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雑多記録:英語忘備録, シニアライフに向けた習慣作り、ダイエット、クラシックギタービギナー、and more…

Moji 発見

There is a word "RealMoji" in the article. It seems the word is a coined one, like emoji, originating in a Japanese word, 文字. The app has been gaining a huge audience, mostly young people, from the start. What makes the app different from others is that you are urged to share a picture at different times, which you have no way to tell when the notice comes, and what is more, you have only two minutes to upload a picture. This way, users will end up showing a picture of their real selves with no effects or editing. 

Well, it's difficult for me to understand why young people are so eager to share the moments of their lives. I wish I would have as much time I can use for nothing as they can. See, it's already time to prepare for dinner. Time flies…    

語学もFlow大切だと思う

bigthink.com

rapt attention: ecstatic, delighted 

flip-flop: とんぼ返り 豹変

optimized: correct, enhance, better

dilate: expound, amplify, enlarge ダイレイト

override: revoke, nullify, 受け付けない、覆す

"You're so focused on the task at hand, so focused on what you're doing, everything else just seems to disappear.

motivation, learning, creativity, and flow

…cocktail dump of five or six of the most important feel-good neurochemicals the brain can produce, and we tend to remember things that happen in flow states."

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have had to 意外と使われるんだ…

たまたま見つけた英語の質問。勉強になった。。

「(新しいルールが導入されて)『歩かなくてはならなくなった(今も)』」の英訳は?

ノンネイティブかなの講師は People had to begin walking って教わったそうだけど、これ過去だし、なんかへんだし・・・・。

 

「~しなければならなくなった」を考えると、

・新しいことが導入されたという「事実」と、

・自分はそれがいやだという「感情」

の両方を一文に盛っているような気がしました。

日本語ってこういう fact, opinion, feeling をごっちゃにしてもなんとなく伝わる言語ですけど、英語にするためにはそれぞれを分ける必要があるかな。

 

そう考えると、

A new rule has been introduced and we have to walk there. 

We have had to walk there since a new rule was introduced.

という文にして、追加で I don't like the new rule. かな。

(ちなみにhave had to の使用頻度高くて驚いた)

 

知らんけど。。(というの英語にするとどうなる??)

 

 

 

Habit building for a healthy senior life

[words and phrases] 

to act on habits 

a four-story office building

to dissuade people. 

They just stuck with it.

utensils: 家庭用品

"'Friction'- barriers to performing a behavior. Distance, time, and effort are all friction.

Friction is really important in determining what behaviors we repeat, and so what behaviors become a habit. We think we go to the gym because we're concerned about fitness, we're determined, and we exert willpower. "

"our habits help give us meaning in life." 

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've been skimming through or listening to Big Think podcast for quite a while, but I didn't know all articles are provided with audio! This is amazing!! I've tried several media or blogs to find out the good articles to learn English, but so far I couldn't find the one I feel like using every day. Some are too easy or too difficult, and others don't have audio. 

I think articles in Big Think are just right for me; the topics are insightful and intriguing, new articles are frequently updated, and there are appropriate amounts of unfamiliar words for me in each article. 

Additionally, I happen to read an article about habit making. I believe how well you can make a good habit holds the key to a blissful and healthy senior life. The article briefly explains the benefit to make a new having. This new challenge of blog writing in English makes a good start for building a new habit.     

Articles today

[NativeCamp]教材 | デイリーニュース 全記事(中上級) [1613 : Oyster Sauce: A Classic Chinese Condiment]

condiment:

A condiment adds flavor to food. Ketchup and mustard are popular condiments. Most people use condiments when they eat. There are lots of salad dressings, and they're all condiments. If you put relish on a hot dog, that's a condiment too. Barbecue sauce and blue cheese are condiments as well. If it's an extra thing — especially a sauce like ranch dressing — and it makes food taste better, it's probably a condiment.

much-loved ingredient

with a kiss of ginger and a strong umami punch.

a pale, briny food item as the oyster

deeply brown and velvety
poach

it’s boiled until it's caramelized kˈærəməlὰɪz

the Maillard reaction  メイラード

in hue  色調  ヒュー
simmer in a wok

Worcestershire sauce wˈʊstɚʃì ウスタア 

a product of fermentation

Interestingly,

marketable concept

an overboiled oyster soup turned into a briny, savory goo

briny: brάɪni   wet and salty, like seawater.  ブライニ―

even if you've never used it yourself

 

[NativeCamp]教材 | デイリーニュース 旅行 [131 : Inside the Space Hotel Scheduled To Open in a Few Years]

has revealed information and concepts for

it consists of several modules connected by

to eat and drink sitting down

allow for even more fun, space quirks

is planning to launch not one but two space stations

is scheduled to accommodate 400 people 

research facilities will also be up for rent 

to soon make space tourism not just for billionaires

onwards: I'm usually at home from five o'clock onwards.

 

[NativeCamp]教材 | デイリーニュース 全記事(中上級) [1610 : Talented Interns Can Earn Over $8,000 a Month in the US]

menial tasks:  base, boring, common

snap up talents

entice them:  attract, seduce, cajole, coax

stick around.

lucrative internships

pedigree

 

[NativeCamp]教材 | デイリーニュース ビジネス/経済 [427 : Japan Airlines Expects To Make Profit in 2022]

the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic are easing

domestic flights are off to a good start.

 

やさしい英文メールマガジン - じゃれマガ

tidal flat,  clams,  hermit crabs,  stone flounder (ishigarei)