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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。

You've been infatuated with him since day one.

You've been infatuated with him since day one.
(あなた最初から彼にぞっこんだもんね)
 NHKラジオ「ラジオ英会話」より。バレンタインのカードが机に置いてあったのを見つけた女性と同僚の会話。「例のあの人からじゃないの~?」と冷やかしながらの同僚のセリフ。

  • "from/since day one"=「初めから、初日から(from the very beginning, from the first day)」という表現が面白い。
    • We were told from day one that the army will not tolerate racism.(freedictionary)tolerate:大目にみる、黙って許す
    • You haven't done anything right since day one! You're fired!(freedictionary)
    • She was unhappy with her new car from day one.(freedictionary)
    • I told you from day one that this would never work.(Macmillan)
    • We've known this about the project since/from Day One.(Merriam)
    • The new governor will start implementing these changes on day one. [=the first day of the governor's term](Merriam) ※from や since を伴わなくても day one=the first day の意味で使える。
  • ちなみに be infatuated with~ で「~に夢中になって、熱を上げて(filled with foolish or very strong love or admiration/having a very strong feeling of love or attraction for somebody/something so that you cannot think clearly and in a sensible way)」という意味になる。
    • He was infatuated with his teacher.(Merriam)
    • She became infatuated with the charms of city life.(Merriam)
    • She was completely infatuated with him.(Oxford)
    • He’s behaving like an infatuated teenager.(Oxford)
    • John had become infatuated with the French teacher.(Longman)