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2006.05.09(Review of 2000.12.10 edition)

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Here's the bright-eyed sequel to yesterday's WordMaster!

Today's Lesson
AWAKE / WAKE UP   目が覚めて/目を覚ます、起こす


  • To be awake is to not be sleeping.

    To wake up is to stop sleeping; for example, you wake up when the alarm clock rings.

    To wake up someone is to make them stop sleeping.
  • be awake は、眠っていない状態、つまり、起きている状態のことです。

    wake up は、眠るのをやめる、という意味です。例えば、目覚し時計が鳴って目が覚める、というときなどに使います。

    wake up someone は、人が眠るのをやめさせる、つまり、人を起こす、という意味です。


  1. (to her husband lying in bed with the lights off)
    WOMAN: Honey? Are you still awake?
    MAN: Yes. I'm having trouble falling asleep.
  2. The storm kept me awake last night.
  3. I'd better go to bed. I have to wake up early tomorrow.
  4. (on the phone)
    a: Could I speak to your mother please?
    b: She's still asleep, but if it's important, I'll wake her up for you.
  5. (at a hotel front desk)
    GUEST: I'd like a wake-up call, please.
    CLERK: Certainly. What time would you like us to wake you up tomorrow?

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