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2007.09.04

Do you know what this expression means?

Today's Lesson
MEAN TO (do something)   〜するつもりだ

Explanation

  • To mean to do something is to want and plan to do it.
  • mean to とは、何かをしたいと思う、または、するつもりだ、という意味です。

MEAN TO (do something)

examples

  1. a: Aaaah!! ... Oh, John, don't sneak up on me like that!
    b: Sorry. I didn't mean to scare you. I didn't know anyone was here.
  2. I meant to tell you sooner, but I forgot about it until now.
  3. RITA: Please don't call me a girl - I'm 19 years old.
    PAUL: Yes, I know. I meant to say “woman”.
  4. (the first sentence of an e-mail)
    Sorry this reply is so late. I've been meaning to write you for days.
  5. a: I'm going to have lunch at the new Berlitz Bistro. Would you like to come?
    b: Sure. I've been meaning to go there.

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