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For Life
2007.11.26(Review of 2000.09.02 edition)


Ever since Thomas Edison began tinkering with his first primitive version of the incandescent light bulb, the world has enjoyed a love affair with electricity. Of course the ways in which we put electricity to work for us have altered dramatically since those early years, but much of the relevant language is still with us. We'll be looking at a small sample of that language this week!

Today's LessonCATEGORY: イディオム
TURN ON / TURN OFF   (電源を)入れる/(電源を)切る


  • To turn on a light, television, computer, or other piece of equipment is to cause it to START operating; for example, by pressing a button or switch.

    To turn off a piece of equipment is to cause it to STOP operating.
  • turn on とは、電気やテレビ、コンピュータ、その他の機器が作動し始めるように、例えば、ボタンやスイッチを押して電源を入れる、という意味です。

    turn off は、反対に、機器が作動するのを止める、つまり、電源を切る、という意味です。



  1. Which button do I press to turn on the computer?
  2. It's getting a little warm in here. Do you mind if I turn the air conditioner on?
  3. (mother to daughter)
    It's time to turn off the television and go to bed now.
  4. Don't forget to turn the light off when you leave the office.

英会話レッスンEnjoy the day!