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For Life
2006.09.05(Review of 2001.06.14 edition)

Gentlemen (and ladies), start your engines!

Today's Lesson
START (a car)   (車)のエンジン(をかける/がかかる)


  • To start a car is to cause the engine to begin running.

    “The car starts” means that it is possible to start the car.
  • start a carは、車のエンジンをかける、という意味です。

    the car starts は、車のエンジンがかかる、という意味です。


  1. I couldn't start my car this morning, so I had to take the bus to work.
  2. It's cold outside today. Why don't you start the van and warm up the engine for a few minutes while I finish getting ready?
  3. Andy, you left the car lights on again last night, and now the car won't start.

英会話レッスンNow wasn't that a great way to start your day?