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For Life
2007.02.21(Review of 2001.08.01 edition)

Summer or winter, here's a cool treat that's always in season! Enjoy!

Today's LessonCATEGORY: 混同しやすい言葉CATEGORY: ジャパニーズイングリッシュ
ICE vs. ICE CREAM   氷 vs. アイスクリーム


  • Ice is frozen water.

    Ice cream is a frozen dessert usually made from milk or cream, eggs, sugar, and other flavors, such as vanilla, chocolate, or strawberry.

    Be Careful! In American English, the word ice is NOT used like the Japanese アイス to mean ice cream.
  • ice は、水が凍ったもの、つまり、氷のことです。

    ice cream は、たいてい、牛乳やクリーム、卵、砂糖に、バニラやチョコレート、イチゴなどの風味を加えて作った冷凍のデザートです。

    注意:アメリカ英語では ice を、日本語の「アイス」のように ice cream の意味で使われることはありません。


  1. a: We're out of ice cubes.
    b: There should be another tray in the freezer.
  2. (getting ready to hold a party)
    a: Do you need anything from the grocery store?
    b: Can you get me some ice for drinks and some ice cream for the kids to eat?
  3. My favorite ice cream flavors are chocolate chip and “matcha” green tea.
  4. (at an ice cream shop)
    a: One scoop of ice cream, please.
    b: Would you like that in a bowl or in a cone?

英会話レッスンIce cream - the ultimate comfort food!