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Before we get started today, we wanted to let you know that the WordMaster will be taking a few extra days off after the weekend to honor the holidays. Look for us again on Thursday the 24th.

Now, enjoy the Friday edition!

Today's Lesson
(SPREAD A) RUMOR   うわさ(を広める)


  • A rumor is a piece of information that people tell others without knowing whether it's true.

    To spread a rumor is to tell it to others.
  • rumor とは、本当かどうかを知らずに他人に話す情報、つまり、うわさのことです。

    spread a rumor と言うと、うわさを他人に伝える、という意味になります。



  1. a: Did you hear that we're scheduled for restructuring next year?
    b: Oh, that's just a rumor.
  2. I heard a rumor that management is going to ban personal use of office e-mail accounts.
  3. a: There's a rumor going around (= being spread) that the director is resigning.
    b: I don't know how that rumor got started, but it's not true.
  4. Someone's been spreading rumors about Eri and me, so let me set the record straight (= tell you the truth) - we are not getting married.

英会話レッスンHave a long, lovely, lively holiday!