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I just ate sushi in Roppongi. I'm here in Japan for a few days. Sushi and tenpura and katsudon and yaki purin...I'm eating all my favorite things. I love Japanese convenience stores. The food is so much better than the junk sold at US convenience stores.Tonight I had toro and chuutoro and salmon and iwashi and hamachi. I love fish...they are delicious! Hahaha.
I'm Canadian, but プーチンが苦手です!A poutine restaurant is called a poutinerie.
Does everyone know Poutine? No not Putin,the Russian President.
It is a Canadian National Dish. It started in Quebec and became very popular.
Canadian are craving for poutine. To tell you the truth, I have not tried it yet.
It is just frech fries and cheese curd and covered with brown gravy. Looks messy and
not appitizing for me but Canadians love Poutine.


Fall is the best season for eating!日本は今、秋(あき)です。秋はおいしい食べ物がたくさんあります。日本人はこの季節(きせつ)を「食欲(しょくよく)の秋」と呼(よ)びます。みなさんの”食欲をそそる”ものはなんですか。
The word 'Suddenly' remind me of The Beatles song 'Yesterday'.     Suddenly I'm not a half a man I used to be   There's a shadow hanging over me   Oh yesterday came suddenly.I have seen a lot of Japanese translation of this song but seldom seen a good translation. Some examples of translation are;1. 今まで僕は中途半端じゃなかったけど  突然僕を暗い闇でおそったんだぁ  その昨日が突然やってきんだ2.突然に僕は以前の半分以下の人間になってしまったよ  影が僕につきまとう  昨日は突然やってきた3.突然僕は昔と全然違う人間みたいに  影に覆われているんだ  Oh 突然やってきたのさThese Japanese translation are done by Japanese people. Yet they don't make sense as a Japanese sentence. Just recently I found the translation which make sense as a Japanese sentence. This person doesn't translate suddenly as 突然  yesterday as 昨日 and shadow as 影、闇。 Here is the much better translation.なんの前触れもなく  昔の自分とは比べものにならない つまらない人間になってしまった  辛い気持ちがずっと消えない  別れる時がいきなりやってきたから    モデレーターに通知する  [/font][/size][/font][/size]
[quote author=Masahiro Arai link=topic=37.msg130#msg130 date=1536894478]虫が集まって鳴く(鳴いている)ことを「集く」といいます。日本人でも若い人は知らない言葉かもしれません。「集く」を読める人いますか。'集く' means insects are chirping together.Young Japanese people may not know the word '集く'.Does anyone can read this kanji?[/quote]アライ先生「集く」は「すだく」と読みますか。勉強になりました。多謝! 例えば、虫が一匹だけ鳴いている場合でも集くを利用しますか。宜しくお願い致します。進之介
  • Hello Sarah! I wasn't sure about the differences for several of these myself, so I did some googling. These are my findings while browsing chiebukuro/hinative/ALC:たちまち an intentional action(similar to すぐに)彼はたちまち英語がうまくなった He made rapid progress in English.にわかに more formal その提案にはにわかに賛同はできない I cannot readily consent to that proposal.不意に unexpectedly 不意に問われて答えに困った I was at a loss for an answer. (ふと is more common in conversation)偶然 chance/coincidence 駅で偶然出会った We bumped into each other at the station.突如 seems to be common in novels and is not used in conversation. 1224年に突如として急死した (He) died suddenly in 1224.The difference between 急に・いきなり・突然 is a bit more subtle. いきなり seems to be used to say that an action took a shorter time than expected, while the others are not expected.「彼は家から○○飛び出してきた」He suddenly flew out of the house. You can use 急に・いきなり・突然  because we have no expectation of time.「第一問からいきなり詰まってしまった。」I suddenly got stuck on the first question , You can use いきなり but not 急に・突然 because the person got stuck faster than expected (There is a time expectation).For 急に vs 突然, 急に is used more widely. おなかが急に痛くなった My stomach suddenly started hurting - (It's unexpected, but is quite common and not shocking. )突然空から人が降ってきた A person suddenly fell from the sky - (It's definitely surprising and not something you see every day.)急に用事ができた Something suddenly came up. (This might have taken more than a moment but was unexpected)突然路地から子供が飛び出して来た」A child suddenly jumped into the alley. (In a moment)Please correct me if I am wrong. 勉強になりました!
