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: lockdown

今週の #WOTW は 'lockdown’ です。’Lockdown’ is a noun we’re hearing a lot recently. It is also, separated into two words, a phrasal verb.

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WOTW: distance

今週の #WOTW は 'distance’ です。’Distance’ is a noun, a verb, and part of a couple of phrases. Let’s have a look, first, at the noun.

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WOTW: heuristic

今週の #WOTW は 'heuristic’ です。’Heuristic’ is not a word that people use all the time, but it’s related to triplo’s take on learning, so we thought it would be a good idea to have a look at it. This word is mostly used as an adjective, but it can also be a noun. Let’s start with the former.

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