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2009.06.19(Review of 2006.09.15 edition)

Hello and welcome to the Friday edition! Although we've been talking all week about the craft of WRITING, even the best writers know that sometimes nothing gets the point across more clearly than a PICTURE!

Today's LessonCATEGORY: ジャパニーズイングリッシュ


  • An illustration is a picture, chart, etc., that makes a book, magazine article, report, etc., look better or easier to understand.

    Be Careful! “Illust” (イラスト) is Japanese-English and is NOT used to mean illustration.
  • illustration とは、本、雑誌記事、報告書などの見栄えを良くするため、または、理解しやすくするために加える、絵や図表などのことです。

    注意: 「イラスト」は和製英語なので、英語では illustration の意味にはなりません。



  1. I think your presentation would be a lot more effective if your illustrations were clearer. Your charts and graphs need to be made simpler.
  2. This is just a draft. I still haven't finished many of the illustrations.
  3. The book includes over 50 full-color illustrations by the renowned (= famous) artist Max de Berlitz.
  4. (a passage in a report)
    Market share has increased steadily since the company's founding [see Illustration 4 below].

英会話レッスンThey say a picture paints a thousand words. Sounds like good value for money!