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Book Quote Review -5

"文法の知識のないアメリカ人がほぼ完ぺきな英語を使い、微に入り細を穿った文法を学んだはずの日本人が間違いだらけの英語を使うのは、潜在的手続き的知識の有無の違いです。"

『英語勉強力』 青谷正妥著


    I agree with you on this point. When I make many mistakes in my English speaking, I try to think about grammar visualizing the English letters. And in the meantime, it seems that I use the part of conscious mind. On the other hand, When I don't make any mistakes in my speaking, I guess I just recite the sounds I heard before, and maybe I use the unconscious part of my mind. I feel like to speak without thinking.

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B.Q.R. -34 『日本で一番親切な英語学習法』

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    I agree with you on this point. If we consult a dictionary when we see someone dancing on the stage and try to say to the person "お尻振って~!! in English", we can find the English equivalent of "尻" is "buttock" or "hip". So most of us Japanese who are studying English may say to the dancing person "Shake your buttock!" or "Shake your hip!"
    However, maybe these expressions are unnatural, aren't they? Maybe we should say "Shake your butt!" or "Shake your hips!"
    But I have not heard someone saying "Shake your butt!" or "Shake your hips!". I have heard something like this. "Shake your booty!!" So I feel that the expression "Shake your booty!!" is more natural than the others.
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