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2014/04/30

Let's talk about English again !

At one time in history, the sun never set on the British Empire.

England had colonized so many foreign places by using its vast and powerful navy and army to conquer and subjugate the peoples of those countries.

The English imposed their laws and in a majority of places, their language as well.

Think about it for a moment.  America, Canada, Australia and New Zealand were all colonized by the British.

Now we say that English native speakers come from these former English colonies.   How about India ?  How about Hong Kong ?   How about Japan ?                     (V.C)


英会話表現&英単語 その78
At one time                    一時期
the sun never set              太陽は決して沈まなかった
British Empire                 大英帝国
colonize                       植民地化する
vast                           巨大な
conquer and subjugate          征服し服従させる
impose their laws              彼らの法律を押し付ける
their language as well         彼らの言葉も同様に

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