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Hello! We're dining out this week! Imagine sitting down to enjoy a five-course affair at your favorite French bistro, taking a light meal at an airy Italian trattoria, or boldly trying to manage an all-you-can-eat dim sum luncheon. Can you picture yourself there? Okay, now think of the people you might see and some of the phrases you might hear spoken by the staff and customers. Well, that's the stuff of this week's WordMasters!

Today's LessonCATEGORY: ジャパニーズイングリッシュ
OWNER / MANAGER   オーナー、事業主/マネージャー、店長


  • If a restaurant or other business belongs to you, then you are the owner.

    The person who directs the work and staff of a restaurant or other business is a manager.

    Be Careful! We do NOT use the word “master” like the Japanese マスター to talk about the owner or manager of a restaurant, bar, coffee shop, or other shop.
  • レストランや、その他の事業を所有している人のことを、owner と言います。

    レストランや、その他の事業の従業員や仕事内容などを管理する人のことを、manager と言います。

    注意:レストランやバー、喫茶店やその他の店の ownermanager のことを、日本語では「マスター」と呼ぶことがありますが、英語では master という言葉は、このような意味では使いません。


  1. I'm the owner of this restaurant. I bought it ten years ago.
  2. He's already the owner of three successful coffee shops downtown, and soon he'll be opening up another on the East Side.
  3. (a restaurant customer)
    I'd like to speak with the manager. I have a complaint about the service.
  4. He started out as a waiter here, but was made manager after just two years.

英会話レッスンIt's been a delight!