing ...
Immediately after asking this question, people often see a sign listing store hours. XD
Sep 26, 2011 23:40 Echo01 made 1 corrections for How do you ask the closing ...
I'd usually say, "What time/When do you close up?"
Sep 26, 2011 22:58 commented on How do you ask the closing ...
The most natural way? I'd say, "Excuse me, what time do you close today?" or, just "When do you close today?"
Sep 10, 2011 06:31 Echo01 commented on How are you?
I think this question can be applied to the person's feelings just in that moment, which will get the 'I'm fine' response...
Sep 9, 2011 02:19 クリス豆腐 commented on Alcohol and speech in English
I think this is my favourite enty that you´ve written on lang-8, because it has given me a another good reason to drink^^ !
Sep 9, 2011 01:32 クリス豆腐 commented on What kind of feeling do you...
I think it would be interesting to find out if your associations with /ɜː/ and /æ/ are just personal, or shared by most Japanese people. ...
Sep 8, 2011 20:18 クリス豆腐 commented on I hate Katakana words.
このエントリーの「カタカナのユーセージ」というトピックはちょっとデリケートなポイントなので、シリアスでスマートなコメントできなくてスミマセン! ^ ^
Sep 8, 2011 19:48 クリス豆腐 commented on Japan or ジャパン or 日本?
I find it interesting that the Japanese name of most countries is closer to the endonym than the English word. For instance, ドイツ for Germ...
Sep 7, 2011 07:37 NurikoSpecial made 3 corrections for How are you?
Wow, what an interesting topic! To me, "How are you?" resembles "How are you feeling?" but when I use the latter, ...
Sep 7, 2011 03:58 cuavsfan made 7 corrections for How are you?
I think it includes both meanings. As you said usually it is customary to answer "fine" or something like that, but both "...
Sep 7, 2011 03:49 cuavsfan made 3 corrections for How to hunt a Japanese girl...
役に立たなくて残念 ;-p That sure was an interesting video.
Sep 5, 2011 13:50 Pat123 commented on How are you?
Different people probably interpret this greeting differently, but most seem to interpret it as "How are things going with you?"...
Sep 5, 2011 13:32 heroin_e commented on How are you?
Yeah, it really is just a formality. Unless you're sure that person cares and wants to hear all about your pet dog having an operatio...
Sep 5, 2011 07:58 muso commented on How are you?
You just beat me to the 100th! I noticed before that we were both on 99 earlier today. I'll have to write mine tomorrow... As yo...
Sep 5, 2011 05:44 林美樂 made 3 corrections for How are you?
It's an interesting entry I never thought about it before... I guess I don't think about it^^; If someone says "How are y...
Sep 5, 2011 03:42 muso made 5 corrections for How to hunt a Japanese girl...
Interesting video. Cool robotics, although somehow it's slightly disturbing at the same time!
Sep 4, 2011 07:41 Pat123 made 4 corrections for How to hunt a Japanese girl...
It's hard to say what happened. Maybe they thought the guys were jerks. Maybe the girls had somewhere to go. Maybe they all liked the...
Sep 4, 2011 07:02 Free made 5 corrections for How to hunt a Japanese girl...
Genki Sudo is one of my most favorite fighters ever!
Sep 4, 2011 04:27 NickT made 3 corrections for How to hunt a Japanese girl...
I used to enjoy watching Genki Sudo fight. He was an exciting fighter, and very skilled. I'm not surprised he became a dancer. He...
Sep 4, 2011 02:38 Josef commented on How to hunt a Japanese girl...
lol that was funny. i don't think it's as difficult to get a girlfriend as it is sometimes portrayed. but then again i don...
Sep 4, 2011 02:08 seraglyph made 6 corrections for How to hunt a Japanese girl...
This video reminded me of something I recently found on Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1u5BotoxVU&feature=related My ...
Sep 4, 2011 01:51 Sara made 1 corrections for How to hunt a Japanese girl...
Great English! Interesting article. The "million-selling records" could be replaced with "million-selling albums" or ...
Sep 4, 2011 01:35 commented on How to hunt a Japanese girl...
Hell yes, Genki Sudo. He knocked Royler Gracie the f**k out.
Aug 31, 2011 07:52 commented on 青空文庫 to PDF - The introduct...
Thank you so much for this entry!
Aug 31, 2011 02:46 cuavsfan made 2 corrections for Reading a bit about Doctor Who
There was an accent, but it didn't give me any trouble understanding what you were saying. As was mentioned above, there are a few t...
Aug 31, 2011 02:33 cuavsfan made 4 corrections for 嵐がにゃーと鳴く国に外国人は来たがらない People...
