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It's hard to believe another Friday has come along, but here it is. So with this edition, we end our series on the word 'care' and hope that you'll have many opportunities to use this versatile word in the coming days and weeks.

Today's LessonCATEGORY: Idioms and Compound Verbs
TAKE CARE OF   処理する、世話をする


  • To take care of something is to give it your attention and do what is necessary.
    When you take care of a person, animal, or plant, you do what is necessary for them to be well, happy, or safe. )
  • "take care of + 物" は、その物事について何が必要かを考えて行う――つまり、処理するという意味です。
    "take care of + 人/動物/植物" は、それを良い状態にしたり、保護したりする――つまり、世話をする、という意味です。


  1. a: Joe, there's a cockroach in the bathroom!b: Okay, honey. I'll take care of it.

  2. a: I don't know how we're going to get this book edited in time to send to the publisher by Friday.b: Don't worry. If you can finish the graphics, I can take care of the rest.
  3. Could you take care of my plants while I'm away?
  4. HUSBAND: Who's going to take care of the kids if you go back to work?
    WIFE: They're old enough to take care of themselves now.
  5. (on the phone with his son, who's away at college)
    FATHER: Take care of yourself. (= Stay well and safe.)
    SON: I will, Dad. Bye.

Make it a weekend to write home about!