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For Life
2009.03.02(Review of 2004.03.29 edition)

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Today's LessonCATEGORY: 混同しやすい言葉
置時計、壁掛け時計 vs. 腕時計、懐中時計


  • Clocks and watches are mechanical or electronic instruments used to show the time. A watch is worn on a person's body (for example, on their wrist), but a clock is hung on a wall, put on a desk, etc.
  • clockwatch は、時刻を示すために使われる、ぜんまいなどの仕掛けや電気によって動く道具、つまり、時計のことです。watch は人の身体(手首など)につけますが、clock は壁にかけられたり、机の上に置かれたりします。



  1. a: What's the name of that tower in London with the big clock?
    b: Oh, you mean Big Ben.
  2. I usually set the alarm clock for 6:30.
  3. My uncle Jack collects clocks. He's got all kinds of wall clocks, grandfather clocks, and even an antique cuckoo clock from Switzerland.
  4. I guess he was in a hurry to leave, because he kept looking at his watch.
  5. (to a friend)
    I think I left my watch at your place yesterday. Have you seen it?
  6. I can't believe it's still only 3:15. No, wait. I think my watch stopped!

英会話レッスンIt's time to say goodbye!