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2009.08.07(Review of 2005.10.21 edition)

Well, it's taken us the whole week to make it to today's edition, but isn't that appropriate for a career that requires so much preparation?

(IMPORTANT!! The WordMaster will be giving his keyboard a rest next week for the Obon holiday. He'll return on Monday the 17th and hopes to see you then!)

Today's Lesson
PROFESSIONAL (n.)   専門家、プロ

Explanation

  • A professional (noun) is someone with a job that requires a high level of education, such as a doctor or lawyer.

    A professional (noun) is also someone with special skills or training, who does work for pay and does it well.
  • 名詞の professional は、医師や弁護士など、高度な教育水準を必要とする職業に就いている人をさします。

    また、 professional には、特別な技能を持ち、特別な訓練を積んで、報酬をもらい、その仕事をうまくこなす人、つまり、プロという意味もあります。

PROFESSIONAL (n.)

examples

  1. Many young professionals are attracted to the opportunities available in the world's capitals, like New York, Paris, Tokyo, and London.
  2. (advertisement)
    These luxury condominiums are the perfect place for successful professionals like you to enjoy the good life they deserve.
  3. (warning on a medicine label)
    If you are pregnant or breast feeding, ask a health professional before taking this product.
  4. I run seminars for business professionals. Most of my clients are mid-career executives.
  5. WIFE: Were you able to fix the drier?
    HUSBAND: No. Actually, I think I've made things worse.
    WIFE: Maybe it's time to call a professional?

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