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For Life
2009.11.26

Monday was Labor Thanksgiving Day in Japan, and today it's Thanksgiving Day in the United States. With so much to be thankful for, today's topic was a no-brainer!

Today's Lesson
THANKS TO   〜のおかげで、〜のために

Explanation

  • Thanks to means “because of” and is used to explain why something happens.

    Be Careful! We use this expression to show that we're either happy or unhappy about what happens.
  • thanks to は、because of (〜のために)と同じ意味で、あることが起きた理由を説明するのに使われます。

    注意:この表現は、起こったことについて、満足している、または満足していないということを表すために使います。

THANKS TO

examples

  1. Thanks to e-mail and broadband phone service, it's easy to stay in touch with my friends back in the States.
  2. I was able to get a B+ in chemistry, thanks to my amazing tutor!
  3. (angrily)
    I was late for my job interview, thanks to you.
  4. Thanks to my neighbor's snoring, I couldn't fall asleep until 2 a.m.

英会話レッスンThanks for coming!