高校生からはじめる現代英語 2019/12/4 D1 (2) Is There a Santa Claus?





高校生からはじめる現代英語 2019/12/4 (2)Is There a Santa Claus?

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. He exists as certainly as love and generosity and devotion exist, and you know that they abound and give to your life its highest beauty and joy.
Alas! How dreary would the world be if there were no Santa Claus. It would be as dreary as if there were no Virginia.


there is a Santa Claus.
There is a (person / being/ concept called).
exist 存在する
generosity 寛大さ、generous (気前がいい、利己的でなく心が広い)こと
devotion 献身、誰かのために尽くす気持ち 動詞は、 devote
abound たくさんある、豊富である
alas ああ、悲しいかな、Oh no!
dreary わびしい、退屈で面白みがなく憂うつな
faith (何かを絶対的に)信じる心、信仰
poetry poems (詩)、詩歌

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