About This Site

Currently, I write short texts in English every day on a language exchange social networking website called Lang-8. At first, I mainly wrote it in a diary format, but at some point, fodders for my diary have gradually disappeared, and I began to write etymologies of Japanese terms and trivial things in English. I’d like to leave these article archives here.

私は現在 lang-8 という添削サイトで、毎日英語で短い文章を書いています。主な内容は、日本語の語源、ちょっとした雑学、日記などです。ここにその記録を残します。

Toru Kano (加納 徹)

Article Archives

[As of August 6, 2021]
Number of Posts: 1,927
Number of Words: 226,003
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【No. 1908】Kazahana (風花 – Snow Flurry)Jul 18, 2021
【No. 1907】Nirunari Yakunari (煮るなり焼くなり – Whatever You Want)Jul 17, 2021
【No. 1906】Nijū Gosai (二汁五菜 – Two Soups and Five Dishes)Jul 16, 2021
【No. 1905】Ichijū Sansai (一汁三菜 – A Traditional Japanese Meal)Jul 15, 2021
【No. 1904】Tokyo Tokkyo Kyokakyoku (東京特許許可局)Jul 14, 2021
【No. 1903】Nagai Me de Miru (長い目で見る – Taking a Long View)Jul 13, 2021
【No. 1902】Ashi ga Bō ni Naru (足が棒になる – One’s Legs Are Tired)Jul 12, 2021
【No. 1901】Oshinobi (お忍び – Incognito)Jul 11, 2021
【No. 1900】Roten Buro (露天風呂 – Outdoor Hot Spring Bath)Jul 10, 2021
【No. 1899】Fugen Jikkō and Yūgen Jikkō (不言実行と有言実行 – Action before Words / Walking the Talk)Jul 09, 2021
【No. 1898】Wara ni mo Sugaru (わらにもすがる – Act of Desperation)Jul 08, 2021
【No. 1897】Gunte (軍手 – Work Gloves)Jul 07, 2021
【No. 1896】Ishi no Ue ni mo San-nen (石の上にも三年 – Perseverance Pays Dividends)Jul 06, 2021
【No. 1895】Mune wo Utsu (胸を打つ – Moving One’s Heart)Jul 05, 2021
【No. 1894】Mushi ga Sukanai (虫が好かない – Just Don’t Like)Jul 04, 2021
【No. 1893】Shiri ni Hi ga Tsuku (尻に火がつく – Urgent)Jul 03, 2021
【No. 1892】Mi wo Musubu (実を結ぶ – Bearing Fruit)Jul 02, 2021
【No. 1891】Kao ni Doro wo Nuru (顔に泥を塗る – Making Someone Lose Face)Jul 01, 2021
【No. 1890】Kata wo Kasu (肩を貸す – Lending a Hand)Jun 30, 2021
【No. 1889】Kao ni Momiji wo Chirasu (顔に紅葉を散らす – Being Flushed)Jun 29, 2021
【No. 1888】Kao kara Hi ga Deru (顔から火が出る – One’s Face Burned with Shame)Jun 28, 2021
【No. 1887】Shinkei Suijaku (神経衰弱 – Concentration)Jun 27, 2021
【No. 1886】Hyaku mo Shōchi, Nihyaku mo Gatten (百も承知、二百も合点 – Being Fully Aware)Jun 26, 2021
【No. 1885】Hyaku mo Shōchi (百も承知 – Being Well Aware)Jun 25, 2021
【No. 1884】Hiza wo Majieru (膝を交える – Friendly Talking)Jun 24, 2021
【No. 1883】Hanashi ni Hana ga Saku (話に花が咲く – Talk and Talk)Jun 23, 2021
【No. 1882】Minazuki (水無月 – June)Jun 22, 2021
【No. 1881】Japanese Customs at the Summer SolsticeJun 21, 2021
【No. 1880】Samidare Shiki (五月雨式/さみだれ式 – Intermittent Manner)Jun 20, 2021
【No. 1879】Samidare (五月雨 – Early Summer Rain)Jun 19, 2021
【No. 1878】Kuchi ga Omoi (口が重い – Having Few Words)Jun 18, 2021
【No. 1877】Kuchi ga Karui (口が軽い – Having a Big Mouth)Jun 17, 2021
【No. 1876】Kuchi wo Suppaku Suru (口を酸っぱくする – Telling Over and Over Again)Jun 16, 2021
【No. 1875】Karitekita Neko (借りてきた猫 – Much Quieter than Usual)Jun 15, 2021
【No. 1874】Jūyaku Shukkin (重役出勤 – Fashionably Late)Jun 14, 2021
【No. 1873】Ki no Doku (気の毒 – Feeling Sorry)Jun 13, 2021
【No. 1872】Kao ga Ureru (顔が売れる – Becoming Famous)Jun 12, 2021
【No. 1871】Kao ga Hiroi (顔が広い – Knowing Many People)Jun 11, 2021
【No. 1870】Oteage (お手上げ – Getting Stuck)Jun 10, 2021
【No. 1869】Ude wo Gaeru / Te wo Ageru (腕を上げる/手を上げる – Improving One’s Skill)Jun 09, 2021
【No. 1868】Ushiroyubi wo Sasareru (後ろ指を指される – Being Talked Behind One’s Back)Jun 08, 2021
【No. 1867】Ushirogami wo Hikareru (後ろ髪を引かれる – With Painful Reluctance)Jun 07, 2021
【No. 1866】The Meaning of 河豚Jun 06, 2021
【No. 1865】The Meaning of 海豚Jun 05, 2021
【No. 1864】Kuchibi wo Kiru (口火を切る – Breaking the Ice)Jun 04, 2021
【No. 1863】Aji wo Shimeru (味をしめる – Getting a Taste)Jun 03, 2021
【No. 1862】Tenshin Ranman (天真爛漫 – Simplicity)Jun 02, 2021
【No. 1861】Kawa (皮/革 – Skin/Leather)Jun 01, 2021
【No. 1860】The Names of the Fingers for ChildrenMay 31, 2021
【No. 1859】The Names of the FingersMay 30, 2021
【No. 1858】Amenbo Akaina Aiueo (あめんぼあかいなあいうえお)May 29, 2021
【No. 1857】Amenbo (アメンボ – Water Strider)May 28, 2021
【No. 1856】Zento Tanan (前途多難 – Many Difficulties in Future), Zento Yōyō (前途洋々 – Bright Future)May 27, 2021
【No. 1855】Iiete Myō (言い得て妙 – Perfect Phrasing)May 26, 2021
【No. 1854】Zehi (是非 – By All Means)May 26, 2021
【No. 1853】Ottamageru/Buttamageru (おったまげる/ぶったまげる – Mind-blowing)May 24, 2021
【No. 1852】Tamageru (たまげる – Being Surprised)May 23, 2021
【No. 1851】Ijō Desu (以上です – That’s All)May 22, 2021
【No. 1850】Kiite Gokuraku Mite Jigoku (聞いて極楽見て地獄 – What Is a Paradise on Hearsay May Be a Hell at Sight)May 21, 2021
【No. 1849】Kaeru and Kawazu (「かえる」と「かわず」 – Frog)May 20, 2021
【No. 1848】Todo no Tsumari (とどのつまり – After All)May 19, 2021
【No. 1847】Ebi de Tai wo Tsuru (海老で鯛を釣る – Throw a Sprat to Catch a Whale)May 18, 2021
【No. 1846】Atatte Kudakero (当たって砕けろ – Go for Broke)May 17, 2021
【No. 1845】Kaikaburu (買いかぶる – Overestimating)May 16, 2021
【No. 1844】Nodo Moto Sugi reba Atsusa wo Wasureru (喉元過ぎれば熱さを忘れる – Danger Past and God Forgotten)May 15, 2021
【No. 1843】Nekubi wo Kaku (寝首をかく – Catching Someone off Guard)May 14, 2021
【No. 1842】Tebura (手ぶら – Empty-handed)May 13, 2021
【No. 1841】Kisama (貴様 – You!)May 12, 2021
【No. 1840】Senzai Ichigū (千載一遇 – Chance in a Million)May 11, 2021
【No. 1839】Shōsoku (消息 – Newsletter)May 10, 2021
