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  1. Last 7 days
    1. This phrase book is aimed to help newcomers to the U.S understand what some popular local idioms really mean.

      A nice little phrase guide to US English.

  2. Jan 2019
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  4. Mar 2018
    1. use ‘本を貸していただけませんでしょうか’ to make it even politer.

      book PRT-OBJ lend/give-TE_FORM it-is-acceptable-NEG COPULA-SUGGESTIVE PRT-INTERROGATIVE. "Is it not acceptable to give me your book?"

    2. ‘本を貸してくださいませんか’ (Can’t you lend me your book?)

      (your) book PRT-OBJ give-TE_FRM please-NEG (cannot) PRT-INTEROG (?). "Can't you give/lend me your book?"

      Using くださいません is the negative of ください which, when coupled with か makes a polite order in the form of a question: instead of "Please give me your book," it is "Can't you lend me your book?"

    3. By asking questions, the listeners feel that they have a choice to say no and thus are not offended by your request. In Japanese, you should also ask questions when you ask for a favor.

      When you ask a question, you give the other person(s) the choice to say "Yes" or "No." This is much more polite than any order using 下さい.

  5. Dec 2017
    1. up front

      adv 预先地

    2. Emotional commitment

      情感投入

      commitment

      N-COUNT A commitment is something which regularly takes up some of your time because of an agreement you have made or because of responsibilities that you have. 投身的事 例: I've got a lot of commitments.

    3. in the face of

      面对

    4. get stuck on

      被卡住

  6. Mar 2016
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