GET THE HANG OFの意味、~のコツをつかむ

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2008.12.05(Review of 2005.04.06 edition)

Hello again!

This has been a week heavy on idioms, and we'll be ending it with yet one more. Enjoy!


  • To get the hang of something is to learn how to do it.
  • get the hang of とは、何かのやり方を学ぶ、つまり、コツをつかむ、という意味です。



  1. This software is very easy to use once you get the hang of it.
  2. (to someone learning how to use a new piece of equipment)
    It takes a little practice, but you'll soon get the hang of it.
  3. (to an American about to start working at a Japanese company)
    Their corporate culture and approach to business is very different than ours, so it may take you a while to get the hang of things.
  4. a: I'll never get the hang of this new dance step!
    b: Sure you will. Just give yourself some time. Okay, again! 1-2-3, 1-2-3, ...

英会話レッスンIt's time to waltz into the weekend. Thanks again for joining us!