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(MUTUAL) FUND   基金、投資信託


  • A fund (noun) is an amount of money that is saved or invested for a special purpose.

    A mutual fund is an investment in which money from a group of shareholders is used to buy a collection of stocks, bonds, etc.

    Funds (plural noun) are available money.

    To fund (verb) an organization, a project, etc., is to provide money for it.
  • fund (名詞)は、特別な目的のために蓄えたり運用したりするお金、つまり、基金や資金のことです。

    mutual fund は、出資者たちから集めたお金を使って色々な株式や債券などを購入する投資、つまり、投資信託のことです。

    複数形の funds は、使うことができるお金、つまり、所持金、手持ちの資金のことです。

    動詞の fund は、組織やプロジェクトなどのために資金を提供する、という意味です。



  1. We're setting up a fund for the repair of the city's most important historical buildings.
  2. The value of the company's pension fund assets had risen to $33 billion by the end of the year.
  3. It's a lot easier to invest your money in a mutual fund than to try to pick stocks yourself.
  4. Could you lend me $20? I'm a little short of funds right now.
  5. They held a benefit concert to raise funds for Haiti earthquake victims.
  6. It's tough to find venture capital to fund new businesses these days.
  7. The green energy subsidy will be funded by a new tax on oil and natural gas production.
  8. New immigrants are now eligible for up to three years of government-funded vocational training.

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