| Jul 25, 2016

Going from A to Z with 'no ho ga' and 'made'

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Tōkyō-kara Fukuoka-made iku-niwa, hikōki-to shinkansen, dochira-ga ii-deshō-ka. (Is it better to go from Tokyo to Fukuoka by plane or shinkansen?) Situation 1: Office trainee Adam asks Mr. Mita about transport. アダム: 夏休みに、九州旅行しようと思っているんですが、東京から福岡まで行くには、飛行機と新幹線、どちらがいいでしょうか。 三田: 値段は新幹線のほうが安いけど、飛行機のほうが、もちろん早いからね。どういう旅行にしたいかによるよ。 Adam: Natsuyasumi-ni, Kyūshū-ryokō-shiyō-to omotte-iru-n-desu-ga, Tōkyō-kara Fukuoka-made iku-niwa, hikōki-to shinkansen, dochira-ga ...

Brexit puts English on EU's endangered lingua franca list

Jun 29, 2016

Brexit puts English on EU's endangered lingua franca list

Of all the myriad challenges facing the European Union with the pending departure of Britain, one unlikely issue that needs to be resolved is the fact that English would no longer be an official language. The EU has 24 official and working languages, and ...