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We're ticking off some of the traits you might find on that list Santa uses to decide whether a person has been naughty or nice. You might also find this next trait on the lists employers use to rate applicants or landlords use to screen tenants!

Today's Lesson
(IR)RESPONSIBLE   信頼できる/無責任な


  • Someone who is responsible can be trusted to make good decisions and do what they say they will.

    The opposite of “responsible” is irresponsible.
  • 人について responsible と言うと、正しい決断を下し、やると言ったことを実行すると信用できる、つまり、信頼できる、という意味です。

    responsible の反意語は、irresponsible で、無責任な、という意味です。



  1. Sure, she's only 15 years old, but she's very responsible for her age. I think she'd make a great babysitter.
  2. (newspaper advertisement)
    I am looking for a mature, responsible adult to share a room with.
  3. Don't you think it was irresponsible to quit your job without telling your employer at least a couple of weeks in advance?

英会話レッスンDoes it feel like Christmas where you are?