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2008.05.21(Review of 2000.08.08 edition)

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  • A reservation is an arrangement to hold a seat on a plane, a room in a hotel, etc. for someone.

    An appointment is a FORMAL arrangement to meet with someone; for example, a doctor or client.

    Be Careful! We do NOT make an appointment to see friends. We make plans to see them.
  • reservation とは、誰かのために、飛行機の座席やホテルの部屋などを確保すること、つまり予約、という意味です。

    appointment とは、例えば医者や顧客などの誰かと会う、という正式な取り決めのこと、つまり約束、という意味です。

    注意:友達と会うときには make an appointment とは言いません。make plans と言います。



  1. (a very special hotel guest to the front desk clerk)
    Hello. My name is Maximilian Berlitz. I have a reservation for three nights.
  2. a: Hello! Berlitz Bistro - may I help you?
    b: Yes, I'd like to make a reservation for a table for six.
  3. a: What are your plans for this afternoon?
    b: I have a doctor's appointment.
  4. (on the phone with Mr. Baxter's assistant)
    a: Would it be possible to see Mr. Baxter sometime today or tomorrow?
    b: I'm sorry, but Mr. Baxter is on vacation all this week. Would you like to make an appointment for Monday?