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Book Quote Review -16


『英語を学ぶのは40歳からがいい』 菊間ひろみ著

    I agree with you on this point. But what does it means that it is necessary for us to understand English in English? In my opinion, we should consider what the meaning of meaning is. Maybe I referred to it before, but a meaning is our experience, our memory, our desire, our feeling, our reminder, our situation, and so on. If we are to understand English or our second language, we need combine the language, especially the sound of a language with these kind of a meaning. Not with Japanese or our native language.


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『最強の英語上達法』 岡本浩一著
    I agree with you on this point. And the point is that in our second language learning we cannot memorize things consciously as the long-term memory. In my opinion, we cannot deal with the long-term memory of our own will. And this is why "repetition is absolutely incapable of accounting for learning". Maybe we should not try to memorize something in our second language learning.

B.Q.R. -34 『日本で一番親切な英語学習法』



    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.
    By the way, even if we consult a dictionary for the word "尻", it is diffi…

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