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2010.01.15

There's a world of difference between “having fun” and “making fun”. Today we'll explore that world together!

Today's Lesson
MAKE FUN OF   〜をからかう

Explanation

  • To make fun of something or someone is to laugh at them, or to make others laugh at them, in order to make them look foolish.
  • make fun of は、物や人についてあざ笑ったり、ほかの人が笑うようにしむけて、その物や人をばかにする、つまり、からかう、という意味です。

MAKE FUN OF

examples

  1. Some of the kids were making fun of his glasses.
  2. When I first moved to Tokyo, the other students used to make fun of my accent.
  3. You shouldn't make fun of people like that. It's mean.
  4. I wish you'd stop making fun of her. She's a friend of mine.

英会話レッスンWe hope YOU'VE had fun this week and that the fun continues through the weekend. Take care!