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For Life
2006.04.12(Review of 2003.06.16 edition)


If we had to choose two words that are central to our theme for the week, these would be the ones. Do you know the difference between them?

Today's LessonCATEGORY: 混同しやすい言葉
LEARN vs. STUDY   知識や技能を身に付ける vs. 勉強する


  • To learn is to understand new facts and ideas or to get new skills.

    To study is to go to classes, read books, do research, etc. in order to learn.

    Be Careful! We use the word study to stress the PROCESS; in other words, the actions you do in order to learn. We use the word learn to stress the RESULT; in other words, the particular knowledge or skills that you get by studying.
  • learn とは、新しい事実や考えを理解したり、新しい技術を身につけたりする、という意味です。

    study は、何かを理解するために、授業に出たり、本を読んだり、調査をしたりする、つまり、勉強・研究する、という意味です。

    注意:study は、学ぶ過程、つまり、何かを理解するために行う行為を強調したいときに使います。learn は、学んだ結果、つまり、勉強・研究によって獲得した知識や、習得した技術を強調したいときに使います。


  1. I've learned a lot since I started this job.
  2. MOTHER: What did you learn in school today?
    SON: We learned about stars. We learned that they are made of hot gases and are usually much bigger than planets.
  3. a: Where's Kimiko?
    b: She's in her room studying.
  4. (a proud parent)
    My daughter is studying chemistry at one of the top universities in the country.
  5. You'll have to study hard if you want to learn advanced physics.
  6. I studied Spanish for three years in high school, but never really learned how to speak.

英会話レッスンNever stop learning!