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      気になった英語を一日一個。例文はオンライン英英辞書からの引用が多いです。

2013-06-29 Le Tour De France has its own doodle today!

[](2013/6/21) (2013/6/21) - 今日の英語 を含むブックマーク

  • daunting/人の気力をくじく、very difficult to do or deal with
    • a daunting task
    • Few things are more daunting than having to speak in front of a large crowd.
    • Shakespeare's plays can be daunting for a young reader.
  • benign←→malignant
  • 水ぶくれ/blister
  • calling天職、the work that a person does or should be doing
  • flair/才能、コツ
    • have a flair
    • do things with a flair
    • He has a flair for storytelling.
  • so-and-so/だれそれ、某
    • She's always gossiping and telling people that so-and-so is getting married or divorced or something.
    • Let's say Mr. So-and-so, who is related to you, asks to borrow $1,000. Would you give it to him?
  • tolerant/willing to accept feelings, habits, or beliefs that are different from your own/ able to allow or accept something that is harmful, unpleasant, etc.日本語では意味がわかるのに英語で説明ができなかった。)
  • obsolate = irrelevant = outdated
  • credible/信頼できる

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2009-06-28 This soup is thick!

[][] 子孫/かんぴょう/特産物/蓄積する/矛盾  子孫/かんぴょう/特産物/蓄積する/矛盾 - 今日の英語 を含むブックマーク

  • 子孫/descendant(これいつも言えない), progeny
  • かんぴょう/dried gourd shavings ※gourdの発音がなかなか…
  • 特産物/a special product
  • 蓄積する/accumulate
  • 矛盾一貫性がない)/inconsistency ※前にも調べたなあ…
    • What he says is full of inconsistencies.

●知ってたのに言えなかった英語

  • cut backの意味:削減する、縮小する

[] 第23回-08/9/19 words & expressions  第23回-08/9/19 words & expressions - 今日の英語 を含むブックマーク

2009-05-17 Distance/Absence makes the heart grow fonder.

[] 第22回-08/9/18 words & expressions  第22回-08/9/18 words & expressions - 今日の英語 を含むブックマーク

  • chain reaction/連鎖反応
  • Did any of you have shares?
  • stupid isn't an appropriate word
  • appropriate/ふさわしい、妥当な suitable or proper in the circumstances
  • other times/それ以外の時は
  • he was in the service=he was in the military
  • she would break up with him
  • solidified
  • vein
  • he works out
  • where does this holiday come from?
  • there's no significant reason
  • I'm taking my camera this time.
  • I rent the dvd but it didn't work
  • go-getter/go and get what they want:someone who is likely to be successful because they are very determined and have a lot of energy:進んでやる人、やり手
  • hold grudges
  • rigid/柔軟性のない、厳格な
  • astronaut[アストロノォァト]/宇宙飛行士
  • spontaneous
  • short fuse/get a short fuse:have a short fuse
  • egotistical=egotistic
  • flirtatious ※日本語の辞書に載っているよりもっとやわらかい意味very friendlyの意味合いが強い「気をひく」
  • gullible[ガーリブル]/だまされやすい、かつがれやすい:too ready to believe what people tell you, so that you are easily tricked
  • intense/感情的になりやすい、(感情が)激しい、強烈な
  • self-centered(paying so much attention to yourself that you do not notice what is happening to other people)とselfish(caring only about yourself and not about other people)
  • pisces[パイスィーズ]
  • sympathetic
  • collateral/担保

2009-01-24 It seems we have time on our hands.

[][] 神棚/矛盾矛盾する/子孫/預言者 (第21回-08/9/12)  神棚/矛盾/矛盾する/子孫/預言者 (第21回-08/9/12) - 今日の英語 を含むブックマーク

  • 神棚/a household shinto altar ※altar/祭壇
  • 矛盾/inconsistency(一貫性がないこと:インコンスィステンスィ [スィス]のところにアクセント), contradiction(相反すること)
    • inconsistency:when someone keeps changing their behaviour, reactions etc so that other people become confused:a situation in which two statements are different and cannot both be true ※映画「メリーポピンズ」でMr. Banksが歌う"Consistent is the life I lead!"のconsistentは反意の形容詞
    • contradiction:a difference between two statements, beliefs, or ideas about something that means they cannot both be true:the act of saying that someone else's opinion, statement etc is wrong or not true
  • 矛盾する/be contradictory to(反対である), be inconsistent with(両立しない), be in conflict with(対立する)
  • 子孫/descendant ※何回も辞書引いてるけどなかなか覚えられない

●知ってたのに言えなかった英語

  • 預言者/prophet ※「ルパン対複製人間」のマモーのセリフで一度覚えた単語だったのにでてこなかったな。

[]第21回-08/9/12 words & expressions 第21回-08/9/12 words & expressions - 今日の英語 を含むブックマーク

