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Utau With native lang

Today, I will talk about the Japanese word "utau," which has several different kanji. "Utau" is normally written a...
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Aug 31, 2016 21:22 English essay
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Shikii ga Takai (The Threshold is High) With native lang

Today, I will talk about the Japanese phrase "shikii ga takai," which seems to be misunderstood by more than half of Japanese p...
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Aug 30, 2016 02:25 English essay
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Expressions of Sadness With native lang

Today, a really sad thing happened to me. Hence I will talk about two Japanese expressions of sadness. "Ten o aogu" ・・・ T...
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Aug 29, 2016 20:29 English essay diary
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Japanese Language Proficiency Test and The Japanese Language Examination With native lang

Today, I tried to solve exam problems of Japanese language on the Internet. However, I made one mistake among five problems in the sec...
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Aug 28, 2016 16:14 English essay diary
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The Figure of Raindrops With native lang

Today, I learned figures of raindrops. I thought that the figure of raindrops while dropping is just a teardrop-shaped, which is somet...
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Aug 27, 2016 03:37 English essay
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Utsusemi (Cicada Shell) With native lang

Today, I will talk about the Japanese "空蝉 (utsusemi)." "空" menas "empty," and "蝉" menas "...
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Aug 26, 2016 14:07 English essay
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Various Facial Expressions With native lang

There are four different facial expressions in the Doraemon's song called "hug shichao" (let's hug). Today, I will ...
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Aug 25, 2016 14:33 English essay
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Saba wo Yomu (Fudge the Number) With native lang

Today, I'd like to talk about the Japanese word "saba wo yomu," which means "to fudge the number/count to advantage.&q...
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Aug 24, 2016 20:48 English essay
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Tsutomeru With native lang

Today, I will talk about the Japanese word "tsutomeru," which has three different kanji. ① 努める "努める" means "...
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Aug 23, 2016 12:56 English essay
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Ashita and Asu and Myonichi With native lang

The Japanese word "明日," which means "tomorrow," has three different readings, "ashita," "asu," an...
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Aug 22, 2016 13:12 English essay
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Pin kara Kiri made (From Pin to Kiri) With native lang

Today, I'd like to talk about the Japanese phrase "pin kara kiri made," which means "from the first to the last" ...
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Aug 21, 2016 10:37 English essay diary
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Marathons at the Olympics With native lang

The marathon competition of the Rio Olympics will be held tomorrow. Today, I'd like to talk about trivia about marathons at the Ol...
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Aug 20, 2016 17:53 English essay
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Katai (Hard/Solid/Stiff) With native lang

Today, I will talk about the kanji for the Japanese word "katai." "Katai" has three different kanji, "固い,&quo...
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Aug 19, 2016 20:16 English essay
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Tsukuru (Make/Build/Create) With native lang

Today, I will talk about the Kanji of "tsukuru," which mainly means "make." "Tsukuru" has three differen...
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Aug 18, 2016 16:14 English essay
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Hito no Uwasa mo Shichijugo-nichi (Gossip Lasts 75 Days) With native lang

Today, I will talk about the Japanese proverb "hito no uwasa mo shichijugo-nichi" (gossip lasts 75 days). As the term sugges...
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Aug 17, 2016 02:56 English essay
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Traffic Jams due to a Return Home With native lang

For many Japanese people, Bon holidays will end today. Therefore, people who returned home will come back to areas where they currentl...
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Aug 16, 2016 07:34 English essay diary
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Seisaku and Seisaku With native lang

Today, I'd like to talk about the difference between confusing Japanese words, "製作 (seisaku)" and "制作 (seisaku.)"...
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Aug 15, 2016 22:30 English essay
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Homecoming and Short Sightseeing Part 2 With native lang

Today, I'd like to write the remaining part of yesterday's post. The second sightseeing spot where I visited was "Unagi P...
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Aug 14, 2016 00:30 English diary
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Homecoming and Slight Sightseeing Part 1 With native lang

Today (technically 'yesterday' since it's midnight), I returned home in Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture from Tokyo. Along th...
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Aug 13, 2016 00:19 English diary
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0th Floor With native lang

The US, Japan, and many other countries think of a ground floor as a first floor. On the other hand, the UK, European countries, and A...
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Aug 12, 2016 01:44 English essay