Ningyocho Yamada

Last Saturday night, Nik and I were invited out to a Japanese
restaurant in Ningyocho called Ningyocho Yamada. The chef made a
special vegetarian course for me. It was fantastic. My favorite dish
was this one, a large grilled shiitake (I think??) mushroom, with
some atsuage tofu. Even though the dish sounds very simple, it was so
deep with flavor. I think the mushroom is the best one I have ever
eaten.

Kenny
新橋校

My cat

This is my selfish cat Marron chan. マロン ちゃん
He only thinks about himself.
He is very demanding.
My wife raised him like that. She spoiled him.
Now he thinks he is a king.
In this picture he sits like a king but actually he’s just a cat.
Nik
新橋校

Crayon Shin Chan – クレヨンしんちゃん

いきなりですが、私アニメクレヨンしんちゃんの大ファンなんです!!

The show has now been dubbed in 30 languages which aired in 45 countries,
has over 1007 episodes and 26 full-length movies.

と、Wikipediaでは英語で紹介されています。
なんとしんちゃんは45カ国、30言語に現在吹替えられ1007エピソードと26作の映画が
あります!
いつも見ているのに全く知りませんでした・・・><

一つ英語についてご紹介します!

【dub】は、吹替えとゆう意味で使うことが出来ます。
この単語を使ってしんちゃんを紹介するので、是非参考にして好きなアニメや映画を
紹介してみて下さい★

例:The main character called Shin-chan, is vulgar, but funny and really
thoughtful.
(主人公はしんちゃんと呼ばれ、下品で面白いです、そしてとても思いやりがあ
ります。)
So the movies are impressive and the TV animations are funny.
( なので映画では感動するしテレビアニメでは笑えます。)
CRAYON SHIN CHAN has been dubbed in over 30 languages. So if you have
time, try and watch it!
(クレヨンしんちゃんは30言語に吹き替えられているから時間があったら見て下
さい!)

しんちゃんの絵を描くのも上手になりました><ww
スタッフルームに飾ってあります★★
See you around!!

Miki
新橋校

Tagboat Art Awards

On Sunday I went to the Tagboat art prize awards at the Hikarie Building in Shibuya. Tagboat is an online art gallery and shop which focuses on young and new artists.
Here is the internet link. http://www.tagboat.com/
Some of the artwork was very interesting, including this woman`s face which was made from shopping receipts. However, to be honest, I am not such a big art fan, and I enjoyed the free beer more than the art itself.

Kenny
新橋校

The Witcher (this isn’t about beer)

Most recently I’ve been into a TV show and PS 4 game called The Witcher. They are both based on a series of books.  The Witcher is about man on adventures monster hunting. Witchers are made from a young age and modified genetically to hunt various creatures such as vampires, ghosts and trolls. They are usually paid to hunt these creatures. In the PS 4 game you have to research the creatures you are hunting and learn their weaknesses.  The TV show was pretty entertaining and the game isn’t bad.

Nik
新橋校

What’s the best show you have seen on Netflicks?

Nowadays it’s so easy to just start up a movie or TV show wherever you are. We can thank on-line
companies like Net flicks. I’ve watched a lot of good stuff on Net flicks so I’ll tell you about my
favorite TV shows. It’s always so tough to narrow down favorite shows to just one but I’ll have to go
with Black Mirror. Black Mirror is a British TV series best described as a psychological thriller series.
Each episode is one story not really connected to the other episodes. The focus of each episode is
how humanity as invested too much of itself into technology. This show is superb and I cannot
recommend it enough. It can be pretty dark but overall the show is interesting and really makes you
think.

Nik

What did you think of Star Wars 8; The Last Jedi?

I watched the newest Star Wars movie: The Last Jedi during my New Year’s holiday. I’ll be honest. While the movie was entertaining as a sci-fi movie, it really disappointed me. I thought a lot of the scenes in the movie were really silly. I sighed throughout the movie. I think the movie is worth a watch for the action scenes but some of it just left a bad taste in my mouth.

How about you? What did you think of it?

Nik

Where’s the best hamburger you had in Tokyo or Chiba area?

The other day I went to Shake Shack. I had heard good things about it so I was excited to try it out. When I got to the restaurant near Tokyo Station it was busy. After looking at a menu I ordered a Double Shack burger and regular fries.  The fries were really good but I thought the burger was too soft and mushy. I realized it was fast food. It’s a little higher quality than McDonalds but actually I prefer Burger King’s Whoppers.  Overall I give Shake Shack a 6/10

So I ask you. Where’s the best hamburger you had in Tokyo or Chiba area?

Nik.

ためになる英語97

今回のためになる英語は、” I can’t stand ~”で、日本語の意味は「~は我慢できない」、「~は耐えられない」となります。動詞 stand の「立つ」とは全く関係ない意味になりますので、こちらはフレーズとして覚えて下さいね。

A: Do you have any plans this summer ?
(今年の夏の予定はある?)

B:I’m planning on going to Karuizawa.
(軽井沢に行く計画をしているよ。)

A: Oh, yeah? That sounds very nice!
(そうなの?すごくいいね)

B: Summer in Tokyo is terrible. I can’t stand the heat in the city.
(東京の夏はひどいからね。都市の暑さには耐えられないよ。)

A: I know what you mean.
(それ、すごくわかるよ。)

 

(例文)

I can’t stand the smell of natto.
(納豆のにおいは我慢できないよ。)

I can’t stand the crowded trains in Japan.
(日本の満員電車には耐えられない。)

I can’t stand living downtown in a major city.
(主要都市の繁華街に住むのを我慢できないよ。)

 

Yuki
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(c)2017 Jabble Inc.

ためになる英語96

今回のためになる英語は、as far as~ is concerned です。日本語の意味は、“~となると、~に関しては” となります。自分の意見を言う時に使える表現です。

 

Tom: Hi, Nik. Did you watch the baseball game last night?
(やぁ、ニック!昨晩の野球の試合見た?)

Nik: No, i don’t usually watch baseball. As far as sports are concerned, I prefer watching ice hockey.
(見てないよ。僕、あんまり野球を見ないんだよね。スポーツといったら、アイスホッケーを見る方が好きかな。)

Tom:Oh, You are from Canada so that doesn’t surprise me.
(そっかぁ。君はカナダ出身だから、そんなに驚かないけど。)

 

(例文)

As far as my new apartment is concerned,  the location is great.
(わたしの新しいアパートに関して言うと、立地が素晴らしいです。)

As far as healthy food is concerned,  Japanese food is one of the healthiest.
(健康食に関して言うと、日本食は最も健康的な食事の一つです。)

 

Yuki
Jabble 英会話スクール新橋校
(c)2017 Jabble Inc.