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2009.12.15

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Today's Lesson
QUOTA   割り当て、ノルマ

Explanation

  • A quota is the amount of something that is officially allowed, necessary, or expected.
  • quota とは、正式に認められている、必要とされている、または求められている量、つまり、割り当てやノルマのことです。

QUOTA

examples

  1. The country has a quota on imports of foreign cheese.
  2. In the '60s we introduced a quota system for hiring women, but by the late '80s such a system was no longer necessary.
  3. Carbon quotas would certainly be more effective than voluntary compliance in reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
  4. We have a top-notch team of sales reps who don't just meet their monthly sales quota, but usually exceed it by quite a bit.

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