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For Life
2008.11.04(Review of 2003.09.05 edition)


It's time for the American people to make their choice: who will be the next president of the United States? And as it'll be hard to avoid all the news and conversation about the results in the coming days, the decision about this week's theme was really a no-brainer. If only choosing a president were so easy!

Today's Lesson
VOTE   投票する、投票


  • To vote (verb) is to formally make your choice (for president, etc.) known by writing it on a form, raising your hand, etc.

    A vote (noun) is a choice made known in this way.
  • 動詞の vote は、例えば大統領選挙などで、投票用紙に記入したり、挙手するなどして、正式に自分の選択を表明する、つまり、投票する、という意味です。

    名詞の vote は、投票、という意味です。



  1. In Japan, everyone 20 years or older has the right to vote.
  2. Americans will soon be voting for the next president of the United States.
  3. a: How did you vote?
    b: I voted for Linda. I really think she's the best person for the job.
  4. New York voted to ban artificial trans fats in restaurants starting in July 2008.
  5. This decision is too important to make alone. I think everyone should be able to vote on what to do.
  6. (fictional news report)
    With a total of 90 votes for and 21 votes against, the International Olympic Committee has decided to make sumo wrestling an official Olympic sport.

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