学習コラム

週刊英字新聞「Asahi Weekly」で好評の連載コラムを掲載。TOEICテストや大学入試に役立つ語彙・文法解説のほか、表現力・発信力がアップできる英作文の作り方など、幅広い英語の知識が身につきます。

[毎週木曜日更新(祝日は翌営業日更新)]

英会話に生かすしゃれたイディオム

  • 7/27 UP

    • brass monkey weather(extremely cold weather)

      brass monkey weather(extremely cold weather)

  • 7/20 UP

    • the lion’s share(the largest part or most of something)

      the lion’s share(the largest part or most of something)

  • 7/13 UP

    • one-hit wonder(a performer or act, usually a singer or band, who has just one popular success)

      one-hit wonder(a performer or act, usually a singer or band, who has just one popular success)

  • 7/6 UP

    • more bang for one’s(the) buck(more value for one’s money; a greater return on an investment)

      more bang for one’s(the) buck(more value for one’s money; a greater return on an investment)

  • 6/29 UP

    • lick into shape(to put into a satisfactory condition; to transform a faulty object into something that works effectively)

      lick into shape(to put into a satisfactory condition; to transform a faulty object into something that works effectively)

  • 6/22 UP

    • leave no stone unturned(to do everything you can to achieve a good result, especially when looking for something)

      leave no stone unturned(to do everything you can to achieve a good result, especially when looking for something)

  • 6/15 UP

    • horse of a different color(something significantly different from what is expected)

      horse of a different color(something significantly different from what is expected)

  • 6/8 UP

    • deadline(the latest time or date by which something should be completed)

      deadline(the latest time or date by which something should be completed)

  • 6/1 UP

    • have an itchy / itching palm(to have a strong desire for money / want to be given money)

      have an itchy / itching palm(to have a strong desire for money / want to be given money)

  • 5/25 UP

    • I’ll eat my hat.(used to say that you are sure something will not happen)

      I’ll eat my hat.(used to say that you are sure something will not happen)

  • 5/18 UP

    • helter-skelter (in chaotic and disorderly haste)

      helter-skelter (in chaotic and disorderly haste)

  • 5/11 UP

    • forty winks(a short sleep, especially during the day)

      forty winks(a short sleep, especially during the day)

  • 5/9 UP

    • cook someone’s goose(to cause a lot of problems for someone, or to spoil their plans)

      cook someone’s goose(to cause a lot of problems for someone, or to spoil their plans)

シミケンの語源でサクサク英単語

  • 7/27 UP

    • 「part」 = 分ける、部分

      「part」 = 分ける、部分

  • 7/20 UP

    • 「spect, spis(e)」 = 見る

      「spect, spis(e)」 = 見る

  • 7/13 UP

    • 「rupt, rout」 = 崩れる

      「rupt, rout」 = 崩れる

  • 7/6 UP

    • 「ped(i), pod, pus」 = 足

      「ped(i), pod, pus」 = 足

  • 6/29 UP

    • 「man(i), man(u)」 = 手

      「man(i), man(u)」 = 手

  • 6/22 UP

    • 「mark, merc」 = 取引する

      「mark, merc」 = 取引する

  • 6/15 UP

    • 「med(i), mid, mean」 = 中間

      「med(i), mid, mean」 = 中間

  • 6/8 UP

    • 「miss, mise, mit」 = 送る

      「miss, mise, mit」 = 送る

  • 6/1 UP

    • 「equ(a)」 = 等しい

      「equ(a)」 = 等しい

  • 5/25 UP

    • 「fin」 = 終わる・境界

      「fin」 = 終わる・境界

  • 5/18 UP

    • 「fac(t) / fic(t)」 = 作る、する

      「fac(t) / fic(t)」 = 作る、する

  • 5/11 UP

    • 「sal(t)」 = 塩、跳ねる

      「sal(t)」 = 塩、跳ねる

  • 5/9 UP

    • 「kin / gen」 = 生まれ・種

      「kin / gen」 = 生まれ・種

英語のふ・し・ぎ

  • 7/20 UP

    • 「ドアをノックする」は、なぜ knock the door と言えないのか?

  • 7/6 UP

    • He expects to work (×working) here. は、なぜ動名詞をとれないのか?

  • 6/22 UP

    • The plane is arriving. は、「飛行機が到着している」の意味か?

  • 6/8 UP

    • 強調構文で It’s nobody that John hates. とはなぜ言えないのか?

  • 5/25 UP

    • I doubt he has any money. は肯定文なのに、なぜ any が使われるのか?

  • 5/11 UP

    • All that glitters is not gold. は、なぜ「部分否定」になるのか?

  • 5/9 UP

    • He was not fired for no reason. は、どんな意味か?

句動詞de英作文

  • 7/27 UP

    • 「分離」を表す off(2)

  • 7/13 UP

    • 「分離」を表す off(1)

  • 6/29 UP

    • 空間的な意味を付加する out(3)

  • 6/15 UP

    • 空間的な意味を付加する out(2)

  • 6/1 UP

    • 空間的な意味を付加する out (1)

  • 5/18 UP

    • 基本動詞を強める up を使いこなそう!(2)