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Wanpaku (わんぱく - Mischief) With native lang

We sometimes call a child who is naughty and beyond control of adults "wanpaku" (わんぱく). Wanpaku is written as "腕白"...
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Jun 30, 2017 17:10 English essay
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Hiyokko (ひよっこ - fledgling) With native lang

In English, the call of chicks is expressed as "cheep-cheep" or "peep-peep," while in Japanese, it's expressed as...
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Jun 29, 2017 14:02 English essay
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Chichin Puipui (ちちんぷいぷい) With native lang

I think that almost all Japanese people have heard the spell, "chichin puipui." This spell is mainly used to relieve pain wh...
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Jun 28, 2017 08:17 English essay
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Wake Wakame (わけわかめ) With native lang

I sometimes introduce slang terms, but some of them are becoming obsolete. For example, there is a slang term, "wake wakame"...
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Jun 27, 2017 08:50 English essay
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Tenya Wanya (てんやわんや) With native lang

When participating in a drinking party, sometimes it becomes "tenya wanya" (てんやわんや). "Tenya wanya" is a term that ...
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Jun 26, 2017 19:39 English essay
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Wedding Party Part 2 With native lang

Yesterday, I participated in a wedding party of my college friend. It was really nice and I enjoyed meeting and talking with my friend...
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Jun 25, 2017 01:42 English diary essay
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Japanese Wedding Ceremony With native lang

Today I will go to my friend's party associated with his marriage. (I will be careful not to drink too much.) Recently in Japan...
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Jun 24, 2017 10:30 English essay diary
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Regret With native lang

Yesterday, I ate dinner with my bosses, and went to several bars until around 3 o'clock in the morning. Three days ago, I introduc...
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Jun 23, 2017 19:06 English diary
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Uzai (うざい - Annoying) With native lang

In order to travel to Japan or enjoy Japanese contents, I think that you need to learn not only textbook terms but also several slang ter...
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Jun 22, 2017 12:44 English essay
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Futodoki (不届き - Unscrupulous) With native lang

There are several terms that mean something thoughtless, but today I'd like to introduce the term "futodoki" among them, th...
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Jun 21, 2017 13:55 English essay
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Hebereke (へべれけ) With native lang

I have come into a state called "hebereke" (へべれけ) several times. Hebereke is a term that means that someone gets drunk too m...
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Jun 20, 2017 20:53 English essay
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Mittomonai (みっともない - disgraceful) With native lang

When I started wearing a suit, my shirt tail was often put out from my pants. Every time my mother found it, and she told me "mit...
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Jun 19, 2017 13:32 English essay
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Orekireki (お歴々) With native lang

Even though I am Japanese, I sometimes come across Japanese words I don't know when referring a dictionary. Today, I found the Jap...
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Jun 18, 2017 18:39 English essay
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Kyoro kyoro (きょろきょろ) With native lang

Have you ever gazed your surroundings with no cease, while turning to the right and the left repeatedly? I will take such an action if...
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Jun 17, 2017 20:12 English essay onomatopoeia
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Giongo and Gitaigo (Onomatopoeia) With native lang

Up to now, I introduced several times about Japanese giongo (擬音語) / giseigo (擬声語) and gitaigo (擬態語). http://lang-8.com/kanotown/journals...
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Jun 16, 2017 13:16 English essay onomatopoeia
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Jaja Uma (じゃじゃ馬 - Shrew) With native lang

In yesterday's post, I introduced the word "otenba," which means a spirited girl. Actually, there is the similar term, w...
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Jun 15, 2017 03:50 English essay
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Otenba (Spirited Girl) With native lang

There is the Japanese word "otenba" (おてんば), which refers to a spirited girl who has mannish character. Otenba has been used ...
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Jun 14, 2017 13:23 English essay
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Niban Senji With native lang

There are several Japanese terms that mean to imitate something, such as "mane," "mohou," or "pakuri." H...
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Jun 13, 2017 21:38 English essay
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Gussuri (Having a Good Night's Sleep) With native lang

There is the Japanese adverb "gussuri" (ぐっすり), which implies being deep asleep. Actually, a Japanese TV show introduced that...
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Jun 12, 2017 18:31 English essay
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Miyage With native lang

If you look up the Japanese word "miyage" (土産) or "omiyage" (お土産) in an English-Japanese dictionary, you can find th...
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Jun 11, 2017 10:38 English essay