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What are you thankful for? Posted by on Nov 27, 2015 in Culture, Grammar


Hope everyone is having a great Thanksgiving holiday. This is the time of the year to really appreciate for what you have. Everyone has his/her own list of things that they feel thankful for, but below is my list of things that I am very thankful for. If yours was not listed here, share with me in the comment section. 🙂

~with no particular priority~


  • Health – to be healthly

Japanese translation:(Kenko de arukoto, 健康であること、けんこうであること)


  • Family’s Health

Japanese translation:(Kazoku minna ga kenko de arukoto, 家族みんなが健康であること、かぞく みんなが けんこうであること)


  • Love

Japanese translation:(Aijou, 愛情、あいじょう)


  • Great friends

Japanese translation:(Taisetsuna Tomodachi, 大切な友達、たいせつな ともだち)


  • Parents/Siblings

Japanese translation:(Ryoshin/Kyodai, Shimai,  両親・兄弟(姉妹) りょうしん・きょうだい(しまい))


  • Smile

Japanese translation:(Egao, 笑顔、えがお)


  • Sunshine

Japanese translation:(Ohisama, お日様、おひさま)


  • Finance

Japanese translation:(Okane nokoto, お金のこと、おかねのこと)


  • kids

Japanese translation:(Kodomo, 子供、こども)


  • Sports

Japanese translation:(Supo-tsu, スポーツ)


  • Shopping

Japanese translation:(Shopping, 買い物、かいもの)


  • Meditation

Japanese translation:(Meditation, 瞑想、めいそう)


  • Rain

Japanese translation:(Ame, 雨、あめ)


  • Home

Japanese translation:(Ie, 家、いえ)


  • Music

Japanese translation:(Ongaku, 音楽、おんがく)


  • To be able to learn

Japanese translation:(Manaberu koto, 学べる事、まなべること)


  • Work

Japanese translation:(Shigoto, 仕事、しごと)


  • Food

Japanese translation:(Tabe mono, 食べ物、たべもの)


  • Japanese Blog

Japanese translation:(Nihongo no blog, 日本語のブログ、にほんごのぶろぐ)


I could keep listing more and more, about pretty much everything around myself.  We often don’t realize how fortunate we are, as we sometimes take things for granted. During this holiday break, let’s take time to appreciate for what we already have. We often don’t realize how lucky we are until we lose it one day.  But let’s not be that way.

One last note,  I can’t finish today’s blog without saying this.  I am really grateful for my blog readers out there.  I feel fortunate that I have a place where I can share my background related to Japanese language or my home country, Japan.  Thank you for taking the time to read my blog posts.  I appreciate every minute of your time, and your willingness to learn Japanese!  Thank you!


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About the Author: keiko

Born and raised in Japan. She currently lives in U.S. with her husband and two kids.


  1. Cathryn:

    Thank you for the blog. I look forward to receiving your posts and they are very helpful of my study.

    • keiko:

      @Cathryn Hello Cathryn,

      Thank you for leaving me your kind comment. Readers like you really make me feel so special. 🙂 Good luck with studying Japanese!

  2. Ana:

    I accidentally visit your blog and I realize I really like your writing.Wish you good luck for future.:-D