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Shari (シャリ - White/Vinegared Rice) With native lang

Shari White rice or vinegared rice used for sushi is called 'shari' (シャリ) in Japan. It is thought that 'shari' come...
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Jun 30, 2019 17:21 English essay
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5C Problem With native lang

5C Problem Several days ago, I encountered the "5C problem." The 5C problem is a kind of programming errors that could oc...
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Jun 29, 2019 18:48 English essay
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Emi (笑み - Smiling) With native lang

Emi Smiling is expressed as 'emi' (笑み) in Japanese. There are various idiomatic expressions that use 'emi'. '...
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Jun 28, 2019 11:51 English essay
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Kiki Semaru (鬼気迫る - Serious/Ghastly) With native lang

Kiki Semaru I sometimes see actors/actresses who have a face described as 'kiki semaru' (鬼気迫る) in movies and dramas. 'K...
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Jun 27, 2019 11:14 English essay
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Chawan (茶碗 - Bowl/Cup) With native lang

Chawan Most Japanese people use 'chawan' (茶碗) every day. Since 'cha' (茶) means "tea" and 'wan' (碗...
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Jun 26, 2019 17:24 English essay
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Mi wo Ko ni Suru (身を粉にする - Working Hard) With native lang

Mi wo Ko ni Suru I am working while 'mi wo ko ni suru/shite' (身を粉にする/して). Since 'mi' (身) means "body" and...
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Jun 25, 2019 09:54 English essay
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Shiodoki (潮時 - Time/Chance) With native lang

Shiodoki Everything has its 'shiodoki' (潮時). 'Shio' (潮) means "tide" abd 'doki/toki' (時) means &q...
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Jun 24, 2019 22:38 English essay
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Kenage (健気 - Admirable) With native lang

Kenage I like people who have a character described as 'kenage' (健気). 'Kenage' means that someone has a good/solid ...
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Jun 23, 2019 18:04 English essay
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Gyū-tan (牛タン - Ox Tongue) With native lang

Gyū-tan Today I went to a barbecue restaurant and ate many grilled meat with my best friend. The food what we first ate was 'gy...
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Jun 22, 2019 23:55 English essay diary
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Demakase (でまかせ - Tall Tale) With native lang

Demakase I sometimes see a person who say 'demakase' (でまかせ). 'Demakase' means to say something at random, to tell a...
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Jun 21, 2019 10:35 English essay
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Chinchin/Acchinchin/Chinchikochin (ちんちん/あっちんちん/ちんちこちん - Very Hot) With native lang

Chinchin/Acchinchin/Chinchikochin I was born and brought up in Nagoya city, Aichi. In Nagoya (and its surrounding areas), there are...
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Jun 20, 2019 11:20 English essay
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Te ni Ase wo Nigiru (手に汗を握る - Thrilling) With native lang

Te ni Ase wo Nigiri Being excited or nervous by seeing/hearing a tense situation is called 'te ni ase wo nigiri' (手に汗を握る) in J...
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Jun 19, 2019 18:56 English essay
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Asedaku (汗だく - Sweaty) With native lang

Asedaku In summer, I often become a state described as 'asedaku' (汗だく). 'Asedaku' means that much sweat bursts from...
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Jun 18, 2019 23:00 English essay
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Shoshi Kantetsu (初志貫徹 - Carrying out Your Original Intention) With native lang

Shoshi Kantetsu Today I would like to introduce my favorite four-character idiom 'shoshi kantetsu' (初志貫徹). 'Sho' (初...
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Jun 17, 2019 22:05 English essay
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Oshare (おしゃれ - Smart/Chic/Fashionable) Part 2 With native lang

Oshare Part 2 Yesterday, I talked about the Japanese term 'oshare' (おしゃれ), which means to dress up or apply makeup. Just li...
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Jun 16, 2019 22:17 English essay
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Oshare (おしゃれ - Smart/Fancy) Part 1 With native lang

Oshare Part 1 Yesterday, I introduced you to the Japanese term 'omekashi' (おめかし), which means to dress up or do makeup. Thi...
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Jun 15, 2019 12:11 English essay
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Omekashi (おめかし - Dressing up) With native lang

Omekashi Most women will do 'omekashi' (おめかし) when dating with their lovers or meeting someone they like. 'O' (お) i...
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Jun 14, 2019 20:40 English essay
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Mōtō-nai (毛頭ない - Least of All) With native lang

Mōtō-nai When denying something strongly, we sometimes say 'mōtō-nai' (毛頭ない) by adding 'mōtō' (毛頭) to the negative ter...
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Jun 13, 2019 11:45 English essay
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Ninin Sankyaku (二人三脚 - Cooperating with One Another) With native lang

Ninin Sankyaku We say 'ninin sankyaku' (二人三脚) to describe that two people sharing the same purpose cooperate. 'Ni' ...
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Jun 13, 2019 08:10 English essay
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Ome ni Kakaru (お目にかかる - Having the Pleasure of Meeting) With native lang

Ome ni Kakaru The most common Japanese term meaning to meet someone is 'au' (会う). However, if you want to show your respect...
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Jun 11, 2019 20:12 English essay