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2007.03.06(Review of 2001.03.14 edition)

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Today's LessonCATEGORY: 混同しやすい言葉
職場 vs. オフィス vs. 会社


  • You can call the place where you do your job work.*
    If you work in an office, you can also call it the office.

    A company is a business organization.

    Be Careful! We usually do NOT use the word company to talk about the building or office in which an organization does business. So, for example, it is much more common to say “go to work” or “go to the office” than “go to the company”.

    * See the 1 October 2000 WordMaster for more details on the word “work”.
  • 仕事をする場所を work (職場)と言います。もしオフィスで仕事をしているのであれば、職場という意味で the office と言うこともできます。

    company は、利益を生み出すための組織、つまり、会社のことです。

    注意:company は、仕事をする場所(ビルやオフィス)を表す言葉ではありません。ですから、例えば go to workgo to the office とは言いますが、 go to the company とは言いません。

    * workについては2000/10/1のWordMaster参照


  1. a: What time do you go to work in the morning?
    b: I usually leave for the office at 7:45 a.m.
  2. I'll be at work all day, so call me at the office if you need to reach me.
  3. a: What company do you work for?
    b: I'm with Berlitz Imports.
  4. Robert and John have started their own candy company. I knew they'd go into business together someday.

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