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For Life
2006.11.17(Review of 2004.11.22 edition)


Here's one of those lovely little daily rituals that come with having school-age children. We all want to send our kids off with a wholesome breakfast and a smile, right?

Today's LessonCATEGORY: 役に立つ表現
GET (a child) OFF TO SCHOOL   (子どもを)学校に送り出す


  • To get children off to school is to help them get ready for school by, for example, waking them up in the morning, helping or encouraging them to get dressed, or making breakfast for them.
  • get children off to school は、子どもが学校へ行く支度をするのを手伝ってやる(例:朝起こす、洋服を着るように促す、または、着せる、朝食を作る、など)、つまり、子どもを学校に送り出す、という意味です。


  1. It takes me an hour to get my daughter off to school. She has a hard time getting up.
  2. (to a friend who's called you at 7:00 a.m. on a Tuesday)
    Let me get the kids off to school first, and then I'll call you right back.
  3. After I get Danny and Beth off to school, I usually relax with a cup of coffee and the newspaper. It's my favorite time of the day.

英会話レッスンCongratulations, scholar! You've just completed the Berlitz WordMaster Intensive Course in Early Childhood Education! Now have a great weekend!