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日本語の内容に合うように、ことわざを完成させてください。各語の頭文字のみ示してあります。

1. 昨日の夜私のかばんを盗んだ子があの面倒を起こす連中と一緒にいるのを見たの。「類は友を呼ぶ」ってことわざにもあるとおりね。
I saw the boy who stole my bag with that gang of trouble makers last night - well, birds of a f...... flock together, they say. (CALD)

2. おもしろい仕事を見つけたら、できるだけ早く応募しなよ。早く行動を起こした人が幸運をつかむって言うからね。
If you see a job that interests you, apply as soon as possible. The early b...... catches the worm. (CALD)

3. 犬を散歩に連れて行くのは一石二鳥だ。犬の運動にもなるし、こちらの健康維持にも役立つから。
Walking my dogs k...... two birds with one stone. It gives him exercise and helps keep me fit. (SAEJD)

4. どうしていつもあなたを助けてくれる彼女の悪口を言ったの?恩をあだで返しちゃだめよ。
Why did you bad-mouth her when she always helps you? Don't bite the hand that f...... you. (SAEJD)

5. われわれの文化遺産は大切なものだ。人はパンだけで生きるものではない。
Our cultural heritage is important. Man cannot live by bread a....... (CALD)

6. 毎日の雑務はみんなで分担しないとほったらかしになるよ。だれかがやるだろうと思ってだれもやらないからね。
If we don't divide up the chores, nothing will get done. Everybody's b...... is nobody's b....... (SAEJD)

7. 「彼女がパーティーに招待してくれなかったので怒ってるんだ」「それ、1ヶ月も前のことじゃないか。過ぎたことは水に流せよ」
“I'm mad at her for not inviting me to the party.” “That was a month ago. Let b...... be b.......” (SAEJD)

8. 2つに1つなんだから両方望んでも無理だよ。もっといい地域サービスを望むなら、もっとたくさん税金を払わないと。
You can't have your c...... and eat it. If you want better local services, you have to pay more tax. (CALD)

9. 仕事が見つからないうちから車なんて買っちゃだめよ。順序が逆じゃない。
You shouldn't buy a car until you find a job. Don't put the c...... before the h....... (SAEJD)

10. 「どうしてこんなに突然出かけるの?」「せんさく好きもほどほどに」
'Why are you going away so suddenly?' 'Curiosity killed the c.......' (CALD)


<解答>

1. I saw the boy who stole my bag with that gang of trouble makers last night - well, birds of a feather flock together, they say.

2. If you see a job that interests you, apply as soon as possible. The early bird catches the worm.

3. Walking my dogs kills two birds with one stone. It gives him exercise and helps keep me fit.

4. Why did you bad-mouth her when she always helps you? Don't bite the hand that feeds you.

5. Our cultural heritage is important. Man cannot live by bread alone.

6. If we don't divide up the chores, nothing will get done. Everybody's business is nobody's business.

7. “I'm mad at her for not inviting me to the party.” “That was a month ago. Let bygones be bygones.”

8. You can't have your cake and eat it. If you want better local services, you have to pay more tax.

9. 'You shouldn't buy a car until you find a job. Don't put the cart before the horse.

10. 'Why are you going away so suddenly?' 'Curiosity killed the cat.'