There were a few things I thought were odd about it. I'm writing mostly from an American point of view, but most of it probably appl...
Aug 30, 2011 12:33 Pat123 made 1 corrections for Reading a bit about Doctor Who
I've been a fan of Dr. Who since the 1960's and my family are super fans. Everything stops when a new Dr. Who comes out. I ha...
Aug 30, 2011 10:43 heroin_e commented on Reading a bit about Doctor Who
That's pretty good. I think the intonation and accent (?) are pretty spot on, though words like "police" seem to be swallow...
Aug 30, 2011 07:10 Lightning commented on Reading a bit about Doctor Who
I could understand you fine. The only sounds/words which were somewhat hard to identify were "television"(especially the "...
Aug 30, 2011 07:01 Milamber commented on Reading a bit about Doctor Who
That wasn't bad, one small thing, though try not to put too much emphases on the s in wrongs.
Aug 29, 2011 14:18 commented on 嵐がにゃーと鳴く国に外国人は来たがらない People...
Hi Odon-san, I liked the video, but must admit I've never heard of Arashi, either. But then, I've never been a big fan of boy...
Aug 29, 2011 10:34 choonagi made 16 corrections for 嵐がにゃーと鳴く国に外国人は来たがらない People...
I'm going out on a limb to say that the video does showcase the various traits that make Japan Japan, and although the cinematography...
Aug 29, 2011 09:40 Pat123 commented on 嵐がにゃーと鳴く国に外国人は来たがらない People...
Well, your English is better than this ad, by far ^_^?
Aug 29, 2011 09:08 林美樂 commented on 嵐がにゃーと鳴く国に外国人は来たがらない People...
I~~~~ like it! Haha Maybe people who aren't interested in Japan won't understand what "Nya~" is (It seems most of the...
Aug 29, 2011 08:17 made 1 corrections for 嵐がにゃーと鳴く国に外国人は来たがらない People...
Yeah, I have to say that was a terrible video. As you pointed out, foreign people have no idea who Arashi is, especially if they come fro...
Aug 28, 2011 03:54 cuavsfan made 2 corrections for What would a native speaker...
I agree with everybody else. I think these are the most common and natural expressions: I'm okay, thanks (or thank you) I'm ...
Aug 26, 2011 06:12 muso commented on What would a native speaker...
You already have the best answers, and your own phrases are perfect, but just for some more alternatives (variations depend on context an...
Aug 26, 2011 03:29 Echo01 made 1 corrections for What would a native speaker...
I think you've got a good amount of suggestions already, so I'll just give an example of more casual expressions I use if - for e...
Aug 25, 2011 22:42 Beth commented on What would a native speaker...
I usually say "No, I'm fine, thank you." And smile ^^
Aug 25, 2011 22:32 林美樂 made 2 corrections for What would a native speaker...
"No, thanks" "No, thank you"
Aug 25, 2011 22:30 Meginkitty made 2 corrections for What would a native speaker...
Hi! I would usually say something like: "No, thank you!" or "I'm fine, thanks!" in a light, upbeat tone of voice....
Aug 24, 2011 07:00 muso commented on Is it good or bad for the J...
This is a very interesting (and topical) conversation. Unfortunately I don't have the time to read all of the comments above, althou...
Aug 23, 2011 06:33 Holly commented on 日本語には時制がない!?相こそが大事。 Japanes...
This is really helpful. Thank you!
Aug 22, 2011 01:24 cuavsfan made 9 corrections for Is it good or bad for the J...
That's a really interesting point of view. I hadn't really thought about it before, but you raise some really good points. For ...
Aug 21, 2011 22:56 commented on Is it good or bad for the J...
Hmmm. I remember telling a Japanese person recently that I feel a fair bit safer in the streets at night in Japan than in my own country....
Aug 21, 2011 18:57 NickT commented on Is it good or bad for the J...
This is an interesting topic. It is true that England has a massive immigration problem, and that this problem is further compounded b...
Aug 21, 2011 18:05 Echo01 made 1 corrections for Is it good or bad for the J...
The one thing I hate about the riots is that it has tricked people into thinking that the acts of the few reflect the intentions of the m...
Aug 21, 2011 17:37 Lightning made 8 corrections for Is it good or bad for the J...
It annoys me that the news chose the riots as the perfect opportunity to say it was mainly blacks and asians leading the riots. It's ...
Aug 19, 2011 02:45 cuavsfan made 1 corrections for I made it!
Haha! 一日三麺、おめでとう! 笑
Aug 17, 2011 13:03 林美樂 commented on I made it!
Haha, I don't think I could eat so many noodles in one day^^; Unless we go out to eat and I get a tiny bit of each dish haha Then I...