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Today's LessonCATEGORY: ジャパニーズイングリッシュ


  • The word faucet is commonly used to talk about a device that controls the flow of water from a pipe, such as a pipe that supplies water to a sink or bathtub.

    Be Careful! The Japanese word カラン comes from the Dutch word “kraan”, which is NOT used in English to mean faucet.
  • 一般に faucet とは、流しや浴槽に水を入れるための水道管などに付いている、水の流れを調節するために使う器具のこと、つまり、蛇口のことです。

    注意:日本語で使われる「カラン」という単語の語源は、オランダ語の kraan から来ています。英語では faucet と言います。


  1. The faucet in the restroom turns on automatically when you put your hands under it.
  2. Be sure you turn the faucet off completely when you're done. It tends to drip.
  3. (a mother to her child)
    Don't leave the faucet running while you brush your teeth, dear. It wastes water.
  4. I'm going to call a plumber to see if he can fix that leaky faucet.
  5. We installed a new faucet in the kitchen sink. It really makes doing dishes a pleasure now.

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