This is Takao's blog. I am studying Athetic Training at University of South Florida. New entry comes out everyday(hopefully). Am I ever going to have the day when I have a good command of English just like native- speakers? Hope the day will come to me....
I am gonna post some new English expressions which I learned from Japanese comic books, One Piece. And I would like to make a suggestion on (about?) studying English.
If you have any time to read something, to read stuff like comic books written in English, which include conversational English and natural expressions, are very useful for studying practical English. This can apply all Language, maybe. With animations or facial expressions, you can guess what exactly the character intend to say, or you can see which phrases we can use in every situation(is OK?). In light of the experience I have had, I strongly recommend to read comic books to get a conversational language. Let's try. But, remember, the most important thing to obtain new knowledge smoothly is to read many times. I mean that studying just one time or twice doesn't mean we get new knowledge. Human being is who forgets things little by little without knowing(Is natural). The key point to gain a new language and to stay in our brain is just repeating the process from studying first time to reviewing many times(OK?). I believe so, and always keep this in my mind. People who somehow forget many things in a short time(who have a shor-term memory?) like me are specifically have to keep reviewing on your own.
I have some comic books and I read them many times again and again whenever I have a time to read them. (Most case it's before going to bed.) This is a good medicine for sleeping also. Ha-ha. And I am gonna post some important expressions which I learned from the book on this blog so that I can recall these expressions or get the well-established knowledge.
Ok, I am gonna change the subject. The other thing I want to suggest is about a rest room for male!! (It has totally different contents from comic book's story) I know the bathrooms in the United States are made for American people. But I want to complain about its size. I mean the size of toilet bowls doesn't suit me! (fit me?? Which is better??)
The height of toilet bowls is kind of high. They should be lower!! Whenever I sit on the toilet bowl, I always have to keep my heels raised all the time during my business. (Is another expression? I did not come up with any other expressions...). I always get tired instead of relaxing! You know, the rest room is supposed to be a relaxing space for everyone. I know I am short, but I am sure there are many American people who are shorter than me. Why? Haven't they tried to complain about that?? If not, I willI am gonna change American culture! Oh, I just heard someone is saying that whether or not we get a more comfortable bathroom rests on my shoulder! Yes, but in real, I know that is not gonna happen. I know I never complain actually. I guess I just have to sit there with uncomfortable feelings. I am chicken boy
Well,,, other things I want to mention today is here. I picked up a letter of recommendation from Laura who taught me one class, Personal Wellness, in the last semester. She is so kind and has lovely smile. Actually, I was looking forward to going her class every week. Though she is very busy on her work in this semester, but she accepted my request with pleasure.→（is there more proper expression?）Anyway, I really have to appreciate her concern for my request. Thank you Laura! I am sure I will do my best in order to be accepted from the grad school which I want to get in. Actually I had been torn between applying for University of Arkansas and for Texas tech University(I had been between two things?? more proper expression?), but I finally made up my mind to apply just for University of Arkansas. I hope everything is goona be all right. I know here I might run into many unexpected problems,,, but I just have to get over all problems so that I can achieve my final goals. It's just two years half to go(OK).
All right, I am gonna back to study.
Oh, before that, I am gonna see Chris and pass some souvenirs from Japan to her. I got some snacks and a small wallet for her, and I hope she likes them. By the way, she told Masami that she might go to Korea in a month because she found a new job there. She also told Masami that she is torn between going there and staying here. (→??which is better? She is in two minds where or not going to there). I am certain that going to Korea is gonna be a great experience for her. I didn't know that she got a new job, but it's very gladsome stuff as long as going and living in Japan or Korea is her dream and I am crossing finger for you! Anyway, congratulation Chris!! we will be behind you all the way.
Japanese taberu means to eat I am gonna eat→ tabemasu I want to eat Tabetaidesu "tabemashita" means "I ate" IF you would say "I am going to eat an apple from now" you can say" Watashiha(I) korekara(from now) ringo(apple) wo(object maker) Tabemasu. You always have to flip subject and object. It'S kind of confusing isn't is?? ha-ha.
New Expression~one piece vol-8~
I am sorry, but please count me out of her birthday party. there is no give in him 彼にためらいはない in the end, it's not about the weapon but the soul. rest on your shouldersの腕にかかっている
for no good reason, 大した理由じゃないのに
I give it a lot of thought, 色々考えたが、
commit oneself to ～すると約束～することを決意する［心に誓う］、～しようとする姿勢をはっきりと見せる、～に対して態度を表明する
Evelyn committed herself to taking care of the old woman twice a week. エブリンは週に2回、老婦人の世話をすることを約束した。 I have already committed myself to another meeting that day. その日は別の会合に出る約束がすでにあるんです。 Tom committed himself to his work for racial equality. トムは人種平等に尽くすことを心に誓った。 commit oneself to making one's dream come true 自分の夢をかなえることを決意する commit oneself to taking action
for an instant ちょっとの間、ほんの束の間 ちょっとの間も～ない、少しも～ない◆否定語とともに用いて hesitate for an instant 一瞬（少しの間）ためらう［ちゅうちょする］ take a rest for an instant ちょっと休む not for an instant!
this food doesn't suit you, huh?? that's that. そういう事だ it belongs to sanji これ、さんじのだから leave it to me. 任せとけ what would you like?? 料理）なにがいい？
throw a party for himパーティーを開く。彼の we ran out of bandages.
in exchange for in exchange for ～と交換［引き換え］に、～の代わり［見返り］に ・ I gave her my school tie in exchange for [of] her ribbon. deny receiving either monetary reward or gifts in exchange for the favor その好意に対する金品の授受を否定する in exchange for one night of fun in exchange for American economic aid
いつも応援してるよ I'm behind you all the way.
I am torn between A and B AかBかで迷っている。。。。 I'm torn between telling the truth and being dishonest. I'm torn between buying a laptop computer and buying a desktop co mputer
It belongs to Michi there is no time to chat with you! in the middle of road? this map of the island you drew today is the first step toward your dream it can't be helped, you are two years younger than me the bond between you three is deeper than blood.