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The Next Person Game in English

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Re: The Next Person Game in English

Postby Dustin » Sun 10.11.2009 5:27 am

Yes I am extremely tired!! Eating noodles then going to bed.

The next person loves super spicy noodles
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Re: The Next Person Game in English

Postby becki_kanou » Sun 10.11.2009 6:55 pm

Yes, indeed I do! I love super-spicy anything!

The next person is excited about an upcoming concert this fall/winter.
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例え胸の傷が痛んでも。
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Re: The Next Person Game in English

Postby tōkai devotee » Mon 10.12.2009 3:51 am

Well, it's not fall here. It's spring. And I'm not going to be attending any concerts, especially NOT the Britney Spears one, but I might go see the film "This is It".


The next person drinks soy sauce on its own.
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Re: The Next Person Game in English

Postby ss » Mon 10.12.2009 7:29 am

We don't drink soy sauce directly like drinking a bottle of 7-up. We usually use it as a dipping sauce. I especially like fish stewed with oyster sauce plus dark soy sauce.


The next person thinks there is more to education than a just getting a string of distinctions.
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Re: The Next Person Game in English

Postby NileCat » Mon 10.12.2009 5:19 pm

Well, excuse me but I'm afraid I don't understand the question. :oops:
It asks that if I think education is more important than a lot of distinctions, correct?
I don't get the meaning of "distinction" here.

Yahoo dictionary says:
1. The act of distinguishing; differenciation.
2. The condition or fact of being dissimilar or distinct; difference.
3. A distinguishing factor, attribute, or characteristic.
4-a. Excellence or eminence, as of performance, character, or reputation.
4-b. A special feature or quality conferring superiority.
5. Recognition of achievement or superiority; honor.



The next person will kindly explain the meaning of the question to me. :wink:
Thank you in advance !
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Re: The Next Person Game in English

Postby jcdietz03 » Mon 10.12.2009 6:10 pm

It's definition #5:
5. Recognition of achievement or superiority; honor.
It asks that if I think education is more important than a lot of distinctions, correct?

No, wrong.
The next person thinks there is more to education than a just getting a string of distinctions.

It is saying there are things in (the area of) education that are more important than distinctions (such as learning).

I think a full understanding of the statement requires understanding of [American Culture: Colleges and Universities]. That would help you understand better what a (definition #5) distinction is. I wonder if Japanese students earn distinctions in college. Wrong thread for that type of question though.

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Re: The Next Person Game in English

Postby astaroth » Mon 10.12.2009 6:13 pm

Was it holiday? Darn, I did work ...!

The next person will run the NYC Marathon this fall.
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Re: The Next Person Game in English

Postby ss » Mon 10.12.2009 7:45 pm

Nilecatさん、sorry for the confusion.
In short, F=fail , A* (star) or A = distinctions (90 marks and above)
And, no "a" there --- The next person thinks there is more to education than just getting a string of distinctions.
Sorry!


Nope, not running any Marathon this fall.


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Re: The Next Person Game in English

Postby Dustin » Mon 10.12.2009 8:01 pm

I enjoy blowing soap bubbles for my daughters, they get a real kick out of it!

The next person thinks a bigscreen TV is a waste of money.
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Re: The Next Person Game in English

Postby NileCat » Mon 10.12.2009 8:19 pm

No, I don't think it's a waste of money. But my place is not large enough to have a bigscreen TV. You know, it's like a ウサギ小屋 (rabbit hutch).

jcdietz03さん, SSさん, thank you for explaining.
SSさん, you weren't wrong at all! It's very good for my studying English. :D



The next person lives in a large house.
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Re: The Next Person Game in English

Postby chikara » Mon 10.12.2009 8:30 pm

NileCat wrote:.... The next person lives in a large house.

Large is subjective. I live in a small house on a small (450m2) block (plot?) by local standards but going by some of the "pencil" houses I saw in the suburbs of Tokyo this is probably a large house.

The next person lives in the Northern Hemisphere.
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Re: The Next Person Game in English

Postby tōkai devotee » Tue 10.13.2009 4:22 am

No, I don't. I live in the Southern Hemisphere, where it is supposed to be Spring, but it's freezing cold. Brrrrr!!!


The next person enjoys gardening in their freetime.




BTW, Chikara-san, I like your new avatar! Nice one! My young son is now scared of drop bears :lol:
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Re: The Next Person Game in English

Postby ss » Tue 10.13.2009 5:14 am

Nilecatさん、I honestly think that your English is far better than me.
Do feel free to correct me and ask questions (I think the regulars here will surely enjoy helping you out, not me. ^_^'' )


I do spend my spare time in gardening at my brother's place, occasionally.


The next person plays golf once in a while.
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Re: The Next Person Game in English

Postby gabi in japan » Tue 10.13.2009 5:58 am

No, I don't play golf.

SS wrote:

I do spend my spare time in gardening at my brother's place, occasionally.




SS, I hope you don't mind me correcting you, but you don't need the 'in' between the words time and gardening. Perhaps you alreay knew that. Sorry if you don't need me to correct you. Please forgive me! Only trying to help!! :wink:



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Re: The Next Person Game in English

Postby astaroth » Tue 10.13.2009 8:46 am

Yup several times ... in my dreams ... (somehow I was able to breath though)

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