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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. 父は退職した今でもスーツを着てネクタイを締める。長年の習慣は改まらないものだ。
Even after retiring my father still puts on a suit and tie every day. Old habits die h....... (SAEJD)

2. この方程式、解くのを手伝ってくれる?2人の頭のほうが1人の頭よりいいって言うから。
Can you help me solve this equation? Two h...... are better than one.(SAEJD)

3. チャンスは巡って来たときにつかみなさい。ためらっていると逃げてしまうよ。
Take an opportunity when it comes. He who hesitates is l....... (SAEJD)

4. 人間関係の場合も、人生の多くの面と同様に、疑いなく正直が最善の策だ。
With relationships, as with so many aspects of life, honesty is undoubtedly the best p....... (CALS)

5. 今は状況はよくないかもしれないけど、あしたのことはだれにもわからないさ。生きている限り希望ありだ。
Things may look bad now, but who knows what tomorrow will bring? While there is l......, there is hope. (SAEJD)

6. 私はあらゆる段取りをつけてチケットを買い、彼を空港に連れて行きさえしたが、彼はどうしても飛行機に乗ろうとはしなかった。馬を水際まで連れて行くことはできても、水を飲ませることはできないものだ。
I made all the arrangements, bought the ticket, and even took him to the airport, but he just wouldn't get on the plane. Well, you can l...... a horse to water, but you cannot m...... him drink. (CALD)

7. パイ、あまりうまく焼けなかったの。でも食べてね。「空腹は最上のソース」って言うから。
The pie didn't turn out very well, but I hope you will enjoy it. H...... is the best sauce. (SAEJD)

8. 新聞には肉を食べる危険性を報じるのをやめてほしいと思っている。知らないのが無上の幸せって気がするから。
I wish the newspapers would stop telling us about the dangers of eating meat. It seems to me i...... is bliss. (CALD)

9. 彼女はあまり利口そうに見えないけど、人は見かけで判断しちゃだめだよ。
She doesn't look very intelligent, but you can't judge a b...... by its c....... (CALD)

10. 「70でロシア語を学ぼうという私の決意をどう思うかね?」「そうね。学ぶのに年の取りすぎはないでしょ」
“What do you think about my decision to study Russian at 70?” “Well, you're n...... too old to learn.” (SAEJD)


<解答>

1. Even after retiring my father still puts on a suit and tie every day. Old habits die hard.

2. Can you help me solve this equation? Two heads are better than one.

3. Take an opportunity when it comes. He who hesitates is lost.

4. With relationships, as with so many aspects of life, honesty is undoubtedly the best policy.

5. Things may look bad now, but who knows what tomorrow will bring? While there is life, there is hope.

6. I made all the arrangements, bought the ticket, and even took him to the airport, but he just wouldn't get on the plane. Well, you can lead a horse to water, but you cannot make him drink.

7. The pie didn’t turn out very well, but I hope you will enjoy it. Hunger is the best sauce.

8. I wish the newspapers would stop telling us about the dangers of eating meat. It seems to me ignorance is bliss.

9. She doesn't look very intelligent, but you can't judge a book by its cover.

10. “What do you think about my decision to study Russian at 70?” “Well, you're never too old to learn.”