【No. 1838】Oumu Gaeshi (オウム返し – Parroting)May 09, 2021
【No. 1837】Kaze no Tayori (風の便り – A Little Bird Told Me)May 08, 2021
【No. 1836】Etymology of Hatoko (はとこ) Part 2May 07, 2021
【No. 1835】Etymology of Hatoko (はとこ) Part 1May 06, 2021
【No. 1834】Hatoko (はとこ – Second Cousin)May 05, 2021
【No. 1833】Itoko (いとこ – Cousin)May 04, 2021
【No. 1832】Doraemon’s Three Sizes (ドラえもんのスリーサイズ)May 03, 2021
【No. 1831】Surī Saizu (スリーサイズ – Bust/waist/hip measurements)May 02, 2021
【No. 1830】Atama Dekkachi (頭でっかち – Brain Trust)May 01, 2021
【No. 1829】Oden (おでん)Apr 30, 2021
【No. 1828】Tsuppari and Sukeban (「ツッパリ」と「スケバン」 – Bad Boy/Girl)Apr 29, 2021
【No. 1827】Yankī (ヤンキー – “bad boy/girl”)Apr 28, 2021
【No. 1826】Furyō (不良 – Bad State/Boy/Girl)Apr 27, 2021
【No. 1825】Kobu and Tankobu (「瘤」と「たんこぶ」 – Bump)Apr 26, 2021
【No. 1824】Me no Ue no Kobu (目の上の瘤 – A Thorn in One’s Side)Apr 25, 2021
【No. 1823】Idobata Kaigi (井戸端会議 – Small Talk)Apr 24, 2021
【No. 1822】Otesū Desuga (お手数ですが – I’m Sorry to Trouble You)Apr 23, 2021
【No. 1821】Nezumi Tori (ねずみ捕り – Speed Trap)Apr 22, 2021
【No. 1820】Rōbashin (老婆心 – Excessive Kindness)Apr 21, 2021
【No. 1819】Iku Dō-on (異口同音 – Unanimously)Apr 20, 2021
【No. 1818】Namida ni Shizumu (涙に沈む – Bathing in Tears)Apr 19, 2021
【No. 1817】Gyafun to Iwaseru (ぎゃふんと言わせる – Beating Someone Down to Size)Apr 18, 2021
【No. 1816】Shitsunen (失念 – Slipping One’s Mind)Apr 17, 2021
【No. 1815】Icchōra (一張羅 – Best Clothes)Apr 16, 2021
【No. 1814】Donburako (どんぶらこ)Apr 15, 2021
【No. 1813】Totte Tsuketa Youna (取って付けたような – Unnatural/Artificial)Apr 14, 2021
【No. 1812】Hana wo Motaseru (花を持たせる – Letting Someone Take the Credit)Apr 13, 2021
【No. 1811】Suzu wo Korogasu youna Koe (鈴を転がすような声 – Clear and Beautiful Voice)Apr 12, 2021
【No. 1810】How to Use HitoshioApr 11, 2021
【No. 1809】Hito___ (一入 – strikingly)Apr 10, 2021
【No. 1808】Mī-Hā (ミーハー – A Person Who Follow the Crowd)Apr 09, 2021
【No. 1807】Okanmuri (お冠 – Bad Temper)Apr 08, 2021
【No. 1806】Sābisu Zangyō (サービス残業 – Wage Theft)Apr 07, 2021
【No. 1805】The Reason Why Cats’ Backs Are RoundedApr 06, 2021
【No. 1804】Nekoze (猫背 – Rounded Back)Apr 05, 2021
【No. 1803】Batsu ga Warui (ばつが悪い – Awkward/Uncomfortable)Apr 04, 2021
【No. 1802】Shiko no Kan (指呼の間 – Hailing Distance)Apr 03, 2021
【No. 1801】Bon Misu (凡ミス – Careless Mistake)Apr 02, 2021
【No. 1800】Me to Hana no Saki (目と鼻の先 – Stone’s Throw)Apr 01, 2021
【No. 1799】Ningen-waza (人間業 – Human Work)Mar 31, 2021
【No. 1798】Tamago Kake Gohan (卵かけご飯 – Egg on Rice) Part 3Mar 30, 2021
【No. 1797】Tamago Kake Gohan (卵かけご飯 – Egg on Rice) Part 2Mar 29, 2021
【No. 1796】Tamago Kake Gohan (卵かけご飯 – Egg on Rice) Part 1Mar 28, 2021
【No. 1795】Chi mo Namida mo Nai (血も涙もない – Cold-blooded)Mar 27, 2021
【No. 1794】Neko Bang Bang (猫バンバン – Knock Knock Cats)Mar 26, 2021
【No. 1793】Neko Manma (ねこまんま – Cat’s Meal)Mar 25, 2021
【No. 1792】Neko Kentei (ねこ検定 – Cat Test)Mar 24, 2021
【No. 1791】Catalog GiftMar 23, 2021
【No. 1790】Kankodori (閑古鳥 – Cuckoo)Mar 22, 2021
【No. 1789】Hatodokei (鳩時計 – Cuckoo Clock)Mar 21, 2021
【No. 1788】Kodomo-beya Ojisan (子供部屋おじさん – Middle-aged Men in Children’s Rooms)Mar 20, 2021
【No. 1787】Shirankedo (知らんけど – “I’m not sure, though” / “But who knows”)Mar 19, 2021
【No. 1786】Limited Graduation CeremonyMar 18, 2021
【No. 1785】Jōhatsu (蒸発 – Evaporation/Missing)Mar 17, 2021
【No. 1784】Takara no Mochigusare (宝の持ち腐れ – Better Spent Than Spared)Mar 16, 2021
【No. 1783】Toranpu (トランプ – “Playing Card”)Mar 15, 2021
【No. 1782】Harapeko (腹ペコ – Being Hungry)Mar 14, 2021
【No. 1781】Hara ga Hette wa Ikusa ga Dekinu (腹が減っては戦ができぬ – An Army Marches on Its Stomach)Mar 13, 2021
【No. 1780】Onaka ga Heru (お腹が減る – Being Hungry)Mar 12, 2021
【No. 1779】My First International Conference in a WhileMar 11, 2021
【No. 1778】Pien Koete Paon (ぴえんこえてぱおん)Mar 10, 2021
【No. 1777】Pien (ぴえん – Crying)Mar 09, 2021
【No. 1776】International Women’s DayMar 08, 2021
【No. 1775】Omagari Neko (尾曲がり猫 – Cats with Bent Tails)Mar 07, 2021
【No. 1774】Kagishippo (かぎしっぽ – Kinked Tail)Mar 06, 2021
【No. 1773】Jūbako no Sumi wo Tsutsuku (重箱の隅をつつく – Quibbling on Insignificant Detail)Mar 05, 2021
【No. 1772】Yutō Yomi (湯桶読み – Mixed Reading of Japanese and Chinese)Mar 04, 2021
【No. 1771】Jūbako Yomi (重箱読み – Mixed Reading of Chinese and Japanese)Mar 03, 2021
【No. 1770】Daitai (代替 – Alternative)Mar 02, 2021
【No. 1769】Ping Pong Dash (ピンポンダッシュ – Ding-dong Ditch)Feb 28, 2021
【No. 1768】Asemizu wo Tarasu (汗水をたらす – Sweating Over One’s Work)Feb 27, 2021
【No. 1767】Iki wo Nomu Utsukushisa (息を呑む美しさ – Breathtaking Beauty)Feb 26, 2021
【No. 1766】Mogo Mogo (もごもご – Muttering) and Mogu Mogu (もぐもぐ – Nom Nom)Feb 25, 2021
【No. 1765】Munya Munya (むにゃむにゃ – Muttering)Feb 24, 2021
【No. 1764】The Emperor’s Birthday (2019-)Feb 23, 2021
【No. 1763】Ichi wo Kiite Jū wo Shiru (一を聞いて十を知る – A Word Is Enough to the Wise)Feb 22, 2021
【No. 1762】Ohisashi-buri Desu (お久しぶりです – It’s been a long time)Feb 21, 2021
【No. 1761】Taifū Ikka (台風一過 – Clear Weather after the Storm)Oct 14, 2019
【No. 1760】Typhoon No. 19Oct 13, 2019
【No. 1759】Unlucky Coins Part 2Oct 12, 2019
【No. 1758】Unlucky Coins Part 1Oct 11, 2019
【No. 1757】Five-yen CoinOct 10, 2019
【No. 1756】En mo Yukari mo Nai (縁もゆかりもない – Complete Stranger)Oct 09, 2019
【No. 1755】Ato no Matsuri (後の祭り – Too Late) Part 2Oct 08, 2019
【No. 1754】Ato no Matsuri (後の祭り – Too Late) Part 1Oct 07, 2019
【No. 1753】Shirokuro Tsukeru (白黒つける – Determining Clearly)Oct 06, 2019
