BALANCE (the books)の意味、(帳簿などの)帳尻を合わせる、残高

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2010.07.01 (Review of 2008.02.29 edition)

Today you'll really understand why we call business a “balancing” act!

Today's Lesson
BALANCE (the books)   (帳簿などの)帳尻を合わせる、残高


  • To balance (verb) the books, an account, a budget, etc., is to make sure that the amount of money you spend is less than or equal to the amount you make or have.

    A balance (noun) is the amount of money you have left in a bank account, the amount you have left to pay, etc.
  • 動詞の balance は、帳簿や勘定、予算などにおいて、支出の金額が収入の金額や保有している金額より少ないか、同じになるようにする、という意味です。

    名詞の balance は、銀行口座に預けている金額や、支払いが残っている金額などのことです。

BALANCE (the books)


  1. Expenses are getting way out of hand. We need to come up with some ways to reduce overhead so we can balance the books.
  2. Until the state manages to balance the budget, tax cuts are out of the question. The lost revenue would just put it further in the red.
  3. I was able to drive home a new car for $200 down (= for a down payment of $200), and I've got five years to pay the balance at just 7% interest.
  4. You can check your account balance, transfer money, and even buy foreign currency using our online banking services.

英会話レッスンIt's been a pleasure!