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For Life
2009.04.30(Review of 2001.07.10 edition)

All anyone really needs is food, clothing, and a roof over their head ... or is it a ceiling?

Today's Lesson
CEILING / ROOF   天井/屋根


  • The ceiling is the part of a room that is above you, opposite the floor.

    The roof is the top surface on the outside of a house or other building.
  • ceiling は、部屋の上部で床と反対の面、つまり、天井のことです。

    roof は、家やその他の建物の外側で、上部を覆う面、つまり、屋根のことです。



  1. There was a beautiful crystal chandelier hanging from the ceiling in the hotel lobby.
  2. (while walking through a house for sale)
    I really like the high ceilings and all the natural light.
  3. a: What's that man doing on the roof?
    b: He's replacing some of the tiles we lost during the typhoon.
  4. In the summer, we often go drinking at the beer garden on the roof of the Berlitz Grand Hotel.

英会話レッスンHave a wonderful day!