  • my cousin was upgrading his bike.
  • what did he upgrade to?
  • he's still shopping around.(09/1/3)
  • they serenaded her
  • set up the party
  • try to set everything up
  • how many years older?
  • cougar=an older woman
  • group leader
  • caught your eye=got your attention
  • more flirtatious
  • I'm with au for three years
  • CPR(cardiopulmonary resuscitation:心肺機能蘇生)=mouth to mouth ※cardiopulmonary:心臓と肺の ※resuscitation:start up again
  • I moved away.
  • a mongolia spot
  • let's see if you can help me out ※help out=to help someone because they are busy or have problems 口語的な表現で特に人手が足りないのが理由で手伝うような時に使う表現。(longman online dictionaryより)
    • Do you need anyone to help out in the shop?
    • I helped her out when she became ill.
    • She was helping him out with his mortgage repayments.
  • mini-shrine
  • make profit
  • chain
  • representation/代表者、代弁、代行、概念
  • shrimp symbolizes long life
  • marron ※ずっと"L"だと思ってたけど"R"だった。どうりで発音しても通じないはずだ…。
  • かまぼこ/boiled fish paste/sausage
  • after midnight
  • near each other
  • I was debating.(08/11/15)
  • procedure(プロスィーデュォア)/(事を運ぶ)手順、順序、やり方、方法(a way of doing something, especially the correct or usual way)processからの派生語?
  • get God's attention
  • health, wealth, and prosperity
  • oracle/「おみくじ」の意味で使ったが、oracleは(神託を告げる)人を表す、と訂正された。oracle slipという言い方はできる。
  • fortune slip/おみくじ
  • foreground←→background
  • arrow ※発音が「エァロウ」に近い感じ
  • what's the significance of 〜?/それってどういう意味なの?
  • the front door
  • hawkの発音が何度言っても通じなかった・・・。オとアの中間の音。
  • live like a king, play like a king, eat like a king
  • what's the occasion (for the party)? /なんのパーティー?

2008-12-01 You can’t imagine how flattered I am.

[][] 手間/司会(第20回-08/8/29)  手間/司会(第20回-08/8/29) - 今日の英語 を含むブックマーク

  • 手間/bother
  • 司会/emcee

[]第20回-08/8/29 words & expressions 第20回-08/8/29 words & expressions - 今日の英語 を含むブックマーク

  • second last day
  • the hard disk is fried/HDが故障した radio, car などに使える。overused, too old, damaged が原因で壊れること
  • my brother's computer caught a virus. ※catchを使うのか・・・
  • pirated movies/海賊版映画
  • it ran me 270,000 yen.
  • loose animals
  • did you get good waves?
  • it's so hard to balance
  • it's easier to balance
  • did you get a tan?
  • japanese women don't like tans.
  • muscle tear
  • i'm stuck
  • back to work
  • what do you take pictures up? = what kind of pictures do you take?
  • from scratch
  • endurance race
  • where is the race held?
  • italicize/イタリック体で印刷されている(辞書では「イタラサイズ」なんだけど、先生は「アイタラサイズ」と言っていた)
  • kick something around
  • choose your top two!! ※レストランで、「食べたいもの2つ選んで!」
  • I'm not a morning/night person. (08/4/20)
  • the tree fell down and the road was blocked
  • reconcile/和解する、和睦する
  • compose
  • make out/イチャイチャする
    • That couple is making out in the car.
  • pull yourself together = get control of your emotions, calm down
  • you never drink to the point where you can't remember
  • early to bed, early to rise/早寝早起き(Early to bed early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise)
  • always in a rush
  • cut down/(量を)減らす
  • try quitting cold turkey
  • ニコチンの発音がニコティーンだった
  • I crave cigarettes. crave=feel a powerful desire for
  • You used to crave cigarettes.
  • and yourself?
  • come to the office by 8 o'clock.
  • good chance to change your style
  • how the story ends?
  • my dad's car is his precious thing
  • don't mess with the car ※mess with= to get involved with someone or something that may cause problems or be dangerous
  • I dozed off. ※doze off/居眠りする(sleep lightly)(08/12/7)
  • 司会/emcee
  • administrator= someone whose job involves managing the work of a company or organization

●プリントワーク

  • kick (an idea) around = discuss, think about/talk about informally
    • What is the benefit of kicking an idea around instead of making an immediate decision?
    • I kick an idea around in my head for a long time.
    • We kicked that suggestion around and in the end decided to go ahead.
    • I'm kicking around it in my head.
  • make up (3ways)
    • What kind of excuses do people make up for being late to an important event?
    • Me and my girlfriend had a fight, and my brother said you shouldn't fight with your girlfriend, go make up!
    • Me and my boss had an argument, but in the afternoon, we made up.
    • Have you ever made up with someone? How did you feel about making up with the person?
    • Do you know how many states made up the original United States in 1776?
  • pull together information = gather information
    • Where could you go to pull together information for a research report?
    • I'm still pulling together information.
  • kick the habit
    • Have you ever succeeded in kicking the habit of cigarettes, smoking, drinking alcohol, or some other bad habit?
  • cover up= hide, conceal
    • Have you ever cover up an embarrassing situation?