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For Life
2008.06.05(Review of 2001.03.05 edition)

Hello again!

It's time to focus on the wee hours of the morning, when all the world is asleep ... unless you live in Las Vegas, Times Square, or Roppongi, that is!

Today's Lesson
vs. LATE AT NIGHT   真夜中 vs. 夜中(深夜)vs. 夜遅く


  • Midnight is 12 o'clock at night.

    The middle of the night is the period of time that's roughly halfway between sunset and sunrise; for example, from midnight to 3 a.m.

    Late at night is a time or period of time long after sunset, often after most people have gone to bed.
  • midnight は、夜の12時頃のことです。

    the middle of the night は、日没から日の出までの間のおおよそ中間の時間帯をさします。例えば、夜の12時から午前3時ごろのことをいいます。

    late at night は、日没からだいぶたった時間帯、または、ほとんどの人が寝静まった時間帯をさします。



  1. The prince is looking for a beautiful girl who was last seen at midnight running from the palace wearing a single glass slipper.
  2. Large crowds in Times Square count down to midnight every year on New Year's Eve.
  3. (on the phone at 2:00 a.m.)
    a: Hello, Claire? This is Archie. Were you sleeping?
    b: Of course I was sleeping. It's the middle of the night!
  4. In many parts of the world, some of the most exciting Olympic events will be broadcast in the middle of the night. I guess a lot of people are going to be short of sleep this August.
  5. Al had to work at the office until late at night and missed the last train home.
  6. I always liked to study late at night, when the house was quiet.

英会話レッスンTake care!