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2007.11.15

Today we talk about one of a doctor's most extraordinary tools!

Today's LessonCATEGORY: ジャパニーズイングリッシュ
X-RAY   レントゲン写真、〜のレントゲン写真を撮る

Explanation

  • An X-ray (noun) is a photograph of the inside of the body using a special type of radiation (= waves of energy, like light or heat).

    To X-ray (verb) someone or a part of their body is to take an X-ray (photograph) of a part of their body.

    Be Careful! We do NOT use the word “roentgen” like the Japanese レントゲン to mean X-ray.
  • X-ray (名詞)は、特別な種類の放射線を使って撮影した体内の写真、つまり、レントゲン写真のことです。

    X-ray (動詞)は、体の一部のレントゲン写真を撮る、という意味でも使います。

    注意:日本語では、X線写真ではなく、レントゲンという表現をよく使いますが、英語では roentgen ではなく X-ray と言います。

X-RAY

examples

  1. (doctor to patient)
    I have good news! The X-rays show no damage to the bones in your foot.
  2. I had to have a chest X-ray in order to apply for a permanent resident visa.
  3. (wife to husband)
    The dentist took an X-ray of Cindy's teeth and found a couple of small cavities (= holes in the teeth). I told you she hasn't been brushing enough!
  4. I've been having a lot of pain lately when I lift my arm, so they X-rayed my shoulder to see what the problem was.

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