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2006.10.11(Review of 2002.06.05 edition)

Hello! Today we continue looking at the language of sports. And since nobody wins all the time, here are a couple of expressions you'll surely have the opportunity to use, whether you want to or not.

Enjoy the Wednesday edition!

Today's LessonCATEGORY: 混同しやすい言葉
LOSE vs. LOSE TO   (試合)に負ける vs.(相手)に負ける


  • To lose a game, race, or other competition is to NOT win.

    You lose TO the person or team that wins.
  • lose は、試合やレース、その他の競争などに負ける、という意味です。

    人やチームに負ける、と言いたいときは、to をつけて、lose to と言います。


  1. We lost our first match of the tournament 0 to 1.
  2. (during the middle of a soccer match)
    a: What's the score?
    b: We're losing 1 to 3.
  3. He made a 50,000-yen bet, but his horse lost the race.
  4. a: Do you think your team can beat Central High School tomorrow?
    b: Honestly? No. We've lost to them every time we've played them.
  5. I don't care if I win the race or not. I just don't want to lose to Carl again.

英会話レッスンGood luck!