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大阪・高槻に4月1日オープンした英会話カフェ「和」のスタッフブログです。

和は高槻にある英会話カフェです。





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営業時間


木:2時から8時


金:2時から8時


土:2時から8時





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Today was a great Thursday! I could see lots of guests that I don't normally meet, so I was glad. A couple of our guests talked about their cruise. They went on a cruise in the Mediterranean sea. This cruise was about 10 days and it seems really fun and relaxing. I learned that recently, it seems like more Japanese people are going on cruises around Europe or in the Caribbean. We think these are so great because you can enjoy nice dinners, see many countries, and also you don't need to worry about you luggage if you disembark somewhere; you will be free to explore and have your own experience! We were all pretty interested to ask about their experience on the cruise, but we were also thinking about the possibility of taking a cruise ourselves someday. I would really like to try it someday, but it's so expensive, isn't it? I think if you have enough money, it would be a great vacation.

Here are some vocabulary words that we learned today:

disembark: This means to leave something you have been riding (train, bus,airplane,boat). Honestly, these days we only use this word when talking about boats or ships. For example: "You can disembark (from the cruise ship) in Mexico and enjoy some local food."

hang on/hang on a second/hang on a minute: We say this when we ask someone to please wait a moment. It's very casual, and really only used with friends or people you know. For example:"Hang on, I have to answer this phone call." It's close to chotto matte in Japanese.

gradually: This word means something like "becomes more and more~". It is good to use when talking about something that is changing. For example: "In July, I notice Japan gradually becomes warmer".

Thanks to all our guests for visiting us today. We'll see you next time!
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Started the day talking about Japanese goods anf its durability. Since they are good, they have a good market even for the recondition and they are exported all over the world. And also, we extended our talking with social works and its benefits to the society. One of our customer, who completed her degree and work with social activity and we really appreciate such things and works so dedicated. Further we talked about the education and how hard to get into a better college either a public or a private.
And also, learnt a lot of social things in Japan and some hard drinks which are made from Potato, beans etc. So, they are healthy too.
During the conversation, tought some words as race, occupied, role etc and how to construct some easy sentences in our day to day life...
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English Cafe Wa was very popular today! We also had a few new guests come visit. We talked a lot about hospitals and medical care today. As it just so happens, two of our guests work in the medical field and in fact, I also previously worked in a hospital in Seattle! I learned a lot about medical jobs in Japan and we could compare them to my experience in the U.S. For example, did you know that in the U.S., if you want to see a foot doctor, you can't simply go to that doctor? First, you must see a "general physician" or "family doctor" to get a referal (like a recommendation). I think it's really inconvenient, even if the doctors are very good.

Here are a few of the words we learned today:

IV drip - When you are hospitalized, the doctor hangs a bag of fluid on a hook, and a tube goes into your body through the vein in your arm. This is called an IV drip.

stat - This means immediately, or right away; right now. Usually in an emergency situation, the doctor asks for things to be done stat.

antibiotics - this is a type of medicine that is taken when you have an infection. There are a few types, but we usually just call them all "antibiotics".

That's all for today, have a great week and stay cool!

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I saw many new faces again, so we mainly talked about my own country (Belgium) and about everyone's personal life. The last hour of my shift a few people seeming very serious about their English studies arrived and we chatted about what it means to study a language and how to approach it best. Everyone had different views on the matter, but I think everyone can agree that being able to communicate one's thoughts is priority.

Something I have noticed recently is we tend to talk about movies on many occassions, so knowing words like "main character", "protagonist", "storyline","plot" and so on are very important to know in my opinion.

Coincidentally, someone was looking for a certain word, but only knew how to say it in Japanese. It was どんでん返し, which is "plot twist" in English. Another used often in English is "blooper" which means NG (エヌジー) in Japanese.
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We had a good discussion between our guests. Regarding the human rights, we talked about how the country's law is applied for a new born baby and why Japanese government doesn't allow to have a citizen for a baby who is born in Japan as other country.In the same time, we talked about Sumo and their day to day life style etc.
Since some things are new, I learnt as well. Such as how the Japanese government acts upon a new born baby. And also, how the government check the kindergartens which have been built with necessary facility and its legal part.
In the same time, they were taught rotate, merge, compete etc. combine with verbally...
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Sadly, today was my last day working here. Today we talked about a lot of things. Our mostly discussed topic was the Netherlands. I enjoyed talking about the Netherlands with all of the guests. Later today I discovered that two of the guests are going to the Netherlands! To be honest, I am writing this blog with a sad face. I have enjoyed every single second of being here. If I am going to visit Japan again, hopefully I will (!!!), I will visit our English cafe! This is not a goodbye, but a see you later!

Tot ziens

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Today was yet another very hot day. A lot was discussed about the heat and remarks made of how this is my first time experiencing a Japanese summer.
We covered many topics whilst I was in the cafe, name meanings being a regular topic that popped up today. At one point there were three customers with different names that all meant the same thing "excellent/great child"!

During one discussion we spoke about studio ghibli films and I learnt that Spirited Away has a different name in Japanese which loosely translates to Spirited away. But no one had heard the word spirit before so I taught them the word spirit and its various different meanings (a ghost type being, to 'have spirit', or spirits as a type of alcohol).

All in all, today was very fun!
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We talked about many different subjects again today, ranging from diseases to wedding ceremonies, some being more difficult than the other. One word I really like though is plot twist! Can you think of a movie with a plot twist at the end? Another interesting expression I heard today was "having a whale of a time. It sounds a bit strange, but has a very positive meaning! Try to explain in English what it exactly means!
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Today we spent a lot of time talking about children. Lots of our guests have families, and interesting, funny, and touching experiences. I learned a lot about how Japanese parents raise their children here, and what people think is safe and what is dangerous. For example, letting kids ride the train or subway in elementary school/junior high school is not uncommon for Japanese children, but it's pretty rare in the U.S.! I think mainly it's because the U.S. has a higher crime rate, but I would also say that it's not quite as dangerous as people think, and sometimes American parents overreact to things they see on the news.

Here are some of the useful words we covered in our conversation this week:

gullible:
Someone who is fooled easily. ex: "He's so gullible! I lied that I was a pro soccer player, and he believed me!"

spur of the moment:
Something decided quickly with little or no planning beforehand. ex: "The man sitting on the sofa suddenly had an idea and jumped up. 'I'm going to climb Mt. Everest tomorrow!'. He made a spur of the moment decision.

I don't buy into (it):
Phrase meaning you don't trust what is being said to you. ex: "'This car will make all your problems will disappear!' I didn't buy into what the salesman told me, so I went home.

Please join us for a nice conversation soon! Have a nice weekend!
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Today's lesson was wonderful, all the clients had fun as we talked about african culture and how the Europeans colonized Africa. We also talked about how countries were partitioned in Africa during colonial period. Besides that we talked about african dishes wedding styles in Africa and how dowery is paid before marriage. We also talked about the growing economies of many african countries. Clients really had fun.


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