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2005.06.15(Review of 2000.08.10 edition)

Here's some essential English that you've probably used incorrectly more often than you realize. Take a good look!

Today's LessonCATEGORY: 間違えやすいボキャブラリー
GET ON / GET OFF   乗る/降りる


  • When passengers enter a bus, train, plane, ship, or elevator, they get on.

    When passengers leave a bus, train, etc., they get off.

    Be Careful! We can also use the expressions get on and get off when talking about motorcycles and bicycles, but we do NOT use these expressions when talking about cars, vans, or trucks.*

    * See the 11 August 2002 WordMaster, “GET INTO / OUT OF
  • get on は、バス、電車、飛行機、船、またはエレベーターに乗る、という意味です。

    get off は、乗客がバスや電車などの乗り物から降りる、という意味です。

    注意: get onget off という表現は、バイクや自転車について話すときにも使うことができますが、乗用車、バン、トラックなどには使いません。

    * 2002/8/11のWordMaster “GET INTO / OUT OF” 参照


  1. Do I pay the fare when I get on or off the bus?
  2. (giving directions to a passenger)
    Get off at Hibiya Station.
  3. a: Get on. I'll take you home.
    b: No thanks. To be honest, I'm rather scared of motorcycles.
  4. (two people in an elevator)
    a: Are you getting off here?
    b: No, my office is on the next floor up.

英会話レッスンWell, this is where we get off. See you again tomorrow!