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For Life
2006.07.07(Review of 2001.07.13 edition)

With a word as compelling as over, we just had to make a trilogy! Here's the final installment of our three-part series! (Do you see why we chose the end of the week for this one?)

Today's Lesson
OVER (= finished)   終わって

Explanation

  • Over can be used to mean “finished”.
  • over には、〜が終わって、という意味があります。

examples

  1. MOTHER: Be home by 10.
    DAUGHTER: But, Mom, the movie won't be over until 10:30!
  2. The big earthquake was over in just a few seconds, but smaller ones continued for the next three days.
  3. I'm always so sad when the summer is over. I feel like a little kid on the day after Christmas.
  4. a: Sorry I'm late. Where is everyone?
    b: What do you mean? The party was over an hour ago.
  5. (covering her eyes during a scene in a horror film)
    Tell me when it's over!

英会話レッスンWell, our time is over. Thank you for being with us for Berlitz WordMaster's 300th week! By the way, there are over 1500 unique editions of Berlitz WordMaster on our Web site. If you have some time over the weekend, it makes for very interesting browsing!