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Last Day of Heisei With native lang

Last Day of Heisei Today is the last day of 'Heisei' (平成). Do you know about the Japanese 'gengo' (元号)? 'Gen...
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Apr 30, 2019 22:34 English essay
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Iromegane (色眼鏡 - Colored Glasses) With native lang

Iromegane I introduced you to the 'megane' (眼鏡 - "glasses") two days ago, and introduced 'mushimegane' (虫眼鏡 ...
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Apr 29, 2019 20:41 English essay
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Mushimegane (虫眼鏡 - Magnifying Glass/Loupe) With native lang

Mushimegane Yesterday, I introduced you to the Japanese term 'megane' (眼鏡), which means "glasses." By adding '...
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Apr 28, 2019 23:03 English essay
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Megane (眼鏡 - Glasses) With native lang

Megane Today I bought a 'megane' (眼鏡). 'Megane' is a Japanese word that means "glasses." 'Me' ...
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Apr 27, 2019 23:44 English essay diary
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Yaki ga Mawaru (焼きが回る - Becoming Dull) With native lang

Yaki ga Mawaru To become dull or to decline ability is expressed as 'yaki ga mawaru' (焼きが回る) in Japanese. 'Yaki' (...
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Apr 26, 2019 23:31 English essay
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Gotaku wo Naraberu (御託を並べる - Harping on the Same String) With native lang

Gotaku wo Naraberu To say something selfish continuously or to harp on the same string is described as 'gotaku wo naraberu' (御...
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Apr 25, 2019 11:16 English essay
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Chidoriashi (千鳥足 - Walking Zigzag) With native lang

Chidoriashi To walk with a stagger (especially in a drunk state) is called 'chidoriashi' (千鳥足) in Japanese. Since 'chid...
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Apr 24, 2019 22:53 English essay
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Nehori Hahori (根掘り葉掘り - Thoroughly) With native lang

Nehori Hahori Yesterday, I introduced the term 'ne mo ha mo nai' (根も葉もない), which means that a theory/talk has no foundation. ...
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Apr 23, 2019 14:57 English essay
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Ne mo Ha mo nai (根も葉もない - Groundless) With native lang

Ne mo Ha mo nai To describe that a theory or talk has no foundation, you can use the Japanese term 'ne mo ha mo nai' (根も葉もない)....
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Apr 22, 2019 11:40 English essay
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Betsubara (別腹 - Dessert Stomach) With native lang

Betsubara Today, I used the Japanese term 'betsubara' (別腹) when eating dinner with my friend. 'Betsubara' means tha...
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Apr 21, 2019 22:40 English essay
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Amet o Muchi (飴と鞭 - Carrot and Stick) With native lang

Ame to Muchi To control someone by giving reward and punishment alternately is called 'ame to muchi' (飴と鞭 or アメとムチ) in Japanes...
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Apr 20, 2019 22:03 English essay
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Shirami Tsubushi (虱潰し - One by One) With native lang

Shirami Tsubushi Today, I eliminated bugs in my source codes right and left, and step by step. To process something one by one to a...
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Apr 19, 2019 21:11 English essay
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Hachiku no Ikioi (破竹の勢い - Tremendous Momentum) With native lang

Hachiku no Ikioi When something has an intense momentum and it can't be stopped, you can describe that using the Japanese idiom &#...
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Apr 18, 2019 10:54 English essay
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Oha-konban-chiwa (おはこんばんちは - Good Morning/Afternoon/Evening) With native lang

Oha-konban-chiwa Yesterday, I introduced the term 'shigo' (死語), which means "dead language" or "dead word."...
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Apr 17, 2019 10:50 English essay
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Shigo (死語 - Dead Language/Word) With native lang

Shigo In my post yesterday, I used the Japanese word 'shigo' (死語). Since 'shi' (死) means "death/dead" and...
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Apr 16, 2019 06:23 English essay
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Shame (写メ - Photo) Part 2 With native lang

Shame (写メ) Part 2 Yesterday, I introduced the slang term 'shame' (写メ), which means to take photos with (or photos taken by) a ...
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Apr 15, 2019 11:55 English essay
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Shame (写メ - Photo) Part 1 With native lang

Shame Part 1 Have you ever heard of the Japanese slang term 'shame' (写メ)? 'Shame' is short for 'sha mēru' (...
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Apr 14, 2019 20:07 English essay
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Nomikomi ga Hayai (飲み込みが早い - Learning Fast) With native lang

Nomikomi ga Hayai Yesterday, I heard a compliment phrase, 'nomikomi ga hayai' (飲み込みが早い). 'Nomikomi' (飲み込み) means &q...
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Apr 13, 2019 18:56 English essay
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Kusshi (屈指 - One of the Best) With native lang

Kusshi I introduced 'yubiori' (指折り), which means "to count something" or "one of the best" two days ago, a...
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Apr 12, 2019 07:41 English essay
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Yubiori Kazoeru (指折り数える - Waiting Eagerly) With native lang

Yubiori Kazoeru Yesterday, I introduced the term 'yubiori' (指折り), which means "to count something" or "one of t...
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Apr 11, 2019 10:50 English essay