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2005.07.14(Review of 2004.02.25 edition)

Who says there's no such thing as a free lunch?

Today's Lesson


  • If something is complimentary, it is given free, often to thank someone for their business or other favor, or as a perk to employees.
  • complimentary は、物やサービスが無料、という意味です。多くの場合、取引相手やひいきにしてくれる顧客への感謝の意を示すため、あるいは従業員への特典として提供されます。


  1. (hotel front desk clerk to a guest)
    We offer a complimentary breakfast buffet from 7 to 9:30.
  2. (flight attendant to passengers)
    We'll be serving complimentary snacks and soft drinks in just a few minutes.
  3. Employees at the company get complimentary tickets to local baseball and football games.

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