Dates in English can be a little complicated (複雑). We write and say dates in different ways and there are also differences between British and American English. In the UK we usually say the day first and then the month.
At the end of my last post I mentioned some phrases that you can use to introduce Japanese things when you don’t know the right word or can’t find a perfect translation in English. I always tell my students that
In my last post I said that oni is often translated in English as an ogre, demon or devil. Personally I think that the closest translation is an ogre. An ogre is a monster that appears in Western legends (伝説)
In my last blog post I talked about New Year’s resolutions (新年の抱負).Recently I have been teaching my students some useful phrases for talking about future hopes and goals (希望と目標）: (weaker) ↓ I hope to…/I would like to… ↓ I want