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2008.12.05(Review of 2005.04.06 edition)

Hello again!

This has been a week heavy on idioms, and we'll be ending it with yet one more. Enjoy!

Today's LessonCATEGORY: イディオム
GET THE HANG OF   〜のコツをつかむ

Explanation

  • 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。

GET THE HANG OF

examples

  1. This software is very easy to use once you get the hang of it.
  2. (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.
  3. (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.
  4. 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, ...

英会話レッスンIt's time to waltz into the weekend. Thanks again for joining us!