Posts in 英語文法
英語で一般論を表現するには

In this article, we’ll review how to make general statements/generalizations in English, that is, how to talk about people in general, as opposed to a specific person. As Japanese doesn’t need subjects, making statements that are applicable to anyone or to some group of people is easy. But English needs a subject: what do we do, then?

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頭を悩ます英文法?それでも挑み続けるべき理由! (Part 3)

In the third installment of this series on grammar as a vector for culture, we’ll reflect on two examples of how the existence (or absence) of keigo shapes the way we view and relate to other people. Namely, we’ll consider differing conceptions of customer service and hierarchy across cultures.

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頭を悩ます英文法?それでも挑み続けるべき理由! (Part 2)

In part 1 of this series, we postulated that grammar structures our thoughts in that it forces us to focus our attention on certain elements of the situation in order to apply its rules. In this post, we’ll reflect more deeply on the implications of English not having keigo!

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頭を悩ます英文法?それでも挑み続けるべき理由! (Part 1)

What is “grammar”? Where does it come from, and why is it so important? In this post, we’ll see that grammar is but the rules of communication of a language, and that it both stems from and perpetuates culture. The rules of grammar tell us what we must focus on in order to communicate comprehensibly. Hence, they also structure our thoughts and worldview!

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優れたビジネスメールを英語で作成する方法 (パート1 : 2つのポイント)

This is the first part of our guide on crafting great business emails in English. We'll go through two rules of thumb to keep in mind when communicating in English for work.

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