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日本のバレンタインデーについて説明してみよう

Explaining Japan’s Valentine's Day
あなたは外国人に日本のバレンタインデーについて説明しているところです。
バレンタインに女性から男性にチョコレートを渡す文化が日本特有のものであることは有名です。他にも様々な違いがあるかもしれないので、聞いてみましょう。
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What kind of day is Valentine's Day in Japan?
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What kind of day is Valentine's Day in Japan?

Commonly, women present their boyfriends chocolates or other sweets. Other people exchange these presents with their friends, families, coworkers, and boss. These habits express their gratitude. I think the majority of Japanese people are the latter. I can also see that some people confess their love for her or him on this day.

自然な表現

Commonly, women present their boyfriends with chocolates or other sweets. Other people exchange these presents with their friends, families, coworkers, and bosses. These habits express their gratitude. I think the majority of Japanese people are the latter. I can also see that some people confess their love for him or her on this day.

1. We need this preposition here - present someone with something.
2. Use the plural here as we are referring to many.
3. Nothing wrong with this actually but we just more commonly use 'him or her'.
It is a good way to tell someone that you love him by giving him a chocolate bar, some people are shy to say it. How was you Valentines's day?

I think so too. I bought expensive chocolates by myself and shared it with my mother drinking some glasses of wine. That was an awesome day. I am looking forward to Valentine every year.

自然な表現

I think so too. I bought expensive chocolates for  myself and shared it with my mother drinking some glasses of wine. That was an awesome day. I am looking forward to Valentine's Day every year.

1. This is a better preposition because you bought it for yourself to enjoy.
2. 'valentine' usually refers to a person.
That is very relaxing. Do you like chocolate in general? Do you live now with your mother? Do you have any hobbies?

I love it. I have it almost everyday. I still live with my family. I have never lived alone. Yes, I have some hobbies, playing the guitar, the piano, and singing.

自然な表現

I love it. I have it almost everyday. I still live with my family. I have never lived alone. Yes, I have some hobbies, like playing the guitar, the piano, and singing.

1. Use this to show that you are listing examples of hobbies.
That's very interesting. Are you good at playing the instruments? How long have you been playing?
In my country, many young people live with their parents. Is that a common thing in Japan?

Well, I’m still learning how to play the instruments so I am in the beginner level. I’ve played the guitar for two years and learned the way to play the piano since this month. In my opinion, the number of people live with their parents is gradually increasing in Japan. Maybe it is related to a number of those who are not married yet or earn small incomes.

自然な表現

Well, I’m still learning how to play the instruments so I am in the beginner level. I’ve played the guitar for two years and started learning to play the piano since the beginning of this month. In my opinion, the number of people living with their parents is gradually increasing in Japan. Maybe it is related to a number of those who are not married yet or earn small incomes.

1. We don't say learn the way to play the piano. Use this to specify that you've only just started.
2. We need to state a specific time when we use 'since'.
3. This is the correct verb form.
Oh, that is interesting. Many sons and daughters who are still single can still stay with their parents if their office is near their house. Anyway, I think there is another event that you celebrate on March 14. What is it about?

There is also this case here. This is one of the reasons I do that. As you know, March 14 is called White’s Day. Most Japanese people give chocolates in return for Valentine’s Day gifts.

自然な表現

This is also the case here. This is one of the reasons I do that. As you know, March 14 is called White’s Day. Most Japanese people give chocolates in return for Valentine’s Day gifts.

1. I'm assuming this is what you mean.
  • February 14th(2月14日)
  • return(お返し)
  • White Day(ホワイトデー )
  • St. Valentine's Day(バレンタインデー )
  • gift(贈り物、プレゼント)
  • Do you know giri-choko?(義理チョコって知っていますか?)
  • Women usually send men cards.(女性は男性にカードを贈ります。)
  • Valentine's Day isn't an event unique to Japan.(バレンタインデーは日本特有のイベントではない。)
  • Women give gifts to men on February 14th. (2月14日に女性が男性にプレゼントを渡します。)
  • Japanese confectionery companies created Valentine's Day. (日本のお菓子業界がバレンタインデーを作った。)

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