12月 2017

Five things you (probably) didn't know about Christmas

- Tim Lake

あなたが知らないかもしれないクリスマスに関する5つのこと

Christmas is one of those cultural imports to Japan that has lost quite a lot in translation, a long with that strange switch in roles at Valentines Day. To help you learn a bit more about Christmas, here are a few facts about Christmas that you probably didn’t know. Read on to find out:


クリスマスはバレンタインデーと同様に、日本に持ち込まれた文化の中で本来の意味が知られていないものの1つです。そこで今回は、クリスマスに関することで、おそらくあなたが知らないであろう事実を5つご紹介しましょう。

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Word of the Week

WOTW: tea

今週の #WOTW は 'tea’ です。’Tea’ is obviously a noun, but it can also be a verb. The fact that it is used in a couple of phrases shows its place in English culture too. Let’s have a look, first, to the noun.

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WOTW: christmas

今週の #WOTW は 'christmas’ です。You thought it was over, didn't you? Plus we know what you're thinking: "What could you possibly tell me about Christmas that I don't already know?". Well, maybe you know everything there is to know about the word 'Christmas', or maybe you don't.

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WOTW: gather

今週の #WOTW 'gather’ です。'Gather' is most usually a verb, although it can also be a noun, albeit a not very common one. Let’s have a look at the verb first.

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