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2008.07.14(Review of 2004.07.12 edition)

Greetings ... is the theme for the week! Enjoy!

Today's LessonCATEGORY: ジャパニーズイングリッシュ
GREET   挨拶する


  • To greet someone is to say hello or to welcome them with special words or actions.

    The noun form is greeting.

    Be Careful! We don't use the word greet like the Japanese word 挨拶 to mean “say goodbye.”
  • greet は、誰かに会ったり、誰かを歓迎したりする際に、特別な言葉を言ったり、動作をしたりする、つまり、挨拶をする、という意味です。

    名詞形は greeting で、挨拶、という意味です。

    注意:日本語と違い、別れの挨拶は、greeting には含まれません。



  1. The hostess greeted us at the door and showed us to our table.
  2. What's wrong with Larry this morning? He didn't even greet me when I came in.
  3. (department store manager training his sales staff)
    It's important to always greet customers with a smile.
  4. In my Japanese class today, we learned how to greet people using casual and polite language.
  5. (written on a Christmas card)
    Season's Greetings!
    (Note: Here, “season” means “holiday season.”)
  6. In the greeting at the top of each day's WordMaster edition, you'll almost surely find an exclamation point (= !) or two!!

英会話レッスンMore greetings to come. Don't forget to join us tomorrow!