【No. 1752】Aku wa Nobeyo (悪は延べよ)Oct 05, 2019
【No. 1751】Zen wa Isoge (善は急げ – “Now is the Time for Action”)Oct 04, 2019
【No. 1750】Kenmin no Hi (県民の日 – “Prefecture Citizens Day”)Oct 03, 2019
【No. 1749】Tomin no Hi (都民の日 – Tokyo Citizens Day)Oct 02, 2019
【No. 1748】10% Consumption TaxOct 01, 2019
【No. 1747】Hito no Furi mite Wa-ga Furi Naose (人の振り見て我が振り直せ)Sep 30, 2019
【No. 1746】Kakukaku Shikazika (かくかくしかじか)Sep 29, 2019
【No. 1745】Hanmen Kyōshi (反面教師 – A Negative Exemplar)Sep 28, 2019
【No. 1744】Neguse (寝癖 – Bed Hair)Sep 27, 2019
【No. 1743】Umi no Sachi, Yama no Sachi (海の幸と山の幸) Part 2Sep 26, 2019
【No. 1742】Umi no Sachi, Yama no Sachi (海の幸と山の幸) Part 1Sep 25, 2019
【No. 1741】Aki no Mikaku (秋の味覚 – Seasonal Food of Fall/Autumn)Sep 24, 2019
【No. 1740】Sanma (サンマ – “Pacific Saury”)Sep 23, 2019
【No. 1739】DRAGON QUEST WALKSep 22, 2019
【No. 1738】Tsuki (月 – Moon)Sep 21, 2019
【No. 1737】A Difficult RiddleSep 20, 2019
【No. 1736】Interesting Riddles Part 3Sep 19, 2019
【No. 1735】Interesting Riddles Part 2Sep 18, 2019
【No. 1734】Interesting Riddles Part 1Sep 17, 2019
【No. 1733】Nazonazo (なぞなぞ – Riddle)Sep 16, 2019
【No. 1732】Ichihayaku (いち早く – ASAP)Sep 15, 2019
【No. 1731】Atarimaeda no Kurakkā (あたり前田のクラッカー)Sep 14, 2019
【No. 1730】Kubi no Kawa Ichimai de Tsunagaru (首の皮一枚で繋がる – Hanging by a Thread)Sep 13, 2019
【No. 1729】Atarimae (当たり前 – Of Course) Part 2Sep 12, 2019
【No. 1728】Atarimae (当たり前 – Of Course) Part 1Sep 11, 2019
【No. 1727】Uhauha (うはうは – Exhilarated)Sep 10, 2019
【No. 1726】Rōnyaku Nan-nyo (老若男女 – “Men and Women of All Ages”)Sep 09, 2019
【No. 1725】Internet Slang Terms for Expressing Laughing Part 2Sep 08, 2019
【No. 1724】Internet Slang Terms for Expressing Laughing Part 1Sep 07, 2019
【No. 1723】Kaeru ga Naku kara Kaero (蛙が鳴くから帰ろ)Sep 06, 2019
【No. 1722】Nen-nen Korori (ねんねんころり)Sep 05, 2019
【No. 1721】Osaki ni Shitsurei Shimasu (お先に失礼します – Excuse Me for Leaving before You)Sep 04, 2019
【No. 1720】Yamawake (山分け – Dividing Equally)Sep 03, 2019
【No. 1719】Mawaranai Sushi (回らない寿司) Part 2Sep 02, 2019
【No. 1718】Mawaranai Sushi (回らない寿司) Part 1Sep 01, 2019
【No. 1717】Osusowake (おすそわけ – Sharing)Aug 31, 2019
【No. 1716】Nōryō (納涼 – Enjoying Cool in Summer) Part 2Aug 30, 2019
【No. 1715】Nōryō (納涼 – Enjoying Cool in Summer) Part 1Aug 29, 2019
【No. 1714】Karuizawa Part 2Aug 28, 2019
【No. 1713】Karuizawa Part 1Aug 27, 2019
【No. 1712】Hishochi (避暑地 – Summer Resort)Aug 26, 2019
【No. 1711】Hane wo Nobasu (羽を伸ばす – Letting Loose)Aug 25, 2019
【No. 1710】Ikinuki (息抜き – Breather)Aug 24, 2019
【No. 1709】Torihada (鳥肌 – Goose Bumps)Aug 23, 2019
【No. 1708】Pāpeki (パーペキ – Perfect)Aug 22, 2019
【No. 1707】Mamagoto (ままごと – House)Aug 21, 2019
【No. 1706】Tapiru (タピる)Aug 20, 2019
【No. 1705】Kurushī (苦しい – Painful/Difficult)Aug 19, 2019
【No. 1704】Ibitsu (いびつ – Distorted)Aug 18, 2019
【No. 1703】Tsuke ga Mawaru (付けが回る – Deserving Thoughtless Behavior)Aug 17, 2019
【No. 1702】Bon Holidays: Day 3 (August 16th)Aug 16, 2019
【No. 1701】Bon Holidays: Day 2 (August 15th)Aug 15, 2019
【No. 1700】Bon Holidays: Day 1 (August 14th)Aug 14, 2019
【No. 1699】Ichiban Saisho/Ichiban Saigo (一番最初/一番最後 – First/Last)Aug 13, 2019
【No. 1698】Amamoyō (雨模様 – Threatening Sky)Aug 13, 2019
【No. 1697】Petto Botoru (ペットボトル – Plastic Bottles)Aug 12, 2019
【No. 1696】Open CampusAug 11, 2019
【No. 1695】Shikō Sakugo (試行錯誤 – Trial and Error)Aug 10, 2019
【No. 1694】Shunjun (逡巡 – Flinching)Aug 09, 2019
【No. 1693】Nekomatagi (ねこまたぎ – Bad Fish/Fish Bone)Aug 08, 2019
【No. 1692】Gyokuseki Konkō (玉石混淆 – Mixture of Wheat and Chaff)Aug 07, 2019
【No. 1691】Bucchake (ぶっちゃけ – Frankly)Aug 06, 2019
【No. 1690】Capsule Hotel (カプセルホテル)Aug 05, 2019
【No. 1689】Wasshoi (わっしょい)Aug 04, 2019
【No. 1688】Shibu-shibu (渋々 – Unwillingly/Reluctantly)Aug 03, 2019
【No. 1687】Shibui Kao (渋い顔 – Sour Face)Aug 02, 2019
【No. 1686】Yome (嫁 – Daughter-in-Law)Aug 01, 2019
【No. 1685】Shikeru (時化る – Stormy Sea)Jul 31, 2019
【No. 1684】Akubi wo Kamikorosu (あくびを噛み殺す – Suppressing a Yawn)Jul 30, 2019
【No. 1683】JIS StandardsJul 29, 2019
【No. 1682】Hakaba made Motteiku (墓場まで持っていく – Taking Something to One’s Grave)Jul 28, 2019
【No. 1681】Shaka ni Seppō (釈迦に説法 – Preaching to the Choir)Jul 27, 2019
【No. 1680】Harebutai (晴れ舞台 – Big Moment)Jul 26, 2019
【No. 1679】Jinkō Chinō (人工知能 – Artificial Intelligence)Jul 25, 2019
【No. 1678】Deer in NaraJul 24, 2019
【No. 1677】Kibisu wo Kaesu (踵を返す – Returning Back)Jul 23, 2019
【No. 1676】The Readings of 博士Jul 22, 2019
【No. 1675】Furyō (不良 – Rogue/Hood)Jul 21, 2019
【No. 1674】Entenka (炎天下 – Under the Hot Sun)Jul 20, 2019
【No. 1673】Ikasama (イカサマ – Cheating/Fraud)Jul 19, 2019
【No. 1672】Cold SummerJul 18, 2019
【No. 1671】Namaiki (生意気 – Impudent/Insolent)Jul 17, 2019
【No. 1670】Jiji Kokkoku (時々刻々 – Every Moment)Jul 16, 2019
【No. 1669】The Obligation of Paid LeaveJul 15, 2019
【No. 1668】18782 + 18782Jul 14, 2019
【No. 1667】931 and 201Jul 13, 2019
【No. 1666】1122 and 2525Jul 12, 2019
【No. 1665】39 and 49Jul 11, 2019
【No. 1664】4649 and 084Jul 10, 2019
【No. 1663】Poketto Beru (ポケットベル – Pager/Beeper) Part 2Jul 09, 2019
【No. 1662】Poketto Beru (ポケットベル – Pager/Beeper) Part 1Jul 08, 2019
【No. 1661】How to Read 2019Jul 07, 2019
【No. 1660】Sagasu (さがす – Searching)Jul 06, 2019
【No. 1659】Tariki Hongan (他力本願 – Relying on Someone)Jul 05, 2019
【No. 1658】Onbu ni Dakko (おんぶに抱っこ – Completely Relying on Others)Jul 04, 2019
