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Today's LessonCATEGORY: Japanese English
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  • When someone at airport security or a policeman does a body search, they use their hands or a metal detector (a handheld device that makes a noise when near metal) to check if a person is carrying a gun, knife, drugs, etc.

    Be careful:
    We do NOT use the expression "body check" to mean body search. It's Japanese-English.
  • 拳銃やナイフ、麻薬などを所持していないかどうかチェックするために、空港の警備員や警官が行う身体検査のことを body search  と言います。普通、手や金属探知機(金属に反応して音が鳴るハンディー型の器械)を使って行います。

    body check は、和製英語なので、意味が通じません。


  1. I had to have a body search at the airport. It was so embarrassing!
  2. In movies, whenever the police make an arrest, they do a body search and then read the person their rights.
  3. While giving the man a body search, they found three grams of cocaine in his shoe.

Be careful what you carry on you the next time you fly!