2008.12.05(Review of 2005.04.06 edition)
This has been a week heavy on idioms, and we'll be ending it with yet one more. Enjoy!
- To get the hang of something is to learn how to do it.
- get the hang of とは、何かのやり方を学ぶ、つまり、コツをつかむ、という意味です。
- This software is very easy to use once you get the hang of it.
- (to someone learning how to use a new piece of equipment)
It takes a little practice, but you'll soon get the hang of it.
- (to an American about to start working at a Japanese company)
Their corporate culture and approach to business is very different than ours, so it may take you a while to get the hang of things.
- a: I'll never get the hang of this new dance step!
b: Sure you will. Just give yourself some time. Okay, again! 1-2-3, 1-2-3, ...
It's time to waltz into the weekend. Thanks again for joining us!