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For Life
2009.05.01(Review of 2004.03.15 edition)

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We end our series on houses and homes with an edition that covers a lot of ground - literally!

Today's LessonCATEGORY: ジャパニーズイングリッシュ
(TATAMI/HARDWOOD) FLOOR   (畳敷きの/板張りの)床


  • A floor is the surface of a room that you walk, sit, or sleep on.

    A tatami floor is made from mats of tatami, often around 180cm x 90cm in size.

    A hardwood floor is made by joining together many pieces of hard, heavy wood such as oak, cherry, or maple.

    Be Careful! We do NOT use the word “flooring” like the Japanese フローリング to mean hardwood floor.
  • floor は、部屋の中にある面のことで、歩いたり、座ったり、寝たりするところ、つまり、床のことです。

    tatami floor は、大抵約180cm×90cmの大きさの mats of tatami (畳)が敷かれた床のことです。

    hardwood floor は、オーク、チェリー、カエデなどの堅くて重い木片をつなぎ合わせて作った床、つまり、板張りの床のことです。

    注意: hardwood floor のことを日本語では「フローリング」と言いますが、英語では flooring という言葉は使いません。



  1. Hey, do you know where the broom is? I spilled flour all over the kitchen floor.
  2. Don't drag the chair like that! You're going to scratch the floor!
  3. Traditional Japanese rooms have tatami floors and little furniture.
  4. a: How large is your new apartment?
    b: It's just two six-mat rooms and a small bathroom. It's cozy.
  5. I'm looking for an apartment with hardwood floors and lots of sun.

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