F2F Class Notes (Nemo)[S]

Speaking

I want to go to Japan in 2020, my friends told me Japan is interesting country and they went there for many times. There many kinds of foods and beautiful view in Japan. Japanese are very kind to foreigners, so I want to go to Japan. Maybe Tokyo is the first place I want to visit, other place I want to visit also, I have no idea with Japan. Both China and Japan are rice eating countries. Japanese people are very nice and polite, they are very modest. I love Japanese food, and the food is one of the reasons why I want to go there.

I want to go to Japan in 2020, my friends told me that Japan is an interesting country and they went there for many times. There are many kinds of foods and beautiful places in Japan. Japanese are very kind to foreigners, so I want to go to Japan. Maybe Tokyo will be the first place I want to visit, I would love to visit other places too, I don’t know much about Japan. Both, China and Japan are rice eating countries. Japanese people are very nice and polite, they are very modest. I love Japanese food, and the food is one of the reasons why I want to go there.

Vocabulary

culture (n): 1-the way of life, especially the general customs and beliefs, of a particular group of people at a particular time
文化(尤指某一群体在某一时期普遍的风俗习惯和信仰)
E.g.: youth/working-class culture
青年/工人阶级文化
E.g.: She’s studying modern Japanese language and culture.
她在研究现代日本语言和文化
2-music, art, theatre, literature, etc.
文化,文艺
E.g.: You won’t find much culture in this sleepy little town, I’m afraid!
在这座死气沉沉的小镇里,恐怕你不会发现多少文化底蕴!
E.g.: popular culture (= the books, music, etc. liked by most people)
通俗文化

staple (adj): basic or main; standard or regular
基本的,主要的;标准的,常规的
E.g.: The staple diet here is mutton, fish and boiled potatoes.
这里以羊肉、鱼和煮马铃薯为主食。
E.g.: Prices of staple foods such as wheat and vegetables have also been increasing.
小麦、蔬菜等主要食品的价格也一直在上涨。

谦虚-Modest

modest (adj) (QUIETLY SUCCESSFUL)not usually talking about or making obvious your own abilities and achievements
谦虚的,谦逊的
E.g.: He’s very modest about his achievements.
他对自己的成就很谦虚。

modest (adj): They live in a fairly modest house, considering their wealth.
就他们拥有的财富而言,他们的住所不大。
E.g.: There has been a modest improvement/recovery in housing conditions for the poor.
穷人的住房条件有了些许改善。
E.g.: The party made modest gains in the elections, but nothing like the huge gains that were predicted.
这一党派在选举中取得一定成绩,但和预期的巨大收获相差甚远。
E.g.: Just a modest portion for me, please.
我只要一小份就好,谢谢。

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bistro (n): 小饭店;小餐馆;小酒馆
E.g.: A bistro is a small, informal restaurant or a bar where food is served.

constantly (adv): all the time or often
总是;经常地,不断地
E.g.: She has the TV on constantly.
她总是开着电视。
E.g.: He’s constantly changing his mind.
他的想法时常在变。

the workload is constantly increasing-工作量不断增加