Thursday, 21 February 2013

Japanese phrase of the day - Take a person to task

Japanese phrase of the day

He took me to task for being late.


  • 遅れる : 【おくれる】 (v1,vi)  to be late; to be delayed; to fall behind schedule; to be overdue;
  • 責める 【せめる】 (v1,vt) (1) to condemn; to blame; to criticize; to criticise; to reproach; to accuse; (2) to urge; to press; to pester; (3) to torture; to torment; to persecute; (4) to break in (a horse);

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