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2002.04.11

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Today's Lesson
LATE / ABSENT   遅刻する/欠席の

Explanation

  • When you arrive at school after the time classes are scheduled to begin, you are "late FOR school". We also say "late for work/the meeting/etc."

    If you don't come at all that day, then you are "absent FROM school/work/etc."
  • 始業時間に遅れて学校に到着することを late FOR school と言います。 late for work/the meeting/etc. とも言います。

    欠席/欠勤することを、absent FROM school/work/etc. と言います。

examples

  1. Hurry up and eat your breakfast, or you'll be late for school.
  2. In my office, if we're even a minute late for work, we lose half a day's pay. Can you believe it?
  3. Here, Bobby, give this note to your home room teacher. It explains why you were absent yesterday.
  4. I'm sorry I was absent from the meeting. I completely forgot about it.

Bye!