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Today's LessonCATEGORY: ジャパニーズイングリッシュ
LIP BALM / LIPSTICK   リップクリーム/口紅


  • Lip balm is a substance you put on your lips in order to make them softer, less dry, and (sometimes) to protect them from the sun.

    Lipstick is a colored substance you put on your lips in order to make them look attractive.

    Be Careful! We do NOT use the expressions “lip” or ”lip cream” like the Japanese リップ and リップクリーム to mean lip balm.
  • lip balm とは、唇をやわらかくしたり、乾燥を防いだり、(ときには)紫外線から守ったりするために、塗るものです。

    lipstick とは、唇を魅力的に見せるために塗る色のついた固体、つまり、口紅のことです。

    注意:日本語で言うリップ、あるいはリップクリームは、英語では lip balm と言い、“lip” や “lip cream” とは言いません。


  1. Do you have any lip balm I can use? My lips are so dry!
  2. I always carry a stick of lip balm with me wherever I go.
  3. I'm going to the ladies' room to put on some lipstick. I'll be right back.
  4. I've never seen you wear lipstick before. You look nice.
  5. (in the cosmetics department)
    I'm looking for some pale pink lipstick.

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