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続 今日の英語

はてなダイアリーで地味に続けていた「今日の英語」の続き。日常出会った気になる英語表現を、オンライン辞書の例文などとともにメモしています。

第20回-08/8/29 words & expressions

lesson memo
  • 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?