【No. 1657】Marunage (丸投げ – Leave All Things)Jul 03, 2019
【No. 1656】Maruku-naru (丸くなる – Mellowing)Jul 02, 2019
【No. 1655】Chō-dokyū (超弩級 – Extraordinary)Jul 01, 2019
【No. 1654】Shari (シャリ – White/Vinegared Rice)Jun 30, 2019
【No. 1653】5C ProblemJun 29, 2019
【No. 1652】Emi (笑み – Smiling)Jun 28, 2019
【No. 1651】Kiki Semaru (鬼気迫る – Serious/Ghastly)Jun 27, 2019
【No. 1650】Chawan (茶碗 – Bowl/Cup)Jun 26, 2019
【No. 1649】Mi wo Ko ni Suru (身を粉にする – Working Hard)Jun 25, 2019
【No. 1648】Shiodoki (潮時 – Time/Chance)Jun 24, 2019
【No. 1647】Kenage (健気 – Admirable)Jun 23, 2019
【No. 1646】Gyū-tan (牛タン – Ox Tongue)Jun 22, 2019
【No. 1645】Demakase (でまかせ – Tall Tale)Jun 21, 2019
【No. 1644】Chinchin/Acchinchin/Chinchikochin (ちんちん/あっちんちん/ちんちこちん – Very Hot)Jun 20, 2019
【No. 1643】Te ni Ase wo Nigiri (手に汗を握る – Thrilling)Jun 19, 2019
【No. 1642】Asedaku (汗だく – Sweaty)Jun 18, 2019
【No. 1641】Shoshi Kantetsu (初志貫徹 – Carrying out Your Original Intention)Jun 17, 2019
【No. 1640】Oshare (おしゃれ – Smart/Chic/Fashionable) Part 2Jun 16, 2019
【No. 1639】Oshare (おしゃれ – Smart/Fancy) Part 1Jun 15, 2019
【No. 1638】Omekashi (おめかし – Dressing up)Jun 14, 2019
【No. 1637】Mōtō-nai (毛頭ない – Least of All)Jun 13, 2019
【No. 1636】Ninin Sankyaku (二人三脚 – Cooperating with One Another)Jun 12, 2019
【No. 1635】Ome ni Kakaru (お目にかかる – Having the Pleasure of Meeting)Jun 11, 2019
【No. 1634】Nisoku Sanmon (二束三文 – Dirt Cheap)Jun 10, 2019
【No. 1633】Shiri ga Karui (尻が軽い – Hasty)Jun 09, 2019
【No. 1632】Aruki Sumaho (歩きスマホ – Smartphone Zombie)Jun 08, 2019
【No. 1631】Tōge wo Kosu (峠を越す – Getting over the Hump)Jun 07, 2019
【No. 1630】Heibon (平凡 – Ordinary)Jun 06, 2019
【No. 1629】Haiboku (敗北 – Losing)Jun 05, 2019
【No. 1628】Tōge (峠 – Mountain Pass)Jun 04, 2019
【No. 1627】Mune wo Fukuramaseru (胸をふくらませる – Full of Hope)Jun 03, 2019
【No. 1626】Mune wo Haru (胸を張る – Sticking One’s Chest out)Jun 02, 2019
【No. 1625】Sudōfu (酢豆腐 – Know-it-all)Jun 01, 2019
【No. 1624】Shizentai (自然体 – Being Oneself)May 31, 2019
【No. 1623】Shitasaki Sanzun (舌先三寸 – Glib Tongue) Part 2May 30, 2019
【No. 1622】Shitasaki Sanzun (舌先三寸 – Glib Tongue) Part 1May 29, 2019
【No. 1621】Tenohira Kurū (テノヒラクルー – Turning a 180)May 28, 2019
【No. 1620】Tenohira wo Kaesu (手のひらを返す – Turning a 180)May 27, 2019
【No. 1619】Aiso Warai (愛想笑い – Fake Smile)May 26, 2019
【No. 1618】Laugh Ways of Ha-gyōMay 25, 2019
【No. 1617】Kokoro Machi (心待ち – Being Eagerly Waiting)May 24, 2019
【No. 1616】Hinemosu (ひねもす – Whole Day)May 23, 2019
【No. 1615】Yo mo Sugara (夜もすがら – Through the Night)May 22, 2019
【No. 1614】Sobazue wo Kū (側杖を食う – Becoming Embroiled)May 21, 2019
【No. 1613】Tobacchiri (とばっちり – By-Blow)May 20, 2019
【No. 1612】Zaisu (座椅子 – Legless Chair)May 19, 2019
【No. 1611】Isu (椅子 – Chair)May 18, 2019
【No. 1610】Koshikake (腰掛け – Chair/Makeshift Job)May 17, 2019
【No. 1609】koshi ga hikui (腰が低い – Humble)May 16, 2019
【No. 1608】Kengka-goshi and Yowa-goshi (喧嘩腰と弱腰 – Defiant Attitude and Bearish Attitude)May 15, 2019
【No. 1607】Uri Kotoba ni Kai Kotoba (売り言葉に買い言葉 – Tit for Tat)May 14, 2019
【No. 1606】Kichin-to (きちんと – Neatly)May 13, 2019
【No. 1605】Ateji (当て字 – Phonetic Equivalent) Part 2May 12, 2019
【No. 1604】Ateji (当て字 – Phonetic Equivalent) Part 1May 11, 2019
【No. 1603】Shufu and Shufu (主婦と主夫 – Homemaker)May 10, 2019
【No. 1602】Gomakasu (ごまかす – Covering up) Part 2May 09, 2019
【No. 1601】Gomakasu (ごまかす – Covering up) Part 1May 08, 2019
【No. 1600】Tehepero (てへぺろ)May 07, 2019
【No. 1599】Monomi Yusan (物見遊山 – Sightseeing)May 06, 2019
【No. 1598】Ten Straight Days offMay 05, 2019
【No. 1597】Teiban (定番 – Regular)May 04, 2019
【No. 1596】Omegane ni Kanau (御眼鏡に適う – Giving Favor with Someone)May 03, 2019
【No. 1595】Family Trip 2019May 02, 2019
【No. 1594】First Day of ReiwaMay 01, 2019
【No. 1593】Last Day of HeiseiApr 30, 2019
【No. 1592】Iromegane (色眼鏡 – Colored Glasses)Apr 29, 2019
【No. 1591】Mushimegane (虫眼鏡 – Magnifying Glass/Loupe)Apr 28, 2019
【No. 1590】Megane (眼鏡 – Glasses)Apr 27, 2019
【No. 1589】Yaki ga Mawaru (焼きが回る – Becoming Dull)Apr 26, 2019
【No. 1588】[No image] Gotaku wo Naraberu (御託を並べる – Harping on the Same String)Apr 25, 2019
【No. 1587】Chidoriashi (千鳥足 – Walking Zigzag)Apr 24, 2019
【No. 1586】Nehori Hahori (根掘り葉掘り – Thoroughly)Apr 23, 2019
【No. 1585】Ne mo Ha mo nai (根も葉もない – Groundless)Apr 22, 2019
【No. 1584】Betsubara (別腹 – Dessert Stomach)Apr 21, 2019
【No. 1583】Ame to Muchi (飴と鞭 – Carrot and Stick)Apr 20, 2019
【No. 1582】Shirami Tsubushi (虱潰し – One by One)Apr 19, 2019
【No. 1581】Hachiku no Ikioi (破竹の勢い – Tremendous Momentum)Apr 18, 2019
【No. 1580】Oha-konban-chiwa (おはこんばんちは – Good Morning/Afternoon/Evening)Apr 17, 2019
【No. 1579】Shigo (死語 – Dead Language/Word)Apr 16, 2019
【No. 1578】Shame (写メ – Photo) Part 2Apr 15, 2019
【No. 1577】Shame (写メ – Photo) Part 1Apr 14, 2019
【No. 1576】Nomikomi ga Hayai (飲み込みが早い – Learning Fast)Apr 13, 2019
【No. 1575】Kusshi (屈指 – One of the Best)Apr 12, 2019
【No. 1574】Yubiori Kazoeru (指折り数える – Waiting Eagerly)Apr 11, 2019
【No. 1573】Yubiori (指折り – One of the Best)Apr 10, 2019
【No. 1572】On ni Kiseru/On wo Uru (恩に着せる/恩を売る – Making You Feel Grateful)Apr 09, 2019
【No. 1571】On wo Ada de Kaesu (恩を仇で返す – Biting the Hand that Feeds One)Apr 08, 2019
【No. 1570】Ice Cream and Shaved IceApr 07, 2019
【No. 1569】Kakigōri (かき氷 – Shaved Ice)Apr 06, 2019
【No. 1568】Itaku mo Kayuku mo Nai (痛くも痒くもない – Not Caring at All)Apr 05, 2019
