Thanks for all the comments. I’m glad you liked the nice, easy topic. Some of you were having a discussion about the difference between “always” and “usually,” but I think you were overanalysing it a bit. The meaning of both words is straightforward, but as with most words, their true meaning in a sentence depends on the context. “Always” does mean いつも, but in a sentence like “I always wear a watch,” it means “I always wear a watch at times when it would be sensible to wear a watch.” For example, if someone said, “I always take a shower in the morning,” nobody would think that meant “even if I go camping” or “even when I climbed Mt. Everest.” Here is some feedback on your comments.
I do the same thing as I did when it was 10 or 20 years ago.
I do the same thing I did 10 or 20 years ago.
I have a digital watch for running.
I don’t wear a watch anymore because of the same reason as yours.
I don’t wear a watch anymore for the same reason as you.
I have about 4 or 5 wrist watches but I don’t use them anymore and their batteries were dead.
… and their batteries are dead. / … and their batteries have died.
BTW, “Do you have the time?” means “what’s time is it?”, right? And “Do you have time?” means like “Can I talk to you for a minute?”. These two sentences are confusing for me.
That’s right. It is a bit confusing.
Here are my answers for your questions:
Here are my answers to your questions:
Yes, I was a person who always wearing a watch.
Yes, I always used to wear a watch.
It was a wind-up type(I am not sure if it’s proper words for 手巻き時計)
That expression is fine.
Like Gussan, I wear a watch when I go out and take it off as soon as I get home.
I usually at home,
I’m usually at home,
One of his is similar to the one in the picture on the blog.
It’scorching hot today, isn’t it?
Apparently, it was 39 degrees in Gifu City on Thursday! I thought I was going to melt.
but it’s easier for me to make sure the time with the watch.
but it’s easier for me to check the time with the watch. (A-Z: make sure)
As Gussan says, “watches” is rather a men’s topic.
I think Amo might disagree!
Watches and other props play an important role in making movies and dramas better.don’t they?
Companies pay a lot of money to have characters in movies and on TV use their products. It’s called “product placement.” Have you ever noticed that if you ever see someone using a laptop computer in a movie, nine times out of ten it will be a Mac?
You are supposed to carrry 24kg of a can on your shoulder. Wow, you are strong!
You are supposed to carry a 24 kg can on your shoulder? Wow, you must be strong! [Not really. It’s only for a short time.]
I have a no choice because I have only one watch which I can wear.
I have no choice because I only have one watch that I can wear.
I see. Tonari san does his job for bike races?
Yes, he does. I sometimes joke with him that it would be easier to arrange for his salary to go directly to the bike shop. It’s a very expensive hobby, but he loves it. He says that he wants to get married and have kids, but I think it will be difficult for him to find a woman who is prepared to let him spend so much money on his bikes.
I don’t know if it’s true or not, in Europe some people work just to have a great vacation…
That is a common way of thinking in the West.
When I carelessly lost my only watch about 7years ago,I was a bit panicked.
…, I panicked a bit.
I think it will never change even 10 years from now.
I don’t think it will ever change. (A-Z: negative sentence word order)
When I meet new people, I usually check if he/she is punctual or not.
When I meet new people, I usually check if they are punctual or not.
I happened to come across the site while I was browsing by putting “movies+watches” in the blank.
I happened to come across the site when I did a search for “movies+watches.”
Three museums? You must’ve been tired at that night.
Three museums? You must’ve been tired that night.
Now he is famous on this blog,isn’t he?
Tonari San checks the blog from time to time. I’m sure he will be glad to hear that he is famous!
I suppose words have some umbiguity in their meanings to some extent. So, both of them can be used in the same meaning.
That is correct.
That’s all for today. I’m doing a presentation for high-school teachers in Gifu tomorrow, and I’m going rafting on Sunday. Have a great weekend, and I’ll be back on Monday. (Let me know if you have any questions about parts of the comments that I didn’t mention.)