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Today's LessonCATEGORY: 混同しやすい言葉CATEGORY: ジャパニーズイングリッシュ
GORGEOUS vs. LUXURIOUS   とても美しい vs. 贅沢な


  • Something or someone is gorgeous if they are very beautiful.

    Something is luxurious if it is very rich, comfortable, and expensive or if it gives great physical pleasure.

    Be Careful! We do NOT usually use the word gorgeous like the Japanese ゴージャス to mean luxurious.
  • gorgeous とは、ものや人がとても美しい、という意味です。

    luxurious とは、何かがとても豪華で、快適であり、価格も高く、また十分な肉体的充足を与えてくれる、という意味です。

    注意:英語の gorgeous は、日本語の「ゴージャス」のように luxurious という意味では通常使いません。


  1. (meeting for a date)
    EVAN: Janet, you look gorgeous!
    JANET: Thanks. You look nice too.
  2. Rita came to the party wearing a gorgeous white sleeveless dress.
  3. We spent our honeymoon at a luxurious bed and breakfast in the English countryside.
  4. After a hard day at work, I sometimes like to light candles and take a long, luxurious bubble bath.

英会話レッスンTreat yourself to something special today!