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For Life
2005.08.01(Review of 2001.04.25 edition)

Hello and welcome to August! We LOVE this month: hot weather, the constant chorus of cicadas, and the free time to be out there among nature at its most voluptuous! Don't miss the fun!

And speaking of fun, let's get started! This week's theme is: The Written Word!

Today's LessonCATEGORY: 混同しやすい言葉
WRITE vs. DRAW vs. PAINT   書く vs. 描く vs.(絵の具で)描く


  • To write is to make WORDS, sentences, stories, etc. using a pen, pencil, word processor, or similar tool.

    To draw is to make a PICTURE using a pencil, pen, magic marker, crayon, or similar tool.

    To paint is also to make a PICTURE, but using paint.

    Be Careful! We do NOT use the word “draw” to talk about making a picture using paint.
  • write は、ペンや鉛筆、ワープロなどで、言葉、文、文章などを書くという意味です。

    draw は、鉛筆、ペン、マジック、クレヨンなどで絵を描くという意味です。

    paint は、絵の具で絵を描くという意味です。

    注意:絵の具で絵を描くときには、draw という言葉は使いません。


  1. (a teacher to students)
    Don't forget to write your name on your answer sheet.
  2. Look, they wrote a story about Ms. Hathaway in the newspaper.
  3. It's been a long time since I wrote a letter to my mother. I always speak to her on the phone now, instead.
  4. My three-year-old niece drew a picture of me yesterday. In the picture, I look like a frog!
  5. a: Who painted the Sistine Chapel?
    b: Michelangelo.

英会話レッスンWe'll write again soon!