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“Honesty is the best policy” is a saying that many of us in the West have heard since we were children. But as we get older, we may begin to wonder whether this saying is true in all situations. Think about that as we spend the coming days together. It's sure to be an interesting week - honest!

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TELL (= teach)   知らせる、命じる


  • To tell a person something is to give them information or an order by speaking or writing.

    Be Careful[1]! We do NOT usually use the word “teach” like the Japanese 教える to mean tell.

    Be Careful[2]! The word tell is usually followed by the person receiving the information.
  • 話したり書いたりすることによって、相手に何らかの情報を与えたり、命じるときに tell を使います。

    注意[1]:英語の teach は、日本語の「教える」のように tell という意味では通常使いません。

    注意[2]:tell という単語の後にはふつう、その情報を受け取る相手がきます。


  1. It's a secret, so don't tell anyone.
  2. Tell me about your weekend. What did you do?
  3. Can you tell me how to get to Hartford Station?
  4. (mother to child)
    Tell me what's wrong, honey.
  5. The doctor told me that I need to start exercising.
  6. If my client calls while I'm out, tell them to call my cell phone.

英会話レッスンAll the best!