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2011.10.17  (Review of 2009.10.13 edition)

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This week, it's all about paper - it's creation, duplication, and proliferation. You're sure to learn reams!

Today's Lesson
(PHOTO)COPY   コピー、コピーする


  • A photocopier or copier is a machine that can make paper documents, images, etc., that look exactly like the originals.

    A photocopy or a copy (noun) is a document, etc., made on a photocopier.

    To photocopy or copy (verb) a document is to make a photocopy of it.
  • photocopier または copier とは、原本と全く同じような紙の文書や画像などを作成することができる機械、つまり、コピー機のことです。

    名詞の photocopy または copy は、コピー機で作成された文書など、つまり、コピーのことです。

    動詞の photocopyまたは copy は、文書のコピーを作成する、という意味です。
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  1. This copier is out of order. You'll have to use the one on the 3rd floor.
  2. Our office bought an expensive new high-speed photocopier that can make 80 copies a minute.
  3. Can you make 50 photocopies of this flyer for me?
  4. It's a good idea to keep a copy of your tax return for your files.
  5. (copy center employee)
    I'm sorry, but we can't photocopy books or journals because of copyright laws.
  6. Will I be able to copy an 11x17-inch original on this machine?

英会話レッスンFeel free to make a few extra copies of today's edition for your friends and co-workers!