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バネさん: English Collection 英語は単語から
ハンドル名バネ さん
ブログタイトルEnglish Collection 英語は単語から
ブログURLhttps://blog.goo.ne.jp/k_akabane
サイト紹介文覚えたくても中々記憶できない英単語、熟語を覚えるために始めた英語についての学習帳です。
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バネ さんのブログ記事

  • palimpsest
  • George Orwellの小説 1984を読んでいます。主人公のWinston Smithは歴史を記録する役人として日々働いています。Day by day and almost minute by minute the past was brought up to date. In this way every prediction made by the Party could be shown by documentary evidence to have been correct, nor was any item of news, or any expression of opinion, which conflicted with the needs of the moment, ever allowed [続きを読む]
  • compromising possession
  • 孫と遊ぶのに忙しくブログの更新ができませんでした。さて、George OrwellのHomage to Cataloniaを読み終わったので、今度は同じ著者の小説1984を読み始めました。He had given a quick glance up and down the street and then had slipped inside and bought the book for two dollars fifty. At the time he was not conscious of wanting it for any particular purpose. He had carried it guiltily home in his briefcase. E [続きを読む]
  • provocateur
  • George OrwellのHomage to Cataloniaを読んでいます。The police, led by the Prefect of Police in person, occupied the central telephone exchange in the afternoon of 3 May. The police were shot at while discharging their duty. This was the signal for the provocateurs to begin shooting affrays all over the city....On Thursday morning the Anarchists daily denied all knowledge or sympathy with it, but La [続きを読む]
  • full of small bells
  • Reader's Digest 6月号の記事 'Laughter The Best Medicine' からの引用です。A park ranger is warning some hikers about bears. "Brown bears are usually harmless," he says. "They avoid contact with humans, so we suggest you attach small bells to your backpacks and give the bears time to get out of your way. However, grizzly bears are extremely dangerous. If you see any grizzly-bear droppings, leave the [続きを読む]
  • on the make
  • George OrwellのHomage to Cataloniaを読んでいます。The thing that attracts ordinary men to Socialism and makes them willing to risk their skins for it, the ‘mystique’ of Socialism, is the idea of equality; to the vast majority of people Socialism means a classless society, or it means nothing at all. And it was here that those few months in the militia were valuable to me. For the Spanish militia [続きを読む]
  • cross oneself / C. of E.
  • George OrwellのHomage to Cataloniaを読んでいます。It struck me that the people in this part of Spain must be genuinely without religious feeling--religious feeling, I mean, in the orthodox sense. It is curious that all the time I was in Spain I never once saw a person cross himself; yet you would think such a movement would become instinctive, revolution or no revolution. Obviously the Spanish Chu [続きを読む]
  • double passwords
  • George OrwellのHomage to Cataloniaを読んでいます。次の逸話はまるで冗談のようですが、少年が殺されたかも知れない話です。The difficult passwords which the army was using at this time were a minor source of danger. They were those tiresome double passwords in which one word has to be answered by another. Usually they were of an elevating and revolutionary nature, such as Cultura--progreso, or Seremos- [続きを読む]
  • pannikin
  • George OrwellのHomage to Cataloniaを読んでいます。Beside the cold the other discomforts seemed petty. Of course all of us
    were permanently dirty. Our water, like our food, came on mule-back from Alcubierre, and each man’s share worked out at about a
    quart a day. It was beastly water, hardly more transparent than milk. Theoretically it was for drinking only, but I always stole
    a pannikinful for wa [続きを読む]
  • unenterprising
  • George OrwellのHomage to Cataloniaを読んでいます。The wretched children of my section could only be roused by dragging them out of their dug-outs feet foremost, and as soon as your back was turned they left their posts and slipped into shelter; or they would even, in spite of the frightful cold, lean up against the wall of the trench and fall fast asleep. Luckily the enemy were very unenterprising [続きを読む]
  • stand-to
  • George OrwellのHomage to Cataloniaを読んでいます。War, to me, meant roaring projectiles and skipping shards of steel; above all it meant mud, lice, hunger, and cold. It is curious, but I dreaded the cold much more than I dreaded the enemy. The thought of it had been haunting me all the time I was in Barcelona; I had even lain awake at nights thinking of the cold in the trenches, the stand-to's in [続きを読む]
  • past praying for
  • George OrwellのHomage to Cataloniaを読んでいます。I got a shock of dismay when I saw the thing they gave me. It was a German Mauser dated 1896--more than forty years old! It was rusty, the bolt was stiff, the wooden barrel-guard was split; one glance down the muzzle showed that it was corroded and past praying for. Most of the rifles were equally bad, some of them even worse, and no attempt was ma [続きを読む]
