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Yes or NO – tag questions Posted by on Oct 21, 2021

This time, I am going to talk about tag questions (付加疑問文 fuka gimonbun).  I know that  these are confusing to Japanese students learning English, and I bet the Japanese learners must be sharing the same confusion (混乱 konran). So what is a tag question in English? You didn’t go to see the movie last night…

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The Dictionary as a Mirror of Time Posted by on Oct 16, 2021

One of the largest Japanese dictionaries (辞書 jisho) is published from Sanseido. It is the most popular one.  It was first published in 1960, and it has been edited periodically to add or delete words.  The dictionary was updated this year after 8 years. Language is alive and it is changing all the time whether…

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