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    Poll: I use a fork and spoon - it's so much easier that...

    I use a fork and spoon - it's so much easier that way :haihai:
  2. Could it have something to do with 'inventing...

    Could it have something to do with 'inventing traditions'? Are the Japanese interested only in the nature of Japan or nature in general...? If it's only nature within the borders of Japan, one could...
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    Poll: Tolerant You scored 28! You are generally NOT...

    Tolerant
    You scored 28!
    You are generally NOT race-minded, there may be a thing or two that you see as a race issue, but mostly, you are a very tolerant person!

    Heh, well... I do agree that...
  4. Even though I do agree that it takes a lot of...

    Even though I do agree that it takes a lot of effort to learn hazi, I think it would be a real shame if they decided to stop using them... There are a couple of important points in this that should...
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    :relief: That reminds me of the "Eric Crapton" cd...

    :relief: That reminds me of the "Eric Crapton" cd at engrish.com... :blush:

    I don't know if Japanese do this but I've noticed a lot of EFL speakers say "I'm interesting" when they mean "I'm...
  6. Thread: Chinese tones

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    I didn't read the thread entirely but doesn't...

    I didn't read the thread entirely but doesn't Chinese have particles for this purposes? Such as 'le'... I suppose you could speculate that if you contrast the use of tones in a situation, it would...
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    I'm quite sure that the Japanese /u/ doesn't...

    I'm quite sure that the Japanese /u/ doesn't exist in Finnish as well as the /r/. I had to pay serious attention to the Japanese /r/ because it's so different - we roll our r's much more :blush: And...
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    :hihi: When I think about something like...

    :hihi:

    When I think about something like "every foreigner speaks English", I would assume it means that you're able to comunicate in English when you go to a foreign country... But this isn't...
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    "It's odd for me because it's fragile (could be...

    "It's odd for me because it's fragile (could be destroyed by a typhoon, a car running into the house, someone sawing or hammering into it, etc.), burns easily, provides little insulation (from my...
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    Sticky: Poll: I like the Edo period, too. It's one of those...

    I like the Edo period, too. It's one of those closed periods when Japan melts outer influences into something different and Japanese... And it's a period of popular culture :) I also like ukiyo-e,...
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    I noticed a couple of similarities between...

    I noticed a couple of similarities between Finland and Japan:

    - doctors don't come to the patient's home. I know that in some countries doctors visit patient's homes and in Finland we're supposed...
  12. Thread: How tall are you ?

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    Poll: 160cm - not too tall and not too short but...

    160cm - not too tall and not too short but finding pants that are the right lenght is still an impossibility :P
  13. Sorry about that, I guess I just have a different...

    Sorry about that, I guess I just have a different understanding about what it means. :sorry:


    Are you familiar with the term "wrapping culture"? I was on a course on the japanese society this...
  14. Medical malpractise: Chronic case (Asahi Shimbun)...

    Medical malpractise: Chronic case (Asahi Shimbun)

    ``If (hospitals) do not report the truth for fear of running into trouble with the patients, it won't help produce effective countermeasures,''...
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    Didn't they make a similar thing for women except...

    Didn't they make a similar thing for women except that it was an arm..? :3

    Edit - Sorry, missed it ^^;
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    I have a pretty low income (full-time university...

    I have a pretty low income (full-time university level students get about 400 euros a month, depending on their rent, from the government for a certain period of time) but I still consider myself...
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    I think that worrying about money is one of the...

    I think that worrying about money is one of the most stressful things you could ever think of... But maybe you meant people that are relatively well off?


    Why doesn't anyone ever mention this?...
  18. It's interesting to see how Finland and Japan are...

    It's interesting to see how Finland and Japan are somewhat close to each other on quite a few of the lists... Both Japanese and Finns just adore talking about politics :P I'm thinking that maybe the...
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    Poll: I can relate to your situation quite a bit,...

    I can relate to your situation quite a bit, actually, because it sounds like my ex and I ^^; He was the quiet type and I was the one who likes dancing :blush: Maybe in that kind of a relationship...
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    Poll: I had a boyfriend who was so possessive that I...

    I had a boyfriend who was so possessive that I ended up losing a lot fo friends because he didn't want me to meet anyone :/ I couldn't even talk with any guy other than ask "what time it is" etc. The...
  21. Forgot mention to mention about the simplified...

    Forgot mention to mention about the simplified characters:

    The simplification in Chinese just makes some of the characters really abstract... Take "car", for example. It looks nothing like a car,...
  22. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that...

    Maybe it has something to do with the fact that we consider ourselves a very small and rather insignifcant nation so we have to learn English if we want to do well. I'm pretty sure no American (for...
  23. I don't know anything what teaching in Japanese...

    I don't know anything what teaching in Japanese schools is like, but I was told that for example in math, you only have mechanical exercises (a+b=c, ?+b=c etc) and not the more practical exercises...
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    Poll: I voted for the particles, too. Also the way of...

    I voted for the particles, too. Also the way of thinking in the language is a bit different form what I've used to... Right now I don't even want to think about the problem of being polite enough ^^;...
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    I got to thinking about this and the way I see it...

    I got to thinking about this and the way I see it is that if you have the reception someweher else than your own house, it also sort of accentuates the situation - it make sit more special. I guess...
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