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We finish this somewhat abbreviated week with one final symptom. If you've ever had to deal with it for any length of time, you know just how difficult it is to ignore.

It's good to know that we'll have your full attention today!

Today's Lesson
ITCH   かゆみ、かゆい


  • An itch (noun) is a feeling on the skin that makes you want to scratch it.

    If you have an itch, for example, on your back, you can say “My back itches” (verb) or “I itch”. We also say that something (for example, a piece of clothing) itches if it makes you itch.

    The adjective form is itchy.
  • itch (名詞)とは、引っかきたくなるような皮膚の感覚、つまり、かゆみのことです。

    例えば、背中がかゆいのであれば、itch を動詞として使い、My back itches. または、I itch. と使うことができます。他にも、something itches (何かものに触れるとかゆくなる)などと使うことができます。

    形容詞は itchy で、かゆい、むずむずする、という意味です。



  1. I have an itch on the top of my head that just won't go away.
  2. I know how much mosquito bites itch, but scratching them will just make them worse.
  3. (early March)
    All the pollen in the air today is really making my eyes itch! I can't wait until the hay fever season is over.
  4. a: Ever since I got out of the shower, I itch all over.
    b: Maybe you're allergic to something in the soap.
  5. (doctor to a patient who has burned himself)
    I'm going to give you some cream to put on the burn. It may itch a little, but that's normal.
  6. Symptoms include red, itchy skin and mild fever.
  7. a: Why don't you ever wear that nice wool scarf I gave you?
    b: Because it's quite itchy.

英会話レッスンThe WordMaster is feeling MUCH better now, and he's ready to enjoy the long weekend. We hope you'll do the same. Goodbye!