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For Life
2007.08.20(Review of 2004.06.24 edition)


Summer in Japan continues, and the countryside is teeming with life - much of it insect life. Some insects delight us, some just bite us, but whatever you think of them, they cannot be ignored. So this week, the WordMaster gives insects their due!

Today's LessonCATEGORY: 間違いやすいボキャブラリー
BUG   虫


  • A bug is a small insect.

    Be Careful[1]! The word bug is often used to say something negative about insects; for example, “I hate bugs!”

    Be Careful[2]! The word bug is also frequently used to talk about NON-insects such as small spiders, centipedes, etc.
  • bug は、小さい昆虫のことです。

    注意[1]:bug という単語は、例えば I hate bugs!(虫は嫌い!)のように、昆虫について否定的なことを言うときに、多く使われます。

    注意[2]:小さなクモやムカデ類など、昆虫ではないものをさして、bug を使うこともよくあります。



  1. My son loves to collect bugs in the summer.
  2. Don't forget to bring the bug spray. I hear the mosquitoes are really bad this time of the year.
  3. If it wasn't for the bugs, I wouldn't mind camping.
  4. The bugs at the lake were terrible! We always had to keep the windows in the cabin shut.
  5. a: What kind of bug is that?
    b: It looks like some kind of spider.

英会話レッスンTry to catch us again when we buzz by tomorrow!