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Difficult English sounds for the Japanese (part 1, ɜː) 日本人にとって難しい英語の音 1 With native lang

This topic is basically for the Japanese. As we already know, Japanese speakers cannot distinguish R and L sounds in English. But R an...
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Jan 16, 2011 20:02 pronunciation
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Re: 漢字の起源について考えている

This is basically a response to Sarahu's recent question. Since my answer became long enough for a new entry, I decided to put this h...
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Jan 15, 2011 19:01
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Shin-Yokohama Ramen Museum 新横浜ラーメン博物館

Shin-Yokohama Ramen Museum (新横浜ラーメン博物館, or simply ラー博) was established in 1993. Shin-Yokohama (新横浜) is known for the bullet train station...
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Jan 15, 2011 10:25 noodles
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Instant noodles go to the world

After the epoch making success of Nisshin Chicken Ramen in Japan in 1958, instant noodles have grown to form a huge market on the earth. ...
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Jan 14, 2011 07:35 noodles
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A woman who has eaten the most cups of instant ramen of Japanese women. 日本一インスタントラーメンを食べる女.

If you have been to the convenience stores コンビニ in Japan, you may have seen loads of variety of instant noodles displayed in the small st...
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Jan 13, 2011 07:47 noodles
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History of Instant noodles インスタントラーメンの歴史

In 1958, Nisshin Chicken Ramen 日清チキンラーメン, the first factory-made instant noodles ever in the world, was sold in Japan. People reportedly ...
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Jan 12, 2011 07:11 noodles
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Running and rotating somen noodles 流し素麺と回り素麺

Some posh restaurants serves 'running somen' 流し素麺. In their Japanese garden, a gutter made of a longitudinally-cut long bamboo is...
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Jan 11, 2011 09:08 noodles
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Somen wars broke out during summer 素麺戦争の勃発

On top of fantastic cold noodles in Japanese summer season, I would personally put somen 素麺 そうめん. I know some Japanese wouldn't agree...
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Jan 10, 2011 02:52 noodles
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My love towards other noodles in Japan

Ramen 拉麺 is a Chinese word, and soy-sauce based simple flavour ramen is also called 中華そば, which literally means 'Chinese noodle'....
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Jan 9, 2011 09:24 noodles
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Ramen is great.

'One Day One Noodle' is my life motto, although now I can't keep this in practice in the UK. British people don't have mu...
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Jan 8, 2011 19:17 noodles
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a Harry Potter book

I've read 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's stone' and this is the very first English book I have ever read through. Th...
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Jan 6, 2011 11:32
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TRON legacy

Today I watched the film "TRON legacy." This is the sequel of 1982 film "TRON", which is well known of its unique sto...
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Dec 29, 2010 07:38
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Spotify!

Spotify! is a great invention. It is currently available in some countries in Europe. What is it? Spotify! is a software which connect...
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Dec 12, 2010 20:50
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An English view of Japan

An English friend of mine recently visited Japan. He travelled Sendai, Tokyo, Osaka, and Kyoto during three weeks. Sendai, whose popul...
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Dec 12, 2010 20:37
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Thirteen years old

The story of Santa Claus is very common among kids in Japan. Although most of the Japanese are not Christian, we celebrate Christmas for ...
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Dec 11, 2010 22:13
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Football and conversation.

I'm not a keen fan of football. Yet I sometimes watch football games on TV. The narrators often mention 'the ball possession rate...
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Nov 21, 2010 18:51
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What I learned from the 9th Doctor of Doctor Who was "Fantastic!"

The ninth Doctor in the sci-fi TV series 'Doctor Who', portrayed by Christopher Eccleston, quite often said "Fantastic!"...
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Nov 20, 2010 21:18
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ə?

Today, this is just my complaints about English pronunciation system and related issues. Not funny, sorry. Before I came to the UK an...
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Nov 18, 2010 09:39 pronunciation
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What I learned from the 10th Doctor of Doctor Who is "Er..."

What I learned from the 10th Doctor of Doctor Who is to say, "Er...." when somebody asked me a question. The doctor portrayed b...
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Nov 14, 2010 17:52
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"Japanese-tuned ears" 日本語耳 are established at 14 months old.

Scientists reported that, as early as at 14 months old, Japanese babies start mentally inserting vowels between consecutive consonants wh...
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Nov 14, 2010 10:31 pronunciation