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: register

今週の #WOTW は 'register’ です。’Register’ is a noun and a verb. Hopefully some of the following information will stay registered in your memory!

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WOTW: calf

今週の #WOTW は 'calf’ です。’Calf’ (‘calves’ in plural) is a noun meaning a few things, some of which are not that obvious. It’s also used in a phrase that’s pretty handy for farmers and jesters alike..

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WOTW: whatever

今週の #WOTW は 'whatever’ です。’Whatever’ is a pronoun (we haven’t had many of those), an adverb, and an exclamation. We also use it in one phrase. Today’s is not a very long installment, so it’ll be over before you know it.

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