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Today's Lesson
LAST (v.)   続く、もつ


  • To last is to continue to happen, exist, or be available, to stay in a good or usable condition, or to be enough for a period of time.
  • last とは、起こり続ける、存在し続ける、入手可能な状態であり続ける、良好、または使用可能な状態であり続ける、一定期間に十分な量がある、つまり、続く、もつ、という意味です。

LAST (v.)


  1. The movie starts at 7:00 and lasts about 2 1/2 hours.
  2. Enjoy the sun while it lasts, because it's supposed to rain for the rest of the week.
  3. (sales person to customer)
    You'd better buy one now. At this price, they're not going to last long.
  4. I have an extended-life battery for my laptop computer that lasts 5 to 6 hours.
  5. If you're looking for a DVD player you can use for years without it breaking down, you should get something from Berlitz-Tech. Their stuff lasts forever (= a long time).
  6. We certainly won't have to buy any more food for a while. We've got enough in the refrigerator to last a month.

英会話レッスンBe well and happy!