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For Life
2002.11.06

Hi! We're talking about our health this week, and today we face the enemy and give him a name. Get ready to boo and hiss!

Today's Lesson
DISEASE   病気

Explanation

  • A disease is a condition - like a cold, the flu, cancer, or heart disease - that causes a person to feel unwell or causes the body to function improperly.
  • disease は、体の具合が悪くなったり、体がうまく機能しなくなったりする原因、つまり、病気という意味です。例:かぜ、インフルエンザ、がん、心臓病

examples

  1. Thanks to modern medicine, many childhood diseases are no longer feared like they were in the past.
  2. Alzheimer's disease usually only affects elderly people.
  3. Cancer is a serious disease that kills millions of people every year.
  4. I read in the paper that two men are showing symptoms of a rare disease normally only seen in poorer countries.
  5. It's still not known what causes this disease, so we don't know how to prevent it either.

Take care of yourself!