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Archive for January, 2021

Those Pesky Particles! Posted by on Jan 14, 2021

As a non-native English speaker, my biggest foe is the article (冠詞 kanshi). Yes, those “a” and “the” devils. When you ask native English speakers, they always say – if you refer to an item the first time, use “a” and after that “the”.  Well, life is not that simple especially in English that is full of exceptions (例外reigai). I…

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New Year’s Cards (年賀状) Posted by on Jan 5, 2021

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明けましておめでとうございます。(A happy new year.  Akemashite omedetogozaimasu) Let us start the 2021 blog with the Japanese declining tradition (伝統 dento)- New Year’s Cards called 年賀状(nengajo).  It is a postcard with New Year’s greetings.  You can purchase 年賀状 from your post office with a lottery number printed on them.  In the New Year, numbers are drawn on…

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