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TAKE UP (a hobby)   (趣味を)始める


  • To take up a hobby is to begin a hobby.
  • take up a hobby とは、何かを趣味として始めるという意味です。


  1. Since Howard retired, he's taken up photography and classical guitar. He really enjoys his free time.
  2. (a woman to her newly retired husband)
    I wish you would take up a hobby or something instead of spending the whole day watching TV.
  3. a: How long have you been doing yoga?
    b: I took it up about two years ago.

英会話レッスンAll the best to you!