2008年3月2日 星期日

answerable

"We also have a complaint against your accounts officer," thundered Satya Paul Gupta, 78, who heads his neighborhood association. "He sleeps on our files and keeps telling us, 'Next week, next week.' "

The bureaucrat called the accounts officer. "There are complaints against you. Come to my office fast," he said. "You are answerable."



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adjective ━━ a. 責任がある ((for; to)); ふさわしい, かなう ((to)); 答えられる.
1 be answerable for sth to be responsible for something that happens:
Soldiers who obey orders to commit atrocities should be answerable for their crimes.

2 be answerable to sb If you are answerable to someone, you have to explain your actions to them because they have the main control and responsibility:
Any European central bank should be directly answerable to the European Parliament.

(from Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary)

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