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熱帯地方 / 熱帯地方の、熱帯性の


  • The tropics is the region of the earth near the equator, lying between 23.5 degrees north and 23.5 degrees south latitude.

    Something (such as a fish, a disease, or weather) is tropical if it is from or is connected with the tropics.
  • the tropics とは、赤道をはさんで、北緯23.5度、南緯23.5度の間にある地域、つまり、熱帯地方、という意味です。

    tropical とは、(例えば、熱帯魚や熱帯性の病気、あるいは熱帯性気候など)熱帯地方と関わりがある、あるいは熱帯地方に由来するもの、つまり、熱帯地方の、熱帯性の、という意味です。


  1. I've lived in the tropics for five years, so I'm used to the heat.
  2. She's going to Thailand next month. It'll be her first time to the tropics.
  3. I've always dreamed of living on a tropical island.
  4. People traveling to tropical areas should be vaccinated for (= given medicine to prevent) tropical diseases such as malaria and yellow fever.
  5. He works for an organization that's trying to stop the destruction of tropical rainforests.

英会話レッスンCan you hear the South Sea Sirens beckoning?