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2008.03.11(Review of 2001.07.17 edition)

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Today's LessonCATEGORY: ジャパニーズイングリッシュ
(TV) COMMERCIAL   (テレビ)コマーシャル


  • A commercial is an advertisement on television or the radio.

    Be Careful! In English we do NOT call commercials “CM”.
  • commercial は、テレビやラジオで流される広告のことです。

    注意:英語では、コマーシャルのことを日本語のように CM とは呼びません。



  1. I saw a TV commercial for Berlitz when I was in Germany. It was very clever!
  2. (talking about a famous Hollywood actor)
    He was in a whiskey commercial on Japanese television. I heard they paid him a million dollars to do that commercial.
  3. (watching a movie on TV)
    They're sure showing a lot of commercials during this movie.
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  5. Let's check the other channels during the commercials and see what else is on.
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  7. (watching a TV program recorded on VHS)
    Do you mind if we fast-forward through the commercials?

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