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2009.12.15 (Review of 2001.12.12 edition)

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Like yesterday's expression, today's is also inspired by a song about Santa Claus. Given the central role he's come to play in secular celebrations of the holiday, it's no surprise there are so many songs written about that generous “jolly old elf”!

Today's Lesson
HERE COMES   〜がやって来た

Explanation

  • Here Comes Santa Clausby Gene Autry and Oakley Haldeman
    You can use the expression “Here comes (someone or something)” when you see or hear the person or thing coming toward you.
  • Here comes (someone or something). という表現は、誰かや何かがこちらに向かってやって来るのが見えたり、聞こえたりするときに使います。

HERE COMES

examples

  1. Here comes the mailman. I hope he has a letter for me.
  2. a: Here comes the train.
    b: Look how crowded it is! Maybe we should wait for the next one.
  3. a: What's taking Jack so long? He was supposed to be here 30 minutes ago.
    b: Oh, here he comes now!

英会話レッスンUntil tomorrow!