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2009.10.01

Hello!

The root of today's topic is “repair” - something that anything in such a condition is sorely in need of!

Today's Lesson
DISREPAIR   破損、荒廃

Explanation

  • A machine, building, road, etc., that's in disrepair is in poor condition because it hasn't been properly maintained.
  • 機械、建物、道路などについて in disrepair と言うと、適切な保守がされていなかったため状態が悪い、破損している、という意味になります。

DISREPAIR

examples

  1. Dozens of minor roads are in disrepair, but the city continues to cut back on public works projects due to falling tax revenues.
  2. The factory is in a state of disrepair and should be shut down until it meets safety standards.
  3. Official negligence has allowed the dam to fall into disrepair.

英会話レッスンTake care!