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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Seminars and Workshops in 2018

- Tim Lake

2018年のワークショップ&セミナー

2018 is just around the corner, so we thought it was about time to let you know some of the things we have planned for next year starting with five seminars and workshops.
もうすぐ2018年になろうとしています。来年行う予定のセミナーおよびワークショップをご案内します

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Word of the Week

WOTW: flower

今週の #WOTW はまた「flower」です。Aah, spring! The time of flowers blooming and noses sneezing. We all know ‘flower’ as a name but, did you know it can also be a verb? (You don’t say!) It is! Also, a flower is not always a flower, you know? Keep on reading!

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WOTW: finish

今週の #WOTW は「finish」です。’Finish’ is most usually a verb, but it is also a noun and, as always, there are a couple of interesting uses. As a verb, in combination with different prepositions, it takes very interesting meanings. Don’t you love language?

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WOTW: check III

今週の #WOTW はまた「check」です。As you know from the previous two weeks' posts, 'check' is a verb, a noun, an adjective, an exclamation, and numerous phrasal verbs. This week we will be having a look at 'check' in phrases and phrasal verbs. In particular, check out 'check out' and its many uses! Thank you one more time for the request. Let's get to it!

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