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Takao-san With native lang

Now it is a golden week (a cluster of holidays) in Japan. Today, I climbed at Takao-san in Hachioji city. The mountain is only 599 ...
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Apr 30, 2017 18:59 English diary
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Piero (Pierrot) With native lang

Today I would like to talk about the word "piero." "Piero" means a performer who puts on lots of makeup and entert...
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Apr 29, 2017 21:25 English essay
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Gokaku With native lang

Today I would like to talk about the Japanese common word "互角 (gokaku)." "互 (go)" means "each other," &q...
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Apr 28, 2017 17:41 English essay
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Yakimochi (Jealousy) With native lang

Today I would like to talk about the Japanese word "yakimochi." "Yaki" means "roasted," "mochi"...
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Apr 27, 2017 11:04 English essay
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Risks of Getting Up Early With native lang

There is a proverb, "hayaoki wa sanmon no toku," in Japan. "Hayaoki" means "getting up early," "san...
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Apr 26, 2017 10:18 English essay
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Jaku Niku Kyo Shoku (The Jungle Law) With native lang

Today I will talk about the four-character idiom "jaku niku kyo shoku" (弱肉強食). "Jaku" means "weak," &quo...
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Apr 25, 2017 19:47 English essay
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Kettai (Queer-Beer) With native lang

Today I would like to talk about the term in Osaka dialect "kettai." "Kettai" means that something is mysterious o...
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Apr 24, 2017 08:55 English essay
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Omae (You) With native lang

Today I will talk about the Japanese word "omae." "Omae" is a word that refers to a person in front of you -- it&#...
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Apr 23, 2017 09:02 English essay
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Asameshi Mae (Before Breakfast) With native lang

Today I'd like to talk about the Japanese term "asameshi mae." "Asameshi" of "asameshi mae" means &q...
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Apr 22, 2017 15:28 English essay
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Madogiwa Zoku (Deadwood) With native lang

Today I will talk about the Japanese slang term "madogiwa zoku." "Madogiwa" means "windows side." "...
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Apr 21, 2017 13:01 English essay
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Kusawake With native lang

Today I will talk about the Japanese term "kusawake." "Kusawake" means to do something for the first time, or a pe...
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Apr 20, 2017 08:54 English essay
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Ugai (Gargle) With native lang

Today I will talk about the Japanese word "ugai." "Ugai" means an act of rinse/gargle your mouth or throat with wa...
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Apr 19, 2017 09:00 English essay
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Charan Poran With native lang

Today I would like to talk about the Japanese term "charan poran." "Charan poran" means that someone has no defini...
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Apr 18, 2017 10:11 English essay
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Otsumu (Head) With native lang

Today I will talk about the Japanese word "otsumu." "Otsumu" is another way of saying "atama," which mea...
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Apr 17, 2017 10:00 English essay
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Taisetsu With native lang

Today I would like to talk about the Japanese word "taisetsu." "Taisetsu" means something important, or to cherish...
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Apr 16, 2017 07:33 English essay
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Mayutsuba (Cock-and-Bull Story) With native lang

Today I would like to talk about the Japanese term "mayutsuba." "Mayu" of "mayutsuba" means "eyebro...
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Apr 15, 2017 09:18 English essay
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Mizu wo Mukeru With native lang

Today I will talk about the Japanese idiom "mizu wo mukeru." The literal meaning of "mizu wo mukeru" is "to d...
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Apr 14, 2017 17:17 English essay
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Characteristics of Narikin (New Rich) With native lang

Yesterday, I talked about the etymology of the Japanese word, "narikin," which means "new rich." According to an a...
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Apr 13, 2017 09:31 English essay
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Narikin (New Rich) With native lang

Today I will talk about the word "narikin." "Narikin" means a person who became rich in a short period, and it cor...
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Apr 12, 2017 09:37 English essay
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Chu Chu Tako Kaina With native lang

Today I would like to talk about the Japanese term "chu chu tako kaina." This term is a kind of counting rhymes, which is us...
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Apr 11, 2017 15:36 English essay