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For Life
2009.05.14(Review of 2002.05.27 edition)

Human beings are creatures of emotion. We do things that we know aren't good for us or choose not to do things we know we should, all because our feelings overrule our good sense.

... which is why it makes especially good sense to learn today's expression!

Today's Lesson
IN THE MOOD   欲しい気分である、したい気分である


  • If you're in the mood FOR something or in the mood TO DO something, you feel like having it or doing it.
  • in the mood for something または、 in the mood to do something と言うと、何かが欲しい気分だ、または何かをしたい気分だ、という意味です。



  1. a: Do you want to go bowling?
    b: No thanks. I'm not in the mood.
  2. a: Let's eat out tonight.
    b: All right. What are you in the mood for?
    a: I feel like having sushi.
  3. (barber to regular customer)
    a: The same cut as always?
    b: No, I'm in the mood for something different. Surprise me this time!
  4. A little wine always helps get me in the mood to dance.
  5. (at a bar after work)
    a: What do you think we should do about the Bradford account?
    b: Sorry, but I'm really not in the mood to talk about work. It's been a long day.

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