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2009.02.16(Review of 2004.01.26 edition)

Greetings! It's a real pleasure to be back here with you once again!

We spent the weekend raiding our ever-growing WordMaster archives and came out with some real treasures - in fact, a whole week of them! If ever a theme made “sense,” this is the one. Enjoy!

Today's LessonCATEGORY: イディオム
MAKE SENSE   理にかなう、意味をなす


  • Things make sense if there are good reasons for doing them or if they are reasonable or understandable.
  • make sense は、何かをするのに十分な理由がある、つまり、理にかなっている、理解できる、という意味です。



  1. It just makes sense to prepare for earthquakes ahead of time.
  2. a: My father thinks that I should work for a year or two before starting graduate school.
    b: I think that makes a lot of sense.
  3. Keeping a budget for your family makes good sense.
  4. I don't understand why he turned down the job. It doesn't make sense. He'll never get a better offer.
  5. This essay doesn't make any sense. I have no idea what the writer is trying to say.
  6. Why do you bother to see a doctor if you're not going to take his advice? It makes no sense to me.

英会話レッスンAnother fine week has begun!