Hello. I’m new here and I’m so glad I came across with this siteEmotion: smile My friend asked me to translate her letter which was written in Japanese into English. I tried my best, but I am not really confident with my work. I feel my English is kinda awkward and feel it needs to be revisedEmotion: sad I will so appreciate if people who have chance to read my following letter help me improve it. Thank you very muchEmotion: smile

Hi! How are you?? I did write you a letter to say “A Happy New Year”, but during this winter break I kept myself quite busy doing two part time jobs and couldn’t find spare time to post it. I’m so sorry. (I’ve worked as a teacher at a cram school, and l also took a job at a shrine which was only temporary.) But now I have a lot of free time in my hand! All the final exams were finished, and finally a happy spring break has come!!

By the way, thank you so much for sending me the nice post card. I was surprised to know that you were now staying in Japan. How do you like living in Japan? Why don’t we go out together? I really like to see you again!

I’ve been a member of the Japanese Classic Literature Club at my college, and I’m going to have to start writing an essay on Tales of Genji pretty soon as one of its projects. Next year, we are probably going to issue a magazine which will be composed of all club members’ research essays. That’s why lately I often spend time in the library to do some research on Tales of Genji. It is hard and I’m worried about how I am going to finish the work, but at the same time it is very challenging. I hope I will do a good job on it.

And I’m planning to go on a trip to Kyoto with my friend in March. Have you ever been to Kyoto? I have visited there many times and I never get tired of going there. I love that city. It’s really a beautiful city with its hundreds of temples and gardens, and it remains the cultural center of Japan.

I’m looking forward to hearing from you. And I’ll be so happy to see you again. Please take a good care of yourself. Bye!!
Hi! How are you?? I wrote you a letter to say “A Happy New Year”, but during the winter break I was quite busy doing two part time jobs and couldn’t find spare time to post it. I’m so sorry. (I worked as a teacher at a cram school, and l also took a temporary job at a shrine.) But now I have a lot of free time in my hands! All the final exams are finished, and happily spring break has finally come!!

By the way, thank you so much for sending me the nice post card. I was surprised to know that you were now staying in Japan. How do you like living in Japan? Why don’t we go out together? I would really like to see you again!

I’ve been a member of the Japanese Classic Literature Club at my college, and I’m going to have to start writing an essay on Tales of Genji pretty soon as one of its projects. Next year, we are probably going to issue a magazine which will be composed of all club members’ research essays. That’s why lately I often spend time in the library to do some research on Tales of Genji. It is hard and I’m worried about how I am going to finish the work, but at the same time it is very challenging. I hope I will do a good job on it.

And I’m planning to go on a trip to Kyoto with my friend in March. Have you ever been to Kyoto? I have visited there many times and I never get tired of going there. I love that city. It’s really a beautiful city with its hundreds of temples and gardens, and it remains the cultural center of Japan.

I’m looking forward to hearing from you, and I’ll be so happy to see you again. Please take a good care of yourself. Bye!!
Thank you so much for correcting my letterEmotion: smile

Now I can send this letter to my friend who asked me for help!

Chiaki