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2012.01.12

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Today's Lesson
PRORATE   比例計算する

Explanation

  • To prorate something is to calculate a payment, salary, price, etc., according to the amount of time someone has worked, the amount of an item someone has used, etc.
  • prorate は、人が働いた時間や使った物の量などによって、支払金や給料、価格などを計算する、という意味です。
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PRORATE

examples

  1. Of course, they had to prorate my salary last month because of the nine days of unpaid leave I took.
  2. (real estate agent)
    Since you're moving into the apartment on the 16th, we'll prorate your rent for the first month. Then your first full month of rent will be due on the 1st.
  3. Vacation time in the first year with the company is prorated according to the number of months worked.

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