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Greetings! It's just the third week of the new year, but already it seems an eternity since the holidays were with us.

In many parts of the world, a baby is a symbol of the new year. So this week and next, we've decided to introduce you to a set of words you can use to talk about the New Year's Baby or any baby or small child. Enjoy!

Today's Lesson


  • A diaper is a piece of absorbent material (= material that can take up fluids) that babies wear on their bottoms in order to catch liquid and solid waste released from the body.

    A disposable diaper is made from material such as paper and is used only once, then thrown away.

    A cloth diaper is made from material such as cotton and can be washed and used again and again.
  • diaper は、吸収性のある素材でできた、赤ん坊のお尻につけて大小便を受けるためのもの、つまり、オムツのことです。

    disposable diaper は、紙などでできたオムツで、一度使ったら捨ててしまうもの、つまり、使い捨てのオムツのことです。

    cloth diaper は、綿などの布でできたオムツのことです。洗濯して何度でも使えます。


  1. a: Is your little girl still in diapers?
    b: No. She stopped wearing diapers a few months ago.
  2. What brand of disposable diapers do you recommend?
  3. a: Do you use cloth or disposable diapers?
    b: Most of the time I use cloth, except when I'm traveling.

英会話レッスンGoodbye for now!