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Today's LessonCATEGORY: ジャパニーズイングリッシュ


  • If a piece of clothing is made so that it can be worn by people of any size and shape, we say that it is one size fits all.

    Be Careful! “Free size” (フリーサイズ) is Japanese-English.
  • どんなサイズや体型の人でも着られるよう作られた服のことを、one size fits all と言います。

    注意:free size「フリーサイズ」は和製英語です。


  1. A lot of loose, oversized clothes that are in fashion among teenage boys these days are one size fits all.
  2. A poncho is a one-size-fits-all piece of clothing worn like a jacket over your other clothes.
  3. In terms of length, jeans in Japan are often one size fits all. They can be cut and hemmed to fit almost anyone.
  4. a: I think my head's too big for this cap.
    b: It can't be. That cap's one size fits all. Just adjust the strap in the back.

英会話レッスンSee you next Thursday!