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Today's Lesson
GIVE (someone) YOUR COLD   (誰かに)カゼをうつす


  • If you pass on a cold virus to someone and cause them to catch a cold, you give that person your cold.
  • give + 人 + your cold は、誰かに自分のカゼのウイルスがうつったことが原因で、その人にカゼの症状がでる――つまり、誰かにカゼをうつす、という意味です。


  1. Don't kiss me! You'll give me your cold.
  2. (greeting a friend)
    I'd shake your hand, but I don't want to give you my cold.
  3. I'm sure Aunt Margaret gave me her cold. She was sneezing and sniffling when I visited her over the weekend.
  4. You're not going to school unless you wear a mask. Do you want to give everyone in your class your cold?

英会話レッスンBeware of strangers bearing gifts!