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Imagine yourself walking the grounds of a centuries-old temple in some faraway part of the country. What do you see? Perhaps the steeply sloping roof of the main hall or a towering pagoda? And listen ... Do you hear the peal of the great temple bell, low and lingering? Now breathe in. Ah, there's no mistaking that rich, sweet smell ... !

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INCENSE    ( こう )


  • Incense is a substance that is burned to produce a pleasant smell.

    Be Careful! The word incense is uncountable; however, we CAN count “sticks of incense”.
  • incense とは、燃えると心地よい香りを生み出すもの、つまり、 ( こう ) のことです。

    注意:incense は、数えられない名詞です。ただし、線香については、sticks of incense と数えることができます。



  1. Don't you just love the smell of incense! It always reminds me of walks in the country.
  2. They lit two sticks of incense and prayed before the picture of their grandmother.
  3. It's common to make an offering of incense when visiting a Buddhist temple.
  4. I often burn incense while I meditate. It helps me to feel calm.

英会話レッスンTake care!