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There are a few tools commonly used by the do-it-yourselfer that you really need to be able to put a name to. The trouble is that they're probably not the names you think they are, thanks to the confusion caused by Japanese-English. Well, no worries, because the WordMaster is here to repair the problem - from now until Thursday!

Today's LessonCATEGORY: ジャパニーズイングリッシュ


  • A screwdriver is a tool that is used to turn screws.

    Be Careful! We do NOT use the word “driver” like the Japanese ドライバー to mean screwdriver.
  • screwdriver とは、ねじを回すのに使う道具、つまり、ドライバーのことです。

    注意:日本語で言う工具の「ドライバー」のことを、英語では screwdriver と言います。driver とは言いません。


  1. Can you pass me that screwdriver over there?
  2. Don't use a screwdriver to open the lid; you'll damage the container!
  3. Before I start remodeling the house, I'm going to buy myself a few tools I've always wanted, starting with an electric screwdriver.

英会話レッスンNow that you've done your English work for the day, perhaps you're in the mood for a drink. If so, we recommend vodka and orange juice. You should know just what to call it!