BE WILLING TOの意味、喜んで~する、~してもかまわない

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2005.05.24(Review of 2004.10.19 edition)

Here's a terrific expression to have in your English toolkit for business meetings and negotiations. Got a concession to make? Then here's the phrase to use!

Today's Lesson
BE WILLING TO   喜んで~する、~してもかまわない


  • To be willing to do something is to be happy to do it or - when said less enthusiastically - to have no objections to doing it.
  • be willing to は、何かを喜んでする、という意味です。言い方によっては、もう少し消極的な、~してもかまわない、という意味になります。


  1. I am willing to do anything necessary to keep this company alive. As CEO, it's my responsibility to do no less.
  2. I am willing to work on Sunday, but only if it's absolutely necessary.
  3. We'd be willing to lower the price by 20% if you made us your exclusive supplier.
  4. MANAGEMENT REP: Would you be willing to take a pay cut?
    UNION REP: Absolutely not!
  5. I'm sorry, but I wouldn't be willing to work overseas. It would be too hard on my family.

英会話レッスンWe're sure you'll agree that, at work, this is a useful expression of the highest order!