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Taihen With native lang

When showing that someone is very busy or something is deadly/important, we often say "taihen (大変)." I think that many of us...
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May 31, 2017 09:50 English essay
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Sode wo Nurasu With native lang

In Japan, there have been a lot of expressions that use word association since ancient times. For example, in the Heian Period people ...
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May 30, 2017 08:44 English essay
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Hidoi (Auful/Terrible) With native lang

During watching Japanese dramas or anime, you may hear the dialogue "hidoi (ひどい)." "Hidoi" is an adjective that re...
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May 29, 2017 07:18 English essay
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Meboshi wo Tsukeru (目星をつける) With native lang

It is important to make an educated guess or establish a goal when you conduct/investigate something. Such making an educated guess is...
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May 28, 2017 10:10 English essay
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Gotaku wo Naraberu (Give a Song and Dance ) With native lang

Woman: "Why were you late for our date today?" Man: "Yesterday, I played a game until midnight after work. The game is ...
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May 27, 2017 18:21 English essay
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Yabusaka dehanai With native lang

Japanese people tend to avoid direct expressions, and use euphemism/ambiguous ones in daily communication. You may think that it's...
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May 26, 2017 09:11 English essay
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Sechigarai With native lang

Recently in Japan, you can hear the keyword "sechigarai (世知辛い)" frequently. This term means that it's difficult to live ...
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May 25, 2017 11:03 English essay
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Tsuru no Hitokoe With native lang

When discussing with a lot of people, it's difficult to reach agreement. In such a case, a person of influence/power may suppress ...
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May 24, 2017 10:17 English essay
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Okuyukashii With native lang

What is the element required for an attractive woman in your country? In Japan, we tend to regard "okuyukashii (奥ゆかしい)" wome...
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May 23, 2017 01:04 English essay
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Niyakeru With native lang

"Niyakeru (にやける)" is a Japanese verb that is commonly used. However, according to a poll conducted several years ago, around...
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May 22, 2017 10:52 English essay
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Itashi Kayushi (Mixed Blessing) With native lang

If you do what you want to do, some problems may happen. In such a case, I think that it's difficult to decide whether or not you ...
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May 21, 2017 00:14 English essay
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Jibara wo Kiru With native lang

Today I would like to talk about the Japanese idiom "jibara wo kiru (自腹を切る)." "Ji (自)" means yourself, "bara ...
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May 20, 2017 08:29 English essay
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Chiguhagu With native lang

Today I'd like to talk about the Japanese term "chiguhagu." "Chiguhagu" means that two or more things/people a...
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May 19, 2017 13:36 English essay
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Sahanji (Everyday Affairs ) With native lang

Today I will talk about the Japanese term "sahanji." Sahanji means ordinary things that are not uncommon in everyday life. ...
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May 18, 2017 09:31 English essay
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Sake With native lang

Today I would like to talk about the Japanese word "sake." "Sake" is a generic term for beverages that contain alc...
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May 17, 2017 13:02 English essay
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Uma no Hone (Person from Nowhere) With native lang

Today I will talk about the term "uma no hone." "Uma" means "horse," "hone" means "bones,...
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May 16, 2017 10:23 English essay
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Chokkai (To Meddle) With native lang

Today I would like to talk about the Japanese term "chokkai." "Chokkai" means to interfere from sideways or to mak...
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May 15, 2017 01:48 English essay
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Haha no Hi (Mother's Day) With native lang

Today is Haha no Hi (Mother's Day) to express appreciation to the mother. In many countries such as the US, Australia, Germany, Br...
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May 14, 2017 11:08 English diary essay
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Ponzu With native lang

Today I will talk about the term "ponzu." "Ponzu" refers to a seasoning in Japanese cuisine, that is made by addin...
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May 13, 2017 12:56 English essay
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Saboru With native lang

Today I will talk about the verb "saboru." "Saboru" means to skip your work or class in idleness. Many Japanese...
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May 12, 2017 15:06 English essay