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For Life
2008.06.26(Review of 2004.06.23 edition)

Like “hot” and “warm” or “cold” and “cool”, the difference between the two words we take up today is one of degree and feeling.

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Today's LessonCATEGORY: 混同しやすい言葉
WIND vs. BREEZE   風 vs. 微風、そよ風


  • Wind is air that moves quickly enough to be felt.

    A breeze is a gentle, usually pleasant wind.
  • wind は、肌で感じるほど速い空気の動き、つまり、風のことです。

    breeze は、穏やかな、たいていは心地よい風のことです。



  1. “Haru-ichiban” (春一番) is a strong, warm wind from the south that signals the start of spring.
  2. I rode my bicycle here, and with the wind at my back the whole way, I made great time!
  3. It sure would be a lot warmer if the wind wasn't blowing.
  4. There weren't any boats out on the bay because of the high winds.
  5. Oh, that breeze feels good!
  6. There was a nice breeze coming through the window.
  7. I have some great memories of my time in Fiji. I really miss the warm ocean breezes!

英会話レッスンMay your sails always be full!