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※ 英語が分からない自分用の予習メモです。

【 Words of Wisdom 】
Learning to Use Proverbs in Everyday Conversation.


【 Week3 - Proverbs about Things 】
June 20th, 2014 (Fri.) : Weekly Review
復習回です。 ※正解は白文字に設定してあります。


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June 16th, 2014 (Mon.) : Fiddling with the Remote.

A : The TV is broken!
B : Maybe I can fix it.
A : It's no use, Mikey.
B : Nothing ventured, (nothing gained). Where's the power button?
A : It's this red button.
B : Okay. (Here goes).
A : See? Nothing comes on.
B : What's this blinking light?
A : Beats me.
B : I'll turn it off. There! You have a picture, Kathy.
A : Wow, you've got the (magic touch)!


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>> Quick & Question
What did Mikey do to turn on the TV?
He turned off the blinking light.


>> More & Info!
Nothing ventured, nothing gained.

If you don't try で始めて。
⇒ If you don't try, you won't achieve anything.
try を make an effort に。
⇒ If you don't make an effort, you won't achieve anything.
Taking a risk で始めて。
⇒ Taking a risk is necesary in order to succeed.


in order to するために


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June 17th, 2014 (Tue.) : I'm Winning!

A : You've won the last three games in a row, Jack.
B : Yeah, Rachel! (Lady Luck) is with me.
A : Well, I'm going to call it quits.
B : Don't do that. I've got a good hand!
A : I've got an (early day) tomorrow.
B : But we were just getting started!
A : All good things (must come) to an end.
B : Okay, if you say so.
A : We'll play again another time.


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>> Quick & Question
Why doesn't Jack want to call it quits?
Because he's got a good hand.


>> More & Info!
All good things must come to an end.

Good things で始めて。
⇒ Good things don't last forever.
Good times で始めて。
⇒ Good times are not meant to last.
There is an end で始めて。
⇒ There is an end to everything - even the good things.

forever [ADV]永遠に
□ be meant to do …することになっている
□ last [V]持続する / 損なわれない
□ even ... = …さえ


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June 18th, 2014 (Wed.) : Wining and Dining

A : Where were you last night, Brad?
B : Carl wined and dined me.
A : Lucky you!
B : I wouldn't go (so far) as to say that, Mary.
A : Why? What happened?
B : I had to sit through a (sales pitch) to buy stocks and bonds.
A : Did you buy any?
B : No, but he used high-pressure sales tactics.
A : (Laughing.) There's no such thing as a (free lunch).


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>> Quick & Question
What did Carl do for Brad last night?
He wined and dined him.


>> More & Info!
There's no such thing as a free lunch.

[ことわざ : 非標準文法 (訛り) ]There's を There ain't に変えて。
⇒ There ain't no such thing as a free lunch. (無料のランチなんちゅうもんはない)
You can't get something で始めて。
⇒ You can't get something for nothing.
If you're given something で始めて。
⇒ If you're given something, you'll have to give something in return.

for nothing 無料で / ただで / 理由もなく


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June 19th, 2014 (Thu.) : Going on the First Date

A : Where did you take your date?
B : To the park.
A : To the park?
B : Uh-huh. We talked and (got to) know each other.
A : What did you talk about?
B : All sorts of things. She said I was (kindred spirit).
A : So you didn't take her to a fancy restaurant or anything like that?
B : Nope. The best things in life (are free).


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>> Quick & Question
What did the man and his date talk about?
All sorts of things.


>> More & Info!
The best things in life are free.

The most satisfying experiences で始めて。
⇒ The most satisfying experiences cost no money.
The things that are really valuable で始めて。
⇒ The things that are really valuable can't be bought.
Money で始めて。
⇒ Money can't buy happiness.


satisfying [A]満足を与える / 十分な
valuable [A]貴重な / 高価な / 大切な


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