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2007.07.20(Review of 2000.11.18 edition)

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Today's Lesson
A SHAME   残念なこと


  • Something is a shame if it is disappointing or unfortunate.
  • a shame とは、がっかりさせるようなこと、または不運なことをさします。



  1. a: It rained every day during our trip.
    b: What a shame!
  2. a: Satoru didn't pass any of his college entrance exams.
    b: Oh, that's a shame! He must be very disappointed.
  3. It's a shame that Jeff couldn't come to the party. He was really looking forward to it.
  4. They've trained so hard for this tournament. It would be a shame if they lost in the first round.
  5. I want to see everything I can while I'm in Europe. It would be a shame to waste even a minute.

英会話レッスンEnjoy the weekend! It would be a shame not to!