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Iketara Iku (行けたら行く - I'll Go If I Can) With native lang

When people are invited to play or drinking parties in Japan, some often say "iketara iku" (行けたら行く). Although "iketara ...
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Sep 30, 2017 12:19 English essay
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Oyaji (親父 - Father) With native lang

In the yesterday's post, you can find the Japanese word "oyazi" (親父), which means "father." In Japan, there ar...
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Sep 29, 2017 17:57 English essay
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Yajiuma (野次馬 - Rubberneck) With native lang

When a fire or an accident occurs, many "yajiuma" (野次馬) will gather. "Yajiuma" means people show interest in a inc...
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Sep 28, 2017 17:55 English essay
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Ao Tenjō (青天井 - Dome of the Sky) With native lang

Have you ever thought that the sky was a blue ceiling? In Japan, there is the term "ao tenjō" (青天井), the literal meaning of ...
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Sep 27, 2017 14:41 English essay
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Wagamama (わがまま - Selfish Character) With native lang

I don't like a person who has a personality called "wagamama" (わがまま) very much. "Wagamama" means that someone ...
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Sep 26, 2017 21:14 English essay
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Gold Driver's License With native lang

Today I updated my driver's license and got a gold licence. Driver's license in Japan is able to be divided into three types ...
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Sep 25, 2017 20:53 English essay
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Rubi (ルビ - Syllabaries ) With native lang

In Japanese sentences, small hiragana syllabaries are sometimes written above or the side of kanji (Chinese characters). This hiragana...
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Sep 24, 2017 15:48 English essay
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Aki (秋 - Autumn) With native lang

In Japan, today is in the midst of "aki" (秋) -- this day is called "shūbun" (秋分). "Aki" is one of the se...
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Sep 23, 2017 22:25 English essay
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Ashi ga Deru (足が出る - Running over the Budget) With native lang

This month, I spent more money than my income. We say "ashi ga deru" (足が出る) in such a case, which means that expenditure bec...
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Sep 22, 2017 18:50 English essay
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Ichihime Nitaro (一姫二太郎 - Having a Daughter First and then a Son) With native lang

When a child is born in Japan, it is commonly said that "ichihime nitaro" (一姫二太郎) is ideal. Here "ichi" (一) means ...
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Sep 21, 2017 16:53 English essay
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Kuchaler (クチャラー - Noisy Eater) With native lang

Yesterday, I introduced "mayoler" (マヨラー), which means mayonnaise lovers, and "kechaler" (ケチャラー), which means ketchup ...
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Sep 20, 2017 17:32 English essay
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Mayoler (マヨラー - Mayonnaise Lovers) With native lang

Do you like mayonnaise? In Japan, people who love mayonnaise and eat various dishes with a lot of mayonnaise are called "mayoler....
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Sep 19, 2017 10:45 English essay
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Suppon (スッポン - Soft-Shell Turtle) With native lang

Previously, I introduced the Japanese phrase, "tsuki to suppon" (月とスッポン), which means that two things are very different from e...
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Sep 18, 2017 15:26 English essay
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Tsuka no Ma (束の間 - A Fleeting Moment) With native lang

Previously, I introduced the Japanese word "setsuna" (刹那), which means just a moment. http://lang-8.com/kanotown/journals/7061...
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Sep 17, 2017 13:36 English essay
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Warikan (割り勘 - Dutch Treat) Part 3 With native lang

Today I'd like to introduce expressions for "warikan" (割り勘 - dutch treat) in various countries. In Italy, it is called &...
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Sep 16, 2017 21:17 English essay
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Warikan (割り勘 - Dutch Treat) Part 2 With native lang

Yesterday, I introduced the Japanese term "warikan" (割り勘), which means that after you had a meal with several people, everyone ...
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Sep 15, 2017 23:40 English essay
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Warikan (割り勘 - Dutch Treat) Part 1 With native lang

When you have a meal with several people, especially share the dish on a large platter, the payment will usually become "warikan&quo...
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Sep 14, 2017 20:46 English essay
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Self-Introduction Updates for the Second Time With native lang

Since the number of my entries, 1000, is a round figure, I rewrote my self-introduction a bit as follows. Note that there are many overla...
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Sep 13, 2017 19:58 English diary
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The 1000th Post With native lang

Today the number of my posts on Lang-8 finally reached 1000. Since I tend to slack off or goof off my work, it was really hard for me ...
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Sep 12, 2017 17:41 English diary
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Okera ni Naru (おけらになる - Cleaned Out) With native lang

Recently, I bought some expensive devices and items for my study. (I once paid the expense, and it will be returned to me as a study spe...
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Sep 11, 2017 17:22 English essay