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For Life
2006.11.06

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Our theme this week is Money. It has been called “the root of all evil”, but its power to do great good is demonstrated every day. If you have an opinion to express about the nature of money - or if you simply want to ask your boss for a raise - here's a set of words you'll be glad to have at the ready!

Today's Lesson
EARN   稼ぐ、〜に値する

Explanation

  • To earn something (for example, money) is to receive it or deserve it because of your work, effort, or other action.
  • earn とは、仕事や努力、その他の行動の対価として、何か(例えば、お金など)を受け取る、あるいは、それを受けるに値する、という意味です。

examples

  1. a: How much do you think the CEO makes?
    b: I bet he earns around $500,000 a year.
  2. Many Web sites that offer free online services earn money by selling advertising space.
  3. I'm sure he'll get the promotion. He has certainly earned it.
  4. (a fictional advertisement)
    The Berlitz Inn has earned a reputation for hospitality and quality service.

英会話レッスンNow take a break. You've earned it!