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For Life
2002.11.08

Hello and welcome to another friendly Friday at Berlitz WordMaster! We hope you're well and ready to enjoy the weekend in the best of health. Here's one more WordMaster to finish the week with!

Today's Lesson
CONTAGIOUS   伝染性の/伝染病にかかった

Explanation

  • A DISEASE is contagious if it can be spread from person to person through direct contact, indirect contact (via towels, etc), or by passing germs through the air.

    We say that a PERSON is contagious if they have a disease that is at a stage when it can be spread to others.
  • A DISEASE is contagious  は、ある病気が、直接または間接的(タオルなどを介して)な接触によって感染したり、空気感染したりする可能性があるという意味です。

    A PERSON is contagious  は、ある人が伝染性の病気にかかっている、という意味です。

examples

  1. Because colds are contagious, but often not serious enough to keep people from going to work, they spread rapidly.
  2. (a doctor to a patient)
    You have a highly contagious disease, so you'll need to be isolated from your family for a while.

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