【No. 1567】Kan Kinou Shougai (肝機能障害 – Hepatic Dysfunction)Apr 04, 2019
【No. 1566】Tachi Ōjō (立ち往生 – Gridlock)Apr 03, 2019
【No. 1565】Ne ni Motsu (根に持つ – Holding a Grudge)Apr 02, 2019
【No. 1564】The Kanji Character with the Largest Number of StrokesApr 01, 2019
【No. 1563】Shisshō (失笑 – Bursting into Laughter)Mar 31, 2019
【No. 1562】Misoji (三十路 – Thirty Years Old)Mar 30, 2019
【No. 1561】Nagori (なごり – Remnant)Mar 29, 2019
【No. 1560】Dowasure (ど忘れ – Lapse of Memory)Mar 28, 2019
【No. 1559】Suima ni Osowareru (睡魔に襲われる – Getting Sleepy)Mar 27, 2019
【No. 1558】Saiketsu (採血 – Blood Sampling)Mar 26, 2019
【No. 1557】Bon to Shōgatsu ga Issho ni Kita-yō (盆と正月が一緒に来たよう – Very Busy)Mar 25, 2019
【No. 1556】Nizukuri(荷造り – Packing)Mar 24, 2019
【No. 1555】Sudatsu (巣立つ – Leaving a Nest)Mar 23, 2019
【No. 1554】Megashira ga Atsuku Naru (目頭が熱くなる – One’s Eyes Fill with Tears)Mar 22, 2019
【No. 1553】Sihou Happou (四方八方 – Every Direction)Mar 21, 2019
【No. 1552】Yōshi Tanrei‘ and ‘Bimoku Shūrei‘ (「容姿端麗」と「眉目秀麗」 – “Beautiful Features”)Mar 20, 2019
【No. 1551】Saishoku Kenbi (才色兼備 – Being both Talented and Beautiful)Mar 19, 2019
【No. 1550】Atama ga Panku (頭がパンク – One’s Head is Explode)Mar 18, 2019
【No. 1549】Shucchō (出張 – Business Trip)Mar 17, 2019
【No. 1548】Monku (文句 – Complaint/Criticism)Mar 16, 2019
【No. 1547】Yō wo Tasu (用を足す – Go to the Bathroom)Mar 15, 2019
【No. 1546】The Toilet was CloggedMar 14, 2019
【No. 1545】Shichiten Hakki (七転八起 – Never Giving Up)Mar 13, 2019
【No. 1544】Gobu Gobu (五分五分 – Half and Half)Mar 12, 2019
【No. 1543】Kubu Kurin (九分九厘 – A Hundred to One)Mar 11, 2019
【No. 1542】Jucchū Hakku (十中八九 – Ten to One)Mar 10, 2019
【No. 1541】Kan-muryō (感無量 – Deep Emotion)Mar 09, 2019
【No. 1540】Mune ga Ippai ni Naru (胸がいっぱいになる – Overflowing)Mar 08, 2019
【No. 1539】Ōme ni Miru (大目に見る – Overlooking)Mar 07, 2019
【No. 1538】Ōmedama wo Kuu (大目玉を食う – Getting a Rocket)Mar 06, 2019
【No. 1537】Temae Miso (手前味噌 – Self-Praise)Mar 05, 2019
【No. 1536】Kubittake (首ったけ – Being Head-Over-Heels in Love)Mar 04, 2019
【No. 1535】Waki ga Amai (脇が甘い – Vulnerable)Mar 03, 2019
【No. 1534】Yubi wo Kuwaeru (指をくわえる – Enviously)Mar 02, 2019
【No. 1533】Fude ga Tatsu (筆が立つ – Skillful Writer)Mar 01, 2019
【No. 1532】Kaze wo Kiru (風を切る – Feeling the Wind)Feb 28, 2019
【No. 1531】Nami no Hana (波の花)Feb 27, 2019
【No. 1530】Kinu wo Saku youna Koe (絹を裂くような声 – A Piercing Scream)Feb 26, 2019
【No. 1529】Kirifuda (切り札 – Trump)Feb 25, 2019
【No. 1528】Denka no Houtou (伝家の宝刀 – A Last Resort)Feb 24, 2019
【No. 1527】Shōnenba (正念場 – A Crucial Phase)Feb 23, 2019
【No. 1526】Katazu wo Nomu (固唾を呑む – Bating One’s Breath)Feb 22, 2019
【No. 1525】Kamatoto (かまとと – Playing Innocent)Feb 21, 2019
【No. 1524】Udatsu ga Agaranai (うだつが上がらない – Never Get Ahead)Feb 20, 2019
【No. 1523】Yūmei Mujitsu (有名無実 – Titular)Feb 19, 2019
【No. 1522】Japanese AirlineFeb 18, 2019
【No. 1521】Suri (スリ – Pickpocket)Feb 17, 2019
【No. 1520】Hōmu Shikku (ホームシック – Homesickness)Feb 16, 2019
【No. 1519】Makuhiki (幕引き – Closing a Curtain)Feb 15, 2019
【No. 1518】Ikken Rakuchaku (一件落着 – Problem Solved)Feb 14, 2019
【No. 1517】Nigashita Sakana wa Ookii (逃した魚は大きい)Feb 13, 2019
【No. 1516】Bottakuri (ぼったくり – RIp-Off)Feb 12, 2019
【No. 1515】Kara Shucchō (カラ出張 – A Fake Business Trip)Feb 11, 2019
【No. 1514】Sihan Seiki (四半世紀 – Quarter-Century)Feb 10, 2019
【No. 1513】Yatsuatari (八つ当たり – Misdirected Anger)Feb 09, 2019
【No. 1512】Jigou Jitoku (自業自得 – Having It Coming)Feb 08, 2019
【No. 1511】Boketsu wo Horu (墓穴を掘る – Digging One’s Own Grave)Feb 07, 2019
【No. 1510】ippai ippai (いっぱいいっぱい – Having One’s Hands Full)Feb 06, 2019
【No. 1509】Tsutsu Uraura (津津浦浦 – All Over the Country)Feb 05, 2019
【No. 1508】Chinese New YearFeb 04, 2019
【No. 1507】Ehoumaki (恵方巻 – Lucky Direction Roll)Feb 03, 2019
【No. 1506】Yuiitsu Muni (唯一無二 – One and Only)Feb 02, 2019
【No. 1505】Mondō Muyō (問答無用 – No Discussion)Feb 01, 2019
【No. 1504】Tatetsuku (盾突く – Defying)Jan 31, 2019
【No. 1503】Fumin Fukyū (不眠不休 – Without Sleep or Rest)Jan 30, 2019
【No. 1502】Doro no You ni Nemuru (泥のように眠る – Sleeping like a Log)Jan 29, 2019
【No. 1501】Asu wa Wagami (明日は我が身 – Tomorrow It Might Be Me)Jan 28, 2019
【No. 1500】Kinou no Kyou (昨日の今日 – A Short Period)Jan 27, 2019
【No. 1499】Keizoku wa Chikara Nari (継続は力なり – Practice Makers Perfect)Jan 26, 2019
【No. 1498】Mimi ga Itai (耳が痛い – Being Ashamed to Hear)Jan 25, 2019
【No. 1497】Hana no Shita wo Nobasu (鼻の下を伸ばす – Spoony)Jan 24, 2019
【No. 1496】Hana wo Oru (鼻を折る – Cropping Someone’s Feathers)Jan 23, 2019
【No. 1495】Hana ga Magaru (鼻が曲がる – Bad Smelling)Jan 22, 2019
【No. 1494】Hana ni Tsuku (鼻につく – Getting Annoyed)Jan 21, 2019
【No. 1493】Hana de Warau (鼻で笑う – Snorting with Laughter)Jan 20, 2019
【No. 1492】Hiza ga Warau (膝が笑う – One’s Knees Shake)Jan 19, 2019
【No. 1491】Ana ga Attara Hairitai (穴があったら入りたい – I Want to Crawl under a Rock)Jan 18, 2019
【No. 1490】Hokusoemu (ほくそ笑む – Smiling Inwardly)Jan 17, 2019
【No. 1489】Shinsan wo Nameru (辛酸を嘗める – Having a Hard Time)Jan 16, 2019
【No. 1488】Amai Shiru wo Suu (甘い汁を吸う – Lining One’s Pockets)Jan 15, 2019
【No. 1487】Gishin Anki (疑心暗鬼 – Doubts Beget Doubts)Jan 14, 2019
【No. 1486】Hara wo Kukuru (腹をくくる – Bracing Oneself)Jan 13, 2019
【No. 1485】Hara wo Yomu/Hara wo Saguru (腹を読む/腹を探る – Reading One’s Mind/Sounding out One’s Mind)Jan 12, 2019
【No. 1484】Futoppara (太っ腹 – Generous)Jan 11, 2019
