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For Life
2005.12.20(Review of 2000.12.20 edition)

Christmas carols and gift giving; turkey with dressing, “osechi” and “otoso”; the countdown in New York's Times Square and the timeless sound of a temple bell at midnight. These are some of the things that make this season so memorable!

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Today's Lesson


  • A tradition is a way of doing something that people in a particular group have continued to follow for a long time.
  • tradition とは、ある特定の人々が長い間従ってきた、物事の進め方、つまり、慣習やしきたりなどのことです。


  1. It's a tradition in my family to decorate the Christmas tree on Christmas Eve.
  2. Serving apricot punch during the holidays is an office tradition.
  3. Going to a shrine at the beginning of the year is such a nice tradition. I wish we celebrated New Year's like that in the United States.
  4. What holiday traditions do you keep?

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