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: affect

今週の #WOTW は「affect」です。’Affect’ and ‘effect’ are two words that we often get mixed. It’s rather confusing because sometimes their meanings seem to overlap! Generally speaking, ‘affect’ means ‘make a difference to’ something or someone.

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WOTW: bonkers

今週の #WOTW は「bonkers」です。’Bonkers’ looks like a plural noun, but it’s actually an adjective and an informal British English one at that. This also means that this week’s WOTW is going to be rather short, which is unusual and kind of bonkers! Let’s have a look.

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WOTW: speak

今週の #WOTW は「speak」です。’Speak’ is a verb we all know but, do you know what prepositions to combine it with and how to use it in phrases? No? Worry no more and keep reading!

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