【No. 1483】Hara ga Futoi (腹が太い – One’s Heart is Large)Jan 10, 2019
【No. 1482】Tsukeyakiba (付け焼き刃 – Borrowed Wisdom)Jan 09, 2019
【No. 1481】Kaisha (会社 – Company)Jan 08, 2019
【No. 1480】Namahanka (生半可 – Half-Hearted)Jan 07, 2019
【No. 1479】Kado ga Tstsu (角が立つ – Creating Bitter Feelings)Jan 06, 2019
【No. 1478】Kado ga Toreru (角が取れる – Mellowing)Jan 05, 2019
【No. 1477】Zettai Zetsumei (絶体絶命 – Certain Death)Jan 04, 2019
【No. 1476】Isshin Furan (一心不乱 – Heart and Soul)Jan 03, 2019
【No. 1475】Chototsu Moushin (猪突猛進 – Rushing Recklessly)Jan 02, 2019
【No. 1474】Neshōgatsu(寝正月 – Staying at Home during the New Year’s Holiday)Jan 01, 2019
【No. 1473】Ichaicha (いちゃいちゃ – Lovey-Dovey)Dec 31, 2018
【No. 1472】Chinchin Kamokamo (ちんちんかもかも – Making Out/Snuggling)Dec 30, 2018
【No. 1471】Kachō Fūgetsu (花鳥風月 – Beauties of Nature)Dec 29, 2018
【No. 1470】Kiki Ippatsu (危機一髪 – Having a Close Shave)Dec 28, 2018
【No. 1469】Kikokushijo (帰国子女 – Returnee Children)Dec 27, 2018
【No. 1468】Taichō/Guai ga Warui (体調/具合が悪い – Feeling Sick)Dec 26, 2018
【No. 1467】Kotatsu (こたつ)Dec 25, 2018
【No. 1466】Kamoku (寡黙 – Silent)Dec 24, 2018
【No. 1465】Mukuchi (無口 – Having Few Words)Dec 23, 2018
【No. 1464】Oshaberi (おしゃべり – Gabbing/Babbler)Dec 22, 2018
【No. 1463】Harawata ga Niekuri Kaeru (はらわたが煮えくり返る – Boiling with Anger)Dec 21, 2018
【No. 1462】Houfuku Zettou (抱腹絶倒 – Holding One’s Stomach and Laughing)Dec 20, 2018
【No. 1461】em>Rekki toshita (れっきとした – Respectable/Authentic)Dec 19, 2018
【No. 1460】Tassha (達者 – Skillful)Dec 18, 2018
【No. 1459】Umi no Mokuzu (海の藻屑 – Being Drowned at Sea)Dec 17, 2018
【No. 1458】Miotosu/Minogasu (見落とす/見逃す – Missing)Dec 16, 2018
【No. 1457】Ki ga Furetu (気が触れる – Losing One’s Mind)Dec 15, 2018
【No. 1456】Akakara Nabe (赤から鍋 – A Red Hot Pot)Dec 14, 2018
【No. 1455】Makahushigi (摩訶不思議 – Mysterious)Dec 13, 2018
【No. 1454】Uto Uto and Utsura Utsura (「うとうと」「うつらうつら」 – Drowsy)Dec 12, 2018
【No. 1453】Inemuri (居眠り – Snooze/Doze)Dec 11, 2018
【No. 1452】Toru ni Tarinai (取るに足りない – Marginal)Dec 10, 2018
【No. 1451】Taguimare (類まれ – Extraordinary)Dec 09, 2018
【No. 1450】Debushō (出不精 – Houseplant)Dec 08, 2018
【No. 1449】Machibouke wo Kuu (待ちぼうけを食う – Chilling Out)Dec 07, 2018
【No. 1448】Ōzume (大詰め – The Final Stage)Dec 06, 2018
【No. 1447】Sharakusai(しゃらくさい)Dec 05, 2018
【No. 1446】Mochihada (餅肌 – Velvety Skin)Dec 04, 2018
【No. 1445】Gikkuri Goshi (ぎっくり腰 – Acute Low Back Pain)Dec 03, 2018
【No. 1444】Oyasumi (おやすみ – Good Night)Dec 02, 2018
【No. 1443】Yoku Ieba, Waruku Ieba, (良く言えば~、悪く言えば~)Dec 01, 2018
【No. 1442】Ishiatama (石頭 – Hard Head)Nov 30, 2018
【No. 1441】Yakeishi ni Mizu (焼け石に水 – An Effort that’s Bound to Fail)Nov 29, 2018
【No. 1440】Okame Hachimoku (岡目八目 – Bystander’s Vantage)Nov 28, 2018
【No. 1439】Nerds’ BirthdayNov 27, 2018
【No. 1438】Nisshin Geppo (日進月歩 – Fast Progressing)Nov 26, 2018
【No. 1437】Kimajime (生真面目 – Too Serious/Earnest)Nov 25, 2018
【No. 1436】Majime(まじめ – Serious/Earnest)Nov 24, 2018
【No. 1435】Pikaichi (ピカイチ – Best of the Bunch)Nov 23, 2018
【No. 1434】Usankusai (胡散臭い – Doubtful)Nov 22, 2018
【No. 1433】Kinakusai (きな臭い – Suspicious)Nov 21, 2018
【No. 1432】Suttoko Dokkoi (すっとこどっこい – Idiot)Nov 20, 2018
【No. 1431】Tokoroga Dokkoi (ところがどっこい – However)Nov 19, 2018
【No. 1430】Visit TateshinaNov 18, 2018
【No. 1429】Gohounen Kudasai (ご放念ください – Please Disregard Something)Nov 17, 2018
【No. 1428】Houkou Onchi / Undō Onchi (方向音痴 / 運動音痴)Nov 16, 2018
【No. 1427】Onchi (音痴 – A Bad Signer)Nov 15, 2018
【No. 1426】Taikoban wo Osu (太鼓判を押す – Guaranteeing)Nov 14, 2018
【No. 1425】Machigai-Nai (間違いない – Doubtless)Nov 13, 2018
【No. 1424】Otasā no Hime (オタサーの姫 – “Princess in a Nerds’ Club”)Nov 12, 2018
【No. 1423】Kou Itten (紅一点 – The Only Woman in a Group)Nov 11, 2018
【No. 1422】Miira-tori ga Miira ni Naru (ミイラ取りがミイラになる – Many Go out for Wool and Come Home Shorn)Nov 10, 2018
【No. 1421】聞く and 聴く (Listen/Hear)Nov 09, 2018
【No. 1420】Shippo wo Dasu (尻尾を出す – Revealing One’s Secret Unintentionally)Nov 08, 2018
【No. 1419】Boro ga Deru (ぼろが出る – Letting One’s Fault Reveal Unexpectedly)Nov 07, 2018
【No. 1418】SpeedingNov 06, 2018
【No. 1417】Pochi (ポチ)Nov 05, 2018
【No. 1416】Yoru Gohan (夜ごはん – Dinner)Nov 04, 2018
【No. 1415】Sazukari Kon (授かり婚 – Shotgun Wedding)Nov 03, 2018
【No. 1414】Dekichatta Kekkon (できちゃった結婚 – Shotgun Wedding)Nov 02, 2018
【No. 1413】Me ga Nai (目がない – Having a Weakness)Nov 01, 2018
【No. 1412】Namida wo Nomu (涙を呑む – Swallowing Tears)Oct 31, 2018
【No. 1411】Honenuki (骨抜き – Pulling Teeth)Oct 30, 2018
【No. 1410】Butsubutsu Gawa (ぶつぶつ川)Oct 29, 2018
【No. 1409】Mimi ni Tako ga Dekiru (耳にたこができる – Having a Sore Ear)Oct 28, 2018
【No. 1408】Narau yori Narero (習うより慣れよ – Practice Makes Perfect)Oct 27, 2018
【No. 1407】Uni (ウニ – Sea Urchin)Oct 26, 2018
【No. 1406】Harisenbon (ハリセンボン – Porcupinefish)Oct 25, 2018
【No. 1405】Yaboyou (野暮用 – Trivial Errand)Oct 24, 2018
【No. 1404】Real ‘Tanuki NeiriOct 23, 2018
【No. 1403】Kindai University (近畿大学)Oct 22, 2018
【No. 1402】Okkū(億劫 – Bothersome)Oct 21, 2018
【No. 1401】Tama ni Kizu (玉に瑕 – Even the Sun Has Spots)Oct 20, 2018
【No. 1400】Earthquakes in JapanOct 19, 2018
【No. 1399】Doji(どじ – Stupid/Idiot)Oct 18, 2018
【No. 1398】Inase (いなせ)Oct 17, 2018
【No. 1397】Four Seasons in JapanOct 16, 2018
【No. 1396】Dobe and BiriOct 15, 2018
【No. 1395】Sawari (さわり – Touch/Point)Oct 14, 2018
【No. 1394】The Number of Islands in JapanOct 13, 2018
【No. 1393】Monpe(もんぺ – A Pair of Work Pants for Women)Oct 12, 2018
