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2010.06.23

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Today's Lesson
TIME-CONSUMING / LABOR-INTENSIVE
時間のかかる/大きな労働力を要する、労働集約的な

Explanation

  • Something is time-consuming if it requires a lot of time to do.

    Something is labor-intensive if it requires a lot of workers.
  • time-consuming は、何かをするのに多くの時間を要する、という意味です。

    labor-intensive は、多くの労働者を要する、という意味です。

TIME-CONSUMING / LABOR-INTENSIVE

examples

  1. Applying for an immigrant visa is a time-consuming process that can take months, or even years.
  2. Software development is a costly and time-consuming task that requires great attention to detail.
  3. We work in a labor-intensive industry, so access to skilled labor is critical. Our capital needs, on the other hand, are relatively small.
  4. Harvesting premium-quality tea is an extremely labor-intensive task because it's all done by hand to ensure that only the youngest leaves and buds are picked.

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