NHKラジオ 実践ビジネス英語 Retirement Plans (4) 8/19 2009



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■NHKラジオ 実践ビジネス英語 Retirement Plans (4) 8/19 2009


I guess they could also be seen as cognitive exercises
that help ward off senial dementia.

My Mom, who's 72, has a senior-friendly PC that has 
simplified icons and a screen magnifier, for example.

Health is of paramount importance for us geezers.

cognitive, 認識の、認知の、知的な
Cognitive means relating to the mental process involved
in knowing, learning, and understanding things.

ex) As children grow older, their cognitive processes
become sharper.

senile dementia, 老人性認知症
If old people become senile, they become confused, can no
longer remember things, and are unable to look after themselves.

ex) she couldn't cope with her senile husband.

Dementia is a serious illness of the mind. [MEDICAL]

screen magnifier, 画面拡大ソフト
To magnify an object means to make it appear larger than
it really is, by means of a special lens or mirror.

ex) A lens would magnify the picture so it would be like
looking at a large TV screen.

magnifying glass 虫めがね

of paramount importance, 最も重要で
Something that is paramount or of paramount importance
is more important than anything else.

ex) Nitrogen is of paramount importance to life on earth.


geezer, (変わった)じいさん、変人
Some people use geezer to refer to a man. [mainly BRIT]

ex) an lod bald geezer in a posh raincoat.

イギリス英語ではa man.
アメリカ英語では(軽蔑的に)an old man.

その他にも、次も押さえておきたい。[誌面の都合上省略] ★は重要表現
ward off, ...を防ぐ、...を避ける
not-too-distant future, それほど遠くない将来
save diligently, こつこつ貯金する
fruits, 成果、報い

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