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2009.09.02(Review of 2007.06.27 edition)

The Pyramids of Giza, Chartres Cathedral, the Taj Mahal, the Statue of Liberty. Throughout history, people have built awesome structures to worship their gods, serve their needs, and tickle their egos. Here's a word that's behind some of the world's greatest manmade wonders!

Today's Lesson


  • To construct a building, bridge, etc., is to build it.

    The noun form is construction.
  • construct とは、建物や橋などを建設する、という意味です。

    名詞形は construction で、建設、という意味です。



  1. The city hasn't decided whether to construct a bridge across the bay or a tunnel beneath it.
  2. Construction of the new production facility is scheduled to begin next year.
  3. I was impressed by all the new construction going on in Dubai. There were cranes everywhere!
  4. I work as a foreman at a construction company.
  5. I'm sorry, but nobody's allowed on the construction site without a hard hat.
  6. The building is still under construction (= is being built). It's supposed to be finished by the fall.

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