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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. あの子は車の動かし方は知ってたんだけど、止め方は知らなかったのよ。よく言うでしょう、「生兵法は大けがのもと」って。
The boy knew how to drive a car, but not how to stop it. And as you know, a little k...... is dangerous thing. (SAEJD)

2. きみが第1志望の大学入試に失敗したのはわかってるけど、とにかく、もう1つのほうは受かったじゃないか。全部だめよりはいいよ。
I know you failed the exam to the college of your first choice, but at least, you passed the other one. And half a l...... is better than none. (SAEJD)

3. いんちきなんかしていない、ただ勝つためにプレーをしただけだよ。いずれにしても、恋と戦争に手段は関係ないからね。
We weren't cheating, we were just playing to win. Anyway, all's f...... in love and war. (CALD)

4. 彼女にポールはいまいちだって言ってもむだだよ。恋は盲目だから。
It is no use telling her that Paul is not good enough. Love is b....... (SAEJD)

5. ぼくだったら彼女の仕事、やりたいとは思わないな。でも彼女はとても気に入っているみたいなんだ。まあ、人によって好みは違うからね。
I wouldn't want to do her job, but she seems to love it. Oh well, one man's meat is another man's p....... (CALD)

6. ロンドンでのあの仕事を引き受けなかったことを後悔することがある。まあ、済んだことを嘆いても始まらないけど。
Sometimes I regret not taking that job in London. Oh well, there's no point crying over spilt m....... (CALD)

7. 「テスト、あと1点のところで落ちちゃったよ」「1点でもだめはだめだよ」
“I flunked the test by only one point.” “ A m...... is as good as a mile.” (SAEJD)

8. 「父さん、新しいバイクがほしいんだけど」「そんな余裕はないよ。金のなる木なんてないんだからな」
'Dad, can I have a new bike?' 'We can't afford one. Money doesn't g...... on trees, you know.' (CALD)

9. 「水がないのに、どうして清潔にしていられたの?」「必要があれば何とか方法を考え出すものさ」
“How did you keep clean when there was no water?” “Necessity is the mother of the i.......” (SAEJD)

10. 「ボストンにいる息子から半年も便りがないのよ」「心配いらないわよ。便りのないのはよい便りって言うじゃない」
“I haven't heard from my son in Boston for six months.” “Don't worry. No n...... is good n.......” (SAEJD)


<解答>

1. The boy knew how to drive a car, but not how to stop it. And as you know, a little knowledge is dangerous thing.

2. I know you failed the exam to the college of your first choice, but at least, you passed the other one. And half a loaf is better than none.

3. We weren't cheating, we were just playing to win. Anyway, all's fair in love and war.

4. It is no use telling her that Paul is not good enough. Love is blind.

5. I wouldn't want to do her job, but she seems to love it. Oh well, one man's meat is another man's poison.

6. Sometimes I regret not taking that job in London. Oh well, there's no point crying over spilt milk.

7. “I flunked the test by only one point.” “ A miss is as good as a mile.”

8. 'Dad, can I have a new bike?' 'We can't afford one. Money doesn't grow on trees, you know.'

9. “How did you keep clean when there was no water?” “Necessity is the mother of the invention.”

10. “I haven't heard from my son in Boston for six months.” “Don't worry. No news is good news.”