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2007.09.07

Although often said in anger, today's expression is, nonetheless, good advice!

Today's LessonCATEGORY: 役に立つ表現
THINK BEFORE (you do something)   〜する前によく考える

Explanation

  • To think before you do something is to consider it carefully before doing it. This expression is often used to scold or criticize someone who has been careless.
  • think before とは、何かをする前に、それについて注意深く考える、という意味です。この表現は、注意が足りなかった人を叱ったり、批判したりするときによく使われます。

THINK BEFORE (you do something)

examples

  1. You should think before you make a promise you can't keep.
  2. Think before you throw something away! Those were very important documents.
  3. a: I'm sorry. I didn't mean to say that.
    b: Well, next time think before you say something you might regret.
  4. (Nathan's parents)
    a: Nathan got into trouble at school again.
    b: Oh, I wish he'd start thinking before he does these things!

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