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For Life
2005.08.23

Warm salutations to you... What? You don't understand “salutations”? Then you definitely need today's WordMaster!

Today's LessonCATEGORY: 役に立つ表現
WHAT DOES ... MEAN?   〜はどういう意味ですか?

Explanation

  • When you don't understand a word or expression and want someone to explain it to you, you can ask, What does ... mean?
  • 単語や表現の意味が分からず、説明してほしいときには、What does ... mean?(〜はどういう意味ですか?)と質問します。

examples

  1. a: What does “carnivore” mean?
    b: It means an animal that eats meat.
  2. They use so much computer jargon in this manual that I can hardly understand it. For instance, what does “bandwidth” mean?
  3. a: Do you know what “equity” means?
    b: Sure. I just learned it in WordMaster@Work this month.

英会話レッスンSo what does “salutations” mean? It's just a fancy way of saying “greetings”. And now that you understand that, it's time to bid you a fond farewell!