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Ibara no Michi (Thorny Path) With native lang

Today I would like to talk about the idiom "ibara no michi". "Ibara" means "thorn", "michi" me...
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Nov 30, 2016 10:21 English essay
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Tachi Ojo With native lang

Today I will talk about the Japanese term "tachi ojo". "Tachi" means "to stand", "ojo" means &...
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Nov 29, 2016 16:25 English essay
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Benke no Nakidokoro (Benke's Weak Point) With native lang

Today I would like to talk about the Japanese term "benke no nakidokoro." The literal meaning is "Benke's weak poin...
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Nov 28, 2016 16:23 English essay
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Sarumane With native lang

Today I will talk about the Japanese word "sarumane." "Sarumane" means to imitate acts or surfaces of other people...
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Nov 27, 2016 19:13 English essay
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Trial Class With native lang

Today I conducted a trial class for high school students entering to a university where I work. The purpose of this class was letting ...
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Nov 26, 2016 22:05 English diary
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Tanto Chokunyu With native lang

Today I will talk about the four-Chinese character idiom "tanto chokunyu." "Tanto chokunyu" means to get straight ...
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Nov 25, 2016 19:48 English essay
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The First Snow in November With native lang

It snowed today in the Kanto region in Japan. It is the first time in 54 years that the first snow falls in November in Tokyo, so this...
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Nov 24, 2016 17:37 English diary
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The Biggest Mistake With native lang

Yesterday I took a big mistake. Although I continued posting English sentences on Lang-8 every day more than 700 days, it ended yester...
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Nov 23, 2016 12:46 English diary
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Neko ni Katsuobushi (Dried Bonito to Cats) / Neko ni Matatabi (Silver Vine to Cats) With native lang

Recently, I've talked about Japanese phrases related to cats. Today I would like to talk about the two Japanese proverbs "nek...
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Nov 23, 2016 09:10 English essay
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Nekobaba With native lang

Today, I'd like to talk about the Japanese word "nekobaba." "Nekobaba" means that someone steals something fro...
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Nov 21, 2016 21:36 English essay
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Neko wo Kaburu (To Wear a Cat) With native lang

Today, I will talk about the Japanese phrase "neko wo kaburu." The literal meaning is "to wear a cat," and it expr...
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Nov 20, 2016 00:07 English essay
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Yubi wo Kuwaeru With native lang

Today, I will talk about the phrase "yubi wo kuwaeru." The literal meaning of this phrase is "to put one's finger i...
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Nov 19, 2016 14:46 English diary
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Ippiki Ookami (A Lone Wolf) With native lang

Today, I will talk about the Japanese term "ippiki ookami." The literal meaning is "a (lone) wolf," and it indicat...
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Nov 18, 2016 16:09 English essay
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Kabe ni Mimi Ari Shoji ni Me Ari With native lang

Today, I will talk about the Japanese proverb "kabe ni mimi ari shoji ni me ari." This proverb expresses that secret things ...
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Nov 17, 2016 21:34 English essay
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The 700th Post With native lang

This is my 700th post. When I was thinking "hmm, what should I write about today," I found that the number of my entries wri...
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Nov 16, 2016 11:13 English diary
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Hara ga Tatsu With native lang

Today, I will talk about the Japanese phrase "hara ga tatsu." Usually "hara" means "stomach" and "t...
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Nov 15, 2016 14:21 English essay
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World Diabetes Day With native lang

Today is World Diabetes Day. Diabetes is a kind of disease that makes blood sugar level rise chronically, and it occurs when insulin w...
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Nov 14, 2016 10:21 English essay
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Ton Chin Kan With native lang

Today, I'd like to talk about the Japanese phrase "ton chin kan." "Ton chin kan" expresses that things are not...
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Nov 13, 2016 15:26 English essay
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Momiji Gari (To View Autumn Leaves) With native lang

Today, I will talk about the Japanese phrase "momiji gari." "Momiji" means "autumn leaves," "gari&q...
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Nov 12, 2016 13:14 English essay
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Pocky & Pretz Day With native lang

Today is Pocky & Pretz Day in Japan. Pretz is a stick-shaped snack that has been sold since 1963 by the Japanese confectionery mak...
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Nov 11, 2016 17:10 English essay