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Welcome back! We're glad that you're here to share with us another milestone in the history of Berlitz WordMaster. We're about to begin the 300th week of WordMaster@Work! If you've been with us from the start, that means you've learned about 1,500 key business words and expressions one day at a time. Learning English doesn't come any easier!

In line with the occasion, this week we look at “Beginnings!”

Today's Lesson
ESTABLISH   設立する、定める、確立する


  • To establish a company, policy, etc., is to start or create it.
  • establish とは、会社を設立したり、方針を定めたりする、などという意味です。



  1. My grandfather established this company in 1947.
  2. It's one of the oldest department stores in Japan, established in 1831.
  3. I think the company needs to establish stricter policies on personal use of computers during working hours.
  4. (fictional news report)
    Berlitz Resorts has announced plans to establish a presence in Malaysia by 2012.

英会話レッスンA great start to a great week!