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【SPANISH LESSON #4】The verb “to be”

  "SER" - The verb “to be” It’s been a while since I updated my Spanish language class. The online class ended last year, and I haven’t learned anything. It’s just me being lazy while studying. And now, I open my notes to study again, but I am still at week 2. See! I am way behind the class. It’s a challenge to learn the Spanish language same as studying Japanese or Korean. Every language in the world is challenging but I love to learn it. My only problem is I am a lazy person. So, no matter how much my interest in some languages, I cannot put out my 101% effort in learning it. Anyway, I will try to understand and explain the use of the verb “to be” or “SER” in Spanish. “SER” is used when we want to identify or describe something.  I have already introduced the personal pronouns in my 【 Spanish Lesson #1 】 but I haven’t included the verb ‘to be’. I’ll put the link to 【Spanish Lesson #1】  below after this lesson, so we could study it together.  In each personal pronoun, it has

Japanese Loan words for Things

  Loan words  Let’s talk about Loan words for Things.   Today’s post is about Loan words associated with things or objects. Japanese has many loan words or borrowed words from different countries but mostly English words. These borrowed words are usually words that do not have Japanese words or words used for Japanese expression or syllables. The Japanese for loan word is called Gairaigo がいらいご ( 外来語 ). The Gairaigo words usually refer to foreign words. Gairaigo words are mostly written in Katakana. Wasei-eigo わせいえいご ( 和製英語 ) means words that are only available in Japanese, and it doesn’t have a standard English meaning. Wasei-eigo words are usually a combination of English words that are only available or made in Japan. I once watched an episode of a Japanese TV show asking Japanese about some Wasei-eigo and if they know if the words are available in English or if it’s from the English Language. I was also amazed while watching them because most of them taught that the word