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Does Language Determine Thought?

Most people are familiar with the power of language to shape our thoughts and actions. They may not know, however, that linguists have used the term linguistic relativism to debate the issue for decades. Often called the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis or

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日本とちょっと違って、アメリカやイギリスやほとんどの英語圏では、年末は友達とパーティーを開きます。逆に、クリスマスを家族と一緒に過ごしますので、年末は友達とカウントダウンをしたりシャンパンを飲んだりします。そして、日本ですごく人気な歌を歌います。「蛍の光」と同じメロディーの「Auld Lang Syne」【オールド・ラング・サイン】という歌です。 「Auld Lang Syne」って、一体どういう意味ですか?

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