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2008.01.29(Review of 2003.01.21 edition)

Hello again!

Today's WordMaster is often seen as the body's enemy, but it's actually a powerful ally for battling illness. Be glad it's there for you when you need it most!

Today's Lesson


  • If you have a fever or temperature, the inside of your body is hotter than normal, usually because of disease.

    To “take someone's temperature” is to measure how hot the inside of their body is (usually with a thermometer).
  • have a fever または、have a temperature と言うと、普通、病気のために体内が普段よりも熱いこと、つまり、熱がある、という意味です。

    take someone's temperature は、(通常、体温計で)体内がどのぐらい熱いかを測る、つまり、体温を測る、という意味です。



  1. (at a doctor's office)
    DOCTOR: What seems to be the trouble today?
    PATIENT: I've got a sore throat and a fever.
  2. (woman on the phone with her son Bobby's teacher)
    Bobby woke up with a fever this morning. I think he should stay home from school today.
  3. (while putting your hand to someone's forehead)
    You have a temperature.
  4. I've had a 39-degree temperature since yesterday.
  5. In the United States, people usually take their temperature by putting the thermometer under their tongue. In Japan, they put it under their arm.

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