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SALT / SODIUM   塩、塩を加える/ナトリウム


  • Salt (noun) is a solid, white substance added to food to make it taste better or to keep it from going bad.

    To salt (verb) food is to add salt to it.

    If food is salty (adjective), it tastes of salt.

    Sodium (chemical symbol: “Na”) is the substance in salt that can cause high blood pressure in some people.

    Be Careful! “Natrium” (like the Japanese ナトリウム) is a technical word for sodium and is NOT used in ordinary conversation.
  • salt (名詞)は、固体の白い物質で、食べ物をおいしくするため、または腐らないようにするために加えるもの、つまり、塩のことです。

    salt (動詞)は、食べ物に塩を加える、という意味です。

    salty (形容詞)は、塩辛い、という意味です。

    sodium (元素記号: Na )は、塩の成分、つまり、ナトリウムのことで、一部の人に高血圧を引き起こす可能性があります。

    注意: 日本語では「ナトリウム」と言いますが、 natrium は sodium の専門用語なので、日常会話では使いません。



  1. The sauce needs more salt.
  2. Please pass the salt.
  3. (at a pub)
    We'll have two beers and some salted peanuts, please.
  4. I hope the soup isn't too salty for you.
  5. I try to avoid processed foods because they often have a lot of salt. I'm on a low-sodium diet.

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