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Your New Year's Resolution
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What is your New Year's resolution?
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What is your New Year's resolution?

First, please let me talk about this year's resolution. At the start of this year, I decided to try to free my mind from a superstition that four is an unlucky number. As you may know, in Japanese, the sound of the word "four" is the same as that of "death." Therefore traditionally, people have been inclined to avoid using number 4. For example, in most Japanese hotels, there is no room with the number 4. Throughout this year, I think I've been able to practice my resolution and I feel relieved to overcome the superstition to some degree.

自然な表現

First, please let me talk about this year's resolution. At the start of this year, I decided to try to free my mind from a superstition that four is an unlucky number. As you may know, in Japanese, the sound of the word "four" is the same as that of "death." Therefore traditionally, people have been inclined to avoid using the number 4. For example, in most Japanese hotels, there is no room with the number 4. Throughout this year, I think I've been able to practice my resolution and I feel relieved to overcome the superstition to some degree.

1. Use the article "the" when referring to something specific or familiar.
Amazing indeed! How have you been able to practise your resolution and overcome the superstition? To what extent have you overcome the superstition?

Thank you for a lot of questions. Actually, it's not so hard. The thing is care little for the accidental coincidence of the pronunciation of four and death. I've tried not to care about eating four cakes or starting something at 4 o'clock. That's all. Now I shot my mouth off, but sometimes I still find me avoiding number four without thinking. By the way, as for my New Year's resolution, I have on my mind that I try to look at the sunny side of things, as we grow older not much good happens, though. How does that sound?

自然な表現

Thank you for a lot of questions. Actually, it's not so hard. The trick is to care little for the accidental coincidence of the pronunciation of four and death. I've tried not to care about eating four cakes or starting something at 4 o'clock. That's all. Now I shot my mouth off, but sometimes I still find myself avoiding number four without thinking. By the way, as for my New Year's resolution, what I have in mind is that I try to look at the sunny side of things, as we grow older not much good happens, though. How does that sound?

1. An alternative word you can use in this context to clearly express your point.
2. Use the preposition "to" before the verb "care" to form the to-infinitive verb form.
3. The pronoun "me" appears to be incorrectly used in this context. Consider using the pronoun "myself" when the subject of the verb is "I" and the object is the same person.
4. An alternative expression you can use in this context to make the sentence more clear and to improve the fluency of the sentence.
Oh, I am glad to hear that, well done! You managed to overcome your superstition to some extent and it's great!
This new resolution is very good! I think all of us should try to look at the bright side. Do you have any plan on how to do that?

Unfortunately, I have no plan. I feel I have to learn how to do that by experience. For example, my dog is twelve years old, and she has difficulty in breathing recently. According to a doctor, it seems to result from cardiac causes. I feel very sorry about her, but I can't do anything but taking her to the doctor at the moment. If I try to find any bright sides in this experience, I would say the good side is that I have been able to feel my warm-heartedness to others again. What do you think about that?

自然な表現

Unfortunately, I have no plan. I feel I have to learn how to do that by experience. For example, my dog is twelve years old, and she has difficulty    breathing recently. According to a doctor, it seems to result from cardiac causes. I feel very sorry about her, but I can't do anything but taking her to the doctor at the moment. If I try to find any bright sides in this experience, I would say the good side is that I have been able to feel my warm-heartedness to others again. What do you think about that?

1. The preposition "in" appears to be incorrectly used in this context. Consider removing it.
  • improve(改善する)
  • stop smoking(禁煙する)
  • cut down on X(Xを減らす)
  • goal(目標)
  • I want to treat myself.(自分自身にご褒美をする。)
  • I will not follow the crowd.(人に流されない。)
  • I promise myself to lose at least 10kg.(体重を10キロ減らします。)
  • I hope to get a girlfriend.(彼女を作りたい。)
  • We will increase our customer loyalty.(顧客サービスを向上させます。)

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