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For Life
2006.02.08(Review of 2000.12.24 and 2004.2.10 edition)

Hello, and welcome back to our festival of love in honor of Valentine's Day! Okay, remember that on Monday and Tuesday our young man and woman met each other for the first time, and there were definitely fireworks (= great excitement between them)! Now they're ready to take the next step.

Ahhh, young love!

Today's Lesson
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  • A date (n.) is a meeting that you arrange with someone you are romantically interested in.

    When two people date (v.), they have a romantic relationship; they are not just friends.
  • date(名詞)とは、恋愛対象として興味をもっている人と約束して会うことです。



  1. a: Do you have a date with Makoto for Valentines Day?
    b: Of course. We're going out for dinner and a movie.
  2. I made a date with Miwako for Friday night. I can't wait!
  3. Mom told me about her first date with Dad. She said he took her roller skating. Can you believe that?
  4. a: How long have you two been dating?
    b: Oh, we're not dating. We're just good friends.
  5. My husband and I dated for three years before we got married.
  6. (to a friend, just after meeting her brother)
    Your brother's really nice. Is he dating anyone?

英会話レッスンSee you again tomorrow? Okay, it's a date!