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2009.03.26(Review of 2002.10.18 edition)

Hello again! If you find the “bite” of a comb's teeth a little too rough, you may prefer the gentler touch of one of these!

Today's LessonCATEGORY: 間違いやすいボキャブラリー
BRUSH   ブラシ、刷毛、ブラシをかける、(歯)をみがく


  • A brush (noun) is a tool - often made of plastic or wood - with a large number of short, stiff pieces of plastic, animal hair, wire, etc., that's used to make your hair neat, to clean or paint surfaces, etc.

    A toothbrush is a brush that's used to clean your teeth.

    Be Careful! We do NOT say “TEETH-brush.”

    To brush (verb) your hair is to make it neat with a brush.
    To brush your teeth is to clean them with a toothbrush.
  • brush は、たくさんの短くかたいプラスチック、動物の毛、ワイヤーなどを束ねたものを、プラスチックや木の台に取り付けたもので、髪を整えたり、物をみがいたり、塗ったりするのに使う道具、つまり、ブラシ、刷毛のことです。

    toothbrush は、歯をみがくためのブラシ、つまり、歯ブラシのことです。

    注意:teethbrush とは言いません。

    brush your hair と言うと、ブラシで髪をとかす、brush your teeth は、歯ブラシで歯をみがく、という意味になります。



  1. (customer to hair stylist)
    Is it better for me to use a brush or a comb to fix my hair?
  2. a: Do you have anything to clean the grill with?
    b: There's a wire brush in the cupboard under the sink.
  3. You should really get a toothbrush with softer bristles.
  4. When I was younger, I used to spend hours in front of the mirror brushing and braiding my hair.
  5. a: Would you like some cookies and milk before you go to bed?
    b: No thanks. I've already brushed my teeth.

英会話レッスンIt's been a pleasure!