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Jul 20, 2011 04:45 cuavsfan made 2 corrections for Japan or ジャパン or 日本?
I like how Japan uses イギリス, because (to be honest) I get confused between England and UK. (アメリカ人っぽいですね。) On another note, I think mos...
Jul 20, 2011 04:38 cuavsfan made 3 corrections for 否定疑問文はやめてよう。Don't aske ...
This is definitely a tricky point between the two languages. You can always make things more clear by giving longer answers (e.g., "...
Jul 18, 2011 16:22 Echo01 commented on Japan or ジャパン or 日本?
Oh so that's Japanese people use イギリス! Haha, I suppose that's fair. But now that you mention it, I wonder why we don't call ...
Jul 18, 2011 00:26 markbellis commented on 否定疑問文はやめてよう。Don't aske ...
In English you use the auxiliary verb "do", so "Don't you like Chocolate?" so you can either say "No, I do&q...
Jul 17, 2011 21:54 William commented on 否定疑問文はやめてよう。Don't aske ...
Don't worry, English speakers have the same problems! In fact, she could have answered 'yes' or 'no' and meant the s...
Jul 17, 2011 13:42 mijokijo made 2 corrections for 否定疑問文はやめてよう。Don't aske ...
I haven't experienced any confusing because of this difference yet, but I think, in general, it's a good idea to respond with a v...
Jul 17, 2011 05:29 neko commented on Japan or ジャパン or 日本?
このジャパーンはどうかしら。 1分半くらいからジャパンを連発。 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oaRyUG6qWNw
Jul 17, 2011 05:36 neko commented on 否定疑問文はやめてよう。Don't aske ...
ほんと、やめてよぅって感じ。 今まで正確に答えたことがないように思う^^; 引っ掛け問題!って思ってしまう。
Jul 17, 2011 05:25 NickT made 1 corrections for Japan or ジャパン or 日本?
Interesting! By the way, sarcasm and irony are completely different concepts in English, although I believe they both translate to the...
Jul 17, 2011 05:22 ben べん made 7 corrections for 否定疑問文はやめてよう。Don't aske ...
It still confuses me as well, what i do is that i usually answer with what i intended to do/think after the response. e.g. Do you w...
Jul 17, 2011 04:40 Josef commented on 否定疑問文はやめてよう。Don't aske ...
english can go either way. "you don't wanna go?" "no, i do." "yeah, i do." both are OK.
Jul 17, 2011 04:33 Josef commented on Japan or ジャパン or 日本?
yea but she is not speaking in japanese. so you're not even required to understand the word "japan" because it's an eng...
Jul 17, 2011 04:37 muso commented on Japan or ジャパン or 日本?
That's really interesting, and I had no idea why "Japan" is used... apparently it came from the merchant and traveler Marco...
Jul 17, 2011 04:18 jacob made 2 corrections for Japan or ジャパン or 日本?
Almost perfect :)
Jul 17, 2011 03:06 VictoriaK made 3 corrections for 否定疑問文はやめてよう。Don't aske ...
Thank you for posting this! The I agree/I don't agree explanation is very helpful. I notice that people add on a few words to hel...
Jul 17, 2011 02:42 Tashie07 commented on 否定疑問文はやめてよう。Don't aske ...
That was very helpful, I didn't know any of that. Thank you!
Jul 13, 2011 02:49 cuavsfan made 5 corrections for Maia Hirasawa, a half-Japan...
Those songs are pretty catchy, aren't they. I think that knowing that background information makes the song an even better choice fo...
Jul 13, 2011 00:42 cuavsfan made 1 corrections for 九州新幹線開通記念CM - A video celeb...
I was thinking "special train" referred to the new line, not necessarily the train with a camera on it. You are definitely rig...
Jul 8, 2011 14:40 mijokijo commented on "Counter-Curse" a...
One of my other Lang-8 friends posted those videos soon after the tsunami. They are really fantastic! The feeling of humanity in the vide...
Jul 7, 2011 23:28 cuavsfan made 6 corrections for "Counter-Curse" a...
It really is a neat idea. 気に入ります!
Jul 7, 2011 23:25 cuavsfan made 7 corrections for 九州新幹線開通記念CM - A video celeb...
That's a neat advertising campaign. I can see what you mean about being moved by the video. It is so neat seeing all those people c...
Jul 7, 2011 18:06 ben べん made 6 corrections for "Counter-Curse" a...
感動的ですものね 私も感動しちゃった
Jul 3, 2011 22:52 hana commented on 九州新幹線開通記念CM - A video celeb...
I got married with Satsumahayato and I live in Fukuoka now. However, I didn't know this CM because I don't watch TV programs ver...
Jul 3, 2011 09:52 commented on 九州新幹線開通記念CM - A video celeb...
