Tuesday, May 08, 2012

英語総合1A Global Issues 2012 Unit 4: Culture in Language

Hello everyone, I hope you enjoyed Golden Week!

Today we are going to study Unit 4: Culture in Language. Please download and save the study guide below.

Unit 4:Culture in language Study Guide
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Idioms are one way we have culture in language. Let's watch a great video about idioms made by Sarah of The Daily English Show.



Do you like any English idioms? What are some idioms that you like in your native language. Please tell us by posting a comment. See you next week!

28 comments:

  1. To all of Mike's students: Happy to connect with all of you here! I'm a friend of your teacher, and a teacher too.
    In Japanese, I love KY nihongo, especially the original: 空気読めない (kuuki yomenai), plus others like CB (chou bimyou - 超微妙). It's a very creative and colorful use of language. There's so much of it too! And I love expressions such as とりあえず (toriaezu), which you need a phrase in English to express - "for right now" or "for the time being." English doesn't have things like this, but Japanese does. It's a very economical use of language that English is lacking in. So please share with me and Mike - how about your favorite English words or phrases?

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    1. Hi Lee,
      Thank you for your comment. I'd never heard of KY Nihongo before. Why KY? My favourite Japanese word isノミュニケーション (nomyunikeishon) because it is a brilliantly creative and economical word. As you know, it describes the time we gather with friends over a drink and chat. Nomu = drink in Japanese and keishon = cation, from communication. I love this word!

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    2. Yosiharu M9:24 am

      For example, it is Ittekimasu.
      When you go out , you use it.

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    3. Keita N9:25 am

      My favorite English word is challenge.

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    4. Takuma Y9:26 am

      Hi Lee,
      My favorite Japanese words is Mottainai.

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    5. Ryota Y9:30 am

      hello.
      チョベリバ(Choberiba) is interesting for me which I know Japanese idiom.
      It mean "too bad".

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    6. Takuya9:31 am

      Hi Lee,
      my favorite English words is interesting. It is so good words. I want to use this words everytime.

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    7. takeshi T9:32 am

      My favorite English word is mysterious. I think it is fantastic words.

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    8. Tsubasa9:48 am

      I favorite Japanese words is "いただきます(itadakimasu)".
      This word express appreciate for foods, people and everything.

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    9. Kentarou T10:34 am

      My favorite English ward is "ladies first".
      Japanese don't think "ladies first",because people think "men first" since longtime ago in Japan.

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    10. Makoto.H7:03 pm

      Hi Lee,
      my favorite Japanese words is あけおめことよろ(akeomekotoyoro).
      It mean "Happy new year". The reason I like is that this word is abbreviated.
      Originally, あけましておめでとうございますことしもよろしくおねがいします(akemashiteomedetougozaimasukotoshimoyoroshikuonegaishimasu).
      It's too long!

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  2. shoji O9:22 am

    Hi Lee,
    my favorite English words is I love you. It is so beautiful words. I want to use
    this words sometime somewhere.

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    1. Shota9:33 am

      Hi Lee,
      My favorite English word is global communication because I think it is important to communicate many people.

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    2. Couldn't agree more, Shota!

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    3. This is always a good one too, Shoji. Being able to say these words in nay language is great!

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  3. Daisuke9:24 am

    I like "Take it easy". I am a nervous person.So this phrase is important for me.

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  4. kazunari U9:28 am

    My favorite English word is facebook.

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  5. Akihiro k.9:29 am

    My favorite English word is hello. I think greeting is very important. So I choose this word.

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  6. yukihiro M9:30 am

    Hi Lee
    My favorite English word is "trust".
    I love this word.

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  7. Kenta A9:31 am

    Hi Lee,
    my favorite English word is Thank you because it is a beautiful word.

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  8. Hiroshi S9:31 am

    My favorite English word is wikipedia.

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  9. Tatsuo.Y9:35 am

    My favorite English word is nature.

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  10. Natsumi.U9:39 am

    Hello,Lee.
    I like hello.
    This is useful language.
    If I meet someone who I never told ,I say "Hello".
    So,they can start conversation.

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    1. Well, hello to you, Natsumi! I agree - being able to say hello in any language is a good start!

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  11. Kyosuke6:51 pm

    My favorite English word is "good morning". because this word that means the start of the day.

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  12. Eiji.K10:43 pm

    My favorite English word is earth.

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  13. Makoto.H6:53 pm

    Hi Lee,
    my favorite Japanese words is あけおめことよろ(akeomekotoyoro).
    It mean "Happy new year". The reason I like is that this word is abbreviated. Originally, あけましておめでとうございますことしもよろしくおねがいします(akemashiteomedetougozaimasukotoshimoyoroshikuonegaishimasu). It's too long!

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  14. I like mimetic words in Japanese, too, Makoto, such as ピチピチ or モジャモジャ, and my favorite - ゴロゴロ.

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