Sep 29

sept29_korien“Do you have your book?”
“No, I left it at home.”

“Hey, why don’t you get this book? It looks like something you would like.”
“Yes, I already have it!”

“Have” can mean that you own something or that you are currently carrying it with you. It’s usually clear which meaning is being used, but occasionally it might be confusing.

“Oh, I have a pen like that one.”
“Really? Can I see?”
“I don’t have it WITH me. It’s at home!”



Have は、「何かを所有している」と、「今持ち歩いている」の両方の意味があります。通常はどちらの意味なのかわかりますが、たまにはっきりしないことがあります。


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