【No. 1392】Abazure (あばずれ – Hussy)Oct 11, 2018
【No. 1391】Busu (ブス – Troll)Oct 10, 2018
【No. 1390】Tōtō toto Tottōto?Oct 09, 2018
【No. 1389】Kakā Kā KāKa?Oct 08, 2018
【No. 1388】Furachi (不埒 – Lawless)Oct 07, 2018
【No. 1387】Rachi ga Akanai (埒があかない – Going Nowhere)Oct 06, 2018
【No. 1386】iPhone XsOct 05, 2018
【No. 1385】Tama no Koshi ni Noru (玉の輿に乗る – Cinderella Story)Oct 04, 2018
【No. 1384】Soppo wo Muku (そっぽを向く – Looking Away)Oct 03, 2018
【No. 1383】kuwasemono (食わせもの)Oct 02, 2018
【No. 1382】The Meaning of ‘IppaiOct 01, 2018
【No. 1381】Ippai Kuwasu (一杯食わす – Pulling a Trick)Sep 30, 2018
【No. 1380】Ne wo Ageru (音を上げる – Whining)Sep 29, 2018
【No. 1379】Garakuta (ガラクタ – Junk)Sep 28, 2018
【No. 1378】Shinjū (心中 – Love Suicide)Sep 27, 2018
【No. 1377】Shinshū Osasshi Shimasu (心中お察しします – You Have My Sympathies)Sep 26, 2018
【No. 1376】ound Imitation Words for Describing Walking Part 2Sep 25, 2018
【No. 1375】Onomatopoeias for Expressing Walking Part 1Sep 24, 2018
【No. 1374】Tawawa (たわわ – Growing Richly)Sep 23, 2018
【No. 1373】Tsukanukoto (つかぬこと – By the Way)Sep 22, 2018
【No. 1372】Muteppou (無鉄砲 – Reckless)Sep 21, 2018
【No. 1371】Te wo Kiru (手を切る – Washing One’s Hands of)Sep 20, 2018
【No. 1370】Shira wo Kiru (しらを切る – Playing Innocent)Sep 19, 2018
【No. 1369】Shiru Hito zo Shiru (知る人ぞ知る)Sep 18, 2018
【No. 1368】Nido Aru Koto wa Sando Aru (二度あることは三度ある – Things Come in Threes)Sep 17, 2018
【No. 1367】Sandome no Shōjiki (三度目の正直 – The Third Time’s the Charm)Sep 16, 2018
【No. 1366】Manma to Damasareru (まんまと騙される – Being Totally Deceived)Sep 15, 2018
【No. 1365】A Logical Quiz (A is B)Sep 14, 2018
【No. 1364】Yarukoto Nasukoto (やることなすこと – Everything One Does)Sep 13, 2018
【No. 1363】Obi ni Mijikashi Tasuki ni Nagashi (帯に短し襷に長し – Too Much for One and not Enough for One)Sep 12, 2018
【No. 1362】Morning and Night SpidersSep 11, 2018
【No. 1361】Kusattemo Tai (腐っても鯛 – A Good Horse Becomes Never a Jade)Sep 10, 2018
【No. 1360】Toranu Tanuki no Kawazanyo (捕らぬ狸の皮算用 – Don’t Count Your Chickens before They are Hatched)Sep 09, 2018
【No. 1359】Unomi (うのみ – Trusting the Obvious)Sep 08, 2018
【No. 1358】How to Wear TrousersSep 07, 2018
【No. 1357】Tatami (畳 – Tatami Mat)Sep 06, 2018
【No. 1356】Isogaba Maware (急がば回れ – More Haste, Less Speed)Sep 05, 2018
【No. 1355】Yudan Taiteki (油断大敵 – Don’t Be Careless)Sep 04, 2018
【No. 1354】Fusessei (不摂生 – Intemperance)Sep 03, 2018
【No. 1353】Akuji Senri wo Hashiru (悪事千里を走る – Bad News has Wings)Sep 02, 2018
【No. 1352】My 31st BirthdaySep 01, 2018
【No. 1351】Nakittsura ni Hachi (泣きっ面に蜂 – Adding Insult to Injury)Aug 31, 2018
【No. 1350】Fundari Kettari (踏んだり蹴ったり – A Streak of Bad Luck)Aug 30, 2018
【No. 1349】Omaru (おまる – Jerry/Potty)Aug 29, 2018
【No. 1348】Shikaesi, Fukushū, Houfuku (仕返し、復讐、報復)Aug 28, 2018
【No. 1347】Shippe Gaeshi (しっぺ返し – Paying Back)Aug 27, 2018
【No. 1346】Akane Gumo (茜雲 – Rosy Cloud)Aug 26, 2018
【No. 1345】Nyūdō Gumo (入道雲 – Cumulonimbus Cloud)Aug 25, 2018
【No. 1344】Kami wo Suku (髪をすく – Thinning Out One’s Hair)Aug 24, 2018
【No. 1343】Fuseki (布石 – Preparation)Aug 23, 2018
【No. 1342】Urayamakeshikaran (うらやまけしからん)Aug 22, 2018
【No. 1341】Urayamashī (うらやましい – Envious)Aug 21, 2018
【No. 1340】Keshikaran (けしからん – Unreasonable)Aug 20, 2018
【No. 1339】Ochame (お茶目 – Mischievous)Aug 19, 2018
【No. 1338】Mountain Climbing AloneAug 18, 2018
【No. 1337】A Family Trip during Bon Day 2Aug 17, 2018
【No. 1336】A Family Trip during Bon Day 1Aug 16, 2018
【No. 1335】Fūrin (風鈴 – Wind Bell)Aug 15, 2018
【No. 1334】Yukata (浴衣)Aug 14, 2018
【No. 1333】Gobusata (ご無沙汰)Aug 13, 2018
【No. 1332】Ikagawashii (いかがわしい)Aug 12, 2018
【No. 1331】Traffic Jams at MidnightAug 11, 2018
【No. 1330】Gomenkudasai (ごめんください – Anyone Around?)Aug 10, 2018
【No. 1329】Kokoro ni Shimiru (心にしみる – Being Impressed)Aug 09, 2018
【No. 1328】Kono Ue Naku (この上なく – Supremely)Aug 08, 2018
【No. 1327】Hadazamui (肌寒い – Chilly)Aug 07, 2018
【No. 1326】Thirty-Six BooksAug 06, 2018
【No. 1325】Yudan (油断 – Carelessness)Aug 05, 2018
【No. 1324】The World’s Shortest Love Letter Part 2Aug 04, 2018
【No. 1323】The World’s Shortest Love Letter Part 1Aug 03, 2018
【No. 1322】Koibumi (恋文 – Love Letter)Aug 02, 2018
【No. 1321】Tegami (手紙 – Letter)Aug 01, 2018
【No. 1320】Socha (粗茶 – “Coarse Tea”)Jul 31, 2018
【No. 1319】Giri-giri (ぎりぎり – “Barely”)Jul 30, 2018
【No. 1318】Kanji (漢字 – “Chinese Character”)Jul 29, 2018
【No. 1317】Tyhoon No. 12Jul 28, 2018
【No. 1316】Yamayama (山々 – Mountains)Jul 27, 2018
【No. 1315】Gokiburi (ゴキブリ – Cockroach)Jul 26, 2018
【No. 1314】Akaten (赤点 – Failing Grade)Jul 25, 2018
【No. 1313】Natsubate (夏バテ – Summer Lethargy)Jul 24, 2018
【No. 1312】Jama (邪魔 – Hindrance)Jul 23, 2018
【No. 1311】Choromakasu(ちょろまかす – Sneaking)Jul 22, 2018
【No. 1310】Hatena Māku (はてなマーク – Question Mark)Jul 21, 2018
【No. 1309】Bikkuri (びっくり- Surprise)Jul 20, 2018
【No. 1308】Ukkari (うっかり – Carelessly)Jul 19, 2018
【No. 1307】Himojī (ひもじい – Hungry)Jul 18, 2018
【No. 1306】Kahō wa Nete Mate (果報は寝て待て – Everything Comes to Those who Wait)Jul 17, 2018
【No. 1305】Uma ga Au (馬が合う – Compatible)Jul 16, 2018
【No. 1304】Mono Iu Hana (物言う花 – A Beautiful Woman)Jul 15, 2018
【No. 1303】Ohana Batake (お花畑 – A Field of Flowers)Jul 14, 2018
【No. 1302】Ohana (お花 – One’s Favorite)Jul 13, 2018
【No. 1301】Gyūjiru (牛耳る – Dominating)Jul 12, 2018
【No. 1300】Gū no Ne mo Denai (ぐうの音も出ない)Jul 11, 2018
【No. 1299】Shōdō-gai (衝動買い – Impulse Buying)Jul 10, 2018
