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For Life
2006.02.09(Review of 2001.01.16 edition)


When you're in love and about to see that special person again, sometimes just stepping out the front door can feel like stepping into a dream! So what are you doing sitting at home when you could be out dancing and romancing?!

Today's LessonCATEGORY: イディオム


  • Out can mean away from home for a social event. So to go out can mean to go to a movie, dinner, bowling, a party, etc., and to eat out means to eat at a restaurant.

    To say that two people go out can also mean that they have a romantic relationship, and to ask out someone is to ask them to go on a date with you.
  • out は、社交のために外出中という意味で使うことができます。そこで、go out は、映画や夕食、ボウリング、パーティーなどに出かける、という意味になり、eat out であれば、レストランで食事をする、という意味です。

    二人の人について go out を用いると、その人たちが恋人として付き合っていることをさすほか、ask out と言うと、誰かに自分とデートをしてくれるように頼む、という意味になります。


  1. a: Where's Helen?
    b: She's out with her friends. Someone from school is having a dance recital tonight.
  2. Can I borrow the car, Dad? I'm going out tonight.
  3. Satoru and I hired a babysitter and went out for a movie last night. It was nice having some time alone together.
  4. Do you mind if we eat out tonight? I'm too tired to make dinner.
  5. a: How long have you and Joey been going out?
    b: Our first date was in December, so it's been about two months.
  6. If you like her so much, why don't you ask her out?

英会話レッスンEnjoy life today!