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2006.06.13

Do you have a long workweek ahead? Do you wish it was Friday already? Well, it's the 13th day of the month, so maybe we should be grateful it's NOT Friday!

Today's Lesson
CALL (= use a name)   〜と呼ぶ

Explanation

  • To call someone a particular name is to use that name when speaking to or about them.
  • call とは、誰かに話しかけたり、その人について話したりするときに、人をある名前で呼ぶ、という意味です。

examples

  1. My given name is really Cornelius, but, please, just call me Neal.
  2. a: What do you usually call your wife?
    b: I just call her by her first name - Mayumi.
  3. He doesn't like to be called Nicky. His name is Nick.

英会話レッスンNow, we call that a great edition!