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I had some reservations about us living together right away, but then we had no choice because he didn’t have money to get his own place. So right away it was tense. He had been living in a sort of frat-house situation before, never cooking or cleaning or having “adult” responsibilities beyond his job. I was hard on him about all this stuff and in retrospect should have been nicer, but I felt like it was an emergency. In the meantime, I did a lot of the heavy lifting financially and domestically and felt a little taken advantage of and used. But within a year or so, he had found his footing, learned to clean and cook, started paying his bills on time, and even built up a little buffer in his savings account. 1 So right away it was tense.の訳をよろしくお願いします 2 frat-house situationの意味を教えてください。 3 he had found his footingの意味と、なぜ過去完了なのか教えてください 4 ここでのbufferの意味を教えてください。 以上、よろしくお願いします

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1.「従って(同棲生活の)初っ端から気が張り詰めていた」 2. 大学で同じ趣向(家柄等)を持った者たちが、建物を借りて大勢でワイワイ  一緒に過ごす、ゆるいシェアハウスに居るような状態。  frat-house とは fraternity house のことです。  http://eow.alc.co.jp/search?q=fraternity 3.「彼は自分の足場をしっかり築いた」  過去完了の理由:掃除や炊事、請求書の支払い、貯金の積み立ては過去形に  なっています。足場を築いたのはそうした過去の行動に至る、更に以前の出来  事、すなわち「過去の過去」に確立した事だからではないしょうか。 4. 余裕/余剰(資金)

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