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Things have gotten even worse since we last checked in on our unfortunate couple. They've decided that the best thing to do is to spend some time apart for a while. In fact, the moving van is right outside.

Today's LessonCATEGORY: Problem Vocabulary


  • When a husband and wife separate, they stop living with each other.

    Be careful:
    Even if a husband and wife have separated, they are still legally married.
  • separate  は、夫婦が一緒に住むのをやめる、つまり、別居する、という意味です。

    separated  の状態になっても、法的には夫婦のままです。


  1. FRIEND: How are things going between you and Tom?
    TOM'S WIFE: Not very good. We've decided to separate  for a while.
  2. My parents separated  when I was just a baby.
  3. My husband and I are separated. The children live with me.
  4. I've been separated  from my wife for two years now. I don't think we're ever going to get back together.

Don't worry, we ARE coming back - tomorrow!