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Hello! The house is really shaping up, don't you think? But there's still a little work that needs to be done before our week of DIY is complete. So let's strap on our tool belts and begin, shall we?

Today's LessonCATEGORY: ジャパニーズイングリッシュ


  • A tape measure is a long, narrow roll of thin metal, plastic, cloth, or paper with marks every centimeter, inch, etc. that is used to find out how long something is.

    Be Careful! We do NOT usually use the word “measure” (メジャー) alone to mean tape measure.
  • tape measure とは、薄い金属やプラスティック、布、紙などを細長くして巻いた道具、つまり、巻尺のことです。巻尺にはセンチやインチの目盛りがついていて、長さを測るときに使います。

    注意:日本語で言う「メジャー」を、英語では たいていtape measure と言います。単にmeasureのみでは言いません。


  1. Would you mind holding the end of this tape measure? I need to measure the walls before I can order the wallpaper.
  2. a: How long is this tape measure?
    b: I think it's three meters.
  3. (a woman to her husband)
    I can't take your measurements with your metal tape measure, honey. Let me get the cloth one from my sewing kit.

英会話レッスンAny way you measure it, that was a job well done!