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2009.02.06(Review of 2006.08.08 edition)

Here's another crossword puzzle clue to welcome you back with!

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3. the opposite of “farewell”

Today's Lesson


  • The opposite of a word is another word that has a completely different meaning; for example, “black” is the opposite of “white,” and “big” is the opposite of “small.”

    By the way, we call a word that is the opposite of another word an “antonym.”
  • opposite とは、まったく異なる意味をもつ単語、つまり、反意語のことです。例えば「黒」は「白」の反意語、「大きい」は「小さい」の反意語です。

    ちなみに、反意語のことを、antonym とも言います。



  1. a: What's the opposite of "break"?
    b: Repair.”
  2. a: Is “dog” the opposite of “cat”?
    b: No, I don't think “cat” really has an opposite.
  3. Loud” and “soft” are opposites.
  4. (crossword puzzle clue)
    Opposite of “plug in.”**

英会話レッスンThanks for joining us this week. May your weekend be just the opposite of terrible!

** Answer: unplug