My Favorite Things

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Why is it possible that the shop still exists?

How is it possible that the shop still exists?

これは、Ngram や Google を見る限りどちらも使われています。Why のほうが少ないものの、論理的には why でしょう。

 

They all happen to be related to ocean.

They all happen to be related to the ocean.

 

This is yesterday's sky. 

This is the sky from yesterday.

 

 

What kind of mother doesn't wish hapiness for her own child?

What kind of a mother doesn't wish happiness for her own child?

 

the stern mountains of the Caucasus〔これだけだと、コーカサス山脈の山々なのかコーカサス地方の山々なのかは不明〕

 

"Mom, I think we are living to be happy!"

"Mom," she said, " I think we are living to be happy!"

 

It's past 8:00 pm. I have to do the dishes and fix a meal for me.

 It's already past 8:00 p.m. I have to do the dishes and fix a meal for myself.

I have to do the dishes and fix something to eat.

 

I've used my brain hard enough for the day.

I've used my brain enough for today (the day).

 

Have I got used to goat milk yoghurt too much?《英》

Have I gotten used to goat milk yoghurt too much?《北米》

 

 

People are busier than ever with new technologies and just don't care about good old sayings anymore.

 People are busier than ever with new technology and simply do not care about good old sayings anymore.

 

 

I now know that she didn't know what happiness really means.

 I now know that she didn't know what happiness really meant.

〔今も不変の事実については現在形でよいとも聞きますが、おそらくもっと科学的に不変な事実や、進行中の仕事で変更の有無の認識などが重要な時でもない限り、時制の一致は、することが好まれるのでしょう〕

 

Next morning, when I leave for school, I answered it to my mom who came to the entrance with me to see me off.

 The next morning, before I left for school, I answered her question:

 The next morning, when I was leaving for school, I answered it to my mom who came to the entrance with me to see me off.

 

▲ When I was a high school student, one day in our conversation, my mom asked me what I think we were living for.

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 When I was in high school, one day we had a conversation, and my mom asked me what I thought we were living for.

 When I was in high school, one day when we were talking my mom asked me what I thought we were living for.

 

To be economically successful is not only way of being happy.

 Economic success is not the only route (way) to happiness.

 Being economically successful is not the only way to be happy.

Ro不定詞は形式主語を立てて後回し。

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When literally sick and tired and still pressured to work, there is no way of being happy.

 When one is literally sick and tired and still pressured to work, there is no way of being happy.

 When you are literally sick and tired and still pressured to work, there is no way to be happy.

 

If you don't like the flavor of anchovy, I can't help, but for Brussels sprouts, the famous bitterness is caused by overcooking.

 If you don't like the flavor of anchovies, I can't help, but as for Brussels sprouts, the infamous bitterness is caused by overcooking.

- As for me, …

- Yes to the death penalty, but as for a sales-tax increase for education, she says she has "concerns". (Seattle Times, 2004)

 

Anchovy was almost melted away, though.

 The anchovies had almost melted away, though.

大過去〔その時にはもう~だった〕

 

Brussels sprouts were just right tenderness and sweet!!

 The Brussels sprouts were just the right tenderness, and it's sweet as well!!

 

Then I added a cup of water to the pan, and brought it to boil.

Then I added a cup of water to the pan, and brought it to a boil.〔決まり文句〕

 

Isn't this sentence should be…

Shouldn't this sentence be…

  

 

 

That has worked just the right for me.

That has worked just the right for me.

This feels just right.

 

✘ These are same.

These are the same.

She hasn't been the same since last week.

They are the same thing.

The textures feel the same.

The textures feel the same way.

But Same old thing