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2007.10.29(Review of 2003.08.19 edition)


Yes, it's almost Halloween, and the week is sure to be filled with sights and sounds ordinarily found only in bad dreams and ghost stories. We'll save the ghost stories for later, but for now, let's close our eyes and see what our imaginations can dream up for our nighttime entertainment!

Today's LessonCATEGORY: 間違いやすいボキャブラリー


  • A nightmare is a very bad dream or a very bad experience.

    Be Careful! You do not SEE a nightmare, as in the Japanese expression 悪夢を見る. You HAVE a nightmare.
  • nightmare は、とても悪い夢、または、とても悪い経験のことです。

    注意:日本語では、「悪夢を見る」と言いますが、英語に SEE a nightmare という表現はありません。 HAVE a nightmare と言います。



  1. I had a nightmare and woke up in a cold sweat.
  2. It's been three months since the earthquake, but I still have nightmares about it.
  3. a: How was your trip?
    b: It was a nightmare. My bag was stolen, along with my passport and all my money.
  4. The drive home was a nightmare. There was a traffic jam 20 kilometers long.
  5. a: Have you ever been trapped in an elevator?
    b: No, thank god. It's my worst nightmare!

英会話レッスンMay your sleep be deep and peaceful!