  • take cover
  • George Orwellの 'Homage to Catalonia' を読んでいます。 It was an extraordinary form for the training of a guerr
    illa army to take. Obviously if you have only a few days in which to train a solder, you must teach him the things he will most ne
    ed; how to take cover, how to advance across open ground, how to mount guards and build a parapet--above all, how to use his weapo
    ns.オーウェルが参加した人民軍 [続きを読む]
  • in the saddle
  • George Orwellの 'Nineteen Eighty-Four' を読みたいと思っているのですが、いつも貸出中になっていて借りれません。そこで小説ではありませんが、George Orwellがスペイン内戦に参加した体験を元にした 'Homage to Catalonia' を読むことにしました。The Anarchists were still in virtual control of Catalonia and the revolution was still in full swing. To anyone who had been there since the begining it probably seeme [続きを読む]
  • cadging cigarett
  • James BaldwinのGiovanni's Roomを読み始めました。どうも主人公はgay, bisexualのようで、何故この本が私の読む本リストに紛れ込んでいたのか分かりませんが、最近話題になることが多くなったLGBTについて参考になれば良いかな?There were the usual paunchy, bespectacled gentlemen with avid, sometimes despairing eyes, the usual, knife-blade lean, tight-trousered boys. One could never be sure, as concerns these la [続きを読む]
  • return to the fold
  • 村上春樹のUndergroundを読んでいます。To all of them I posed the same question, that is, whether they regretted having joined Aum. Almost every one ansewered: "No, I have no regrets. I don't think those years were wasted. "Why is that? The answer is simple -- because in Aum they found a purity of purpose they could not find in ordinary society. Even if in the end it became something monstrous, the [続きを読む]
  • 回線トラブル
  • 日曜日の夜にインターネットが私のPCで使えなくなり、翌日調べると固定電話も発信・受信ができないのに気が付き、スマホで調べると東京地区等でOCNがトラブル発生とありました。しかし、まさかそんな広い範囲で一日以上回線のトラブルが解消されないのはあり得ないと思い、原因・故障個所は我が家だけと思っていましたが、結局昨夜トラブルは自然と解消していることが分かりました。考えて見ると、現在回線の契約をどことして [続きを読む]
  • nitpicking
  • Reader's Digest 6月号の記事 'All in A Day's Work' からの引用です。To resolve work conflicts between management and staff, I brought both sides together and asked employees to jot down key words on a flip chart. One participant complained about management's tendency to interfere and wrote the word nitpicking.A manager leaped to his feet to ask, "Shouldn't there be a hyphen between nit and picking?" [続きを読む]
  • cut the apron strings
  • 村上春樹のUndergroundを読んでいます。My mother never watches TV talk shows and had no idea about Aum. When I told her
    that becoming a renunciate meant we couldn't see each other again, she cries a little. She had no idea. Though she'd th
    ought is strange how my health and appetite had improved. "I suppose it's time for me to cut the apron strings," sh
    e said. "cut the apron strings" も慣用句に違いあ [続きを読む]
  • give them the slip
  • 村上春樹のUndergroundを読んでいます。After the drug initiation everyone was dead tired, so the door was left open for
    a time. I wasn't too zonked out by then so I prepared a change of clothes and after making sure the coast was clear, dressed
    and crept out of the building. There were guards, but I managed to give them the slip.上の引用個所の最後に出てきた
    "give them the slip" は文脈からすると警備 [続きを読む]
  • compunction
  • 村上春樹のUndergroundを読んでいます。I had no compunction about making my doubts known to people. One thing I found strange was that a lot of Aum followers died in car accidents. I asked a woman I knew well -- Ms Takahashi -- about it. "Don't you think it's unusual that this many believers have died?" I asked her. "No, it's all right," she replied, "because four billion years in the future the Mas [続きを読む]
  • off-the-wall
  • 村上春樹のUndergroundを読んでいます。Such was the narrative offered by Aum, by "their" side. Stupid, you mi
    ght say. And surely it is. Most of us laughed at the absurd off-the-wall scenario that Asahara provided. We laughed at him for con
    cocting such "utter nonsense" and we ridiculed the believers who could be attracted to such "lunatic-fodder".
    "off-the-wall" は過去に2度(10/4/2010 と 9/27/2011) [続きを読む]
  • how quiet it was up there
  • Reader's Digest 5月号の記事 'Your True Stories' からの引用です。Enjoying the QuietParasailing had been on my husband's bucket list, and he finally decided to try it. I agreed to go along and watch. I stood on the pier and held his belongings while he was harnessed in over his swimsuit and T-shirt. Sitting in the back of the speedboat, I saw him lift off and soar 400 feet above the ocean. When he r [続きを読む]
  • sotto voce
  • 村上春樹のUndergroundを読んでいます。He remembers thinking afterwards. "Won't it be great to do something d
    ifferent with my life instead of the typical office grind?" -- and he decided to make a go of it, despite the fact that he la
    cked any spirit to rally to the nation's defence. According to Mr. Ishino (sotto voce); "There aren't actually that
    many in Defence Academy with the kind of spirit."多 [続きを読む]