This is so beautiful. Thank you!
Jun 30, 2011 00:56 cuavsfan made 8 corrections for Japan on BBC news!?
I know what you mean. I'm not from Japan, but I'm interested in Japan and it seems like I hardly ever hear much about it. Actua...
Jun 30, 2011 00:45 cuavsfan made 2 corrections for How can I be a party star?
Sports or things that have been in the news recently are also popular conversation topics you can try. They aren't quite taboo, bu...
Jun 21, 2011 08:56 nukumi commented on A question for American/Can...
We can't avoid something we don't even realize exists in the first place. ^^ I read of other people learning grammar and pronu...
Jun 20, 2011 17:35 made 2 corrections for Japan on BBC news!?
Hmmm...interesting article! I think I can understand a little how you feel when I'm watching terrible news from the US (my home count...
Jun 20, 2011 06:00 Josef commented on How can I be a party star?
ditto @hanshin
Jun 20, 2011 05:52 hanshin made 8 corrections for How can I be a party star?
1. It's very hard to jump into a group if they're already part of a group together, even for native English speakers. 2. Askin...
Jun 19, 2011 04:30 gedv88 made 6 corrections for Awkwardness about English
I often think good speech (that will be understood by native speakers) is the hardest part of a language to master. There are so many nua...
Jun 19, 2011 03:19 cuavsfan made 14 corrections for Awkwardness about English
I know what you mean, but I think if you get really good at British English, for example, it would make it easier for you to master Ameri...
Jun 18, 2011 22:29 Pat123 made 1 corrections for Awkwardness about English
There are many accents in English and people tend to absorb those of the ones they learn English from. This happens whenever someone ...
Jun 18, 2011 22:26 林美樂 commented on A question for American/Can...
When we are in elementary school, we learn the long and short sounds of each vowel, O included. Of course, many of us don't really p...
Jun 18, 2011 21:42 Yoo-jin made 18 corrections for Awkwardness about English
All in all, you have a rather good grasp of English (at least typed English). I can tell you have an English influence because of your us...
Jun 18, 2011 10:45 NurikoSpecial made 1 corrections for Dalai Lama couldn't get...
Oh man, I did not get this joke XD I had to read your friends' comments in order to understand... haha So, you're not alone! :) ...
Jun 16, 2011 11:19 markbellis commented on Dalai Lama couldn't get...
Funny, I've told that joke to Japanese and they got it straight away. The presenter didn't tell the joke right - it's a hambu...
Jun 16, 2011 09:11 commented on Dalai Lama couldn't get...
Haha, I had to think about it for a second, but it's clever. The Dalai Lama is asking for one (pizza) with everything (toppings), but...
Jun 11, 2011 13:50 Pat123 commented on Tall Poppy.
Well, I think Australia is more Celtic than Anglo-Saxon, having been originally settled by a lot of Irish. Being Irish myself, I'...
Jun 11, 2011 03:38 cuavsfan made 2 corrections for Tall Poppy.
I hadn't heard that expression before. It reminded me of 出る杭は打たれる too.
Jun 10, 2011 17:28 Lightning made 2 corrections for Tall Poppy.
I think in my city, it's the same idea. I think English people don't like to see people successful. Haha. If you read glamour mag...
Jun 10, 2011 13:56 Josef commented on Tall Poppy.
it's funny how in japan children are told "be like everyone else." because in america children are told the exact opposite;...
Jun 10, 2011 12:47 Sushi Smile made 5 corrections for Tall Poppy.
In Australia they like to see people succeed but once they've succeeded then I think others become jealous of them
May 17, 2011 08:59 markbellis made 4 corrections for An Egyptian goose
Good!
May 17, 2011 08:21 林美樂 made 12 corrections for An Egyptian goose
My mom likes to look at birds, but is by no means an avid bird-watcher. You did fairly well on this journal entry, keep up the good wo...
May 16, 2011 17:56 jupiter827 commented on English is explosive. Part 2
I don't know anything about this book, but did they take into account individual differences? I don't feel winded or feel that I ...
May 15, 2011 08:20 林美樂 made 7 corrections for English is (ex)plosive. Par...
Wow! That is amazing - I had never noticed those things before! It's interesting how you can learn new things about your own languag...
Apr 29, 2011 03:47 cuavsfan made 13 corrections for How to distinguish spring a...
This entry does a great job explaining some of the differences in the seasons in Japan!
Apr 27, 2011 10:42 markbellis made 2 corrections for How to distinguish spring a...
I think your friend might mean the time that school is out. Summer starts on the summer solstice, sometime around June 21, everywhere in ...
Apr 27, 2011 08:10 Josef commented on 日本語には時制がない!?相こそが大事。 Japanes...
it's interesting how japanese people don't understand the grammar too well behind their own language. in america, we take gramma...