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2008.11.11

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Today's Lesson
HISTORY   歴史、歴史学

Explanation

  • History is:

    - all that has happened in the past
    - the past events connected with a particular place, period of time, group of people, etc.
    OR
    - the study of past events.
    Something is historic if it is, or will be, important in history.
  • history とは、
    −過去に起こった全ての出来事
    −特定の場所、期間、人々などと関係する過去の出来事、
    または、
    −過去の出来事の研究、
    つまり、歴史、歴史学のことです。
    historic とは、歴史上重要である、または今後重要になる、つまり、歴史的な、という意味です。

HISTORY

examples

  1. It's important to learn from history so that we don't make the same mistakes again.
  2. The first moonwalk in July of 1969 was the first time in history that a human being had ever stood on another world.
  3. Tokugawa Ieyasu is a very important person in Japanese history.
  4. I majored in European history in college.
  5. I saw a great documentary the other day about the history of science.
  6. How could you study art history without going to Italy?
  7. I volunteer for an organization that tries to save historic buildings.
  8. The 1964 Tokyo Olympics and the 2008 Beijing Olympics were historic events for the host countries.

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