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2008.04.30(Review of 2001.10.03 edition)

Hi! How did you spend your day off yesterday? ... Yes, the time did go by quickly, didn't it? Well, never mind - a four-day weekend is just around the corner. But we've got a lot of learning to do before then, so let's continue where we left off on Monday, shall we?

Today's LessonCATEGORY: イディオム
HAVE IN MIND   計画がある、〜しようと考えている

Explanation

  • To have something or somebody in mind is to be thinking about them for a particular purpose.
  • have 〜 in mind は、ある目的のために、〜しようと考えている、つまり、何か(だれか)のことを考えている、という意味です。

HAVE IN MIND

examples

  1. a: Would you like to get together with us this weekend?
    b: Sure. What did you have in mind?
  2. a: What kind of car are you looking for?
    b: I had in mind a red convertible.
  3. (customer to store clerk)
    a: I'm looking for a gift for my wife. It's her birthday.
    b: Did you have anything in particular in mind?
  4. (movie producers)
    a: Do you have anyone in mind to play Hamlet?
    b: I was thinking to ask Maximilian Berlitz if he was interested in the role.

英会話レッスンTake good care of yourself today!