Often I use "suddenly' in English and am wondering about the equivalent in Japanese.  The Dictionary has a lot of words, but I don't know what the differences are. Please help!よく英語の”suddenly"を使います。日本でこの同じ言葉は何ですか。辞書にたくさん言葉がありますが、違うのはわかりません。そこの言葉が:俄に『にわかに』不意に 『ふいに』屹度 『きっと』突如 『とつじょ』急に 『きゅうに』行き成り 『いきなり』偶然 『ぐうぜん』忽ち 『たちまち』手伝ってくださいませんか。ありがとうございますさら
実は、今日は”crickets" を言いました!だからもうすぐ書きます。
虫が集まって鳴く(鳴いている)ことを「集く」といいます。日本人でも若い人は知らない言葉かもしれません。「集く」を読める人いますか。'集く' means insects are chirping together.Young Japanese people may not know the word '集く'.Does anyone can read this kanji?
コオロギが鳴いている。 (こおろぎがないている。)  koorogi ga naite iru.   In English, we say "crickets" when there is almost total silence. For example, in a classroom, if the teacher says something controversial and a student says, "Oh yeah, well, what about...?" If the teacher doesn't respond immediately, during the long pause preceding the teacher's answer, someone could say, "crickets" which means it's so quiet the only sound you can hear is the crickets chirping. Crickets chirp during the day, but everything is so noisy we don't generally hear them. At night, when the world rests, then we can hear them chirp.   OK, Nihongo Hiroba, don't be a cricket!
[quote author=shinnosuke link=topic=36.msg126#msg126 date=1536093618]藤原先生現在住んでいるのがテキサス州です。全米一番態度のでかい州です。サンアントニオという街をご存じませんか。人口のランキングでアメリカの第7位の市です。ここからまっすぐに市の方へ走れば車で2.5時間でメキシコ入国できます。よろしく!進之介[/quote]
そうですか!私はてっきり日本に住んでいらっしゃるのかと思いました。LAからMississippiに引っ越す時、車で行き、テキサス州を通りました。行けども行けどもテキサス州!でっかいなあと思いました。そこで食べたハンバーガーも超デカかったです! :o
エステバンさん、コルパスは海沿いでいい町ですね。ハリケーンが来ますけどね。  沖縄の那覇に住んでいますか。
アメリカってでっかいね~! :o
ミネアポリス最初の冬、鼻の穴の中まで凍っちゃいました。 :-[
藤原先生、 そうですか。米国の南部からいきなりMinneapolisですか。それはつらくなかったですか。ちょっと話がずれるかも知れませんが、9月13日にモンタナ州に住んでいるいとこのところへ遊びに行く予定です。2-3日前に彼から気温の連絡が入ったが、未だ8月なのに、朝一華氏32度でした。それを見て、ショックを受けましたよ。僕の町は最近毎日最高気温が100度前後です。モンタナでこの進之介が凍てしまいそうです。飛行機に乗る前に鞄をしばらく日光浴をさせて持っていきます。寒くなったための添い寝相手に。。。爆笑!進之介より
[quote author=EstevanM link=topic=36.msg120#msg120 date=1535587106]テキサス終身か? すげ!! 俺もテキサスに生まれたけど、2年間ぐらい沖縄に住んでいる。テキサスでどこから来ました?ーエステバン[/quote]エステバンさん、 お元気ですか。 僕はヒューストン生まれです。 あなたは? 僕は3回ほど沖縄に遊びに行きました。きれいなところです。エステバンさんは沖縄で何をしていますか。よろしく!   追伸:出身が正しいです。
それどころか「やっぱ、私、日本人!」と何度も思いましたよ。 ;)
おっしゃる通り、この広場、ちょっと淋しいですね~ :'(
テキサス終身か? すげ!! 俺もテキサスに生まれたけど、2年間ぐらい沖縄に住んでいる。テキサスでどこから来ました?ーエステバン
しんのすけさん、Your Japanese language knowledge is tremendous!! :o
二束三文  にそくさんもん  This is a wonderful expression that requires a bit of a history lesson. Today the currency of Japan is yen. One yen is the smallest coin currently used in Japan. However, occasionally, you will see prices quoted in yen and there will be numbers to the right of the decimal point. For example, in foreign exchange rates, the US dollar may be worth exactly 110.45 yen.  In this case, the dollar is not the equivalent of 110 yen it is worth fractionally more at 110.45. So what is the point 45 (.45) called?  The amount 110.45 would be read as "hyaku juu en yonjuu go sen." A mon is another unit of currency used in Japan before the modern era. It had very little value. So the expression "ni soku san mon" means what? ni soku = two bunches (of something). For example, two handfuls of of flowers or some food.  san mon = 3 mon, or money that is worth very, very little.  So, all together, ni soku san mon is an old expression for saying the equivalent of "dirt cheap" in English.