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2006.05.29(Review of 2004.07.20 edition)

Hello and welcome back! Something very special is about to happen. The glorious month of June arrives, and we're celebrating in a time-honored fashion: We're raising our glasses in a weeklong toast to beer, wine, and spirits! Cheers!

Today's Lesson
ALCOHOL   酒、アルコール


  • Alcohol is what we call drinks such as beer, wine, and whiskey. It is also the specific ingredient in such drinks that causes you to feel happy or relaxed.
  • alcohol は、ビール、ワイン、ウイスキーなどの飲み物のことを言います。また、こうした飲み物に入っている特定の成分で、飲んだ人を幸せな気分にしたり、リラックスさせたりする成分としてのアルコールをさすこともあります。


  1. a: Would you like a beer?
    b: No thanks. I don't drink alcohol.
  2. (a store clerk to a 17-year old)
    I'm sorry, but we can't sell alcohol to minors.
  3. Most beers are about 4 to 6% alcohol. Red, white, and sparkling wines contain about 10 to 14% alcohol.
  4. (ordering at a bar)
    Do you have anything without alcohol?
  5. I knew he had been drinking, because I could smell the alcohol on his breath.

英会話レッスンWe'll be back for another round of drinks tomorrow. Please join us then!