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2010.03.09 (Review of 2004.02.24 edition)

It's a fact of life that the business of making babies is 99% woman's work. And it's a full-time job with no time off, including weekends and holidays. But despite the challenging working conditions, most women agree that the “completion bonus” makes it all worthwhile!

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PREGNANT   妊娠している


  • A woman is pregnant when she carries a baby inside her body.

    Pregnancy is the condition of being pregnant.

    Be Careful! Although in Japan they say a woman is pregnant for 10 months, in English-speaking countries the period is usually counted as 9 months.
  • pregnant は、女性の体内に赤ちゃんがいる、つまり、妊娠している、という意味です。

    pregnancy は、妊娠、という意味です。




  1. (woman to husband)
    I have something to tell you. ... I'm pregnant!
  2. When I was pregnant with my first child, I was sick almost every morning.
  3. My wife is 7 months pregnant. I can't believe I'm about to become a father!
  4. a: Andy got his girlfriend pregnant.
    b: You're kidding! Do his parents know yet?
  5. (to a friend, while getting up from his seat on the train)
    I'm going to give my seat to that pregnant woman over there.
  6. It's a good idea to avoid flying during the first few months of pregnancy.
  7. The number of teenage pregnancies has been decreasing over the years.
  8. (doctor to young woman)
    The pregnancy test was positive (= it shows that you ARE pregnant).

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