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2004.11.17

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Today's LessonCATEGORY: Idioms and Compound Verbs
CARE FOR   〜が好きだ、〜が欲しい

Explanation

  • To care for something is to like it or want it.

    Be Careful! This expression is usually only used in polite questions or negative statements.
  • "care for + 物" は、それが好きだ、とか、それが欲しい、という意味です。

    注意:この表現は普通、丁寧な疑問文や、否定文でしか使われません。

examples

  1. I don't care for Italian food. All the olive oil upsets my stomach.
  2. WAITER: Would you care for some dessert?
    CUSTOMER: Yes, thank you. I'll have the caramel custard, please.
  3. (at the man's apartment)
    MAN: Would you care for a little music?
    WOMAN: That would be nice. Thank you.

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