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Today's LessonCATEGORY: ジャパニーズイングリッシュ
REMODEL   作り直す、改築する、リフォームする


  • To remodel a room, office, house, etc. is to significantly change its appearance by adding more space; putting in new appliances or furniture; painting walls or adding new surfaces to floors; etc.

    Be Careful! We do NOT use the word “reform” like the Japanese リフォーム to mean remodel.
  • remodel とは、部屋や事務所、家などを拡張したり、新しい電気製品や家具を設置したり、壁にペンキを塗ったり、床を張り替えたりすることによって外見を大幅に変える、つまり、作り直す、改築する、リフォームする、という意味です。

    注意:日本語で言う「リフォーム」を、英語では remodel と言います。reform とは言いません。


  1. We're going to remodel the upstairs bathroom. We're putting in a Japanese style tub and replacing the wooden floor with tile.
  2. They've completely remodeled the Berlitz Burgers on the other side of the station. It's much brighter and roomier than before.
  3. a: What does your father do? (= What is his job?)
    b: He remodels homes.

英会話レッスンHave a fine day!