【No. 1298】Gata ga Kuru (ガタがくる – Showing One’s Age)Jul 09, 2018
【No. 1297】Muda (無駄 – Waste)Jul 08, 2018
【No. 1296】Baby TalkJul 07, 2018
【No. 1295】Baby Talk to Represent AnimalsJul 06, 2018
【No. 1294】Wan Wan and Nyan Nyan (ワンワンとニャンニャン- Doggie and Kitty)Jul 05, 2018
【No. 1293】Wanko and Nyanko (「わんこ」と「にゃんこ」 – Puppies and Kittens)Jul 04, 2018
【No. 1292】Wanchan (ワンチャン – Possibility)Jul 03, 2018
【No. 1291】Shimekiri ni Owareru (締め切りに追われる – Being under a Deadline)Jul 02, 2018
【No. 1290】Hikagemono (日陰者 – An Inconspicuous Person)Jul 01, 2018
【No. 1289】Hoshikage (星影)Jun 30, 2018
【No. 1288】Lack of SleepJun 29, 2018
【No. 1287】Me and Foreign LanguagesJun 28, 2018
【No. 1286】Anata (あなた – You/Sweetheart)Jun 27, 2018
【No. 1285】Second Person PronounsJun 26, 2018
【No. 1284】Mokuhyō(目標) and Mokuteki(目的) Part 2Jun 25, 2018
【No. 1283】Mokuhyō (目標) and Mokuteki (目的) Part 1Jun 24, 2018
【No. 1282】Meyasu (目安 – Rough Standard)Jun 23, 2018
【No. 1281】Aibou (相棒 – Buddy)Jun 22, 2018
【No. 1280】Sea of BloodJun 21, 2018
【No. 1279】Bokou (母校 – Old School)Jun 20, 2018
【No. 1278】Usotsuki wa dorobou no hajimari (嘘つきは泥棒の始まり – He that will Lie will Steal)Jun 19, 2018
【No. 1277】Ni no Ashi wo Fumu (二の足を踏む)Jun 18, 2018
【No. 1276】Kiku wa Ittoki no Haji, Kikanu wa Isshō no Haji (聞くは一時の恥、聞かぬは一生の恥)Jun 17, 2018
【No. 1275】Rainy SeasonJun 16, 2018
【No. 1274】Ikari Shintō ni hassuru (怒り心頭に発する – Getting Furious)Jun 15, 2018
【No. 1273】Tosaka ni Kuru (トサカにくる – Getting Mad)Jun 14, 2018
【No. 1272】Atama ni Kuru (頭にくる – Getting Mad)Jun 13, 2018
【No. 1271】Sekishō Idai (積小為大)Jun 12, 2018
【No. 1270】Zayū no Mei (座右の銘 – Motto)Jun 11, 2018
【No. 1269】Ushi no Yodare (牛の涎 – Cow’s Drool)Jun 10, 2018
【No. 1268】Ha ga Uku (歯が浮く – One’s Teeth are on Edge)Jun 09, 2018
【No. 1267】Shinki Itten (心機一転 – Turning Over a New Leaf)Jun 08, 2018
【No. 1266】Furo (風呂 – Bath/Bathtub)Jun 07, 2018
【No. 1265】Ki ga Ki de nai (気が気でない – Anxious)Jun 06, 2018
【No. 1264】Neji wo Maku (ねじを巻く – Rolling up One’s Sleeves)Jun 05, 2018
【No. 1263】Kinsen ni Fureru (琴線に触れる – Touching a Chord)Jun 04, 2018
【No. 1262】Uwa no Sora (上の空 – Absence of Mind)Jun 03, 2018
【No. 1261】Hyakka Ryouran (百花繚乱)Jun 02, 2018
【No. 1260】Hiniku (皮肉 – Sarcasn/Irony)Jun 01, 2018
【No. 1259】Hinagata (雛形 – form/model/template)May 31, 2018
【No. 1258】Ken wo Kisou (妍を競う – Vying in Beauty)May 30, 2018
【No. 1257】Ten ni Tsuba Suru (天に唾する – Slander Flings Stones at Itself)May 29, 2018
【No. 1256】Oyakodon (親子丼)May 28, 2018
【No. 1255】Pafe (パフェ – Parfait)May 27, 2018
【No. 1254】Yo wo Akasu (夜を明かす – Passing a Night)May 26, 2018
【No. 1253】Hayatochiri (早とちり – Jumping to Conclusions)May 25, 2018
【No. 1252】Hyō and Arare (Hailstone)May 24, 2018
【No. 1251】Shakariki (しゃかりき – Eagerly)May 23, 2018
【No. 1250】Hisho (秘書 – Secretary)May 22, 2018
【No. 1249】Tokei (時計 – Clock/Watch)May 21, 2018
【No. 1248】Ugo no Takenoko (雨後の筍 – Appearing in Succession)May 20, 2018
【No. 1247】Fune wo Kogu (船を漕ぐ – Rowing a Boat)May 19, 2018
【No. 1246】Chi to Nari Niku to Naru (血となり肉となる)May 18, 2018
【No. 1245】Dokuha (読破 – Reading Through)May 17, 2018
【No. 1244】Kinchō no Ito ga Kireru (緊張の糸が切れる)May 16, 2018
【No. 1243】Kanjin (肝心 – Important/Key)May 15, 2018
【No. 1242】Hema (へま – Mistake/Lubber)May 14, 2018
【No. 1241】Poka (ぽか – A Careless Mistake)May 13, 2018
【No. 1240】Gebahyō (下馬評 – Whispering)May 12, 2018
【No. 1239】Keshikaran (けしからん – Disgraceful)May 11, 2018
【No. 1238】Keshikakeru (けしかける – Inciting)May 10, 2018
【No. 1237】A Cold MayMay 09, 2018
【No. 1236】Tsume no Aka wo Senjite Nomu (爪の垢を煎じて飲む – Taking a Lesson from Someone)May 08, 2018
【No. 1235】Tsume ni Hi wo Tomosu (爪に火をともす – Penny Pincher)May 07, 2018
【No. 1234】Nou aru Taka wa Tsume wo Kakusu (能ある鷹は爪を隠す – He who Knows most Speaks least)May 06, 2018
【No. 1233】Tsume (爪 – Nail)May 05, 2018
【No. 1232】Midori no Hi (みどりの日 – Greenery Day)May 04, 2018
【No. 1231】Tsukinami (月並み – Cut-and-Dried)May 03, 2018
【No. 1230】Ruru (縷々 – At Great Length)May 02, 2018
【No. 1229】Teshio ni Kakeru (手塩にかける – Raising with Tender Care)May 01, 2018
【No. 1228】Kuwazu Girai (食わず嫌い – Having a Prejudice)Apr 30, 2018
【No. 1227】Gochisō (ご馳走 – Feast)Apr 29, 2018
【No. 1226】Zyakkan (弱冠 – Tender Age)Apr 28, 2018
【No. 1225】Science of Akubi (あくび – Yawn)Apr 27, 2018
【No. 1224】Akubi (あくび – Yawn)Apr 26, 2018
【No. 1223】Makura (枕 – Pillow)Apr 25, 2018
【No. 1222】Mannendoko (万年床 – Unmade Bedding)Apr 24, 2018
【No. 1221】Futon (布団 – Japanese Bedding)Apr 23, 2018
【No. 1220】[No image] Starting My BlogApr 22, 2018
【No. 0013】Shinkiro (蜃気楼 – Mirage)Apr 21, 2018
【No. 0012】Gachōn (がちょーん) by Amazon EchoApr 20, 2018
【No. 0011】[No image] OMG! I Caused A Car Accident! (゚д゚)Dec 29, 2014
【No. 0010】Practice for the TOEIC TestDec 28, 2014
【No. 0009】I Gave an Xperia Z3 for myself as a Christmas Present.Dec 27, 2014
【No. 0008】New Year’s Greeting Card using Mandelbrot SetDec 26, 2014
【No. 0007】Large Cleaning and a Year End PartyDec 25, 2014
【No. 0006】I Participated a Programming Contest.Dec 24, 2014
【No. 0005】Today, I finally finished watching glee season 4 (episode 22) on Hulu.Dec 23, 2014
【No. 0004】A Year-End PartyDec 22, 2014
【No. 0003】Self-Introduction UpdatesDec 21, 2014
【No. 0002】I bought an electric heating blanket.Dec 21, 2014
【No. 0001】[No image] I’m a doctoral student studying at a university in Japan.Dec 20, 2014