WORK AND PLAYの意味、仕事と遊び

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2010.10.13 (Review of 2008.08.19 edition)

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Today's Lesson
WORK AND PLAY   仕事(勉強)と遊び


  • Work is a serious activity such as a job, study for school, etc., which requires effort and is intended to accomplish something.

    Play - the opposite of work - is something you do because you enjoy it.
  • work とは、仕事や学校の勉強など、努力を要し、何かを達成するために真剣に行う活動のことです。

    play は、work の反対で、自分が楽しむためにすることをさします。



  1. I've always had difficulty balancing work and play. I guess it's easy to get carried away when you love your career.
  2. a: I've been spending so much time at the office these days, that I'm starting to feel burned out.
    b: You really should take a vacation. You know what they say about “all work and no play.”*
  3. We're not very satisfied with the education our daughter is getting at her new high school. There seems to be a little too much play and not enough work.
  4. (during a job interview)
    a: What's the corporate culture like here?
    b: It can be intense at times, but we don't mind mixing work with play once in a while to keep things fun.
    * This refers to the well-known proverb “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy,” which means that people who work too much tend to be less interesting than people who balance work and play.

英会話レッスンWe hope you had fun today!