1. preparations

    下ごしらえをする prepare, make preparations

    • うなぎ料理の下ごしらえができた
    • I've finished preparing the eels for cooking.
    • 交渉の下ごしらえができた
    • Preliminary arrangements for the negotiations have been made.
    • 会議の下ごしらえが大変だった
    • The conference required a great deal of preparation [spadework].