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Kuwazu Girai (食わず嫌い - Having a Prejudice) With native lang

Are there any foods you don't like? Do you know the actual taste of the food? If you dislike the food though you have never tas...
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Apr 30, 2018 21:41 English essay
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Gochisō (ご馳走 - Feast) With native lang

I have not been eating gochisō lately. Go (ご) of gochisō is a polite prefix, and chisō (馳走) means delicious cuisine, feast, or serving...
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Apr 29, 2018 20:39 English essay
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Zyakkan (弱冠 - Tender Age) With native lang

When expressing a "20-years-old boy" or a "young person," you can use the term zyakkan (弱冠). Zyakkan was derived f...
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Apr 28, 2018 16:24 Egnlish essay
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Science of Akubi (あくび - Yawn) With native lang

Yesterday I talked about the Japanese word "akubi" (あくび), which means "yawn." Actually, no one has yet elucidated ...
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Apr 27, 2018 14:52 Egnlish essay
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Akubi (あくび - Yawn) With native lang

When you are drowsy or feel boring, you will take an act called an akubi (あくび) involuntarily. An akubi is a kind of breathing, which y...
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Apr 26, 2018 14:30 Egnlish essay
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Makura (枕 - Pillow) With native lang

A few days ago, I bought a makura (枕 - pillow) with a futon (布団 - Japanese bedding). A makura is a tool to support your head when goin...
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Apr 25, 2018 20:36 English essay
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Mannendoko (万年床 - Unmade Bedding) With native lang

Yesterday, I introduced you to the Japanese bedding called "futon" (布団). Japanese people usually put away or air out futons ...
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Apr 24, 2018 21:39 Egnlish essay
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Futon (布団 - Japanese Bedding) With native lang

Yesterday I bought a "futon" (布団). A "futon" is a kind of bedding made of cotton or feathers and is very common in...
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Apr 23, 2018 20:18 English essay
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Starting My Blog With native lang

I have written and posted short English texts on a language exchange social networking website called Lang-8 every day for about 1220 day...
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Apr 22, 2018 15:05 English diary
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Shinkiro (蜃気楼 - Mirage) With native lang

When there is a density difference in the atmosphere, light could be significantly refracted. In such a case, you may see something th...
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Apr 21, 2018 17:24 English essay
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Gachōn (がちょーん) by Amazon Echo With native lang

Yesterday, I bought an Amazon Echo. When I said "Arekusa, nandemo-nai" (アレクサ、何でもない - Alexa, never mind), she said "gach...
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Apr 20, 2018 12:44 English essay
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Tsuratan (つらたん - Painful) With native lang

I would like to say "tsuratan" (つらたん) now. "Tsuratan" is an Internet slang term used by mainly young people, and i...
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Apr 19, 2018 23:09 Egnlish essay
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Medo (目処 - Vision) With native lang

When expressing a goal or a vision of something, we say "medo" (目処) in Japanese. It is thought that "medo" comes f...
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Apr 18, 2018 19:12 English essay
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Oriitte (折り入って - Earnestly) With native lang

Today I would like to talk about the Japanese term "oriitte" (折り入って) that I will use it later. "Oriitte" is used a...
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Apr 17, 2018 10:21 English essay
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Wasureta (忘れた - I Forgot) With native lang

I decided on today's topic ahead of time, but I completely forgot what I was going to write. Instead, I would like to talk about t...
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Apr 16, 2018 10:36 English essay
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Merihari (メリハリ - Changing One's Pace) With native lang

I think that "merihari" (メリハリ) is important to bring a good result. "Merikai" means to loose and stretch your act ...
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Apr 15, 2018 18:06 English essay
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Daishiteru (だいしてる - I Love You) With native lang

I think that if you are learning Japanese, you would know the meanings of Japanese phrases, "daisuki" (大好き) and "aishiteru...
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Apr 14, 2018 13:16 English essay
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Chiku Chiku (ちくちく - Prickling) With native lang

I am now feeling "chiku chiku" (ちくちく) at my throat. In other word, "nodo ga itai" (喉が痛い - My throat hurts.) &qu...
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Apr 13, 2018 12:51 English essay
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Ippai Ippai (いっぱいいっぱい - Swamped) With native lang

I am now falling into a state called "ippai ippai" (いっぱいいっぱい). "Ippai ippai" represents a state that there is no r...
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Apr 12, 2018 12:09 English essay
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Sakura (サクラ - Decoy) With native lang

The season of "sakura" (桜 - cherry blossom) is gradually leaving. Cherry blossoms are beautiful, but the word "sakura&q...
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Apr 11, 2018 14:19 English essay