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Do you remember the feeling you got when you first started earning a real income? Well, hopefully today's edition can give you a small taste of that same kick once again!

Today's Lesson
PAY(CHECK)   給料、給料支払小切手


  • Your pay (noun) or paycheck is the money your employer gives you for doing your job.

    A paycheck is also a check (= a piece of paper you exchange for money at a bank) your employer gives you for doing your job.
  • 名詞の paypaycheck は、仕事をしたことに対して雇用者から支払われるお金、つまり、給料のことです。

    また、paycheck は、仕事をしたことに対して雇用者から支給される小切手(銀行でお金に換える紙片)をさすこともあります。



  1. (college students)
    a: You should think about doing some construction work this summer.
    b: What's the pay like?
    a: The pay is good. I make about $20 an hour.
  2. What's really sad is that we were all expecting a payraise, and then we hear there's going to be a paycut instead!
  3. They've started a very clever advertising campaign telling men that a proper engagement ring should cost about three months' pay.
  4. Do we get overtime pay for working on holidays?
  5. My take-home pay (= the pay you actually receive after taxes, employee insurance contributions, etc., are taken out) is about 70% of my gross income.
  6. It's the 21st century, and yet women there still do not get equal pay for the same work.
  7. I'm not looking for a job that will give me the biggest paycheck. I just want to find work that I love.
  8. Do you think you could lend me 20,000 yen until my next paycheck?

英会話レッスンMay your paychecks be fat and plentiful!